This theme's focus
on American foreign relations allows participants to increase their
content knowledge of American diplomatic and military history. By discussing
the role of the United States in the world, we are able to better understand
issues surrounding expansion and its effects both positive and negative,
on the nation's values, institutions and history. This topic includes
American foreign relations from the revolutionary period through the
age of expansion, the world wars, and the Cold War, and also explores
the role of the United States in regional and post-colonial conflicts.
Long Road to Lexington: Networks of Resistance in Colonial Massachusetts
(February 3, 2005)
They Burned the White House?: What was the War of 1812 all about?
(March 3, 2005)
Into the Quagmire: Vietnam (April 7, 2005)