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Trenton was an important battle for the Patriot cause in the American Revolution because:
It provided an essential morale boost at a time when the situation looked bleak and patriotic fervor was at a low.
It led to the British abandoning Boston.
It showed the British that their troops were strong enough and they needed to recruit Hessian mercenaries to fight the Continental Army.
It led to George Washington being elevated to being general.
It revealed the treachery of Benedict Arnold.