Research Papers on All issues in American History

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Forgiveness Among Holocaust Survivors

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of forgiveness. A quantitative survey instrument is developed to explore forgiveness among Holocaust survivors. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Role of Women in WWII/A Research Proposal

    A 14 page research proposal involving a study of women in WWII. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • The 54th Massachusetts

    This 12 page paper describes a research proposal for a project, the subject of which is the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the earliest of the black regiments recruited during the U.S. Civil War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The California Gold Rush and the California Government: A PowerPoint Presentation

    This 10 page document includes 3 pages of speaker notes and an 18 slide PowerPoint presentation with graphics on the history of the California gold rush and its impacts on the development of the government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Please request that MHGoldRushPPT.ppt be sent in your order.

  • 1920s' Sexual Revolution in America

    A 12 page contention that the 1920s did indeed spawn a sexual revolution. The industrialization which would overtake the U.S. in this time period would impact us in some very astounding ways. One of these ways was the advent of the sexual revolution, a revolution in which the mores and social behavior of the newly-named “flapper” would usurp those of the traditional American housewife. The flapper would come to epitomize the liberation of American women from the rigidly-defined patriarchal system which had kept them and their female ancestors bound practically since the beginning of mankind’s reign on earth. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Experimentation during the Nazi Era

    An 8 page research paper that describes the experiments that were conducted by German doctors and SS physicians during the 1930s and World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 'Paul Revere's Ride,' Its Inaccuracies, and the Real Paul Revere

    A 5 page research paper that examines the true circumstances and contributions of Paul Revere to the American Revolution. While pointing out that the details of Longfellow's famous poem are inaccurate, the writer argues that Revere's life, in general, was indicative of the political and cultural attitude of New Englanders during that era and their overall reaction to the British occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • Colonial Age and Wilderness Literature

    A 5 page paper which examines some colonial recordings and poetry, discussing the concept of wilderness in colonial times. The paper examines John Smith’s “General History of Virginia,” William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” and three of Anne Bradstreet’s poems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers and Suicides

    An 8 page paper which examines the trend of veterans who committed suicide after returning home from the Vietnam War. Specifically considered are the reasons why they did it, psychological factors, role of family, and seeking help. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A History of the US' Federal Reserve System

    This 5-page paper discusses what 20th century events led to formation of the Federal Reserve System. Also discussed is the struggles that Americans had when it came to monetary supply control and the idea of a "central banking" system. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • World War II A Chronological History

    This 10 page paper provides a history from beginning to end of the Second World War. Causes of the war are discussed and how the war ends is also noted. Major events are highlighted such as the Holocaust and the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. A timeline is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • World War I A Chronological History

    This 8 page paper provides a history from beginning to end of the First World War. Causes of the war are discussed and how the war ends is also noted. Major battles are highlighted. A timeline is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • KKK's History

    A 7 page paper that examines the history of the development of the Ku Klux Klan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. History's Watershed Event, the Civil War

    4 pages in length. In describing the social, economic and political impacts, along with the results of war upon American psyche, one must grant a considerably broad overview of the primary issues associated with such a significant turning point in American history. Slavery, freedom and race relations reflect three of the most important aspects of why the Civil War can be looked upon as a watershed event for America, inasmuch as an entire classification of people finally earned the right to live like human beings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • US History and the West's Role

    This 3 page report briefly discusses the importance of the role played by the West in the development and consciousness of the United States. Bibliography lists only one source.

  • US Women's Suffrage and its History

    This is a 3 page paper discussing the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement within the United States began in earnest in 1848. Reflecting the sentiments of women around the world, organizers of a national convention that year began the process to fight for the right to vote (suffrage) and enfranchisement (the end of slavery) for women. The suffrage movement had two organizations, the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) headed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the American Women Suffrage Association (AWSA) organized by Lucy Stone and others. The two organizations merged in 1890 which was also the year which also saw women’s rights to vote gradually being accepted across many of the Western states. After a long struggle and witnessing the enfranchisement of women occurring in many other countries, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote was finally passed in 1920. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Race and the War Film Genre

    In this well reasoned 5 page essay, the writer argues that war films have traditionally avoided having to portray African Americans in a realistic manner. Even films about the Civil War "hid" Black people to a large extent -- out of fear that doing otherwise would invoke some controversial discontent. A number of insightful examples from war films are provided to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • IHL and the Gulf War

    This 5 page paper examines the role of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) during the Gulf War, the paper considers the requirements of IHL, the issues it raised during this conflict, the way in which it was violated by both sided and the lessons for the future. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Twentieth Century Changes in the Relationship Between the U.S. Economy and American Law

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the extent to which one can gauge the impact of the changing relation between American law and the American economy over the course of the twentieth century is by many things, not the least of which is by examining Keynesian philosophy. Earl Warren's equality style liberalism is also discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Battle of Gettysburg and Geography's Importance

    This 5 page paper provides a discussion on Killer Angels by Michael Shaara in reference to geographic considerations. Killer Angels intricately portrays events that occurred during the Battle of Gettysburg. No additional sources cited.

  • History and the Impact of Physical Geography

    This 4 page paper briefly explores the effect of physical geography on the early American colonies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Louisiana Purchase

    A 3 page paper which examines the history and legacy of the Louisiana Purchase which is considered to be one of the most important land deals in the history of the nation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Europeas an Outgrowth of Its Geographical Features

    This 4 page paper discusses the way in which geography impacted the development of Europe. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Assimilation Ideologies and Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Diversity

    A 6 page review of the numerous factors which have led to diversity in the United States. The author explores the three major ideologies of assimilation (“Anglo-Conformity”, “the Melting Pot”, and “Cultural Pluralism”) and rejects these terminologies in favor of “structural pluralism”, a terminology which takes into account factors such as economics and geography as well as race and ethnicity to describe American diversity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Native Americans as Perceived by English Colonists

    A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal before God. Puritan proclamation and act, however, were two different things. In practice, race, class, and literacy were salient issues.

