The Battle Of Trenton In The American Revolution

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The Battle of Trenton was a significant battle in the American Revolution. The reason for this is General George Washington decided that on December 25, 1776 he and his men would cross the Delaware River and attack the Hessians. Washington tricked and trapped the Hessians by attacking them from behind. Since the battle lasted less than an hour, Washington and his army defeated the Hessians. These are some key points on why the Battle of Trenton was so significant. George Washington and his army spent a pretty harsh winter at Valley Forge. So on December 25,1776 in the middle of the night the Americans gathered on a small boat besides a few men. The ones that stayed behind were to keep the campfires burning
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