North American Immigration
World War II and immigration
The cataclysm of World War II (1937–45) had a profound effect on immigration to North America.
World War I and immigration
The outbreak of World War I in 1914 was seen by most Americans and many Canadians as a distinctly European problem.
U.S.-Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
By defeating Mexico in the U.S.-Mexican War (1846–48), the United States added virtually all of the present American Southwest to the Union, together with some 100,000 Mexican citizens.
Terrorism and immigration
Modern terrorism is the use of violent, brutal force against civilians and the deliberate targeting of noncombatants for political or religious reasons.
Seven Years’ War
The Seven Years’ War (1756–63) was the culmination of a century of European warfare that centered on the growing conflict between Prussia and Austria in Europe but also involved an escalating contest between Britain and France for imperial control beyond Europe.
September 11, 2001
September 11, or 9/11, is used almost universally to identify collectively the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the World Trade Center in New York City.
Revolutions of 1848
Throughout 1848, a series of liberal revolutions swept across most of western and central Europe, offering the promise of greater political and religious freedoms.
The period of intense political and ideological struggle between democratic countries led by the United States and the Soviet Union (1945–91) and its communist satellites is often referred to as the cold war.
American Revolution and immigration
When tensions arising from the financial strain of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63) erupted into war between Britain and 13 of its American colonies in 1775, colonists were forced to take sides.