  • 18th Century Virginia and Slavery

    This 7 page paper takes a look at the slave trade in Virginia during the 1700s. Attention is paid to the geography of Virginia and its ambivalence due to its proximity between North and South. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Immigration and the Gangs of New York

    A 4 page research paper that discusses Martin Scorsese's film Gangs of New York, which depicts the tension between native-born Americans and immigrant Irish in the Five Points section of New York City. The writer discusses the historical accuracy of the film and how it addresses immigrant issues of the 1860s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • What if the Mayflower Had Landed in Jamestown instead of Plymouth?

    A 4 page paper that speculates how the issue of slavery might have been different had the Puritan influence been over the plantations of the south. Included is a comparison of the type of people who colonized Jamestown and the type who colonized New England. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Superhero Films, Comics, and Cartoons and Their American Significance During the Second World War and the Cold War

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the emergence and significance of the superhero comics, cartoons and films in the United States in World War II and the Cold War. Within the United States, superhero cartoons, comics and films shifted dramatically in both themes and popularity in World War II and again during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Suddenly, when it became obvious that the United States was becoming involved in the Pacific and Atlantic conflicts in World War II, superheroes who bestowed patriotic American virtues were used as propaganda in the war against the Japanese and the Nazis. Superheroes such as Superman and Captain America appeared on the battlefields with equally heroic super soldiers. The comics and cartoons supporting the American war effort were reinforced within the daily newspapers, cartoons, comics and films. After the war, comics which highlighted horrific and terrifying crime images were quickly shut down by the U.S. Senate Committee interested in maintaining American virtues and not corrupting American youth. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war increased and superheroes took on superpowers which allowed them to combat the “Red Threat” but remained out of the war zones due to the unpopular conflict in Vietnam. Regardless of the era, superheroes depicted in cartoons, comics and films have tried to reinforce the traditional American virtues and have remained increasingly popular using this format and have also remained important and significant on their influence and impact on the American public. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Purple Heart and Casablanca, Messages to the American Public in the Turbulent Years of World War II

    A 10 page research paper that examines 2 world war II films. The writer argues that these films exemplify the message being sent via movies to the American public. The Purple Heart (1944) and Casablanca (1942) both emphasize the reasons why Americans were fighting, as well as providing a template for the ideal of self-sacrifice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Erie Canal's History

    A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. Government Actions from 1861 through 1900

    A 7 page paper discussing noble and brutal acts of the government during the period of 1861 through 1900. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Critiquing the Vietnam War Through Film

    9 pages in length. Hollywood creates films for more than just the entertainment factor. Writers and directors team up as a means by which to offer personal insight to the given subject through a well-received and popular medium. Opinion of and criticism for the Vietnam War is one of the most widely held of all Hollywood foci when it comes to presenting critique of wartime activities, with such films as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and John Wayne's The Green Berets reflecting but a handful of movies offering viewers critical comment from the production perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The ‘Bright’ Promise of Communism Contrasted with the ‘Darkness’ of the Great Depression in the Films The Grapes of Wrath and Bound for Glory

    In seven pages this paper treats these films from 1940 and 1976 as if they were historical documents from the Depression era and analyzes how these respective films interpret this period in American history. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of the Films The American Revolution (Part I: ‘The Conflict Ignites’), Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot, and John Adams (Part I: ‘Join or Die’)

    In ten pages this paper summarizes each film, compares and contrasts them, addresses any biases in the treatment of subject matter, analyzes the producers’ techniques, and offers the writer’s personal opinion on the accuracy of each film. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Reconstruction to the Populist Party in U.S. History

    (8pp) Basic themes and questions have been suggested from the class material covered in chapters 16 through 21, from Carol Berkin's text Making America, volume 11, second edition, 1999. This paper covers that information.

  • Analysis of Four Historical Films Ben Franklin: Inventor, Diplomat, Icon... and a Human Being, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Madness of King George, and The Conquerors: General Howe, Conqueror of New York

    In twelve pages this paper compares, contrasts, and critiques these four films on important British and American eighteenth century colonial figures. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Second World War and Casablanca Film

    A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the film’s relationship with World War II. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. Presidential History

    An 8 page paper that outlines the two-centuries-old history of the office of the Presidency of the United States and examines the massive changes this office has undergone throughout that time. Discussed are the nature of the changes that marked the Presidency, particularly across the last half of the twentieth century, and the American public's overall loss of trust in faith in its governmental leadership that resulted from these changes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Generations The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069 by William Strauss and Neil Howe

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses what the Thirteenth Generation is, how it differs from the Baby Boomers and what might be in store for them in the twenty-first century. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Blood Oath (Film Analysis)

    This 10 page paper reviews this Australian film. Does the film depict events accurately. This question is explored as well as others in the context of this comprehensive review. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American's Government Distrust and the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    A 5 page paper. Was there a specific point in time when Americans began distrusting the government? According to many, that time was the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent Warren Commission's report. Prior to that event, 75 percent of Americans believed the government did what was right and since then, as many as 75 percent do not trust the government. This essay investigates this premise using support from numerous authors. There have been other events, incidents and reasons for the increasing lack of trust, some of which are explained here. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Changing American Ideology and the John F. Kennedy Assassination

    This 4 page paper reviews the factors that make Kennedy’s assassination more than a simple event and an actual tipping point in history. Events before and after the assassination are analyzed in regard to how Kennedy’s presidency and the subsequent assassination influenced our nation.

