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  • 1. BATTLE OF TRENTON By: Danielle, Cristee, Jared, and Brittney
  • 2.
    • Where?
    • Trenton, New Jersey
    • When?
    • December 26, 1776
    Why? The Americans had been driven out of New York by the British Who? George Washington leading the Americans Colonel Johann Roll leading the British and Hessians
  • 3. What Happened ? Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware river on Christmas night during a blizzard. They made a surprise attack on the Hessians The Hessians were unprepared and had been drinking The battle only lasted 90 minutes
  • 4. What was the outcome of the battle?
    • The Americans won
    • 22 Hessians died, 98 were wounded and almost a thousand were being held prisoner
    • No Americans died,
    • four were wounded
  • 5. Why was this battle important?
    • First major victory against British
    • It boosted the morale of the American Army
    • Increased enlistments and reenlistments into the American Army
  • 6. How we worked as historians
    • We studied various sources to make our own conclusions on what was fact and what wasn’t
    • We got a lot of different information on the same topics, we used our prior knowledge and the knowledge that we found from our sources to come to our own conclusions.
    • We each gave our own insight
  • 7. Sources
    • http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_trenton1776.html
    • http://www.trentonhistory.org/1929history.htm
    • http:// www.britishbattles.com/battle-
    • http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles/bat_tren.asp
    • http://www.trentonmillhill.org/history.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trenton
    • http://www.barracks.org/barracks/battle1.html
    • http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/BATTLES.HTM
    • http://www.americanrevolution.com/BattleofTrenton.htm
    • Cayton, Andrew, Elisabeth Israels Perry, and Allan M. Winkler. America-Pathways to the Present. NJ: Pretence Hall, 1998.
    • Pictures
    • http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-
    • http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=64342&rendTypeId=4