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West Point graduate and former Army Ranger Ben Martin continues our series on the Warriors of America’s Revolutionary War. Although he was a founding father, George Mason didn’t sign the Constitution for numerous reasons, the biggest being that it had no Bill of Rights. James Madison promised to establish a Bill of Rights, seeing the importance of there being one. Martin discusses in length how battles such as (most notably) Valley Forge, Concord Bridge, the Saratoga campaign, and a few others contributed to the United States gaining independence. The Saratoga campaign was particularly important, on account of bringing the French to America’s side in the fight against the British. The battles at Saratoga marked the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Washington nearly faced significant failure during the Philadelphia campaign, but his quick thinking and perseverance helped him lead America to victory. Listen to the full interview in the first hour.