Now don’t let it be said that the United States likes a war. Especially if you’re petitioning for immigration status with the USCIS. One good century when there were only four wars was the good old 1800s. Can you name them all? It turns out that you only need to name one of them, and the popular answer would be the first:
- Civil War
- The war of 1812 – not to be confused with the other war of 1812 which the overture is about
- Mexican-American War
- Spanish- American War.
I like the way that America assumes the trailing position in the titles of these wars, as if to say, “He started it (but we finished it)”