During the American Revolution, I played a major role in the War. I served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. I also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War. I was also a delegate who attended the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution. I was also an inventor in the American revolution and my inventions contributed positively in the war.
During the American Revolution, I commanded the Continental Army. I commanded the Battle of Saratoga which was an American victory and the major turning point of the Revolutionary War. This war proved to the French that we had what it takes to win the war so they finally agreed to help us in the war. After the surrender of Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown and after the war, I was elected the first president and served from 1789 to 1797.