Soldiers from the Revolutionary War through World War I

WRITER INSTRUCTIONS
You are a freelance reporter who has been hired by the Military Times to write a
comprehensive essay about the experiences of soldiers from the Revolutionary War through
World War I that will be published on November 11 (Veterans Day).
Discussion of World War I should be primary as Veterans Day is related to this war. You
were hired for this assignment because the Military Times discovered that you are the
descendant of professional soldiers, all of whom wrote about their experiences.
The Military Times wants an academic article that addresses the unique experiences of
colonial and U.S. soldiers (including your ancestors) from the Revolution through World
War I, as well as an article that identifies the changes and innovations that occurred in the
military during this time. Address what the military’s role was when the nation was not
officially at war.
The project is to be treated as an article that will appear in the Military Times. You should
address the following concepts listed below.

  1. Reflect on the experience of an American soldier during World War I and why the
    war happened (including your ancestor).
  2. Compare and contrast the experiences of colonial and U.S. soldiers (including your
    ancestors) from the War of Independence in the 18th century through the early 20th
    century. In addition to the Revolutionary War and World War I, ensure you include
    one or more of the other conflicts in your article:
    • Civil War,
    • Native American Wars, or
    • Spanish-American War.
    But no need to include all 3.
  3. Identify the major innovations and technology that affected the military from the
    Revolutionary War through World War I.
  4. Discuss the role of the military when the nation was not at war.
    Three pages in length (double-spaced), and will include a title and reference page (title and
    reference pages do not count toward the page requirement). Include an introduction. Please
    use three to five academic sources to support your discussion and information. Do not use
    websites or other prohibited sources (encyclopedias, etc.). Use professional journal articles,
    books, or higher education (college and university) and government sources.
    APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for
    all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.

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