Weird History The Most Important Battles in US History  

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List Rules 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.
list ordered by

1
1,440 420
Battle of Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Pennsylvania, United States of America

2
1,455 277
Invasion of Normandy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

3
1,168 224
Battle of Midway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Midway Atoll, United States of America

4
927 344
Attack on Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America

5
950 210
Siege of Yorktown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America

6
892 244
Battles of Lexington and Conco... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Massachusetts, United States of America

7
695 290
Battle of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Iwo Jima, Japan

8
758 263
Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Ardennes, Belgium

9
603 226
Battle of Trenton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

10
600 204
Battle of Bunker Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

11
632 181
Battles of Saratoga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
New York, United States of America

12
509 199
Battle of Antietam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America

13
488 225
Guadalcanal Campaign is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

14
433 187
Vicksburg Campaign is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

15
537 330
Battle of the Alamo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

16
442 180
Battle of Okinawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Okinawa Island, Japan

17
379 222
Battle of Fort Sumter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

18
387 249
Tet Offensive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vietnam

19
287 223
First Battle of Bull Run is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America

20
339 187
Battle of Shiloh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Tennessee, United States of America

21
329 182
Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Calabria, Italy

22
304 194
Battle of Inchon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Incheon, South Korea

23
290 175
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York

24
253 129
Cold War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
zxray added Europe

25
244 171
First Battle of the Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

26
331 176
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Chalmette, United States of America

27
217 184
Philippines Campaign is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Philippines

28
219 259
Battle of the Little Bighorn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Montana, United States of America

29
224 187
Battle of Pusan Perimeter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Busan, South Korea

30
215 153
Battle of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Georgia, United States of America

31
305 160
Battle of Chosin Reservoir is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

32
236 200
Battle of Khe Sanh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Khe Sanh, Vietnam

33
175 155
Battle of Princeton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

34
189 147
Battle of Chancellorsville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America

35
189 117
Gulf War is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Persian Gulf

36
239 146
Battle of San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
JacobCuellar added Deer Park, Texas, United States of America

37
196 119
Battle of Fort McHenry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Battle of Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

38
196 186
Battle of San Juan Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

39
136 73
French and Indian War is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
North America

40
212 130
Meuse-Argonne Offensive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Forest of Argonne, France

41
143 85
Battle of the Chesapeake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Ryuo added Atlantic Ocean - Decided the American Revolution, allowed the Siege of Yorktown. A rare strategic defeat for the Royal Navy.

42
152 121
Battle of Hue is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Hue, Vietnam

43
149 157
Second Battle of the Marne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

44
168 207
Operation Market Garden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

45
177 49
Battle of the Coral Sea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
ErikBaran added New Guinea

46
157 99
Battle of Fredericksburg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America

47
165 81
Combined Bomber Offensive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
sebbzor added Germany

48
160 144
Gulf of Tonkin incident is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Gulf of Tonkin

49
117 166
Battle of Long Island is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
New York City, New York, United States of America

50
218 159
Liberation of Kuwait campaign is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History