The American colonists had been fighting for independence from Britain for two years. In September 1777, thousands of British troops began marching towards Saratoga, New York. Their purpose was to split the colonies in two, weakening the Americans’ power. The colonists would not be defeated so easily. Using their hard-fighting militia, new battle tactics, and expert riflemen, the colonists forced the British troops to surrender, winning an important battle in the war for America’s independence.
|Series:||We the People: Revolution and the New Nation Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)|
|Lexile:||1000L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||9 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Preparing to stop the enemy Britain's attack plan Ready to fight Morgan's deadly riflemen Struggle for Freeman's farm The fight at Bemis Heights The British surrender.