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Custer and the West
Go west as the United States expands and pushes into new territories in detailed accounts of Wounded Knee, the Battle of Little Bighorn, and the creation of the Buffalo Soliders
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Join the General who will revolutionize the cavalry and lead it from the last battle fought on horses to modern tanks and inventions that will win WWII and be the next generation of armored cavalry
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Ride with the air cavalry and regiments that have fought in Vietnam, Iraq, and today's front lines. The U.S. Cavalry is still an example of excellence, pride, and tradition, and still play a critical role in our armed forces today.
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Delve into the complex process by which the U.S. reversed its longstanding policy of isolationism to become actively involved in global affairs. Investigate the core ideas that built a case for American internationalism, as they manifested in the events of the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.
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