Americans claim victory at Battle of Saratoga in 1777 turning tide of Revolutionary War

Special Collections Toronto Public Library
July 4, 2014

This story is the lifeblood of our country: in 1776, the American colonists declared independence from the British monarchy. But the colonies were still in the middle of war. Things weren’t going well, they’d lost several battles against the British, but in 1777, the colonists had one victory that became a turning point in the war. That victory was at the Battle of Saratoga in present-day Saratoga County, New York. To find out more, Morning Edition host, Monica Sandreczki, talked with Eric Schnitzer, a historian at Saratoga National Historical Park.