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Archive for the 'U.S. Wars' Category


World War I Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict occurring from 1914 to 1918. The war was fought by the Allies on one side and the Central Powers on the other. No previous conflict had [...]

Spanish American War Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific.

Spanish-American War(1898) Brief

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

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Civil War (1861-1865) Brief

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

This, being a Civil War, was so broad in its scope that almost everyone living through that era in the United States was affected. Some more than others, but even those that didn’t serve in either army were greatly touched by this conflict. The nation was divided for many years after the end of the [...]

American Civil War Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. There were various names used to [...]

Mexican-American War Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. It is also called the U.S.-Mexico War. In the U.S. it is also known as the Mexican War; in Mexico it is also known as the U.S. Intervention, the U.S. Invasion of Mexico, the United States War Against [...]

Mexican War (1846-1848) Brief

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The Mexican War began in 1846 with the breakdown in negotiations over a deal for the purchase of the disputed New Mexico Territory. U.S. troops went in to occupy the territory in dispute. A battle ensued at Palo Alto. The United States then declared war on Mexico and annexed the New Mexico Territory.

French and Indian War Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The French and Indian War is the American name for the decisive nine-year conflict (1754-1763) in North America between Great Britain and France, which was one of the theatres of the Seven Years’ War. The war resulted in France’s loss of all its possessions in North America except for some Caribbean islands and Saint-Pierre and [...]

The French and Indian War (1754-1763) Brief

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The name French and Indian War is really a misnomer. The war was fought between the United Kingdom and France, the Indians allied themselves with the French and the colonies fought alongside the British.

War of 1812 Detailed

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. In British texts, the War of 1812 is sometimes known as the British-American War, to distinguish it from the concurrent British involvement in the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 is [...]