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Saratoga was a pivotal battle in the American Revolution because
both sides suffered great numbers of casualties, and it led both sides to renew peace efforts.
it was the last battle of the war.
was the first time that George Washington was victorious over a British army.
persuaded the French to aid the Americans, as they realized the Americans had the military ability to win the war with some help.
convinced the British that their position in Boston was untenable, and that they should evacuate the city.