George Washington and his army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas, 1776. They were heading from Pennsylvania to engage the British-paid Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey. Read about the dangerous travels to Trenton, and the challenges of returning to Pennsylvania after their victory.
America250 is a multi-year effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation, is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250.