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Battle Of Trenton


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Battle Of Trenton

  1. 1. BATTLE OF TRENTON By: Danielle, Cristee, Jared, and Brittney
  2. 2. <ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Trenton, New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>December 26, 1776 </li></ul>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. 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. 4. What was the outcome of the battle? <ul><li>The Americans won </li></ul><ul><li>22 Hessians died, 98 were wounded and almost a thousand were being held prisoner </li></ul><ul><li>No Americans died, </li></ul><ul><li>four were wounded </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why was this battle important? <ul><li>First major victory against British </li></ul><ul><li>It boosted the morale of the American Army </li></ul><ul><li>Increased enlistments and reenlistments into the American Army </li></ul>
  6. 6. How we worked as historians <ul><li>We studied various sources to make our own conclusions on what was fact and what wasn’t </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>We each gave our own insight </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Cayton, Andrew, Elisabeth Israels Perry, and Allan M. Winkler. America-Pathways to the Present. NJ: Pretence Hall, 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>