  • Positive Contributions of J.Q. Adams

    A five page paper which looks at the way in which Adams had a positive influence on the American government in terms of the Florida Purchase and the Monroe Doctrine, and his individual and perceptive attitude to the relationship between European colonialism and the formation of the USA. Bibliography lists 2 sources

  • Second U.S. President John Adams

    This 10 page paper consists of two parts. The first is the nomination of John Adams for the Leader of the Century Award. This section discusses some of Adams' remarkable history and the leadership qualities for which he is being nominated. The last part of this section ranks ten attributes of leadership as they pertain to Adams with examples demonstrating each characteristic. The second section of this paper is an essay about Adams that includes further examples of his leadership, some of his attributes that were no included in the nomination document and why, and what the writer might have done differently with the XYZ event. Both sections identify Adams' leadership styles and how these were demonstrated. Adams has been called the unsung hero and the forgotten hero in the founding of this nation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Depression in the United States and Roosevelt's Efforts at Relief

    A 3 page paper which examines what caused the Depression and how FDR’s “New Deal” package of domestic programs attempted to achieve economic recovery for the United States. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Slavery

    A 5 page paper which examines the impact Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe made in relationship to the abolition of slavery. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Killer Angels

    A 3 page report on Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. No additional sources cited.

  • Anti Semitism Throughout U.S. History

    A 5 page discussion of the depths that anti-Semitism sometimes flow in our own country. While acknowledging this hatred and bias that has been constructed against Jews, the author of this paper denounces the growing tendency to indict the Roosevelt administration as anti-Semitic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American and Apache Wars

    A twelve page paper which looks at the origins and progress of the wars between the Apache Indians and the Americans during the nineteenth century, with reference to the different strategies which were employed by both sides, the role played by Apache leaders such as Geronimo, the importance of Apache scouts to the American troops and the eventual outcome of the conflict in terms of the cultural development of the Indian nations. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Vietnam Oral Narratives

    A 5 page research paper that summarizes and analyzes five oral histories concerning personal experience during the Vietnam War. These histories are taken from The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides edited by C.G. Appy (2004). Accounts profiled are by a former Viet Cong guerilla fighter, a former US official, the wife of a war protester, and Senator John McCain. No additional sources cited.

  • U.S. Civil War Partisan Influence and Guerrilla Warfare

    A 17 page paper which examines the history of guerrilla warfare and assesses the dramatic impact it had on the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), along with a consideration of some of its most effective practitioners (William Clarke Quantrill, ‘Bloody Bill’ Campbell, John Singleton Mosby, and J.J. Dickison). Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Vietnam through a Cold War Lens

    This 3 page paper discusses Vietnam as part of the Cold War, and also as a guerrilla action. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Guerrilla Tactics and the Vietnam War

    An 8 page paper discussing the guerilla warfare tactics used during the Vietnam war and how they differed from those used in other wars. Also examines the effects of those tactics on U.S. troops. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bay of Pigs

    A 12 page overview of the Bay of Pigs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

    A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Industrial Revolution

    A 3 page paper which examines the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Evolution of Social Welfare Policy in the United States

    This 3 page paper discusses the evolution of social welfare policy in the U.S. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Holocaust and Its Sociopolitical Causes

    This 6 page report provides a geopolitical analysis of pre-WWII Germany and the factors that led to the Holocaust. What were the factors that led to the mass consciousness bent on the annihilation of the Jewish people and Hitler's rise to power? Only the most brief overview of one of the most horrendous events in history can be contained in 6 pages.

  • Holocaust Children Writings

    A 6 page paper discussing the books 'Children At Play in the Holocaust: Games Among the shadows' by George Eisen and 'Children of the Holocaust: Conversations with Sons and Daughters of Survivors' by Helen Epstein. No additional sources are cited.

  • Adolf Hitler by John Toland

    A 6 page paper discussing the book, 'Adolf Hitler,' by John Toland. This book gives the reader a unique look into many aspects of Hitler and his life, that were previously unknown. They are fascinating facts which help to illustrate that, while he was one of the most horrid men in history, he was still a human being. The book is filled with interviews and various bits of information that most people know nothing about. A truly fascinating book. No additional sources cited.

  • World War II Battle of Iwo Jima

    In five pages this paper examines this famous Second World War battle of February to March 1945 and includes the events that led up to it, the importance of controlling the island, and the combat conditions confronting the U.S. Marines. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Timothy McVeigh's Execution and Its Social and Legal Repercussions

    A 10 page paper exploring the numerous legal and social ramifications inherent in the recent execution of Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh, convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the consequent deaths of 168 people, was the first federal execution in thirty-eight years. The execution has reopened the argument as to the validity of a federal death penalty law under the Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Fashion in the 1930s

    A 4 page paper which examines fashion in the 1930s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fashion During the 1950s Fashion

    5 pages in length. Fashion of the 1950s was both sophisticated and moderate, groundbreaking and perpetual, high-end and affordable by any class. Indeed, 1950s fashion marked a distinct division in clothing that can only be considered a pertinent era in the roots of American fashion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Nixon's Resignation Speech

    A 10 page research paper/analysis that examines Nixon's 1974 resignation speech. The writer first puts the speech in its historical context. Then the audience, goals, rhetorical obstacles, organization of the speech, tone of the speech, methods of persuasion and ethical considerations are discussed. The write closes by offering personal observations concerning the speech's relevance to the current era. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Weapons of World War II From Rifles To The Atom Bomb

    This 9 page paper reviews the variety of weapons developed and implemented during World War II (mostly by the United States). Bibliography lists six sources.

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    A 7 page essay that discusses the central role that Franklin’s list of virtues plays in his autobiography. While Franklin’s account demonstrates that he largely succeeded in his goal to live by these virtues, his references to others, specifically Samuel Keimer, John Collins, and Hugh Meredith, provide contrast to Franklin’s own behavior, as they provide an antithesis for the virtues in Franklin’s list. Examination of Franklin’s autobiography indicates how he uses this contrast to paint a strong portrait of himself as his text’s protagonist. No additional sources cited.

