American History

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American History
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  1. 13 U.S. Wars
    • 1. American Revolutionary War
    • 2. Indian War
    • 3. War of 1812
    • 4. Mexican American War
    • 5. Civil War
    • 6. Spanish American War
    • 7. World War I
    • 8. World War II
    • 9. Korean War
    • 10. Vietnam War
    • 11. Gulf War
    • 12. Operation Enduring Freedom
    • 13. Operation Iraqi Freedom
  2. American Revolutionary War
    • 18th Century
    • vs. Britain
    • To Gain independence from Brittian
    • Colonies disliked Brittians rule
    • U.S. became its own nation
  3. Indian Wars
    • vs. Indians
    • usually over land
    • spread out, many over time
  4. War of 1812
    • 19th Century
    • vs.  Britain
    • over trade restrictions, impressment at sea
    • wanted to gain canada, failed
    • won the war
  5. Mexican American
    • 19th Century
    • vs. Mexico
    • U.S. wanted land, didn't want Texas on its own
    • U.S. gained southern land and much of Texas
  6. Civil War
    • 19th Century
    • vs. us
    • North worried South would seced
    • abolished slavery and united the nation
    • North won
  7. Spanish American War
    • 19th and 20th Century
    • vs. Spain
    • Spanish revolt
    • U.S. gained Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Phillipines
  8. World War I
    • 20th Century
    • in Europe
    • goal was to defeat Germany
    • defeated them, and it lead to WWII
  9. World War II
    • 20th Century
    • vs. Germany (Hitler)
    • U.S., Russia, and Englad took over Germany
  10. Korean War
    • 20th Century
    • South Korea vs. North Korea
    • political differences
    • Korea remained divided
  11. Vietnam War
    • 20th Century
    • South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam
    • communists
    • lost, all of Vietnam is now communists
  12. Gulf War
    • 20th Century
    • vs. Iraq
    • help Kuwait and keep oil in the right hands
    • Kuwait was liberated and peace was established
  13. Operation: Enduring Freedm
    • 21st Century
    • Al Qaeda's attack on 9/11 and stop Taliban
    • Taliban is over thrown
    • Osama Bin Laden is dead
  14. Operation Iraqi Freedom
    • 21st Century
    • vs. Iraq
    • believed to have WMD
    • Iraq is now democracy
    • Saddam Hussein removed from power
  15. Manifest Destiny
    America's perceived God given right to expand
  16. Legislative Branch
    • Senate: 100 members
    • House of Representatives: 435 members
    • -Makes the laws
  17. Executive Branch
    • President
    • Vice President
    • 14 Cabinet Members
    • -Executes the laws; makes sure they are carried out
  18. Judicial Branch
    • Supreme Court: 9 justices
    • Lower Federal Courts
    • -Interprets the laws; decides what they mean

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