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World History

American Philosophy of Manifest Destiny, annexation of Texas, Polk's agenda to annex California, greed of slave owners to extend slavery, and general mood of the country against war reveal the fact that motive behind the attack was expansionism or imperialism. The invasion also depicts the racist spirit of American society.

The following examples or events are enough to prove that the Mexican-American War(1846-48)was an effort to extend American territories, and it shows the horrific imperialistic attitude of the United States. Can you provide me a response to the points brought below? 1. The philosophy of 'Manifest Destiny' was coined by John

Hard Times

Citing specific evidence from Dickens' Hard Times, describe some of the effects of industrialization and urbanization on English society in the nineteenth century.

Egyptian Civilization

i have a project on the Egyptian theocracy that I would like to get started on. Could you help by providing me with a quick overview of Egyptian Civilization and background information for the following six questions? - How was civilization developed in Egypt? - How did egypt promote the idea of national unification? - How

War and Culture - Faust

Please help answer the following question. How would 'The Good Death' by Drew Gilpin Faust support or refute your statement that "people are more attuned to how people die today"?

War and Culture

Please help answer the following questions. Would it be preferable for a soldier to be buried with his/her family or with his/her military family today? Would that view have been different in 1865?

US Relations with Korea and China

Need help with Summarizing events between the U.S. and North Korea and identify and describe the current relationship between the U.S. and South Korea. Need help with describing the current U.S. diplomatic approach to the country China then Contrast and compare the two (2) relationships. Then I must use the two (2) countri

Western trends in the United States

Although the United States of America has become a melting pot for a diversity of cultures, its basic institutions and ideals are essentially Western. Identify a specific characteristic of American culture that originated in each of the four major periods of Western Civilization under study in this class: the Ancient World (N

The US Military and Effective Leadership

1. Analyze the military condition and the problems of ineffective leadership. 2. Analyze the qualities of an effective leader. 3. Describe attack by fire. 4. Describe "the empty and the solid." 5. Describe the guiding principles of war.

Marriage in Ancient Egypt

This solution briefly outlines the significant role of marriage within Ancient Egypt, such as how it organized and kept a family together.

Challenges of the 21st Century: USA

In President Clinton's 1999 State of the Union address he looked ahead to the turn of the millennium and gave the American people an important message. He said, "My fellow Americans, this is our moment. Let us lift our eyes as one nation, and from the mountaintop of this American Century, look ahead to the next one." A new centu

Effects of Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941 Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This thrust America into World War II, and for the next four years it dominated nearly every aspect of American life. Select one of the following main issues "gender, race, ethnicity, technology, politics"and discuss the ways tha

Military Ethics

Share the one concept about Military Ethics that has had the most impact on your concepts of personal ethics. Include an explanation of why it had this impact, and what effect it will make on you in the future.

"Small Unit Leadership" by Malone

Malone's final chapter seems to summarize the role and responsibility of a small unit leader. Yet, in doing so, he lists 27 different "how to's". Generally speaking, such a large number proves unmanageable when it comes down to determining what might be called the "commander's guide to successful leadership." Select what you

Future Military and Robert Gates

Read the speech given by Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, on Friday February 25th 2011. What are the main postulates of his speech, and what is your opinion/reaction to his words and ideas?

Separation of the South: Applying the Constitution

It is early December, 1860, the United States is about to tear itself apart with a full blown war (Civil War/War Between the States). Disregarding the issue of Slavery, explain why you feel that the South should be able to leave the Union constitutionally, or not. Please keep in mind that the South's argument was that the North

Leadership in Warfare

Are adaptive leaders born or made? What type of organizational culture, training environment, command climate and/or experience would foster the growth of adaptive leaders? Is the current Global War on Terror (Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom), dubbed the Captain's War, accelerating the growth of adaptive leade

Teamwork: Small vs. Large Units

What is the importance of teamwork and its importance to small unit leadership? Is there value? How does an individual small unit leader develop this teamwork mentality, and what happens if he/she fails to do so? Will there be a significant impact either positive or negative? When do strong teams within a unit undermine the l

Moral Values in the US Military

Hartle (2004) stated in Moral Issues, "The three primary factors that have shaped the American professional military ethics are the functional requirements of military service, the international laws of war, and the core values of American society" (Page 9). How has this impacted ethics in the military?

Just War Theory

Discuss here Just War Theory (JWT). How can one apply the principles of the JWT to the military actions enforced by the US during World War 2?

Christopher Kolenda's The Warrior's Art

In terms of Kolenda's Chapter 1, what is Leadership? What major points does Kolenda use to illuminate his ideas on leadership? Do you agree or disagree? And why?

Military Ethics

What do you think is one of the major ethical questions facing the armed forces today? Also, have you read any of the following? Bacevich, Andew. (2008). The Limits of Power. New York: Henry Holt & Company Hartle, A.E. (2004). Moral Issues in Military Decision Making (2nd ed.). Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of K

Nazi Values and Education

What were the values of the Nazi's, and how were these values implemented into the education system in Germany?

Leadership - General Patton

After a review of the below principles that guided Gen. Patton throughout his storied career which principles do you believe are valid for today's leaders and which one(s) do you see in your own leadership kit bag - Gen. Patton's leadership style varied at times and he could be considered the autocratic / hardnosed type with an

Leadership - Chain of Command

1.You are the highest enlisted member (Command Sergeant Major, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Command Master Chief, etc) of your current base, post, det, boat, submarine etc. what are some of the changes you would implement immediately and why? 2. You are the highest commander of your base, post, det, boat, submarine etc. wha

Latin Americans - Philosophies, Influence, Contributions

What are some of the philosophies that influenced Latin America? In what way did they impact the cultures of Latin America? What contributions to society did folk and elite caudillos bring to Latin American society? What impact did the encroachment of Europeans have upon the New World?


Discuss enlisted leadership. Choose a current article that discusses one of the branches of service and how NCOs are making a difference. Make sure to cite using APA format.

Changes in the military

Explain how you see leadership has changed in the military and civilian worlds from the end of World War II to today. What particular leader stands out in your mind as a great leader in modern times...and why?

Pearl Harbor

YOU ARE THERE: The date is December 7, 1941 at precisely 0755 hours Hawaii time. Select one of the following scenarios and discuss what leadership you think should be demonstrated. 1. You are standing on the deck of the USS West Virginia at the exact moment that the Japanese torpedo bombers strike at Pearl Harbor. You are the