The Most Important Battles in US History Military Conflicts
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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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 735
    - 114
    ) open
  3. 3
    + 622
    - 91

    Midway Atoll, United States of America

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 458
    - 172

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 453
    - 106

    Massachusetts, United States of America

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 461
    - 98

    Virginia, United States of America

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 381
    - 123

    Iwo Jima, Japan

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 427
    - 110

    Ardennes, Belgium

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 317
    - 112

    Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 303
    - 116

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 319
    - 105

    Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 277
    - 108

    Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 356
    - 92

    ranked low on reranks
    New York, United States of America

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 238
    - 101

    Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 336
    - 174

    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 249
    - 107

    Okinawa Island, Japan

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 215
    - 129

    Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 192
    - 101

    Incheon, South Korea

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 223
    - 131

    Tet Offensive Vietnam

  20. 20
    + 155
    - 125

    Virginia, United States of America

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 198
    - 108

    Tennessee, United States of America

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 168
    - 104

    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 138
    - 103
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 188
    - 94
    ) open
  25. 25
    + 181
    - 87

    Chalmette, United States of America

    ) open
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    + 132
    - 103
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  27. 27
    + 138
    - 107

    Busan, South Korea

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 152
    - 122

    Khe Sanh, Vietnam

    ) open
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    + 199
    - 92

    ranked low on reranks
    Korea

    ) open
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    + 117
    - 165

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Montana, United States of America

    ) open
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    + 145
    - 76

    ranked low on reranks & added by JacobCuellar
    Deer Park, Texas, United States of America

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 99
    - 91

    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

    ) open
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    + 75
    - 36

    added by zxray
    Europe

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 126
    - 116

    Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    ) open
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    + 91
    - 91
    ) open
  36. 36
    + 114
    - 85

    Virginia, United States of America

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  37. 37
    + 120
    - 73

    Forest of Argonne, France

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    + 110
    - 134

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Germany

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 125
    - 93

    Georgia, United States of America

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 87
    - 68

    Hue, Vietnam

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 113
    - 68

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

  42. 42
    + 102
    - 80
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 99
    - 88

    Mexico City, Mexico

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 70
    - 88

    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 152
    - 97
    ) open
  46. 46
    + 87
    - 39

    added by sebbzor
    Germany

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 67
    - 111

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New York City, New York, United States of America

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 77
    - 51

    Persian Gulf

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  49. 49
    + 86
    - 56

    Virginia, United States of America

    ) open
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    + 126
    - 102

    ranked high on reranks
    Fallujah, Iraq

    ) open
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