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Survey of American History

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Sarah Johnson HIST 1103.005 Sept. 1, 2010 Discovery #1 When reading Chapter 5, I came across the section of the “Times That Try Men’s Souls” (p. 138-9), which just the title of that section sounds quite interesting. When I first read the title, the first thing I thought of or how I interpreted the title before reading was that during these times that tried men’s souls would be about faith. In a way it could be true because the soldiers have to be faithful to their officer in command. The one thing that really hit me though was when Washington would lead his men in to take over a British army’s post. Then Washington thought he could take another, seems to me that he was pushing his luck. The British army met them the next time. Then Washington was
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Unformatted text preview: able to sneak past/around them. By the end of this back and forth the Americans were the ones at the end who surprised the British. The main reason that this popped out at me is because it reminded me of the childhood game of leap frog. How it would be the British then Americans, British then Americans and they kept switching one after the other of who would be more victorious than the other. Thinking about the time span, it was only about a month or within two weeks of playing leap frog. So this section for me went from being about the faith to being about the two armies playing leap frog over and over between the time period of December 1776 to January 3, 1777....
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