This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The American Revolutionary War. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
After the successful coup at Trenton, Washington re-crossed the Delaware into PA with his Hessian prisoners. But he reoccupied Trenton on December 30 & 31,1776, and collected there a force of 5,200 men, about half militia. Charles Cornwallis, British commander in NJ, who was in NY at the time of the attack on Trenton, returned gathering troops as he came. He entered Trenton with some 6,000 British regulars on January 2, and faced Washington's forces, which had withdrawn southward behind Assunpink Creek.
The Americans were in a most precarious position with their backs to the Delaware river. Fortunately, Cornwallis delayed his attack until the following morning. This gave Washington's men an opportunity to steal off quietly by a side road during the night of January 2 & 3, leaving their campfires burning brightly.
They slipped away undetected around the enemy's flank and by morning of the 3rd had arrived at Princeton, where they encountered a column of British regulars led by Colonel Charles Mawhood just leaving the town to join Cornwallis.
The victories at Trenton and Princeton helped Washington grasp the most effective way to fight the British: avoid the main army and fight on grounds of his choosing in outlying areas.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Looking to Fight
Washington Slips Away
Cornwallis Is Livid
Washington Turns the Tide
Washington’s Does Not Pursue
Lesson Learned: British Contained
Lesson Learned: How to Fight
Lesson Learned: French Take Note
End of Presentation
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