  • Analysis of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    A 5 page essay that analyzes the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin in regards to the how Franklin embodied the American Dream. The writer also examines how Franklin can be seen as a model for the ideal eighteenth century man and, also, how his memoirs contributed to the concept of an American character. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Cherokee Nation and Andrew Jackson

    A 7 page paper that discusses the issued surrounding Andrew Jackson's role in the removal of the Cherokee Nation for its lands. Removal of Indians dated back for decades; Jackson's actions therefore not only supported his own beliefs, they sanctioned the actions and opinions that were historical present in the country during the 1800s. The writer explores the background of the principal parties and discusses the events leading up to the forced march of the Cherokees. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analyzing Andrew Jackson's Case for the Removal of Indians in an 1930 Message to Congress

    A 4 page review of one of President Andrew Jackson’s 1830 addresses to Congress concerning the Indian situation. The author of this paper contends that Jackson had a tendency to justify his actions and even to sugar coat them so that they appeared to be in the best interest not only of the white population which had elected him to office but also in the best interest of the people he was, in reality, dealing with so harshly. Such is the nature of political rhetoric! No additional sources are listed.

  • Historiographical Overview, The Egyptian Pyramids

    A 15 page research paper that offers a comprehensive overview of ancient Egyptian technological development, which culminated in their ability to construct the pyramids. The writer explores what is known regarding how the Egyptians accomplished this feat. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Electoral College

    This 5 page paper reports the history of the Electoral College, when it was established, why, its purpose, legal foundations for it, how it works, how Electors are selected, number of Electors, election quirks with the Electoral College, how Electors vote, elections deferred to Congress, who administers the Elector College and how it has evolved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Board Games During the Depression Era

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the games people played during this time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Historical Importance of the 1930s' Dust Bowl

    A 10 page paper which examines the Dust Bowl of the 1930s illustrating its historical significance to the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • David McCullough The Great Bridge

    A 10 page paper which considers the book’s thesis, a review of the contents, what the author accomplished, its strengths and weaknesses, and to whom this book would appeal. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Federalism and the Rights of States

    A 7 page discussion of the history of federalism in the United States. The author emphasizes the role state rights have played in this country since its inception. This role characterizes the difference in the concept of dual federalism verses cooperative federalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Federalism and the Writings of William Manning

    A paper which looks at the way in which William Manning's writings related to the federalist and anti-federalist debate in post-revolutionary America.

  • Federalism

    A 5 page paper which discusses and analyzes Federalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • California's Settlement

    This 5 page paper discusses the settlement of California from Native American peoples through to the influx of anglo-Americans. Issues of federalism discussed from the books: Power and Politics in California, and California; An Interpretive History. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gold At Sutter’s Mill in California

    A 3 page summation and analysis of General John A. Sutter’s first-person account of the discovery of gold at his mill, which is the event that launched the California gold rush. Sutter relates what the event meant for him personally. No other sources cited.

  • The California Gold Rush and the California Government: A PowerPoint Presentation

    This 10 page document includes 3 pages of speaker notes and an 18 slide PowerPoint presentation with graphics on the history of the California gold rush and its impacts on the development of the government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Please request that MHGoldRushPPT.ppt be sent in your order.

  • The California Gold Rush & the coming of the Civil War

    A 5 page book review of The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War by Leonard L. Richards. In the preface to his history text, Richards explains his purpose in writing this fascinating text, which relates California gold rush history to the sociopolitical factors that brought on the American Civil War. No additional sources cited.

  • 'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History

    This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Scott Cook/Colonial Encounters

    A 3 page reaction paper that reviews Scott B. Cook's monograph Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism, which offers a comprehensive overview of the "last and most extensive phase of Western expansionism," which occurred between 1870 and 1914 (Cook xii). The author's stated intention is to "underscore the great variety of colonial experiences," as well as examine the "basic characteristics of imperialism" (Cook xii). This analytical examination of this text indicates that Cook succeeds admirably and achieves this goal. No additional sources cited.

  • Minnesota/Immigrant Cuisine & Customs

    A 10 page research paper that examine the ethnic heritage afforded by Minnesota by its various waves of immigrants. The writer looks specifically at Germans, Norwegians, and Swedes, discussing their holidays and customs and focusing on their individual cuisine. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Wiencek/On George Washington

    A 9 page book review that reports on Henry Wiencek's An Imperfect God, which is a biography of George Washington that offers a different view of this Founding Father, as Wiencek concentrates on Washington's role as a slaveholder. Drawing heavily on critical analysis of this text authored by historian Peter Henriques, the writer presents an argument that rejects Wiencek's overarching thesis, which is that Washington underwent an epiphany which caused him to reject slavery and free his slaves, is not supported by the evidence offered. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Early 20th Century Historical Contributions of the Average Female

    An 8 page paper looking at the way women's contributions to our culture have fundamentally altered American history in the early part of this century. The paper contends that even if women's political contributions are ignored, changing social attitudes - changed by women, from within -- toward such issues as consumerism, contraception, and working outside the home transformed our culture. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • Theme Parks and Their History

    This 7 page paper explores the evolution of theme parks from Disneyland to Universal Studios' Jurassic Park. Specifically discussed are the economic benefits provided by theme parks, the ever-growing number of theme parks throughout the United States, and the changes theme parks have undergone over the years. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Lebensborn and Eugenics Programs of Nazi Germany

    A 20 page research paper providing an overview of the laws pertaining to eugenics and the Lebensborn program of Nazi Germany. The writer centers on the program and the support mechanisms put into place to underscore the development of the Nazi master race in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Prejudice, Assimilation and Tolerance

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the arguments of Montaigne, Condorcet and Herzl on the problems of prejudice against different races and religions, and evaluates their perspectives in terms of the call for assimilation and tolerance. 4 sources cited.

