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.
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1
1,532 452
Battle of Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Pennsylvania, United States of America
2
1,555 293
Invasion of Normandy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
3
1,247 243
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
990 363
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
1,017 221
Siege of Yorktown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America
6
941 257
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
733 310
Battle of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Iwo Jima, Japan
8
810 274
Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Ardennes, Belgium
9
642 242
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
636 218
Battle of Bunker Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts
11
672 186
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
549 206
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
519 234
Guadalcanal Campaign is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
14
464 192
Vicksburg Campaign is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America
15
567 348
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
472 186
Battle of Okinawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Okinawa Island, Japan
17
401 231
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
416 257
Tet Offensive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vietnam
19
304 234
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
363 193
Battle of Shiloh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Tennessee, United States of America
21
356 197
Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Calabria, Italy
22
324 205
Battle of Inchon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Incheon, South Korea
23
310 181
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
263 180
First Battle of the Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
25
349 186
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Chalmette, United States of America