US 151The Course of the WarThe War in the North, 1775-1778Activity #3:The Course of the WarDirections:Use the interactive mapto follow the course of the war in the North. After you have done so, list in the left-hand column of the following chart what you consider to be the three most important battles of this phase of the war. In the right-hand column indicate your reasons. Be prepared to defend your choices in class. Battle ( Name and Date)Why was it important?1.Battles of Lexington and Concord(19 April 1775)Colonists heard that the British were on their way, and they prepared an ambush.As they passed through the village of Lexington, the British came under fire from a small force of militiamen. The British heavily outnumbered this group,though, and the militiamen were forcedto retreat. A more substantial skirmish erupted as the British crossed a bridge just outside Concord.