The battle of Lexington and Concord was a battle that occurred because British General Gage was sent to take all arms from the colonists. Fortunately the colonists were noted of the British plans and sent all there arms to concord were British set off and lost a ton of soldiers on the way back. This is significant because it proves that the colonists are ready to fight.
Battle of Trenton
A formal request sent to King George to avoid war if he agreed to give the colonists certain rights. This is significant because because war could have been avoidable but instead war begun since the king didn't agree to the petition.