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Over the course of its history, the United States has engaged in many crucial military actions and wars. The United States evolved from 13 colonies fighting against Native American Indians to a new nation fighting Great Britain for independence to a country striving for national unification and peace during the Civil War to ultimately the world’s sole remaining superpower of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Therefore, wars not only shaped American independence but established its superpower status in world history.

From Conflicts With Indigenous Inhabitants to Independence

From the settling of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 to the mid-18th century, a number of military conflicts between the indigenous inhabitants and White settlers broke out. In the 17th century, colonial wars between Native American Indians and ...

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