On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
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On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.
Read what General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Force, told his invading force on the eve of D-Day in 1944.
On June 6, 1944, about 150,000 troops stormed the beaches of France in the epic D-Day invasion that proved pivotal to the Allied war effort. But how did the idea originate and how did the Allies pull off such a huge task?
In this commentary from June 2012, Dr. Edward J. Lordan from West Chester University looks at how three presidents used language to convey the need to fight overseas.