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The important dates and key events in the Wars of America.

The names of the different Indian Wars.

Major dates and events in the War of Independence and the American Civil War.

Dates of the Spanish American War, Korean War, Vietnam and Gulf War.

WW1 and WW2.

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1637

 

The Pequot War - Native Indians of Connecticut included the Narragansetts, Mohegans, Wampanoags, Nipmucks, Pocumtucks, Abenakis and Pequots. The Pequots were defeated by the colonists, who were led by John Underhill and John Mason, and the Narragansetts and Mohegans who were their allies

1640

 

1640 - 1701 - The Beaver Wars, also known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars

1655

 

1655 - The Peach Tree War, also known as the Peach War, was a large scale attack by the Susquehannock Nation and allied Native Americans on several New Netherland settlements centered on New Amsterdam

1675

 

1675 - 1677 King Philip's War so named after Metacomet of the Wampanoag tribe, who was called Philip by the English. The war was bloody and bitterly fought by the colonists against the Wampanoags, Narragansetts, Nipmucks, Pocumtucks, and Abenakis. During King Philip's War, up to one third of America's white population was wiped out. This war proved to be the final struggle by the Native Americans of Connecticut.

1711

 

1711-1713: The Tuscarora War between the Tuscarora Native Americans and European settlers. The Tuscarora are defeated

1715

 

The Yamasee War - An Indian confederation led by the Yamasee came close to exterminating the white settlements in their area

1722

 

Iroquois surrender claims to land south of the Ohio River in addition to counties in the eastern panhandle

1756

 

1756 - 1763: The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.

1763

 

February 10: Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War (1754-1763). Canada east of the Mississippi River added to the British empire.

1764

 

Pontiac's Rebellion. The British treated the former Indian allies of the French like conquered peoples, which prompted the Ottawa Chief Pontiac (1720-1769) to lead a rebellion of a number of tribes against the British

1773

 

December 16: The Boston Tea Party - Massachusetts patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians protest against the British Tea Act by dumping crates of tea into Boston Harbor.

 

 

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1775

 

1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). Timeline of Wars

1776

 

Chickamauga Wars (1776–1794) Cherokee involvement in the American Revolutionary War and continuing through late 1794

1778

 

July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces

1783

 

September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain

1785

 

Northwest Indian War (1785–1795)

1794

 

Nickajack Expedition (1794)

1805

 

Barbary Wars

1806

 

Sabine Expedition (1806)

1811

 

Tecumseh's War (1811–1813)

1811

 

Creek War (1813–1814)

1813

 

Peoria War (1813)

1811

 

Battle of Tippecanoe

1812

 

War of 1812 begins.

1812

 

1812 - 1815 - The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence

1817

 

First Seminole War (1817–1818)

1827

 

Winnebago War (1827)

1831

 

Nat Turner's revolt

1832

 

Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established

1832

 

Black Hawk War (1832)

1835

 

Creek Alabama Uprising (1835–1837)

1836

 

Florida–Georgia Border War (1836)

1835

 

Second Seminole War (1835–1842)

1836

 

Missouri–Iowa Border War (1836)

1837

 

Osage Indian War (1837)

1835

 

Texas War for Independence begins

1846

 

Mexican-American War begins and ends in 1848

1861

 

1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.

1865

 

The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy

1874

 

Red River Wars

1877

 

Nez Perce War

1898

 

1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

1914

 

WW1started 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918

1917

 

US enters World War I

1939

 

Germany invades Poland; World War IIbegins

1941

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
U.S. enters World War II

1944

 

D-Day
Battle of the Bulge

1945

 
  • August 6: The United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima - ( US B29 Super fortress bomber, called the 'Enola Gay') A 20 kiloton bomb 'Little Boy' kills 80,000
  • August 9: The United States drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Japan (US Superfortress 'Bockscar' bomb was called Fat Man) The 22 kiloton 'Fat Man' bomb killed 70,000 people)

1946

 

The Cold Warbegan between the United States and the Soviet Union

1950

 

Korean War begins

1959

 

Cuban Revolution

1961

 

Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon

1962

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

1973

 

Vietnam War ends with US pulling out in 1973

1990

 

Iraq invades Kuwait leading to 1991 Gulf War

1991

 

Gulf War

1993

 

World Trade Center bombing

2001

 

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon
Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"

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