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 Glossary of Terms

AMERICA'S WARS

A list of major wars involving the United States or United States interests throughout history.

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 DATES   WAR                                 AREA

1565-1567

French-Spanish

Florida

1613-1629

English-French

Canada

1629

Anglo-French

St. Lawrence River

1636-1637

Pequot War

New England

1640-1645

???

New Netherlands

1642-1653

Iroquois

New England, Acadia

July 1653

Anglo-Dutch

New Netherlands

1675-1676

Bacon's Rebellion

Virginia

1675-1676

King Philip's

New England

1676-1678

War In The North

Maine

1677-1680

Culpepper's Rebellion

Carolinas

1688-1691

Leisler's Rebellion

New England

1689

Revolution in Maryland

Maryland

1689

Glorious Revolution

New England

1689-1697

King Willliam's War

Canada

1702-1713

Queen Anne's

New England

1711-1712

Tuscarora

Virginia

1739-1742

Jenkin's Ear

Florida

1740

King George's

Georgia & Virginia

1745

Louisbourg

New England

1754

Fort Necessity

Ohio

1755-1758

Anglo-French

Canada

1754-1763

French & Indian

New England, Virginia

1759

Siege of Quebec

Canada

1775-1783

American Revolution

United States

1782-1787

Wyoming Valley

Pennsylvania

Dec 1786-Jan 1787

Shay's Rebellion

Massachusetts

1794

Whiskey Insurrection

Pennsylvania

1790-1795

Northwestern Indian

Ohio

1798-1800

War with France

Naval

1801-1805

War with Tripoli (Naval)

North Coast Africa

1806-1807

Burr's Insurrection

South Mississippi Valley

1807

Chesapeake (Naval)

Virginia

1811

Northwestern Indian

Indiana

1812

Florida Seminole Indian

FL (GA Volunteers)

1812-1815

War of 1812

Various

1813

Peoria Indian

Illinois

1813-1814

Creek Indian

South

1814

Lafitte's Pirates

Local

1815

Barbary Pirates

North Coast Africa

1817-1818

Seminole Indian

Florida & Georgia

1821

Lafitte's Pirates

Galveston

1823

Arickaree Indian

Missouri River, Dakota Territory

1827

Fever River Indian

Illinois

1827

Winnebago Indian

Wisconsin

1831

Sac & Fox Indian

Illinois

1832

Black Hawk

Illinois & Wisconsin

1835-1836

Toledo

Ohio & Michigan

1835-1836

Texan

Texas

1835-1836

Indian Stream

New Hampshire

1835-1842

Florida (Seminole)

Florida, Georgia & Alabama

1836-1837

Creek Indian

Georgia & Alabama

1836-1837

Sabine / Southwestern Indian

Louisiana

1836-1838

Cherokee

---

1837

Osage Indian

Missouri

1836

Heatherly Disturbance

Missouri

1838

Mormon

Missouri

1839

Aroostook

Maine

1842

Dorr's Rebellion

Rhode Island

1844

Mormon

Illinois

1846-1848

Mexican War

Mexico

1847-1848

Cayuse Indian

Oregon

1849-1855

Texas & New Mexico Indian

---

1851-1852

California Indian

---

1850-1853

Utah Indian

---

1851, 1853, 1856

Rogue River Indian

Oregon

1854

Oregon Indian

Oregon

1854-1858

Nicaraguan

Naval

1854-1859

Kansas Troubles

Kansas

1855

Yakima Indian

Local

1855

Klamath & Salmon River Indian

Oregon & Idaho

1855-1858

Florida Indian

Florida

1859

John Brown's Raid

Virginia

1861-1865

Civil War

Continental U.S. and seas and oceans worldwide

1861-1864

Cheyenne

Local

1862-1863

Sioux

Minnesota

1865-1868

Indian Campaign

Oregon, Idaho & California

1866

Fenian Invasion of Canada

From New England

1867-1869

Indian Campaign

Kansas, Colorado & Indian Territory

1872-1873

Modac Indian

Oregon

1873

Apaches

Arizona

1874-1875

Indian Campaigns

Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico & Indian Territory

1876-1877

Cheyenne & Sioux

Dakota

1877

Nez Perce

Idaho

1878

Bannock

Idaho, Washington & Wyoming Territories

1879

White River (Ute Indian)

Utah & Colorado

1878-1879

Cheyenne

Dakota & Montana

1898-1899

Spanish-America War

Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines

1899-1902

Philippine Insurrection

Philippine Islands

1917-1918

World War I

Europe

1941-1945

World War II

Europe & Japan

1950-1953

Korean War

North Korea

1964-1975

Vietnam War

Southeast Asia

25 Oct 1983-15 Dec 1983

Invasion of Grenada

Grenada

2 Aug 1990-28 Feb 1991

First Persian Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm

Iraq, Kuwait

2 Aug 1990-28 Feb 1991

Operation Desert Shield

Iraq, Saudi Arabia

7 Oct 2001-Present

Global War on Terror (GWOT)

Various

7 Oct 2001-Present

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

Afghanistan

20 Mar 2003-31 Aug 2010

Second Gulf War: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

Iraq

1 Sep 2010-Present

Operation New Dawn

Iraq

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