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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Washington crosses the Delaware December 25&26 1776McConkey's Ferry, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Why? Him and his men were crossing the Delaware so they could have a surprise attack Who was impacted The Hessian forces Who Were The Hessian The Hessians were German troops hired by the British. They saw action in America as well as other countries mercenary army is It is when a person takes a part of an armed problem who is not national to the problem and is motivated to take part in the hostilities. What are other possible outcomes to Washingtons crossing of the Delaware? Where there large risks involved? There were large risks because they couldve froze to death because of the dropping temperatures and they also could get killed by enemy forces when they got into battle. Also they couldve slipped into the river and either have gotten sick or died. A possible outcome to crossing the river is that they couldve just given up or not have the motivation because of the extreme hardships they went through. Compare and contrast a morale boost, and an actual victory in battle. What kind of victory was this battle, and why is it important? Morale boost- when you get a boost from something kind of like when you dont win but you come together and begin to get better. It feels like you win but you lostActual victory- when you actually defeat someoneThis was kind of both in a way because they did actually defeat the enemy but it also boosted them because they had to endure hard times and then they won Summary of event- The event took place on December 25 and 26, 1776. George Washington and his men were crossing the river to surprise attack the British. The men endured a harsh winter storm. George Washington was a great leader and he brought the men to victory although they were in horrible conditions. Outcome of event After fierce fighting, and the loss of their commander, the Hessians surrendered. The news of the American victory spread rapidly through the colonies reinvigorating the failing spirit of the Revolution. The battle's outcome also gave Washington and his officers the confidence to mount another campaign. Works cited Morris, Robert B., and Henry Steele. "Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776." Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. Eyewitnesstohistory.com, 2004. Web. 16 Jan. 2015N.p., n.d. Web.Hackett, David. "Crossing of the Delaware." George Washington's MountVernon. Http://www.mountvernon.org/, 2004. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
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