Controversy existed within the country or countries affected by U.S. involvement.

By the mid-20th century, the United States had become the dominant force in international relations. Some have argued that the United States’ military functions as the world’s “police.” This assignment covers the manner in which this shift occurred and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Using the Internet and reputable news sources, research two (2) real-life international incidents from the past five (5) years in which:

The U.S. used military action abroad.
Controversy existed within the American public regarding U.S. involvement.
Controversy existed within the country or countries affected by U.S. involvement.

You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you explored two (2) real-life international incidents from the past five (5) years involving the United States as they received an elevated status as a world power. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.

Prompt: Describe the manner in which the United States shifted to become the dominant force in international relations, and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Discuss two (2) international events involving the US military from the past five (5) years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.

Key Themes:

Aspects of US history since 1865 that has led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.
International incidents since World War II where America has taken on a policing role.
Driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international
Treaties, exit strategies, elections, and wars
The rise of the United States to a world “superpower” and how that status has shaped its internal developments in recent decades.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

Introduce your paper with your previously crafted thesis statement.
Discuss two (2) international events involving the US military from the past five (5) years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.
Discuss three (3) aspects of US history since 1865 that has led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.
Identify three to five (3-5) international incidents since World War II where America has taken on a policing role.
Determine three to five (3-5) driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents you outlined previously. (Consider treaties, exit strategies, elections, wars, etc.)
Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Write using relevant explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.
Demonstrate correct spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics.

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