United States History
This course explores the history of America from the Colonial Period to the present. It will specifically explore how America’s values, the government, and the military evolve to meet internal and external challenges. This course will use the US military as a lens to look at history, specifically how it evolves to reflect American social, political, economic and industrial changes. This course will focus on the “why” and “so what” of major US historical events and conflicts. It will provide insight into how the US evolved as a state, the role of the military in society and how the US arrived at its current position in international affairs.
American Military History, Volume #1, The United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917, by Richard W. Stewart. (Book will be provided digitally to students at no charge on first day of class.)
American Military History, Volume #2, The United States Army in a Global Era, 1917-2003m, by Richard W. Stewart. (Book will be provided digitally to students at no charge on first day of class.)