America is known as the "Global Policeman"—the keeper of the (relative) peace in the world since WWII. How did it get that job? Before WWII, we were in the Pax Brittanica—the British Peace. Teach your students the history of how the U.S. took the mantle from the British, visit Ukraine to see what others think about the Pax Americana, and ask them to consider: What might happen if the U.S. stops playing that role?
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