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.Know More
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 about US History
The major battles of the Spanish American War were fought at Manila Bay in the Philippines (May 1, 1898), San Juan Heights or San Juan Hill in Cuba (July 1, 1898) and Santiago Bay in Cuba (July 3, 1898). The third of these battles desolated the Spanish fleet and forced their surrender a little over 2 weeks later.Full Answer >
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 American Civil War essentially ended in the spring of 1865, with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and his troops, the last major Confederate army, to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Va., on April 9, 1865. However, the last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas, on May 13, and the last confederate army ceased to exist when General Kirby Smith surrendered and signed the treaty on June 2.Full Answer >
The two sides involved in the American Civil War were the Union, which represented the North, and the Confederacy, which represented the South. There were numerous reason behind why each side's soldiers fought for one side or the other.Full Answer >