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The Most Important Battles in US History

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.

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.

The course of US history was significantly altered by each of these famous battles in American history. These famous American battles helped the US become the country it is today, for better or worse. There's no denying that, whether or not you agree with the politics of war, these important battles were fought during some of the most important wars in history and left their mark on many countries, not just the United States. Many even rank among the most important historical events in US history, or even world history.
 
Bear in mind, 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.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    - 131


    Normandy

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    + 681
    - 105


    Midway Atoll, United States of America

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  4. 4
    + 495
    - 119


    Massachusetts, United States of America

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  5. 5
    + 504
    - 106


    Virginia, United States of America

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  6. 6
    + 499
    - 188


    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America

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  7. 7
    + 457
    - 118


    Ardennes, Belgium

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  8. 8
    + 412
    - 133


    Iwo Jima, Japan

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  9. 9
    + 343
    - 121


    Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  10. 10
    + 344
    - 112


    Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

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  11. 11
    + 381
    - 97

    ranked low on reranks
    New York, United States of America

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  12. 12
    + 320
    - 125


    Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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  13. 13
    + 292
    - 121


    Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America

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  14. 14
    + 258
    - 106


    Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

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  15. 15
    + 350
    - 190


    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  16. 16
    + 267
    - 112


    Okinawa Island, Japan

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  17. 17
    + 228
    - 137


    Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

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  18. 18
    + 208
    - 116


    Tennessee, United States of America

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    + 200
    - 110


    Incheon, South Korea

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  20. 20
    + 237
    - 146


    Tet Offensive Vietnam

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    - 134


    Virginia, United States of America

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  22. 22
    + 175
    - 113


    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

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  23. 23
    + 191
    - 96


    Chalmette, United States of America

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    + 200
    - 100


    Calabria, Italy

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    + 152
    - 85

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    Deer Park, Texas, United States of America

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    + 144
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    Atlantic Ocean

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    Korea

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    - 42

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    Europe

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  29. 29
    + 143
    - 113


    Busan, South Korea

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  30. 30
    + 156
    - 130


    Khe Sanh, Vietnam

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    + 136
    - 109

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Philippines

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    + 126
    - 80


    Forest of Argonne, France

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    + 102
    - 97


    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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    + 131
    - 96


    Georgia, United States of America

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    + 118
    - 75


    Battle of Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    + 130
    - 123


    Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    + 117
    - 92


    Virginia, United States of America

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  38. 38
    + 125
    - 171

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Montana, United States of America

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    + 88
    - 53

    ranked low on reranks
    Persian Gulf

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  40. 40
    + 94
    - 100

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Marne, France

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    + 96
    - 42

    added by sebbzor
    Germany

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    + 53
    - 25


    North America

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    + 91
    - 62


    Virginia, United States of America

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    + 91
    - 74


    Hue, Vietnam

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    + 104
    - 94


    Mexico City, Mexico

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    + 106
    - 86


    Gulf of Tonkin

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    + 159
    - 103


    Kuwait

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    + 66
    - 50

    added by Ryuo
    Atlantic Ocean Decided the American Revolution, allowed the Siege of Yorktown. A rare strategic defeat for the Royal Navy.

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    + 114
    - 139

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Germany

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    + 73
    - 92


    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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