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U.S. History to 1877: Early Wars

U.S. History to1877

Early Wars

This page will help you find basic information on early American wars. Scroll down to see the dates for the major early American wars.

American Revolutionary War - British Surrender at Yorktown -  AndrewJackson New Oleans -  

It will also help you to learn about the wars and what war was fought in which years. You can use some of the keywords from here to find books and articles from our catalog and the databases.

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.

The War of 1812 (1812 to 1815) was fought between the United States and Great Britain.

The Mexican-American War (1846 and 1848) was fought between the United States and Mexico. 

The American Civil War (1861 and 1865) was fought between the northern and the southern states of the United States of America.