Becoming A Soldier DBQ Essay

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In every soldier 's heart, it’s just as cold and sad as the snow around them. General George Washington took thousands of men across the Delaware River to Valley Forge which was eighteen miles from Philadelphia, in which the men wait. But Washington needs men to fight. And winter is coming brutal and with no mercy, are you going to stay and fight? Or leave to go back to a normal life? I will be re-enlisting as part of Washington 's army for my freedom from the tyranny of Britain, and for the future of my family, my country. Money is scarce, and even through war makes it into to gold. If I do make money, I could use it to make a good house for a future wife and children. Some soldiers got easy, never going through the brutal parts of the war. “ What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. “ ( Document D) “With barely anything more than each others company, we still celebrate and rejoice.” Yet the soldiers still show a spirit of cheerful willingness and Contentment not to be expected from so young…show more content…
For many, we stay, since if we leave, where would we go? For us, there is no warm food made when you get home, no wife or children. Maybe, you won 't come back from the field alive, which might just be a small mercy. Many have much clothing, “ There comes a soldier, his bare feet are seen thro’ his worn out shoes, his legs nearly naked from the tatter’d remains of an only pair of stockings…” ( Doc C) Many of us don’t have many things to go home to, and some might be used to the tattered clothing, and might not know the love of a family. The most important reason for me is loyalty and freedom of my country. “... but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and women… yet we have this consolation with us , that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ( Document D) The soldiers will forever be basked in glory for what they did for their country, and did not cower and
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