The American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the War of 1812 were all fought on American soil. World War II, the Mexican-American War and The French and Indian War both took place on areas that would eventually be part of the United States.
The Revolutionary War featured battles fought as far south as Georgia and as far north as New Hampshire. As more lands were added to the United States so were the potential battle sites. The War of 1812 saw battles as far south and west as Louisiana. During the war, the British sacked Washington D.C. and burned down the White House.
The Civil War would reach as far west as the Mississippi River; however, the majority of the war took place in the Southern states. The only battle to be waged in a Union state was the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
The Mexican-American War was fought in what would be the future states of Texas, California and New Mexico.
The United States involvement in World War II began when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which was at the time a U.S. Territory. Additionally, German U-boats attempted military maneuvers off the coast of New York.Learn More
In some ways, it seems inevitable that the Civil War would happen because of the rising tensions between the North and the South. It is impossible to know for sure whether or not the American Civil War was inevitable and the topic is debated at length among scholars. It also seems possible that compromises could have been made in areas that might have allowed for a resolution.Full Answer >
The Confederacy lost the Civil War for a variety of reasons, chief among them a lack of resources and manpower. The North had more soldiers, more manufacturing and agricultural capacity, and the ability to blockade Southern ports. The institution of slavery also made it difficult to generate political support overseas.Full Answer >
Exodusters were black Americans, many former slaves, who left the South and migrated to western states after the Civil War in an effort to escape racism and economic oppression. Their aim was to set up independent communities as a sort of promised land. Most Exodusters settled in Kansas.Full Answer >
The French and Indian War, an extension of the Seven Years War in Europe, was fought over land claims. Beginning with a dispute between British and French colonists over the Ohio River Valley, it became a struggle for all the North American territories east of the Mississippi.Full Answer >