There were many events during the American Revolution that, in hindsight, seemed to be pivotal in significantly changing the course of the war. After all, with the colonies at an apparent disadvantage to the British early on (fewer resources, less experience, smaller size, etc.), it can seem logical that to overcome the difference, the colonies would need to make some bold moves, take risks, and outsmart their opponents. Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware river was one such bold move, and turned out to be a very important part of the war effort.