What river did George Washington famously cross on December 25, 1776?

  • The Mississippi River
  • The Charles River
  • The Amazon River
  • The Delaware River correct

    On December 25, 1776, George Washington famously crossed the Delaware River with 5,400 soldiers to surprise a Hessian army stationed at Trenton. While not all of Washington's army made it to the designated meeting point on time, a solid chunk of his army did, and it attacked 1,400 Hessian troops around 8 a.m. Washington defeated the Hessians, but he was forced to retreat because his reinforcements failed to cross the river on time. The victory itself may not have directly affected the war's outcome, but it did lift the spirits of the American colonists who had faced numerous defeats beforehand. Source: history.com

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