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The Decision: George Washington

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 12



Appeared in

Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution

Story Summary

In 1776, after a series of humiliating defeats, Washington's army needed a victory. "The Decision" recounts Washington's daring and somewhat desperate plan to cross the Delaware on Christmas eve and surprise the Hessians guarding the outpost line along the Delaware River.