Initial Battles For Independence

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.


Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated January 2018.

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.

Also See:

American Revolution

Declaration of Independence

American Revolution Timeline

Heroes and Patriots of America


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