THIS PAPER MUST NOT HAVE ANY PLAGIARISM AT ALL, EVERYTHING MUST BE ORIGINAL AND CITED IN APA PROPERLY. "DO NOT RUN IT THROUGH TURNITIN BECAUSE MY INSTRUCTOR WILL DO THAT AND IT WILL SHOW PLAGIARISM IF YOU RUN IT BEFORE HE DOES.
final paragraph from For the Common Defense Introduction (xiv) says:
“Americans have had a peculiar ambivalence toward war. They have
traditionally and sincerely viewed themselves as a peaceful, unmilitaristic
people, and yet they have hardly been unwarlike. Statistics alone testify
to the pervasive presence of war in the nation’s history, for tens of millions
of Americans have served in wartime and more than a million have died in
uniform. Understanding both this paradoxical love-hate attitude toward
war and the relationship among military institutions, war, and society is
essential in comprehending America’s past, its present, and, perhaps, its
- Interpret and
analyze the “American way of war”
- Describe and
compare American military models
- Analyze changing
American military policies and goals
- Examine American
military use of technology
- Analyze American
relationship with, preparation for, and application of war
each of the five Core Learning Outcomes to address the issues highlighted in
the final introductory paragraph of For the Common Defense. What evidence
from our readings suggests that Americans consider themselves essentially
peaceful? What evidence shows Americans as warlike? Explain this
paradoxical love-hate attitude toward war and how this relationship is
reflected in America’s military history. Finally, why is understanding
analytical core assessment essay should be:
font size of 10-12, Times New Roman.
- Citations in
proper Chicago Style for History Majors OR MLA or APA Style for
- Use margins of
one-inch on all four sides
- Contain a proper
page header with numbered pages.
- Length: 1,000 to
1,500 words (approximately 4 to 6 pages).
- Include an
abstract of 40-60 words.
- Include an
introduction paragraph with a clear statement of thesis or purpose, and a
conclusion paragraph that reiterates your key points.
will be evaluated for both content (evidence and argument) and style of
presentation. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!
(10 points): The
abstract should be 40-60 words in length.
Statement (10 points): introduction with clear thesis statement
Analysis (50 points):
America’s paradoxical love-hate relationship with war
How this relationship influences American warfare
(10 points): conclusion
paragraph that reiterates key points
Mechanics (20 points):
Punctuation & Spelling, Length, Paper format, Chicago
Style OR MLA Style for non-History Majors
Skills covered by these "writing mechanics" are part of the class
rubric - see the course syllabus. This is also important to the discipline of
History so that you can clearly convey your ideas to your reader. Keep in
mind, however, that the large majority of the paper's point
value (80%), is based on the content.
Possible: 100 points