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The result of the Mexican American War was the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, which stated that Mexico had to give up land to the United States, including Texas. That land now makes up the states of California, Utah and Nevada, as well as parts of Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona. The


The U.S. Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA. Some fighting continued after this date, but this is considered the official end of the war.


World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918, when major hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers ceased. The combatants then began to negotiate peace, and on June 28, 1919 signed the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending the war.


The Spanish-American War took place in 1898. The war grew out of Cuba's fight for independence, which began a few years earlier, and the sinking of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor in February of 1898.


The Revolutionary War officially ended on Sept. 3, 1783. However, British troops began withdrawing in 1781.


The first World War began on July 28,1914 with the Austrio-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia and ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. An armistice on November 11, 1918 effectively ended fighting, although a state of war existed until the treaty was ratified.


The official date that marked the end of the Korean War is July 27, 1953. The war lasted for three years before an armistice between North Korea, South Korea and the People's Republic of China brought it to an end.


World War I combat operations ended with an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, but Nov. 11 is remembered and celebrated as the end of the war.


Though the conflicts began much earlier, World War II did not officially begin until September 1, 1939. The massive war ended 6 years later in 1945.


The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, with a battle at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The war ended when General Robert E. Lee, of the Army of the Confederacy, surrendered on May 9, 1865. The last shot was fired in Texas in June of 1865.