  • A General History of World War II

    5 pages in length. The largest and most costly war in history, World War II did much to bring together nations that had up until then been bitter enemies. The writer briefly chronicles the prewar climate, what actually set off the fighting, as well as the aftermath that followed.

  • Contemporary History, the Jews, and Zionism

    A 7 page paper on the Zionist movement and its underlying belief that the Jewish people must return to Eretz Yisrael. The writer discusses Zionism's spread throughout modern history as a political movement, as well as its value in academic and non-academic circles today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Literary History of Texas' Independence Movement

    A 5 page paper which considers how the history of Texas independence is chronicled in Jesus F. de la Teja’s 1991 book, 'A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Seguin' by examining how five people were motivated to act and the reasons for their actions and how five military figures were able to control others through intimidation, force, etc. 1 source is cited in the bibliography.

  • The Course of African Americans Through the History of the United States

    7 pages in length. Examines major contributions made by African Americans, leaders and heroes in the African American community and the immigration treatments received by the African Americans including how they came to the United States, their treatment and major events experienced by this group. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. History from 1960 to the Present Time

    (11 pp) This tutorial exercise examines history and policies of blacks, women and Indians within a thirty year time span. The presidencies of Reagan and Johnson are examine, as are some generalities concerning domestic and foreign policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dominant Historical Discourse of Community and Self

    11 pages in length. The writer discusses how those in supposedly "minority" positions could be said to have used "dominant" discourse for their own purposes; the virtues and the problems involved in the American tendency to make the single "self" somehow representative for everybody else; and Lincoln's vision of community. Included in the discussion are views from Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Cabeza de Vaca, Cherokee Memorials and the Federalist Papers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • US Slavery History

    5 pages in length. A discussion of the beginnings of slavery in the South and how it impacted the economics, as well as the nature of the institution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Electricity and America

    (5 pp) Prior to the electric light bulb, illumination was by fire from candles, kerosene and oil lamps, and coal-gas jets. With the advent of electricity, the advantages of electric lamps for interior lighting over flickering, sooty, open flames were readily apparent, and demand for electricity skyrocketed. The excitement and enthusiasm over electricity's beginnings could be heard from one coast to the next. (Newspaper accounts are used as reporting tools) Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Progress as Defined by American History from 1867 until 1909

    (5 pp) In the last portion of the nineteenth century Americans progressed at an uneven gait. In the West, men took giant steps across the country as they explored and claimed land; often walking over others such as the Native Peoples in the process. These same men "brought their" women with them through incredible difficulties, but then saw no reason to give them any political allowances. Children were "owned" as much as women were. Racial differences, although somewhat equal on paper made little progress. In the East labor and management systems, political patronage, and social reform began to demand attention, and progressive attention.

  • An Examination of American History from 1865 until 1920

    (5 pp). This was an amazingly energetic time during this great chunk of history. Summaries of historic highlights, including Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Rise of Industrialization and Urbanization, and the impact of these times on marginalized peoples are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • U.S. History, Labor, and Equality Questions

    This 5 page paper answers four questions posed by a student regarding labor and the treatment of women and minorities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics include free agriculture labor, the impact of industrialization, and the impact of the World Wars. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me by Loewen and A People's History of the US by Zinn

    A paper which looks at two critiques of the way in which American history has been deliberately misrepresented by successive governments, and the resultant mythology which has been constructed by historians and presented as factual evidence.

  • Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco and Rodolfo Rocha's Mexican Americans in Texas History

    A 5 page paper which summarizes the text, identifies the authors’ purpose, theme of the book, considers its sources, and provides relevant information about each author. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Error of Reconstruction by Kenneth Stampp and Revisionist History

    Can you remember some phrase about education, which goes something like, "the more you learn, the more you discover how much you do not know." Such is the case in "revisionist history." Basically "revisionism" works from the premise of new information, or the use of additional information. Kenneth Stampp is a historic revisionist concerning the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period. In this 6 page discussion, we will examine the "new" data that he brings to light in his 1967 (and still being published) text, The Error of Reconstruction.

  • Collective Bargaining and its History

    This 5 page report explains that collective bargaining is when one group argues for its rights, needs, or demands from another group. It most often refers to the workplace and labor relations, negotiations between employers and employees (who are usually represented by a labor union) about terms and conditions of employment. A brief history of collective bargaining in the United States is presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • History and Culture of the Cherokee

    An 8 page overview of the culture and history of this American Indian group. The author emphasizes that today the Cherokee, in many ways, are little different from mainstream While culture in the United States. They have, in fact, assimilated almost completely into that culture. At the time of contact with non-Natives, however, there were often substantial differences between Cherokee and White culture. These differences translated into rocky relationships between the Cherokee and the United States government, relationships which eventually resulted in the forced removal of most of the Cherokee from their homelands, the establishment of a government reservation for the people, and the separation of the nation into two distinctly different political units. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A History of the Magazine in America

    This 6 page paper outlines the remarkable development of the American periodical from the early 1700's thru the twentieth century. This paper tracks and gives example from historical documents about issues of circulation, photos, print and marketing practices. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Apartheid's History

    6 pages. This paper gives an overview of the history of Apartheid, especially in the context of two specific books. White Supremacy by George Fredrickson and Ethnic Power Mobilized by Heribert Adam are the two books which are analyzed and commented on in this historical look at Apartheid. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Historical Connections Between Puritanism and Calvinism

