st - Lauren VanMieghem B2 Honors US History Cavanaugh The Darkest Hour Analysis Chapter 7 the Darkest Hour of the book 1776 has many interesting details

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Lauren VanMieghem B2 Honors US History Cavanaugh The Darkest Hour Analysis Chapter 7, the Darkest Hour, of the book 1776 has many interesting details over the fighting during the year 1776. It also at the very end of the book summaries the rest of he war, such as saying that Americans won the war in 1783. Although, the war ended in 1783 it is considered that 1776 is the year America was born. The Americans were able to pull through the tough year of 1776 and beat the British. This mainly happened because the British did not push to destroy the rebellion. At the beginning of the chapter it opens the scene with George Washington sending a letter the Charles Lee telling him to head to New Jersey. However, Charles Lee is starting to doubt Washington along with Joseph Reed who send letters back and forth conspiring against him. They talk about wanting to go to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia and ask if they can form a new army. All while this is happening Washington’s army is “dispirited and broke”, and as the year is coming to an end Washington starts to worry about if anyone will reenlist. The army’s moral is at an all time low and no one will donate to the troops. For example, the colonies that have armies but refuse to send them to the continental army. Therefore, Washington sends two generals, Joseph Reed and Thomas Mifflin, to try and recruit the armies in the colonies. Both
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