Topic: Military History essay paper

American Military Experience Assignment 1
Course Texts:
Gene Smith, et al, In Harm’s Way: A History of the American Military Experience (2020). ISBN 9780190210793
Andrew Bacevich, America’s War for Greater Middle East (2016), ISBN 9780553393958
Reading Assignment
In Harm’s Way: 
Chapter 1 – Surviving in a Wilderness, 1585-1676 
Chapter 2 – Competing for a Continent, 1565-1763

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Select one of the two questions based on the readings and one of the assigned videos.  
How did the American colonist adapt to their unique environment, specifically, how did they fight the Native Americans? 
How did the Americans wage war as part of a larger entity, specifically the British Empire – what were the advantages and disadvantages experienced by the colonists? 
Your answer MUST be, at least, 500-words in length, and MUST include information from the readings and one of the videos.  You NEED to include citations in the body of your work, specifically page numbers from the text, i.e. (12), or time stamp from the video, i.e. (4:45).   Failure to include citations or meet the  minimum page length will result in the loss of substantial points.  

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: History
Pages/words: 2/550
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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