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Drive Thru American History

New Jersey and the Revolutionary War (#110)

While standing on the banks of the Delaware near Philadelphia, recall the victory at Trenton, New Jersey, when the Continental Army crossed the Delaware and overcame the Hessian troops under the command of Colonel Rall. At Monmouth Battlefield State Park, the “first Pentagon” is introduced—a dining room at Ford House that served as a meeting place for the leaders of the Continental Army in the two winters that Washington and his troops prepared for the final battles of the Revolutionary War. [22 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”

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