HY 2000: American Military History I


Examines the American military's evolution from its infancy as colonial militia groups to 1918 as the United States was on the brink of reaching world power status.


  1. Describe the role of the militia in times of peace and war in the colonial frontier.
  2. Recognize the effects social ideologies had on the patriot or U.S. military.
  3. Discuss the innovations and technological advances directly related to the U.S. military.
  4. Explain the importance of the U.S. military in the settlement of the West.
  5. Describe the strengths of the U.S. military during major military encounters.
  6. Examine the environment experienced by the enlisted colonial or U.S. soldier.
  7. Contrast the roles of the U.S. military during times of peace and war.
  8. Discuss the United States’ transition from isolation to involvement in world conflicts.
  9. Utilize academic resources within the field of history to develop creative and well-reasoned arguments.




For the common defense: A military history of the United States from 1607 to 2012 (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Free Press (2012)
Author: Millett, A. R., Maslowski, P., & Feis, W. B.
ISBN: 9781451623536
Price: $20.02

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