Common Knowledge?

I do not like to mix the terms “America” and the “United States of America””. To me, America is a geographical expression that includes North, Central and South America and the islands in the Caribean. The United States is a republic located in North America.

Also think the Global War on Terror is not the longest war in U.S. History.

North AmericaThe longest war in American History may be the struggle for control of North America, 1689-1815, or the North American Hundred Years War. Included are King William’s War (1688-1697), Queen Anne’s War (1701-1713), King George’s War (1740-1748),  the French and Indian War (1754-1763), Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763), The U.S. War for Independence (1775-1783), U.S. operations against the Miami Indians (1791-1811), the War of 1812 (1812-1815)  and U.S. operations against the Creek Indians (1814). The primary contestants were Great Britain, France Spain, the colonists of the respective powers and the powers’ Indian allies. After 1776, the United States was a participant. Many of these wars were offshoots of European conflict; the French and Indian War in America was called the Seven Years War in Europe. European powers were also involved in the War for Independence, the Miami War and the Creek War.

The United States of America

The United States of America

The longest war in U.S. history was the Indian Wars (1791-1891), They raged from Ohio south to Florida and west to California nad Washington State. Over 1200 engagements occured (just involving the Regular Army) in these years. Indian campaigns also occurred during the War for Independence and the War of 1812.

Next is the Philippine Insurection or the Philippine-American War (1898-1913). For the first two years the U.S. battled Filipino nationalists and after that Moros on the island of Midanao.

The Philippines

The Philipines

 

 

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