American Wars (and Significant Military Operations)

War (Military Action) (Approximate) Dates
Colonial Wars 1689-1763
          King William's War 1689-1697
          Queen Anne's War 1702-1713
          King George's War 1744-1748
          French and Indian War 1754-1763
Revolutionary War/War for US Independence: 1775-1783
Indian Wars: Northwest Territory, etc. 1790-1811
War of 1812 1812-1815
Indian Wars: Louisiana Purchase, etc. 1820-1840
Mexican-American War 1846-1848
Civil War/War of Rebellion 1861-1865
Indian Wars: "Wild West" 1862-1890
Spanish-American War Feb.-June 1898
Philippine Insurrection 1898-1902
Invasions of Mexico and Central America: 1898-1934
Boxer Rebellion 1900
World War I 1916-1918 [1]
Invasion of Russia/USSR 1918
World War II 1936-1945 [2]
Korean Conflict ("Police Action") 1950-1953
Invasion of Lebanon 1958
First Vietnamese War For Independence 1946-1954 [3]
Second Vietnamese War for Independence 1960-1974 [4]
El Salvador early 1980s to date [5]
Troops to Lebanon briefly 1981? [6]
Grenada Invasion 1982
Nicaragua 1981-1989 [7]
Panama Invasion 1989 [1990?]-date
Iraq Conflict Aug. 1990-1 Mar. 1991

Notes

[1] = US legally at war: 1916-1918.
[2] = US legally at war: 1941-1945.
[3] = US supports the French, against the Viet Minh; no US troops.
[4] = US advisers, then US troops. (Vietnamese names used, following standard convention.)
[5] = No US troops.
[6] = 200 US Marines killed.
[7] = No US troops.