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The Most Important Battles in US History

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The most significant major battles in American History, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to determine how important these battles were to the development of the United States. Therefore, your votes should be based on how crucial you feel these battles were, not whether you are a fan of the outcome or how much you agree with the reasons for fighting. Bear in mind, as well, these results are not limited to battles fought within the territory of the United States. Feel free to include any other battles that you think directly impacted the future course of events in the United States.

List Criteria: Vote simply on how impactful a given battle was to the course of US history, regardless of whether you were happy with the outcome, etc.

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Battle of Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 261
    Down 43
    Normandy More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 229
    Down 32
    DVD Region 4, Oceania, Midway Atoll More
    98
  4. 4
    Up 189
    Down 27
    Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, ... More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 173
    Down 37
    Middlesex County, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts More
    84
  6. 6
    Up 180
    Down 84
    Honolulu County, Pearl Harbor, United States, with Territories More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 144
    Down 53
    Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands Group, Kantō region More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 149
    Down 46
    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    77
  9. 9
    Up 123
    Down 44
    Trenton, Mercer County, Contiguous United States More
    75
  10. 10
    Up 120
    Down 43
    DVD Region 4, Solomon Islands, Oceania More
    75
  11. 11
    Up 134
    Down 27
    Saratoga County, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical ... More
    72
  12. 12
    Up 126
    Down 36
    Eastern United States, Boston, New England More
    71
  13. 13
    Up 93
    Down 43
    Washington County, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    69
  14. 14
    Up 94
    Down 39
    67
  15. 15
    Up 92
    Down 34
    East Asia, Asia, Japan More
    64
  16. 16
    Up 116
    Down 62
    Texas, Area code 210, Contiguous United States More
    63
  17. 17
    Up 81
    Down 55
    29401, Fort Sumter, United States, with Territories More
    62
  18. 18
    Up 79
    Down 42
    Tennessee, Hardin County, United States, with Territories More
    61
  19. 19
    Up 74
    Down 37
    Yellow Sea More
    59
  20. 20
    Up 71
    Down 40
    Adirondack Mountains, Ticonderoga, Contiguous United States More
    58
  21. 21
    Up 62
    Down 58
    Prince William County, Contiguous United States, Northern Virginia More
    56
  22. 22
    Up 72
    Down 36
    Changjin County More
    54
  23. 23
    Up 60
    Down 39
    South Korea, East Asia, Asia More
    54
  24. 24
    Up 73
    Down 64

    controversial
    Tet Offensive

    Vietnam More
    54
  25. 25
    Up 76
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Allied invasion of Italy

    Europe, Eurasia, Italy More
    53
  26. 26
    Up 62
    Down 40
    North Sea More
    53
  27. 27
    Up 52
    Down 52
    Eurasia, Maritime Southeast Asia, Municipalities of the Philippines More
    53
  28. 28
    Up 35
    Down 26
    Spotsylvania County, Contiguous United States, United States of America ... More
    52
  29. 29
    Up 62
    Down 48
    South Vietnam, Asia, Southeast Asia More
    51
  30. 30
    Up 50
    Down 73

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Big Horn County, Montana, United States, with Territories More
    51
  31. 31
    Up 54
    Down 42
    Hurricane belt, Cuba Island, Santiago de Cuba More
    50
  32. 32
    Up 53
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Battle of New Orleans

    Chalmette, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    50
  33. 33
    Up 43
    Down 19
    France More
    50
  34. 34
    Up 34
    Down 29

    niche appeal
    Battle of Princeton

    Mercer County, Princeton, Contiguous United States More
    48
  35. 35
    Up 51
    Down 47
    Kuwait, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East More
    48
  36. 36
    Up 44
    Down 41

    niche appeal
    Battle of Atlanta

    DeKalb County, United States, with Territories, Georgia More
    46
  37. 37
    Up 44
    Down 62
    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    46
  38. 38
    Up 39
    Down 53
    Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq, Fallujah More
    45
  39. 39
    Up 31
    Down 44
    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France More
    44
  40. 40
    Up 24
    Down 34
    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    43
  41. 41
    Up 28
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America More
    42
  42. 42
    Up 27
    Down 55

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battle of Long Island

    Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America More
    41
  43. 43
    Up 24
    Down 43
    Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area More
    41
  44. 44
    Up 36
    Down 35
    Mexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico More
    40
  45. 45
    Up 29
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Gulf of Tonkin incident

    Gulf of Tonkin More
    40
  46. 46
    Up 22
    Down 49

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battle of Lundy's Lane

    Canada, Ontario, Niagara Falls More
    40
  47. 47
    Up 32
    Down 40
    Richmond, Kentucky, Richmond-Berea, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area More
    39
  48. 48
    Up 17
    Down 19
    Eurasia, Hürtgen Forest, Germany More
    38
  49. 49
    Up 18
    Down 15
    Prince William County, Contiguous United States, Northern Virginia More
    38
  50. 50
    Up 42
    Down 26
    Palestine, Middle East, Eurasia More
    38
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