Valley Forge Dbq Analysis

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Valley Forge is 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia, where George Washington built his winter camp. It contained very little food and had poor weather conditions. It was too small to call a village. It only contained few field stone houses and a mill for forging iron. Due to the very little food and poor weather conditions, I would quit Valley Forge. According to Estimates of Illness and Deaths at Valley Forge (Doc. A), there was about 4,000 illnesses in February 1778. The illnesses mainly came from diseases. There was also 2,500 deaths due to disease. In the painting of George Washington presenting to Continental Congress (Doc. B), the soldiers were wearing no shoes. Since they were low on supplies, they had to step on the cold ground giving

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