Liberty's Kids: The Hessians
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General Washington tells James about the Hessians, German soldiers who are siding with the British in the war. Because the colonists are vastly outnumbered, Washington suggests encouraging Congress to issue a proclamation of independence in order to gain French support.

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  1. Why does Washington want Congress to act now?
  2. How did Hessian soldiers come to be involved in this conflict?

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