This course will cover the military conflicts in which the United States has been involved. Conflicts from the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War will be studied. The major emphasis will be on cause-effect relationships. There will also be military tactics and innovations from each conflict presented. Conflicts studied will include: the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War will be integrated into the course as well. A major emphasis will be placed on learning the focus and events in the world which led to each war and possible solutions that might lead to maintaining peace.