From the movie The Crossing, it is evident that even after the declaration of independence in 1776, America had not really redeemed itself from the jaws of colonialism. The presence of the British was still visibly present and domineering. After the American Revolution, a war that saw America gain independence from Britain, the colonial power retained most of its military power and enjoyed support from Germany, one of its allies (Johanson).
From the film, we see Washington’s weak army faced by countless challenges as it makes one last desperate attempt to attack a mercenary base occupied by German Hessians and British redcoats. The film shows the bravely display of an American leader, Washington determined to end tyranny and redeem USA. Through such films and documentaries, we learn that America was rich in culture, wealth and so much economic potential rousing the interests of many colonial powers and natives.
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