This task selects a historical event of your choosing from the text or other source to address the following:
What is the event?
Why did you select this particular event? Be specific (i.e., what is it about this event/era that interests you enough to want to change it).
What would you have done differently and why? Again, be specific and explain what and why.
What impact would your change(s) have on us today? How different would things be for us today if your change had actually happened? This is the most critical part of this assignment.
As you select a historical event of your choosing from the text or other source, I propose re-writing the Vietnam War to avoid it as your event. Please allow some of my notes and links to help. After you write your own draft, feel free to send to me for editing and feedback as a new posting. Thanks for your business!
First, as you talk about your event, I selected this particular event for various reasons. Because my father is a Vietnam veteran who suffers physical and emotional ramifications of the war, I have personal interest in this topic. Because of the immense, long term humanitarian, ecological, political, economic, social, and other effects of this war, I feel like it drastically ruined America's image abroad and domestically, further divided our nation, and served as a catalyst for future acts of American imperialism and aggression in years to follow. I even feel that its legacy still fuels America's military participation in the Middle East.
In sum, as you summarize what impact would your change(s) have on us today and how different would things be for us today if your change had actually happened, please note that I feel that avoiding the Vietnam War would have benefited America dramatically in the short and long term in areas such as ...
Ideas for an opportunity to change history are given.