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American troops won the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 against the British. It was America's first victory in the Revolutionary War.


A few popular national parks in the United States are Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park. As of 2014, each of these parks had several million visitors. The National Park Service oversees a...


Yellowstone National Park, which was founded in 1872, is the first and oldest national park in the United States' National Park System. In fact, Yellowstone is older than the National Park Service itself, which wasn't established until 1916.


As of 2015, there are 59 fully fledged national parks in the United States that are distributed among 27 states and two territories (American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands).


The primary purpose of national parks is to protect natural wonders and the wildlife located within these environments. Yellowstone was the world's first national park, created by the U.S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.


There are 59 National Parks in the United States, including Grand Canyon, Arizona; Badlands, South Dakota; Shenandoah, Virginia; and Zion, Utah. Yellowstone in Wyoming-Montana-Idaho and Yosemite in California are popular with visitors.


National parks exist to preserve the natural environment and provide a chance to see both historic and natural sites for years to come. National parks can include landmarks, historic sites and large tracts of undeveloped land, all of which are protected for people to vi...