The Pequot War 1634-1638

The Pequot War was an armed conflict between the Pequot tribe and an alliance of the English colonists of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies and their Native American allies (the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes). The war concluded with the Pequots losing. At the end, about seven hundred Pequots had been killed or taken into captivity. Hundreds of prisoners were sold into slavery to the West Indies; other survivors were dispersed. The colonial authorities classified the tribe as extinct; however, survivors remained in the area and did regain recognition and land along the Thames and Mystic rivers in southeastern Connecticut. ...from Wikipedia, 21 Feb 2017

King Philip's War 1675-1678

King Philip's War (sometimes called the First Indian War or Metacom's War) was an armed conflict between American Indian inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Indian allies. The war is named for Metacomet (1638-1676), the Wampanoag chief who adopted the English name Philip due to the friendly relations between his father (the Wampanoag chiel Massasoit) and the Mayflower Pilgrims. The war continued in northern New England until the signing of the Treaty of Casco Bay in April 1678.

French & Indian War 1754-1763

The French and Indian War was the North American portion of the worldwide Seven Years' War of 1754–1763. The war pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as by Native American allies. At the start of the war, the French North American colonies had a population of roughly 60,000 European settlers, compared with 2 million in the British North American colonies. The outnumbered French particularly depended on the Indians. Following months of localised conflict, the various nations declared war on each other in 1756, escalating the war from a regional affair into an intercontinental conflict. The name French and Indian War, used mainly in the United States, refers to the two main enemies of the British colonists: the royal French forces and the various indigenous forces allied with them. ...from Wikipedia 21 Feb 2017

The Revolutionary War 1775-1783

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 1812 to February 1815, fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its Native American allies. Historians in the United States and Canada see it as a war in its own right, but the British often see it as a minor part of the Napoleonic Wars. By the war's end in early 1815, the key issues had been resolved and peace returned with no boundary changes. ...Wikipedia 21 Feb 2017

The Civil War 1861-1865

Spanish-American War 1898

The Spanish–American War was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana harbor in Cuba leading to United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War. ...Wikipedia 21 Feb 2017

First World War 1914-1918

America entered the war on 6 Apr 1917.

Second World War 1939-1945

America entered the War after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941

The Korean War 1950-1953

The war began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance. The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. ...Wikipedia 21 Feb 2017

Vietnam War 1955-1975

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War,was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. US combat units were deployed beginning in 1965. American involvement peaked in 1968. After the Tet Offensive of that year (which failed) a large segment of the US population turned against the war. The Paris Peace Accord was signed by everyone in Jan 1973; however the fighting continued.

The Gulf War 1990-1991

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The Iraq War 2003 - 2011

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government. The US formally withdrew all combat troops from Iraq by Dec 2011