Films

The World Stage

Generals Washington and Cornwallis convey global response to the American Revolution.

Highlights

  • Victory at Saratoga proved to France that the Americans were capable of winning the war and encouraged them to ally with the United States.
  • France provided much needed supplies, ammunition, troops and naval support to the Continental Army.
  • Spain and the Dutch Republic supported America unofficially.
  • Britain had no supporters in the fight against America, other than Hessian soldiers hired from several German princes.
King Louis XVI of France, from the studio of Joseph Boze, Jamestown-Yorktown  Foundation

King Louis XVI of France, from the studio of Joseph Boze, Jamestown-Yorktown
Foundation


Image from Wikimedia Commons; Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; Licensing information: This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the  copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.

Landing of a French auxiliary army in America at Rhode Island, on July 11, 1780, artist: Daniel Chodowiecki; engraver: Daniel Berger, 1784, public domain