November 11th, 2022

High School Resource: The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

High School Resource

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

Americans have gone to war to win their independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe.

This website from Smithsonian National Museum of American History examines how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society.

The site provides videos, art, primary source documents, and many other artifacts related to America’s military history. Using an interactive timeline, you can select from the following conflicts:

  • War of Independence
  • War of 1812
  • Eastern Indian Wars
  • Mexican War
  • Civil War
  • Western Indian Wars
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Cold War
  • Gulf War
  • War in Afghanistan
  • War in Iraq

Related NY State Academic Standards: RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, and more!

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