Washington's Crossing Topics for Discussion

David Hackett Fischer
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The bad weather that occurred on that fateful Christmas day will always be remembered. Overcoming tremendous adversity, Washington and his troops still managed to cross the Delaware River and execute a surprise attack on the British. Do you think that this would have been possible if the weather had been favorable? Explain.

What obstacles did the American troops face during the summer and fall months of the Revolutionary War that caused them be defeated in battle? What could they have done differently?

Many times during the entire campaign the Americans suffered setbacks. At crucial points however, the men came through and overcame many obstacles that enable them to become the eventual victors. How do you think that their determination drove them onward in their cause? Did it have an active role in their ultimate victory?

From the summer 1776 through mid-December, the British and German troops enjoyed high...

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