1778 At Valley Forge Dbq Analysis

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In 1778 at Valley Forge you had a 15% chance of death and 50% chance of becoming ill, so what would you have done, quit or stay and fight for your country's independence as stated in Document A. Many people were leaving Valley Forge because they didn't like their chances of winning. Others thought differently and stayed to fight for their country's independence. Soldiers that stayed had patriotism and they were put through conditions that showed they wanted to have freedom. Not only were soldiers fighting for their own freedom but they were fighting to provide independence of their whole countrie and separation of Britain. In this paragraph i'm going to be telling you why I wouldn't have quit due to my patriotism. Document C states all the difficulties and cons to being a soldier and says that true patriots were the ones who stayed to fight for their countrie. Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one's own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. The reason they had patriotism is because they believed that even through the hardest times America has always been right and doing what's best for their colonists and citizens. …show more content…

During 1778 times were hard and America was being very mistreated by the British and people were starting to want independence and freedom If I were being treated as badly as america was I would also be furious and highly considering breaking off. Although many others would have left due to fear of death, illness, or even because they couldn't bare the conditions I would have stayed at Valley Forge and fought for my

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