American Crisis Dbq

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It’s the winter of 1777 and 1778, George Washington and the Continental Army have set up their winter camp at Valley Forge. It’s freezing, we have little meat, and food is terrible. Men have to sleep on the cold hard ground of their huts, that are full of smoke from the fire. Some no longer have shoes, almost blinded from the smoke, and nasty clothes all because of the freezing winter air (Waldo, 151). Everyday, men are leaving, dying, and getting sick. The question is: Do I re-enlist or do I quit? Do I stay and fight with the army or do I go home to my aging mother and my family that I miss dearly? I am choosing to re-enlist, because the Army needs as much help as possible, things were beginning to get better, and there is George Washington…show more content…
American Crisis was a series of pamphlets written by Thomas Paine. This quote is explaining that although it is hard, we can make it through and win this war. George Washington was a great leader who pushed the men to do amazing things. George Washington never left the army, showing that he was an amazing leader that believed in the army. Washington also believed that with faith we could win the war against Britain. Some men didn’t look up to Washington, but he is one of the greatest reasons that I am going to re-enlist in the Continental…show more content…
Some men are leaving because of the awful conditions, little food, and freezing weather. Men are also leaving because of the smoke filled huts, only lying on the cold hard ground,and the diseases and illnesses (Waldo 151). If I leave, then Washington’s army may lose the war. I also want to go home to my aging mother and my family that I miss dearly. If I re-enlist, it may encourage others to re-enlist and my help could be a big part in whether or not we win the war. This question is significant because it allows the men to think about other things, other than the awful conditions. Such as winning the war, In our world, people in the Army, Navy, Airforce, or Marines they must decide if they re-enlist or if they should go home. So the real question is: Do I stay or do I
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