Competency One: Lesson Four by YH95e8

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									                         Competency One: Lesson Four
                           History of American Wars

War                   Years         Major Sides              Results
American Revolution   1775-1783     U.S. vs. Great Britain   The U.S. became
                                                             independent

The War of 1812       1812-1815     U.S. vs. Great Britain   The U.S. remained
                                                             independent and gained
                                                             international respect

Mexican–American      1846-1848     U.S. vs. Mexico          Texas joined the U.S. and
War                                                          the U.S. bought the
                                                             American southwest from
                                                             Mexico.

American Civil War    1861-1865     North vs. South          The U.S. remained one
                                                             country. Slavery was
                                                             abolished.

Spanish-American      1896-1898     U.S. vs. Spain           The U.S. gained Puerto
War                                                          Rico, Guam and the
                                                             Philippines.

World War I           1914-1918     U.S., Great Britain,     Germany and Austria-
                      (1917-1918)   France, Russia vs.       Hungary were defeated.
                                    Germany, Austria-
                                    Hungary

World War II          1939-1945     U.S., Great Britain,     Germany, Japan and Italy
                      (1941-1945)   France vs. Germany,      were defeated. The
                                    Japan and Italy          atomic bombs were
                                                             dropped on Japan. The
                                                             world discovered Hitler’s
                                                             Holocaust.

Korean War            1950-1953     U.S. and South Korea     Korea is divided along the
                                    vs. North Korea and      38th parallel.
                                    China

Vietnam War           1965-1973     U.S. and South           The U.S. withdrew in 1973
                                    Vietnam vs. North        and Vietnam reunited in
                                    Vietnam                  1975

Persian Gulf War      1991-1991     U.S. and allies vs.      Kuwait regained its
                                    Iraq                     independence after an
                                                             Iraqi invasion.



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