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The Turning Point
"The Battle of Saratoga is referred to by historians as the "turning point" of the American Revolutionary War. Test your knowledge of the events surrounding this military campaign."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What American general was wounded at Saratoga in the same leg that had also been wounded in the 1775 Battle of Quebec?
How many actual Revolutionary War battles were fought at Saratoga?
Who was the British general during the Saratoga campaign?
Modern Saratoga, New York is about 12 miles from where the battles took place. What community is "old" Saratoga named today?
What event was most effectively used to whip up patriotism which led to greater numbers of soldiers enlisting in the American army to resist the British advance?
Indian raids on American settlements
The death of Jane McCrea
The British army advancing on Albany
Naval victories on Lake Champlain
Just before the Battle of Saratoga, there was another military encounter to the west of Saratoga at Oriskany, New York. Which British general commanded the army at this battle?
Barry St. Leger
Approximately how many British soldiers were killed during the Saratoga campaign?
The American commander at Saratoga was General Horatio Gates. By what pejorative term was he often called?
General Burgoyne insisted that his surrender to General Gates not be designated as a "capitulation" in the treaty. What was the word he stipulated be used in place of that term?
What artist painted a famous depiction of the surrender at Saratoga?
John Singleton Copley
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