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Assignment 2.1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline Angela Tucker HIS105- Contemp U.S. History Professor Patrick Graham August 15, 2015 Thesis: What happened in the Boston Marathon in 2013 was a massive attack, two bombs went off, one of the bombers was caught and the other died from a shooting. The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in West Virginia, what all happened and why did it happen? Outline (A) Three International Events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War 1. The killing of Osama Bin Laden in the year 2012 by the U.S government in the year 2012 2. The Islamic revolutions that were witnessed in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and other Islamic states 3. U.S military action in Afghanistan (B) Three Aspects of U.S. history since 1865 that have led to the U.S.'s rise as a world super power police force 1. Becoming world's largest economy around 1865, peaking at 50% of world production at end of WWII 2. Reacting to late 19th century revival of European imperialism by extending America's existing opposition to imperialism in the Western Hemisphere, to China in the 1900 Open Door Note, to Europe in Wilson's 14 Points in 1918, and to S/SE Asia and Africa in the 1941 Atlantic Charter 3. Eurasian powers' mutual destruction in World Wars, division in Cold War, and stagnation under Communism (C.) Three to five international incidents since World War II where American has taken on a policing role 1. U.S involvement in Iran politics during the famous White Revolution whereby U.S was supporting Reza Pahlavi 2. U.S was in the forefront in 2003 in Iraq as she tried to rescue the people of Iraq from continuous mass killing of people by Saddam Hussein 3. U.S played an important role in 2013 in restoration of peace in Libya and other Egypt by sending her troops there. (D) Three to five

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