    An 8 page discussion of the history of the Puritans. The author contends that this history is considerably more extensive than that that unfolded in the “New World”. Indeed, the Puritans are integrally connected to Scotland and a man known as John Calvin. Puritans were followers of Calvin’s radical new approach to religion. The reverberations of that approach would reach far beyond Scotland and into the Americas as well as the rest of the world. Not only would it shape the actions of the Puritans themselves, it would determine the way they would interact with others throughout history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • American Historical Contributions of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin

    A 7 page discussion of the historical contributions of these three men. While it is easy to look at history as dry fact, when we consider these facts on an individual basis, history comes to life. A review of the contributions and personal characteristics of each of these men allows us to make a connection between America’s past and the present. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Gunpowder's Invention and Historical Impact

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses the history of gunpowder and the impact it had on society and continues to today with the great increase in the ownership of guns and weaponry. Constitutional issues and the power of the modern day NRA are considered when discussing gun control. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History and Impact of the Cold War

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the events that led up to the Cold War. Major causes and issues are included and the overall effect of the war is discussed. The gradual build up of forces on both the capitalist Western side and the communist Eastern side are included. The paper focuses on the major countries involved. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • America's Latino Gang History

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the history of and the issues involved with the formation and development of Latino/Hispanic gangs in the United States. The increasing Hispanic population in the country has also seen an increase in the membership in Latino gangs. Violence surrounding these gangs is high and usually involves racial discrimination and conflict issues. Recently, Latino gangs have affiliated with their communities and other inter-racial gangs to help develop a solution to overcome discrimination and violence issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Significant Events in American History between the late 1950s and 2002

    A 5 page paper that outlines and briefly discusses some of the major events of the last 45 years in the United States and their impact on American life. Some of those events include the 2000 presidential election, the attack on America, Vietnam, Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement, the assassination of President Kennedy, Watergate, StarWars and many more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Civil War History of Devil's Den Action

    8 pages. The Union dispositions in Devil's Den including Ward's Brigade and Smith's Battery are explained fully in this paper as well as the breakdown of coordination as Hood attacked during the advance of Law's and Robertson's Brigades. Bennings arrival and the final outcome are included. The final section of the paper discusses the nine principles of war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History of U.S. Army Aviation

    This is a 5 page paper giving an overview of the history of U.S. Army Aviation. In 1861, during the American Civil War, hydrogen filled balloon were used by Union and Confederate forces to direct artillery fire. These balloons were considered to be the origins of U.S. Army Aviation. Over the course of history the U.S. Army Aviation acquired their first Wright brothers’ fixed wing aircraft in 1909 of which they had over 11,000 during World War I. As Army Aviation and the Air Force began to operate separately, Army Aviation began to develop more aircraft which could support their ground forces. In the 1940s, Grasshoppers and Sentinels were used in North Africa in World War II. The Korean conflict brought the first helicopters into Army Aviation. The helicopters evolved the most rapidly and were highly effective in rough terrain, were eventually armed which resulted in the highly sophisticated gun ship helicopters of today such as the AH-64 Apache, the UH-60 Black Hawk, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, and the RAH-66 Comanche. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • US Public Education

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the history of public education in the United States. Since the 17th century, the Americans have been concerned with the support of public education in the United States. Many public schools which opened, the first reported in Boston in 1642, were still mainly for the education of those in the middle and upper classes as the lower classes were dependent upon the income brought in by their children. Through the support of advocates for the importance of public education, such Horace Mann and later, the Philadelphia Working Men’s Committee, the idea of public education funded by the state became more of a reality with stipulations which would allow for children to work and attend school at the same time. Many discriminatory aspects were still to be overcome however as the education of women, racial minorities and Catholics were highly restricted. Several innovators and centuries later, the development of public education was expanded to include women, African Americans and other minorities aided by laws of desegregation in the Fourteenth Amendment. Today, public education is still a controversial issue since the voucher system has been introduced to allow individuals to apply their public education taxes to tuition to private institutions which may provide more suitable and specific educational needs for those who do not wish to educate their children in the state and federal based curriculum. Regardless of the results of this latest controversial issue, public education will always remain an important part of the American society in their efforts to educate all Americans without fear of financial loss or discrimination. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Post Second World War and Global History

    7 pages in length. The changes that have occurred since the end of World War II have been both grand and far-reaching; from a global standpoint, myriad events have taken place to completely alter the direction in which the world has progressed. Choosing but a handful of these incidents is weighty indeed, however, it can readily be argued that two issues served to transform the world in significant ways: The Cuban Missile Crisis and technology/globalization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • How Pre History Shaped America

    A 5 page paper discussing the ways in which the first to arrive in America between 20,000 and 30,000 years ago have served to shape today’s American civilization and national culture. The paper discusses the resolve that they certainly must have had in leaving everything known for everything unknown, then using in the new places only those things available to them in the new environment. Asian cultures are enigmatic in their reverence for their ancestors, and it remains a fact that Westerners often dismiss. Ancestry does direct the paths of the future, however. Our pre-history, Renaissance and colonial ancestry well serves the world’s only “mongrel” country, one made up of many ancestral strains, all of which have proven to represent magnificent stock. The paper also includes a discussion of American reaction to Pearl Harbor and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1845 to 1865 History of U.S. Railroads

    A 15 page research paper that outlines the early history of America's railroads, focusing on the period from 1845 to 1865. The writer examines the social and economic forces that led to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Also examined are the ways in which railroads affected the country socially and economically. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • G.B. Nash, C. Crabtree, and R.E. Dunn's History on Trial Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the book “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” (1997). The publication of “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” which describes the heated controversy surrounding the formation of the National History Standards in the mid-1990s, has in itself several controversial issues which makes it a useful tool in discussion forums in the social sciences. The authors of the text, Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree and Ross E. Dunn were involved in the selection of the committee working on the standards and have provided a background look at the events which took place during the development of the standards. Different issues discussed were the fact that while several historians approved of the constant updating and reinterpretation of historical events in the past and the inclusion of addition of multicultural issues while others believe that history as it has traditionally been taught should not be altered to any extent. The authors provide criticism of their own critics but their close proximity to the situation also provides additional limitations to the work which is provided to the reader as highly subjective in its context. Overall however, it is in a sense a historical document in its own right which like any other event from history is open for discussion or controversy and widely resembles many of the points outlined by the authors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Postwar Settlement Consequences in War And Peace in The Middle East A Concise History by Avi Shlaim

