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Pax Americana

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 17:00
Grade Level: 7-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English | Italian

Who keeps the peace?

The U.S. is often viewed as the Global Policeman, the country responsible for keeping things relatively peaceful on the planet. How did it get that job? Before WWII, it was Great Britain's responsibility.

Do citizens of other countries really want help from the U.S.? Or is it just an excuse for the U.S. to interfere?

Visit Ukraine to learn more about the Pax Americana— the American Peace—and consider: What might happen if the U.S. stopped playing this role?

Subject Areas

U.S. History / Government & Civics

World History / Geography




Rule of Law

United States



Military History




Soviet Union

Truman Doctrine

U.S Foreign Policy

U.S. Military


World War II

This video has allowed me to connect prior lessons and content of past events to current events and issues.

Ian Taggart
Safford, AZ

This video was very good to use in my Advanced Placement U.S. History class as well as my regular U.S. History.

Michael Brown
Garden Valley, CA

As a Global Politics teacher, this video helped students understand the pros-cons of America being the world's policeman.

Cat Leogrande
Bloomfield, CT

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