The United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the Revolutionary War and established the US as a sovereign nation. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison took part in negotiating the treaty with King George lll.
Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army crossed the Delaware River as part of a surprise attack against Hessian forces who were encamped at Trenton, New Jersey during the Revolutionary War.The Hessian’s were regiments of German soldiers hired by the British Empire.
General George Washington lead his army of nearly 11,000 poorly nourished and battle fatigued men to the Valley Forge military camp of the Continental Army in Pennsylvania. The ill-equipped army spent the winter there during the Revolutionary War. At one point the supply shortages caused nearly 4,000 men to be listed as unfit for duty. About half of these men died from sickness and disease.
Valley Forge became a National Historical Park in 1976.