North America 1845
Annexation of Texas
An even bigger flashpoint than Oregon was Texas, which wanted to join the US despite Mexican warnings that doing so ...
North America 1914
Political instability in the Caribbean and Central America continued into the 1910s, prompting further US military interventions as it sought ...
North America 1916
Pancho Villa Expedition
The coalition that had deposed Huerta collapsed soon after taking Mexico City. A year of fighting followed, in which the ...
North America 1934
The Great Depression hit the United States hard, with a nearly 45% drop in industrial production and widespread unemployment peaking ...
North America 1944
America in World War II
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States, bringing its U-boat campaign to the ...
North America 1949
North Atlantic Treaty
World War II left the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in Europe. Relations between the ...
North America 1994
New World Order
In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait - the first major crisis of the post-Cold War world. Under US leadership, a global ...
North America 2001
September 11 attacks
To defeat Iraq, the US had based troops in Saudi Arabia - a move which offended a number of Muslims. One ...
North America 2014
Mexican Drug War
The US responded to the September 11 attacks by declaring a "War on Terror" and invading Afghanistan, where Al-Qaeda was ...