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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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      Battle of Gettysburg

      Pennsylvania, United States of America More
      100
    2. 2
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      Invasion of Normandy

      Normandy More
      99
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      Midway Atoll, United States of America More
      97
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      Attack on Pearl Harbor

      Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America More
      85
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      Virginia, United States of America More
      83
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      Massachusetts, United States of America More
      83
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      Iwo Jima, Japan More
      81
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      Ardennes, Belgium More
      76
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      Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands More
      73
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      Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America More
      72
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      Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts More
      72
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      New York, United States of America More
      71
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      Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America More
      68
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      66
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      Okinawa Island, Japan More
      64
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      Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina More
      63
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      San Antonio, Texas, United States of America More
      63
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      Tennessee, United States of America More
      60
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      Incheon, South Korea More
      58
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      Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York More
      57
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      Virginia, United States of America More
      56
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      Tet Offensive

      Vietnam More
      54
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      Philippines Campaign

      Philippines More
      54
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      Korea More
      54
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      Busan, South Korea More
      53
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      Allied invasion of Italy

      Calabria, Italy More
      53
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      Atlantic Ocean More
      53
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      Battle of the Little Bighorn

      Montana, United States of America More
      51
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      Santiago de Cuba, Cuba More
      50
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      Deer Park, Texas, United States of America More
      50
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      Battle of New Orleans

      Chalmette, United States of America More
      49
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      Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America More
      48
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      Khe Sanh, Vietnam More
      48
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      Virginia, United States of America More
      47
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      Forest of Argonne, France More
      47
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      Kuwait More
      47
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      Georgia, United States of America More
      46
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      Germany More
      45
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      Fallujah, Iraq More
      45
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      Marne, France More
      45
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      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America More
      43
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      Battle of Fort McHenry

      Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America More
      42
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      Battle of Long Island

      New York City, New York, United States of America More
      42
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      Mississippi, United States of America More
      41
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      Battle of Lundy's Lane

      Niagara Falls, Canada More
      41
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      Richmond, Kentucky, United States of America More
      40
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      Battle of Chapultepec

      Mexico City, Mexico More
      40
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      Gulf of Tonkin More
      39
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      Hürtgen Forest, Germany More
      38
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      Virginia, United States of America More
      37
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