    5 pages in length. According to Avi Shlaim's "War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History," ignorance of human rights and a tendency toward political oppression were the consequences of the post-war settlement of 1918-1922, clearly reflecting the consequential elements of imperialism for American policy in the Middle East. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Park and the People A History of Central Park by Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar

    This is a 5 page paper reviewing Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar’s book, “The Park and the People: A History of Central Park”. Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar’s “The Park and the People: A History of Central Park” (1992, 1998) aptly chronicles the history of New York’s Central Park and the people who created it. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the book is the highlighting of those who created, designed, and controlled the park and how it was adopted by the elite and the working class citizens of New York through its growing concept of a ‘public park’. Despite the influences of the elite gentlemen and designers who were inspired by the great city parks of Europe, Central Park was quickly adopted by the working classes from those who labored during the construction of the park to those who were settlers in the area. The concept of “public park” and the query of “whose park is it anyway” continues to be of great importance in present day New York as does the importance of the people who play a role in the continued popularity of the park. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • North America and the Immigration of the Scots

    This 28 page paper discusses the history of the immigration of Scotts to the United States and Canada. Specifically, this paper explores the reasons for their immigration, as well as settlement patterns, hardships they endured, ports of entry and so forth. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • A History of American Organized Crime

    A 15 page research paper that offers a history of organized crime in the US. The writer follows this history from Prohibition to the current day, concentrating on the career of Lucky Luciano, and arguing that the influence of the Mafia has declined in recent years, as Asian and Latin American gangs have gained ascendancy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Colonial History of America Until 1877 and Women

    A 6 page paper which specifically examines how the calls for equality, liberty and freedom conflicted with the reality of women’s lives, considers if they made greater gains in either political or social life, and concludes with an assessment of how women’s roles evolved over this period in American history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Vietnam A History by Stanley Karnow

    A 4 page paper which examines Stanley Karnow’s work “Vietnam: A History.” No additional sources cited.

  • Analyzing On the Use and Abuse of History for Life by Friedrich Nietzsche

    A 5 page paper analyzing Neitzsche’s view of the study of history. Neitzsche indicates that there is value in being able to be “unhistorical,” that is, being able to forget portions of history that do nothing to add value to the present, but he also states that the “super-historical” is the preferred state. This is the perspective that calls on art and religion to inform conclusions about past events and their applicability to the present time. It is one that considers more than only one narrow view of any point or time in history. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • U.S. History, Quilting, and Quilts

    An 8 page paper which examines how quilting enhanced the role of women in nineteenth-century society, considers the significance of quilting bees and quilts as folk art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Westward Settlement and Environmental Effects

    This 4-page paper examines westward settlement during the 19th century and its impact on the environment. Issues covered include technologies that spurred settlement, ecological impacts resulting from westward moement, and the reaction of settlers to the changes in the land. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History of the Civil Rights Movement in America

    This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the GI Bill, the modern civil rights movement, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analyzing A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

    This 4 page paper presents an analysis of this unique and startling fictional account of the history of the world, illuminating its commentary on spirituality and human nature. Furthermore, this paper examines this work in light of other great works of literature, such as the book of Genesis, Augustine's "Confessions", Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents", and others. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Four Commencement Speakers from American History

    A 7 page exercise in selecting speakers for a fictional graduation. The author selects four key speakers from three different historical periods. The theme of the proposed graduation is individualism and spirit of community, the balance between the spiritual and material worlds, and race and ethnicity in American history. Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Amy Tan are used to illustrate these themes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History of American Women

    An 8 page research paper that answers 4 questions concerning American women's history drawing from Sara M. Evans' Born For Liberty (1989). The topics covered include political and legal rights during the colonial era; women's participation in the Revolutionary War; the "cult of true womanhood"; and the contribution of the "mill girls" to industrialization. No additional sources cited.

  • American History Q and A

    A 12 page paper which presents questions and answers to US history. The questions address such figures as Booker T. Washington and Woodrow Wilson and discusses events such as bimetallism and nuclear research. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • US Influence on the History of the Panama Canal

    This 7-page paper focuses on the history of the Panama Canal and the influence of the U.S. government in making this project happen. Other topics for discussion include whether or not the U.S. could be considered imperialistic in its efforts to build a Canal though this country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Short History of World War I by Jame Stokebury

    This 3 page paper provides a summary and analysis of, "A Short History of World War I". This paper highlights the strengths of this book as well as the major conclusions of the author. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Reconstruction Period of American History from 1865 until 1877

    A 5 page paper that discusses specific aspects of this era in American History. The topics discussed are: Lincoln's plans, Johnson's plans, Congress's plans, the Military Reconstruction Act, why some believe Congressional Reconstruction was too radical and others believe not radical enough, the successes and failures, and the lessons we can learn for today's world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Anti Semitism Throughout U.S. History

    A 5 page discussion of the depths that anti-Semitism sometimes flow in our own country. While acknowledging this hatred and bias that has been constructed against Jews, the author of this paper denounces the growing tendency to indict the Roosevelt administration as anti-Semitic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Anti Semitism History in the United States

    A 4 page research paper that explores the topic of anti-Semitism in the US and elsewhere prior to World War II and how this might have shaped public policy concerning Jewish immigration quotas, which, of course, facilitated Nazi extermination policies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Aspects of U.S. History - Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement

    This 6-page paper focuses on two facets of U.S. history -- first, how Brown vs. Board of Education helped spark desegregation and ultimately the Civil Rights Movement; and second, how the Vietnam War escalated under the leadership of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

  • Unique U.S. Southern State of Louisiana

    This 4 page paper examines the history of Louisiana and looks at its place in Southern history. What is different about Louisiana is discussed as well as what is the same. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 120 Years of American History

    This 6 page paper discusses five specific issues and how they've changed American society since 1885.

