Wars Fought in North America 1519 – 1945

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Pearl Harbor

 

This timeline details the main wars that have taken place in North America

 

 

 

1519, February to 1521, 13th August
Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Spanish Empire against Aztec Empire
1675, June to 1678, April
King Philip’s War
New England Colonists against Native Americans
1688, August to 1697, September
King William’s War (Part of the War of the Grand Alliance)
England against France
1702, May to 1713, 13th July
Queen Anne’s War (Part of the War of Spanish Succession)
Great Britain against Spain
1739, 23rd October to 1748, 24th April
War of Jenkins Ear (Became part of the War of Austrian Succession)

Great Britain against Spain
1744, May to 1748, 24th April
King George’s War (Part of the War of Austrian Succession)
Great Britain against France
1754, May to 1763, 10th February
French and Indian War (Became Part of the Seven Years War)
Great Britain against France
1775, 19th April to 1783, 3rd September
American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)
United States, France, Spain against Great Britain
1812, 18th June to 1815, 18th February
The War of 1812
Britain, Canada, Native American allies against United States, Native American allies
1816, Late to 1818, Spring
First Seminole War
United States against Seminole, Runaway Slaves
1832, May to 1832, August
Black Hawk War (Beginning of the Indian Wars)
United States against Sac, Fox
1835, December to 1842, Autumn
Second Seminole War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Seminole
1846, 25th April to 1848, 2nd February
Mexican-American War (US – Mexican War)
United States against Mexico
1855, December to 1858, May
Third Seminole War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Seminole
1861, 12th April to 1865, 9th May
American Civil War
United States (Union) against Confederate States
1862, 17th August to 1862, December
Dakota War (Little Crow’s War) (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Sioux
1863 to 1865
Colorado War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Cheyenne, Arapaho, Sioux
1866, Summer to 1868, Autumn
Red Cloud’s War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho
1874, June to 1875, Spring
Red River War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho
1876, 8th February to 1877, April
The Great Sioux War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho
1877, June to 1877, December
Nez Percé War (Part of the Indian Wars)
United States against Nez Percé
1898, 25th April to 1898, 12th August
Spanish-American War
United States, Cuba against Spain
1939, 1st September (1941, 7th December, Pearl Harbor) to 1945, 2nd September
World War II Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Axis Powers – Japan against Allies – United States

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Wars Fought in North America 1519 – 1945. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-fought-in-north-america-1519-1945. Last accessed September 17th, 2018

 

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