Choose one or more of the following activities to explore the ideas of armament and peace.
Resolved: A well-trained and well-armed Navy was the best deterrent to war until 1941.
Resolved: The cost of building the All Big Gun ships (or dreadnoughts) was a worthwhile investment in the security of the United States.
Compare the budgets for the Navy and for the United States for several years. Are those war years? Can you see trends toward more naval building and less naval building? What accounts for increases and decreases in the naval budget?
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