The War Room is the home base for all of my American war overviews. From the French and Indian War to World War II one can see the transformation of America from a British subject to a revolutionary idea to an economic and military powerhouse. It is all here alone with a long list of resources to further your own knowledge about this great nation.
French and Indian War: Also known as the Seven Years War between France and Britain was the war that set the stage for the American Revolution. The British successfully defeated the French and expanded their empire into Canada with its conquest of Quebec. Many of the veterans during this war became patriot leaders during the Revolutionary War including the young British colonel George Washington.
Revolutionary War: The war that gave America its independence was fought from 1775 – 1783 and remains a popular topic among taverns and universities across the nation. It gave rise to George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and other influential political figures as well as set the stage for the Civil War.
War of 1812: The war that almost cost America its freedom. While one should always honor the sacrifices of its fallen, the War of 1812 is often viewed as the war that should not have been fought. America entered the war unprepared and came out a well-organized machine. This war gave rise to Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison.
Mexican-American War: The war of conquest that pushed the borders of America further west. Great leaders such as: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and others that would fight in the Civil War emerged as promising military commanders.
Civil War: The American Revolution gave America its independence and built a nation, but the Civil War defined America and made us who we are today. It reunited a nation, freed those in bondage, and set the stage for the industrial revolution. Its effects are still felt today and it changed the way war was waged.
World War I, World War II, The Korean War, and Vietnam are all wars that were fought in the 20th century and will eventually be listed in the war room, but it is necessary to focus on the above mentioned wars first as they helped build the country and its military into what it became.