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United States History

Wars Involving the US

Please note that the list of wars below is certainly not comprehensive. For example, there are no pages yet for the War of 1812 (1812-1815), the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), The Spanish-American War (1898),  or the Gulf War (1990-1991). Resources such as articles, books, video, etc. can be searched in the library's catalog and databases, and these pages here will be later updated.

Most of the websites linked on the following pages contain primary source materials. Use the menu to the left to navigate these timeline sections of the guide.

  • The Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

  • The U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)

  • World War I, U.S. Involvement (1917-1918)

  • World War II, U.S. Involvement (1941-1945)

  • The Cold War (1946-1991)

  • The Korean War (1950-1953)

  • The Vietnam War, U.S. Involvement (1961-1973)

  • The War in Afghanistan (2001-2021)

  • The Iraq War (2003-2011)

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