You will be required to
research one of the topics listed below as a class writing project.You may select whichever topic is of the
greatest interest to you.Topic
descriptions are intentionally brief so as to allow you maximum attitude to
develop it from a variety of viewpoints.
Your work will be graded on
the basis of the quality of your presentation:not on how politically correct or popular a particular view may be.Spelling, grammar, punctuation and the use of
an accepted footnoting procedure will be included in determining the overall
quality of your work.
Completed work, minus cover
pages and addendum, should be between 4 and 5 double spaced typed pages.Typing is not required, however handwritten
work must be clearly legible.Consider 2
legal size handwritten pages to equal one typed page.
1. How is Iraq “another Vietnam”? How
is it not? Compare and contrast the
political, societal, and military lessons learned (both good and bad) during
and following the Vietnam
war with the events the have transpired and current situation in Iraq. Consider the
question from both the domestic and international perspectives.
2. Some have contended that
the American experience during the American Revolution is the same as the North
Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.Compare and contrast the political, societal, and military situation
(both good and bad) during and following the Vietnam war with the events
thattranspired during our American
revolution. Consider the question from both the domestic and international
3.Other – you may choose to do another topic of
your choice so long as it is related to a better understanding of some aspect
of the Vietnam war from 1945-1975.The
instructor must approve the topic prior to beginning research.