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Looking Back: Finding Hope in the Past
Discusses George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton. Topics covered:
- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's roles during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars respectively
- President Roosevelt's radio speech in 1942 comparing World War II to the Revolutionary War
- Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776
- British occupation of New York City
- Low morale among Washington's troops due to losses during the New York and New Jersey campaign against the British army
- Hessians, German soldiers hired by King George III to fight for England
- Johann Rall, a Hessian colonel who was at a Christmas party and ignored a spy's warnings of Washington's plan to attack Trenton
- The Battle of Trenton between the Continental Army and Hessian forces, resulting in victory for the Army and the death of Colonel Rall
- The boost in morale for the Continental Army following the Battle of Trenton
Activity: Make Cherry-Nut Cupcakes
Learn how to make cherry cupcakes.