The stories and the images of Washington crossing the Delaware River have become iconic for Americans because they depict bravery under the most adverse conditions and the dedication and sacrifices required to secure and maintain freedom and liberty. This 32 slide PowerPoint presentation with original author’s photographs and rich, informational text traces the events from Washington’s arrival in Pennsylvania due to military defeats in New York to his planning and successful completion of the crossing of the Delaware River to surprise attack the British-hired Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey. The presentation takes you and your students to the McConkey Ferry Inn in PA where final plans for that fateful event were laid and where the Durham boats as well as other crafts were hidden and then launched on Christmas night of 1776 (you will see the replicas used in reenactments and a link is provided for you to view an actual reenactment event). Next you will then travel across the Delaware River to the Johnson Ferry House in New Jersey where Washington and his troops gathered after crossing the river to begin their hike to Trenton. You will learn of the hardships of that night and see the road where they began their treacherous hike. Finally you will visit the monument site of the Battle of Trenton as well as the original buildings called the Old Barracks where the Hessians lived prior to the battle. And of course, you will view a huge print of one of the most famous paintings in the United States-Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze.