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Courses

AMST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- future

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

The United States has spent most of its history fighting wars, first largely at home during the Revolution and American Civil War, then globally in the world wars, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Nearly every American leader has fought in or run a war, whether that leader was a founding father or our first African-American President. This course will look not only at the military history of US wars but at the leadership--Hamilton, Lincoln, Obama as well as George Patton, Colin Powell, and Chris Kyle--that organized and defined how the wars started, happened, and ended. The class will tour nearby battlefields, including such critical Civil War sites as Antietam and Gettysburg, to understand the conflicts not only on the top level but down on the battleground itself.

An additional fee of $150.00 is required for trips to the Gettysburg, Antietam, and Petersburg battlefields.

Classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: culture, history, Ithaca, military, politics

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