Great Battles and How They Have Shaped American History


Date : Sat., April 21, 2012 to Sun., April 22, 2012 Category : Butcher History Institute



FPRI’s Wachman Center, in association with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, was proud to present their seventh weekend-long conference for teachers on subjects in military history. During this conference, held April 21-22, 2012, we focused on great battles and how they have shaped American history.

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


Paul Herbert

Executive Director, First Division Museum at Cantigny

Walter A. McDougall

Co-chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania

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Welcoming Remarks


Saratoga 1777: The Battle that Persuaded the French to Ally with the 13 States


Professor of Military Thought and Strategy, U.S. Army War College

Related Multimedia:

Saratoga 1777: The Battle That Persuaded the French to Ally with the 13 States


Plattsburgh 1814: The Battle that Persuaded the British to Accept the United States as an Equal and Conclude the Treaty of Ghent


Wayne E. Lee

Dowd Distinguished Term Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Author, "Barbarians and Brothers: Atrocity and Restraint in Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865"

Related Article(s):

The Battles of Plattsburgh and Ending the War of 1812

Related Multimedia:

Plattsburgh 1814: The Battle That Persuaded the British to Accept the United States as an Equal and Conclude the Treaty of Ghent


Gettysburg 1863: The Battle that Ensured Anglo-French Non-Intervention and Thus Saved the American Union


Mark Grimsley

Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University

Related Multimedia:

Gettysburg 1863: The Battle That Ensured Anglo-French Non-Intervention and thus Saved the American Union


Manila Bay 1898: The Battle that Inadvertently Made America a Global Colonial and Naval Power


James Kurth

Senior Fellow, FPRI

Senior Research Scholar, Swarthmore College

Related Multimedia:

Manila Bay 1898: The Battle that Inadvertently Made America a Global Colonial and Naval Power


Meuse-Argonne 1918: The Battle that Made the United States a Decisive Factor in the European Balance of Power


Michael Neiberg

Harrold K. Johnson

Chair in Military History, U.S. Army War College

Related Article(s):

The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, 1918: Harbinger of American Great Power on the European Continent?

Related Multimedia:

Meuse-Argonne 1918: The Battle that Made the United States a Decisive Factor in the European Balance of Power


Midway 1942: The Battle that Began the Era when American Air and Sea Power Conquered and Defended the Global Commons


Michael A. Palmer

Professor of History, Program in Maritime Studies, East Carolina University

Related Multimedia:

Midway 1942: The Battle that Began the Era When American Air and Sea Power Conquered and Defended the Global Commons


Normandy 1944: The Battle that Extended America's Geopolitical Presence to the Eurasian Heartland—Permanently


Paul Herbert

Executive Director, First Division Museum at Cantigny

Related Article(s):

The Great Battle for Normandy, 1944

Related Multimedia:

Normandy 1944: The Battle that Extended America’s Geopolitical Presence to the Eurasian Heartland-Permanently


Tet 1968: The Battle that Turned Us Away from Vietnam and Constrained Our Use of Military Power for at Least a Generation


Director, Dept. of Military History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Related Article(s):

Tet 1968: The Turning Point

Related Multimedia:

Tet 1968: The Battle that Turned Us Away from Vietnam and Constrained our Use of Military Power for at Least a Generation


Location


Venue


First Division Museum at Cantigny


1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links


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Related Program(s)


Program on National Security

Program on Teaching Military History