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Why did Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River in small boats on Christmas night, 1776?

A. The weather was good and the troops hoped to find a sheltered place to rest.

B. Washington was leading them to a surprise attack on the British at Trenton.

C. Washington’s troops were retreating from a Hessian attack force.

D. They were attempting to get home to their families to celebrate the holiday.

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