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  • King Phillips War

    King Phillips War
    One of the earliest wars, if not the first, having the American Colonists participating in. King Phillips War took place during the years of 1675, July 4, 1675, until August 12, 1676. The war took place between the English and their colonists versus the Wampanoag nation. The war was started by a collapse of an already shaky friendship between the colonists and King Phillip.
  • King Phillips War Contd.

    King Phillips War Contd.
    King Phillip was not the ruler of England, it was the English naming of the Wampanoag nations’ chief Metacom (a.k.a Metacomet, and Pometacom), which ended when the English were suspected of murdering Metacom’s brother. The war was very bloody for both sides and almost drove the colonists back to England. Giersbach, Walter. "Philip's War: America's Most Devastating Conflict." Militaryhistoryonline. N.p., n.d. Web.
  • King William's War

    King William's War
    King Williams War was a competition for territorial rights in North America Amongst the English and their Colonists versus the French. A major factor for the war was the desire for the fur trade across the east coast. The war was in early stages the year before (1689) when, after the French wound up the Abernaki Indians, the English post of Pemaquid was destroyed and frontier lands were razed.
  • King Williams War Contd.

    King Williams War Contd.
    When Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, arrived he started to reassure his people by starting war raids against the English settlement of Salmon Falls, Schenectady, and Fort Loyal. The retaliation efforts from the English on Montreal were both failures. A peace was brought about with the Treaty of Ryswick. "History of the United States of America," by Henry William Elson, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904. Chapter VIII p. 162-165. Transcribed by Kathy Leigh.
  • Queen Anne's War

    Queen Anne's War
    Queen Anne’s War started due to the French and British having an immense rivalry, also because of matters that were forgotten about when the Treaty of Ryswick was formed. This war mainly took place in the New England area and Canada. Like the preceding wars the English settlements suffered ferocious attacks at the hands of the French and their Indian allies.
  • Queen Anne's War Contd.

    Queen Anne's War Contd.
    In the year 1709 England promised its colonists that it would be sending ships to aid in the battle, after a year these ships finally arrived and captured Port Royal. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the war in 1713. "Queen Anne`s War: The Second of the French and Indian Wars." Queen Anne`s War: The Second of the French and Indian Wars. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • French and Indian War (Seven Years War)

    French and Indian War (Seven Years War)
    In the early 1750s, the British colonies in North America began pushing west, a land the French claimed as theirs. The French and Indian War began in 1754 as British and French forces fought in the wilderness of North America. Trying to declare right to the land, the Governor of Virginia ordered men to build a fort at the Forks of the Ohio. These forts were later reinforced by militia.
  • French and Indian War (Seven Years War) Contd.

    French and Indian War (Seven Years War) Contd.
    Led by Lt. Col. George Washington. After the French attacked, Washington was forced to surrender at Fort Necessity. The British government planned aggressive campaigns for 1755. The campaigns were taking them to the Battle of the Monongahela where they were beaten, while other British troops secured Lake George and Fort Beauséjour. "The French & Indian War/The Seven Years' War: An Overview." Military History. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • Cherokee War Contd.

    Cherokee War Contd.
    many Indians fled the village, their chiefs son, John Bowles, tried to take some to Mexico by going around the Texas settlements. This failed as they were caught, battled for thirty minutes, where many were killed including, Bowles. Most of the Indians after this took actions against the Texans and many settled on Cherokee lands. "CHEROKEE WAR," (, accessed December 06, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  • Cherokee War

    Cherokee War
    The Cherokee War of 1839 was started due to tension between the Texans and surrounding Indians. The Indians had been doing raids on towns for years. They were told that they would be removed peacefully if they signed a treaty, but they refused to sign. The Indian village wad then marched on and those who wanted to go only had to show a white flag of surrender,
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American Revolution began in 1775 as struggle between the thirteen colonies and England. The cause of the Revolutionary War cannot be brought down to one main thing that started the war; one main factor was the respect the colonies got from England and what the colonists believed they deserved from England.
  • American Revolution Contd.

