The United States at War

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Revolutionary War

The War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Persian Gulf War

Afghanistan War

Iraq War

Nicknames for U.S. Soldiers

Cold War

“Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”—William Prescott at the battle of Bunker Hill, American Revolution

From the American Revolution to the Iraq War, the U.S. has fought in 12 major wars. Do you know their names, where they were fought and why, and who won? Here's a quick look. (Casualties means dead or wounded; it does not include captured or missing.)

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