Special Report

The Most Pivotal Battles That Made America What It Is Today

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1. Battle of Lexington
> War: The American Revolution
> Location: Massachusetts
> Date(s): April 19, 1775

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2. Battle of Ticonderoga
> War: The American Revolution
> Location: New York
> Date(s): May 10, 1775

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3. Battle of Bunker Hill
> War: The American Revolution
> Location: Massachusetts
> Date(s): June 17, 1775

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4. Battle of Trenton
> War: The American Revolution
> Location: New Jersey
> Date(s): December 26, 1776

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5. Battle of Saratoga
> War: The American Revolution
> Location: New York
> Date(s): September 19-October 7, 1777

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