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America’s First Christmas that Changed the
Course of History

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Posted By: Imright, 12/24/2021 10:08:13 AM

December 1776 was one of the darkest times for America: hyperinflation gripped the economy, Washington’s army lost one battle after another, the mood of the country changed from optimism to defeat. But on Christmas Day, Americans amid a raging Nor’easter crossed an impassable ice-filled river, surprised and killed an expertly trained enemy, and changed the course of history. Thomas Paine epically captured the days leading up to Christmas 1776 in “The American Crisis.”“These are the times that try men’s souls,” Paine wrote. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; CORRECTION*

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Corndoggies 12/24/2021 10:33:13 AM (No. 1017562)
When I was 10’ish I started reading historical biographies (from the childrens area) and went thru a Martha Custis Washington phase. Of course I learned a lot about her husband as well. As I write this I’m thinking my early reading is most likely why I’m so conservative. Learning of those personal sacrifices and how those honorable lives were lived had a huge impact on a young mind.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Avikingman 12/24/2021 11:44:33 AM (No. 1017661)
If you get a chance, highly recommend McCullough's book 1776. Talk about sterner stuff, the Christmas pre dawn attack on the Hessians at Trenton, NJ was not for the faint of heart. Some citizen warriors, partially barefoot, leaving a blood trail in the snow during a Nor-easter, overran the enemy. A further win at Princeton soon after changed the course of the war. Thank God for men like these who fought for our liberty. Thanks for posting OP.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Geoman 12/24/2021 12:08:05 PM (No. 1017695)
Re: #1 - Starting at age 4, before I could even read, I repeatedly listened to my parent's John Horton album, Johnny Horton Makes History, which contained patriotic and historic songs spanning the Revolutionary War through WWII. Included were such songs as "The Battle of New Orleans, John Paul Jones, Sink the Bismarck, Johnny Reb, Jim Bridger, Battle of Bull Run," and others in a similar vein. I share the notion that the early knowledge and celebration of American greatness made me a life-long conservative. I must admit that in my first presidential vote, when I was a Navy Corpsman with Marine units, I pulled the lever for Jimmy Carter. That he had been a farmer, professed to be a Christian, and was a former Navy officer blinded me to his liberal proclivities; however, I made up for my error in 1980 by volunteering to support Reagan on my college campus after my enlistment was over and I payed more attention to the details of political ideology and its practical outcomes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Goose 12/24/2021 1:19:29 PM (No. 1017787)
Americans! will cross an icy river in the middle of the night on Christmas to kill you.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Corndoggies 12/24/2021 8:14:29 PM (No. 1018044)
Geoman, my Christian parents were fooled as well. I think a lot of people were. My first vote was for Reagan. I’ve held my nose in a few elections but my first was for a great President.
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