The Opening Scene Of The Crossing Essay

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In the opening scene of The Crossing, one can see the Continental Army trudging through the woods in the roughly cold December winter with their commander George Washington. George Washington is shown upon a horse giving commands like telling Alexander Hamilton and the rest of the army to leave a cannon behind and to keep moving. This film was an original A&E developed in 1999 for television production, but is still relevant to history today. It is often showed in a classroom setting because it is a good representation of the events taking place in December of 1776. The event taking place in this film starts with the retreat of the Continental Army and ends with the successful attack at the Battle of Trenton, which is all apart of The Revolutionary War. The Battle of Trenton is imperative to the Revolutionary War as it marks the turning point. The win at Trenton boosted morale of the soldiers fighting for their independence from Britain, which allowed another victory at Princeton. According to the history book from this class, “The American victories at Princeton and Trenton saved the cause of independence. A wave of Americans signed up to serve in Washington’s Army.”
The famous Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of December 26, 1776. The plan was to send some 2,000 Continental soldiers across the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey to engage in a surprise attack on the Hessian soldiers. According to my history notes and some insight from the film, Hessians are…

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