The American victory at the Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the war because it breathed new life into a downtrodden military. The Americans had faced many defeats against the British and morale was extremely low. The Saratoga victory changed this and gave the Americans hope. It also convinced the French to fight along side the Americans which helped them defeat the British. To learn more visit: http://www.ushistory.org/us/11g.asp.