Hope may be reborn for Americans. Over 7,000 British soldiers surrendered at Saratoga, strengthening the chances of a French-American alliance. These newspaper Chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. Read about the riveting historical headlines that shaped the war and America. Liberty! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation.