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The United States in the World: American Foreign Relations

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.

Topics Within This Theme

The 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)