    American Revolution Contd.
    Americans felt that they deserved the rights of a man in England. The British, however, thought that the colonies were created to be used in the way that best suited the crown and parliament. This conflict is exemplified in one rallying cry of the Americans: No Taxation without Representation. "American Revolution." American History. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • Franco-American Naval War

    Franco-American Naval War
    The French and Americans were already at odds over the refusal to pay the debt to France since it was no longer the French crown but a newly formed French republic. On July 9, 1778, Congress approved American warships to begin attacking French ships. With a fleet of about 25 ships, the U.S. Navy patrolled the entire east coast all the way to the Caribbean.
  • Franco-American Naval War Contd.

    Franco-American Naval War Contd.
    The first battle occurred on February 1, 1799. The Constellation pounded the French ship for five hours, but the French escaped under the cover of the night. On September 30, 1800, the Treaty of Mortefontaine was signed, ending the war. The Treaty ended all past agreements and reopened trade between the nations. "Quasi-War (1798–1800)," American History Central, 2012, American History Central. 6 Dec 2012
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    In 1807, Britain passed the Orders in Council, which forced neutral countries to attain licenses from authorities before trading with France. The Royal Navy also outraged Americans by removing seamen from U.S. vessels and making them serve on British ships. Also Britain’s backing Indian attacks on West Expansion.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    U.S. forces attacked Canada which belonged to Britain. Shortly after British troops raided the Chesapeake Bay and captured Washington, D.C., burning government buildings to the ground. The Treaty of Ghent ended the war. Unaware of the Treaty’s existence British forces attacked New Orleans and were met with defeat at the hands of Andrew Jackson. "War of 1812." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • Creek War

    Creek War
    Taking place amidst the War of 1812 the Creek War began when Upper Creek Indians decided to join the cause on the side of the British and began attacking American towns around the southeast. The Upper Creeks massacred the soldiers who were placed at Fort Mims, Alabama.
  • Creek War Contd.

    Creek War Contd.
    These actions were mostly put together at the urging of Tecumseh, a Shawnee leader, but were carried out by the Creeks war leader, Menawa, because of the Americans encroaching on their lands. The resistance against the Indian threat, led by Major General Andrew Jackson, had been able to win battles but not eliminate them entirely "Creek War: Battle of Horseshoe Bend." Military History. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • War of Texas Independence

    War of Texas Independence
    April 6, 1830 Mexico prohibits Americans from moving to Texas. In 1833 the Texans create a constitution of reforms for themselves, it is rejected by the Mexican government which leads to the battle of Gonzales, the first battle of the War of Texas Independence. the next four battles of the war end with Texan victory, even during the Battle of Concepcion where the Texan army was massively outnumbered.
  • War of Texas Independence Contd.

    War of Texas Independence Contd.
    On March 2, 1836 the Texas Declaration of Independence is enacted. The next two events, the Battle of the Alamo, and the Goliad Massacre are large blows to the Texan army but become points of bravery to rally troops. The Texans fortified their independence at the battle of San Jacinto. "American History Timelines - Texas Independenc." American History Timelines - Texas Independenc. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    On April 25, 1846, an outfit of American soldiers along the disputed border between Mexico and the United States, were attacked by Mexican cavalry, caught off guard, twelve men died and they were forced to shelter inside their fort while waiting for reinforcements. This attack was the start of the first war that the United States would fight on foreign soil.
  • Mexican-American War Contd.

    Mexican-American War Contd.
    The war, fueled by the American dream of Manifest destiny, resulted in repeated victories for the U.S. With the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo the Texas border was set on the Rio Grande and the acquisition of nearly a third of Mexico’s land for 15 million dollars. "Mexican-American War." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.
  • U.S. Civil War

    U.S. Civil War
    The issues of slavery or non-slavery, big government or small government had been touchy topics since the beginning of the nation. These came to a head in the 1860’s following the election of President Abraham Lincoln, soon after President Lincoln was inaugurated several states seceded from the union to form the Confederate States of America.
  • U.S. Civil War Contd.

    U.S. Civil War Contd.
    Once the war started four more states followed suit with the previous seven and the lines were drawn for the Civil War. With both sides of the fighting parties being American, the Civil War is the war with the most American deaths; around 620,000.
  • U.S. Civil War Contd.

    U.S. Civil War Contd.
    The war brought about the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the southern states. With General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse the war officially ended but not without more casualties the most notable is President Lincoln five days after the surrender. "American Civil War." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2012.