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Trenton was an important battle for the Patriot cause in the American Revolution because:

A

It provided an essential morale boost at a time when the situation looked bleak and patriotic fervor was at a low.

B

It led to the British abandoning Boston.

C

It showed the British that their troops were strong enough and they needed to recruit Hessian mercenaries to fight the Continental Army.

D

It led to George Washington being elevated to being general.

E

It revealed the treachery of Benedict Arnold.

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