There were many battles fought to make the United States what it is today. Many men sacrificed their lives, homes, and families to make America what we call our home sweet home. Three very important wars that made an impact of the future of this country were the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II. The outcomes of all of these wars defined the beliefs of our people and inspired the future directions of our country.
The War that started it all was the Revolutionary War, which is also known as the American Revolution and the seven years war.It was the war in which the Americans gained their independence from Britain.Conflicts arose when the STAMP ACT, passed by Parliament roused a violent colonial outcry as an act of taxation with out representation. The TOWNSHED ACTS led to such events as the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party. The actual fighting started on April19, 1775, and ended in 1781. George Washington, who later became thefirst president of the United States, led the forces into battle.A tactic used in the battlefield was Guerilla Warfare. This is where men would not fight in the traditional style of standing in a line and waiting for their opponent to do the same and shoot, but to hide and ambush the enemy. The tactic was a great help in the victory of the Americans. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed and officially ended the Revolutionary War. The independence of the United States was finally clearly declared.
Another war that also made a big impact on America was the Civil War. The Civil War was fought between northern and southern states from 1861 to 1865. The northern states were known as the Union and the Southern states were known as the Confederacy. The war grew because of economic and social differences between the North and the South, mostly over the issue of slavery. The fighting began with the attack of the Confederates on Fort Sumpter. Most of the battles took pl