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
1,481 439
Battle of Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Pennsylvania, United States of America

2
1,501 287
Invasion of Normandy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History

3
1,206 232
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
953 355
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
978 219
Siege of Yorktown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Virginia, United States of America

6
910 253
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
714 297
Battle of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Iwo Jima, Japan

8
776 268
Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Ardennes, Belgium

9
617 233
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
617 210
Battle of Bunker Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

11
648 183
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
529 202
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
498 230
Guadalcanal Campaign is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

14
444 190
Vicksburg Campaign is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

15
554 336
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
455 183
Battle of Okinawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Okinawa Island, Japan

17
386 226
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
399 251
Tet Offensive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Vietnam

19
294 227
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
345 191
Battle of Shiloh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Tennessee, United States of America

21
338 189
Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Calabria, Italy

22
314 198
Battle of Inchon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
Incheon, South Korea

23
298 178
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
264 131
Cold War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History
zxray added Europe

25
251 175
First Battle of the Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Battles in US History