“It is good that war is so horrible for we may grow too fond of it” Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confedrate States of America This quote has been echoed throughout the ages. War is easy to get into but finding a resolution is difficult. Yet time and time again man continues to make the decision to go to war and forgets the consequences that do arise when nations go to war. We reminisce about the glorious victories and the accomplishments of people during the time of war but forget the consequences and situations and countless number of people suffering through starvation, torture, loneliness, pain and even death that accompanies all wars. “War is Hell”
In this class, we will look at the causes and the struggles that the United States had to go through during wars throughout its history from World War I through the Present War on Terror. Students will be responsible to create and present multiple presentations throughout the semester about a war from the perspective of their choice. War affects the home front, marriages, daily life and people. The students will do research and present their findings to the class about the complete picture of war. We will also view several interpretations of wars by Hollywood and discuss the aspects of what is real and what has been exaggerated for entertainment.