In Europe, the capture of Burgoyne’s army produced a tremendous stir. The French rejoiced, quickly recognized the United States as an independent nation, and promised her aid.
Though many more battles would be fought before the Revolutionary War would come to an end, the recognition of the United States as a nation was a turning point in the struggle.
About the Article: This article on the American Revolution was, for the most part, written by Arthur Cecil Perry and Gertrude A. Price and included in a chapter of their book “American History,” published in 1914. However, the original content has been heavily edited and additional information added.