It has been stated that while the North won the Civil War, the South won Reconstruction. Do you think the military was effectively used in the South during the period of Reconstruction? Why, or why not?
In a nation which had historically avoided costly weapons that were soon outdated, the United States ironically began to modernize the Navy in the 1880s. Explain the cause(s) of this modernization and describe the technological advancements which took place during this era of modernization.
Discuss the views and ideas of Emory Upton. Why were his views rejected by the U.S. Army and Government?