The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the rebellion of thirteen of the North American colonies of Great Britain who declared themselves independent in 1776 as the United States of America. France intervened on the side of the new nation in 1778, after which it became a world war between Britain and France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Simultaneously there was slightly related war in India involving the British East India Company against theKingdom of Mysore.
The Northwest Indian War (1785–1795), also known as Little Turtle's War and by other names, was a war between the United States and a confederation of numerous Native tribes, with minor support from the British, for control of the Northwest Territory. It followed centuries of conflict over this territory, first among Native American tribes, and then with the added shifting alliances among the tribes and the European powers: France, Great Britain, and their colonials.
The Quasi-War (French: Quasi-guerre) was an undeclared war fought mostly at sea between the United States of America, Batavian Republic, and Great Britain against the French Republic and Spain from 1798 to 1800. In the United States, the conflict was sometimes also referred to as the Undeclared War with France, the Pirate Wars, and the Half-War.