American Wars

This is a timeline of wars America has been involved in from the Colonial Era forward


King Philps War

July 1665 - August 1676

New England Colonies vs. Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Nipmuck Indians

King Willaims War

1689 - 1697

The English Colonies vs. France

Queen Anne's War

1702 - 1713

The English Colonies vs. France

King George's War

1744 - 1748

The French Colonies vs. Great Britain

French and Indian War (Seven Years War)

1756 - 1763

The French Colonies vs. Great Britain and Colonies

Cherokee War

1759 - 1761

English Colonists vs. Cherokee Indians

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

English Colonists vs. Great Britain

Franco-American Naval War (Quasi War)

1798 - 1800

United States vs. France

Barbary Wars

1801 - 1805

United States vs. Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

United States v. Great Britain

War of Texas Independence

March 1, 1836 - April 21, 1836

Texas vs. Mexico

Mexican- American War

1846 - 1848

United States v. Mexico

U.S. Civil War

1861 - 1865

Union v. Confederacy

Spanish American War

April 1898 - August 1898

World War I

1914 - 1919

The U.S. entered the war in 1917.
Triple Alliance (Central Powers): Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary vs. Triple Entente (Allied Powers): Britain, France, and Russia. The United States joined on the side of the Triple Entente in 1917.

World War II

1939 - 1945

Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan vs. Major Allied Powers: United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia

Korean War

1950 - 1953

United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China

Vietnam War

1960 - 1975

United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam

Bay of Pigs Invasion


U.S. v. Cuba



U.S. Intervention

U.S. Invasion of Panama


U.S. v. Panama

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq

Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1995 - 1996

United States as part of NATO acted peacekeepers in former Yugoslavia

Invasion of Afghanistan


United States and Coalition Forces vs. the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to fight terrorism.

Invasion of Iraq


United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq