If Dearborn Dbq

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While many European soldiers were content to take orders from their superiors without question, the American soldiers simply refused to obey any commands that seemed unreasonable or unnecessary. When Major General Henry Dearborn attempted to lead an army of Americans over the Canadian borders to attack Montreal during the War of 1812, the soldiers refused to go forward. Perhaps this was because they had little confidence in Dearborn, who could not even walk because of his weight. Maybe they thought his plan was unrealistic. I wish C&G had been a bit clearer on why the soldiers refused to proceed. If Dearborn was the problem, why couldn’t they have chosen a different leader? Regardless of the reasons, Dearborn was forced to return to New York
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