List of wars involving the United States


List of wars involving the United States

This is a list of wars and military campaigns in chronological order, that involved the United States during and since the American Revolutionary War.

Dates indicate the years in which the United States was involved in the war.

18th Century

*American Revolutionary War, 1775 – 1783
**Boston campaign, 1775 - 1776
** Canadian Theatre, 1775 - 1776
**New York and New Jersey campaign, 1776 - 1777
**Saratoga Campaign, 1777
**Philadelphia Campaign, 1777 - 1778
** Western Theatre, 1775 - 1782
** Northern Theater, 1778 - 1781
** Southern Theatre, 1775 - 1782
*Northwest Indian War, 1785 - 1795
*Quasi-War, France, 1798 – 1800

19th Century

*First Barbary War, 1801 – 1805
*Sabine Expedition, 1806
*War of 1812, 1812 – 1815
**Tecumseh's Rebellion, 1811 - 1813
** Lake Champlain Campaign, 1812 - 1814
** Niagara Campaign, 1812 - 1814
** Detroit Campaign, 1812 - 1814
** Chesapeake Campaign, 1813 - 1814
**Creek War, 1813 - 1814
**Peoria War, 1813
** Southern Campaign,
*Second Barbary War, 1815
*First Seminole War, 1817 - 1818
*Winnebago War, 1827
*Black Hawk War, 1832
*Second Seminole War, 1835 - 1842
*Mexican-American War, 1846 – 1848
*Cayuse War, 1847 - 1855
*Third Seminole War, 1855 - 1858
*American Civil War, 1861 – 1865
**Union blockade, 1861 - 1865
** Eastern Theater, 1861 - 1865
** Western Theater, 1861 - 1865
** Lower Seaboard Theater, 1861 - 1865
** Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1861 - 1865
**Dakota Conflict, 1862
** Pacific Coast Theater, 1863
**Colorado War, 1863 - 1865
*Red Cloud's War, 1866 - 1868
*Korean Expedition, 1871
*Modoc War, 1872 - 1873
*Red River War, 1874 - 1875
*Black Hills War, 1876 - 1877
*Nez Perce War, 1877
*Bannock War, 1878
*Cheyenne War, 1878 - 1879
*Sheepeater Indian War, 1879
*Ute War, 1879-1880
*Pine Ridge Campaign, 1890-1891
*Battle of Leech Lake, 1898
*Spanish-American War, 1898
*Philippine-American War, 1899 - 1913

20th Century

*Boxer Rebellion, 1900 - 1902
*Banana Wars:
*United States occupation of Nicaragua, 1907-1933
*United States occupation of Honduras, 1907-1933
*United States overthrow of Guatemalan Government, 1907-1933
*Intervention during Panamanian Election, 1908
*United States occupation of Cuba, 1912
*United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914
*United States occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934
*Mexican Expedition, 1916 - 1917
*United States occupation of the Dominican Republic, 1917-1924
*Battle at Nogales, Arizona, 1917
*World War I, 1917 – 1918 (time span of U.S. involvement)
** European Theatre, 1917 - 1918
** First Battle of the Atlantic, 1917 - 1918
*Polar Bear Expedition, 1918 - 1919
*American Expeditionary Force Siberia, Soviet Union, 1918 - 1920
*Yangtze Patrol, 1922-1927
*World War II, 1941 – 1945 (time span of U.S. involvement)
** Second Battle of the Atlantic, 1941 - 1945
**Pacific War, 1941 - 1945
** African Theatre, 1942 - 1943
** European Theatre, 1944 - 1945
*United States Intervention in Greek Election, 1947-1949
* Operation PBFORTUNE, Guatemala, 1952
*Operation Ajax, US overthrow of Iranian Government, 1953
* Operation PBSUCCESS, Guatemala, 1954
*Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuba, 1961
*Operation Powerpack, Dominican Republic, 1965 - 1966
*Korean War, 1950 - 1953
* Operation Blue Bat, Lebanon, 1958
*United States Intervention at Panama Canal, 1958
*Vietnam War, 1962 - 1973 (time span of United States involvement)
*United States Occupation of Laos, 1962 - 1973
*United States Intervention at Panama Canal, 1964
*Cambodian Civil War, 1969 - 1970
*United States Overthrow of Chilean Government, 1964
*Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974
*Operation Eagle Claw, Iran hostage crisis, 1980
* First Gulf of Sidra Incident, Libya, 1981
*Contra War, El Salvador, 1981-1990
*Occupation of Beirut, Lebanon, 1982-1984
*Invasion of Grenada, Grenada, 1983-1984
*Operation El Dorado Canyon, Libya, 1986
*Iran–Iraq War, 1987 - 1989
*Operation Just Cause, Panama 1989 - 1990
* Second Gulf of Sidra Incident, Libya, 1989
*Persian Gulf War, Iraq, 1991
*Operation Desert Shield, 1991
*Operation Desert Storm, 1991
*Somali Civil War, 1992 - 1994
*Operation Provide Relief, 1992
*Operation Restore Hope, 1992 - 1994
*Yugoslav wars, 1994 - 1999
* Bosnian Conflict, 1994 - 1995
*Kosovo Conflict, 1997 - 1999

21st Century

*War on Terrorism, 2001 - present
*Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan 2001 - present
*Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines 2002 - present
*Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa 2002 - present
*Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 - present
*Waziristan War, 2004 - present
*War in Somalia, 2006 - present
*Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara 2007 - present


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