American War of Independence
(1775-1783)--Also known as the American Revolutionary War.
This war was a major defeat for the British, with the end result
being the loss of the British colonies in America. Britain
retained Canada, despite the American attempt to invade. The war
also involved France, Spain, and the Netherlands on the American
The Chesapeake Affair
(June 22, 1807)--Naval battle between USS Chesapeake
and HMS Leopard.
Little Belt Affair
(May 16, 1811)--Naval battle between USS President and
HMS Little Belt . This was one of the precursors that led
up to the War of 1812.
War of 1812
(1812-1815)--2nd war between the United States and Great
Britain. This war was fought at the same time the British were
fighting in Europe and elsewhere against Napoleon's French Empire.
Despite the simultaneous nature of these wars, America and France
were not allied together against Britain.