  • U.S. History and the Definitive Component of Race

    This 3 page paper examines slavery and views race as integral to the practice. White slavery is touched on as well. Racism is discussed as something that is unique to American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Culture and History According to Robert Darnton

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Darnton's views on history and culture. Robert Darnton, in The Great Cat Massacre, applies Clifford Geertz assertion regarding culture to a study of the past. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Oral History of One Woman Presented as an Historical Interview

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life of one woman. “Thelma” is an 86 year old woman who has experienced life through some of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Thelma’s husband, “Donald,” a corn farmer from Etlan, Missouri, died in 1982, after 50 years of marriage.

  • New England in the Seventeenth Century and Environmental History

    A 6 page research paper that examines chapter 3 from a text concerning American environmental history. In the text Major Problems in American Environmental History, editor Carolyn Merchant assembles an eclectic yet revealing collection of documents and essays that offer a form of "snap shot" of a specific period in American history in relation to environmental issues. Chapter 3 of this text focuses on the New England forest in the seventeenth century. Examination of this chapter demonstrates the basic conflict not only between how the Native Americans perceived the natural world, but also between how different groups of Europeans perceived it. These documents indicate that how the natural world is perceived and conceptualized within the boundaries of the human imagination is crucial to human interaction with the natural world. Bibliography lists 12 sources taken from this 1 text.

  • Second World War and Its Chronological History

    An 8 page paper which examines the chronological history of WWII. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History

    This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Disco Music and History

    A 3 page paper which examines whether disco music was a result of history or rather influenced history. No sources cited.

  • History of Slavery in the US

    A 3 page paper which examines the history of slavery in the United States from Pre-Revolutionary to the Civil War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Labor History and Its Problems

    A 3 page essay that, first of all, summarizes an essay by labor historian Elizabeth Faue, which criticizes the orientation of traditional labor historians. Then, the writer summarizes two additional essays that support Faue's contentions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Ethnic Relations' History

    This is a 3 page paper which discusses the history of multiculturalism in the United States. The bibliography has 3 sources.

  • Truth and History

    This 6 page paper considers the question of truth with regard to one historical incident, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911. It also discusses ways in which an examination of this incident is relevant to our understanding of the present, and whether it illuminates any contemporary incident. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Modernity and History

    A 5 page essay/research paper that looks at modernity. The writer addresses the question of when modernity began (which is debatable), why it began and how, but also discusses whether this was a good or bad development. The writer argues in favor of modernity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American History Themes of Imperialism and War

    This 4 page paper discusses the topics of imperialism, the two world wars, and Vietnam, and how they can be connected using two specific references, Liberty, Equality and Power and Having Our Say. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Great Depression History Firsthand by Dennis Nishi Summary and Review of Dennis Nishi's “The Great Depression (History Firsthand)”

    A 3 page paper which provides a general overview and review of this historical textbook aimed at students grades 6 through 12. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • American Political Leadership and Thomas Paine

    A 3 page paper which examines Thomas Paine and indicates why he would have made a very good political leader in the United States’ history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Civil War Naval History

    A 7 page book review that discusses Divided Water, The Naval History of the Civil War (1996) by Ivan Musicant. This historian traces how the US Navy grew from a "drowsy, moth-eaten organization on the fringes of the technological revolution," to, by war's end, being a "maritime ironclad power briefly unmatched by any navy in the world" (Musicant 432). The writer relates this to naval virtues of honor, courage and commitment. No additional sources cited.

  • Analyzing Literature Pertaining to the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

    This paper examines five sources to determine how well they cover The Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches of Abraham Lincoln. While some of the paper focuses on the address itself, the essay involves more of a survey of literature available that discusses the topic. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Philosophy, Art and Literature During the Time of the Civil War

    A 9 page paper which examines how the Civil War influenced culture as it relates to art, literature, and philosophy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • America's Civil War, Literature, and Art

    This paper, written in the style of a tutorial essay, describes the influence that the United States Civil War had on art, literature and the general philosophy of the country. The main thesis contends that, as the nation healed from divisiveness in the years following the war, that art and literature reflected the healing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • American Literature and the Impact of Benjamin Franklin

    A 5 page paper which examines the impact Benjamin Franklin had on American literature, specifically considering his autobiography. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Impact of World War II on Literature

    A 14 page research paper plus a 1 page outline on how World War II impacted literature. Looking specifically at the letters of soldiers that reflect their World War II experience, the writer argues that these experiences particularly impacted the development of post-World War II African-American literature. bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Women's and Men's Roles in American Literature

    A 5 page paper which examines the roles that men and women played in the literature of Colonial America and the New Republic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cause and Aftermath of September 11, 2001

    This 15 page paper takes the form of a speech to discuss the causes of the attack on September 11, and the U.S. actions in its wake. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The United States in the Aftermath of WWII with Europe and Japan

    A 3 page paper which examines how the United States helped Europe and Japan following WWII. The paper also discusses how this differs from their lack of involvement following WWI. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Turn of the Century Expansionism of America

    This 4 page paper discusses the after-math of the Civil War and the resulting expansionism. This paper highlights the costs, causes, and benefits of expansionism. Bibliography lists no sources.

  • Traditional Clothing in the United States and China

    3 pages in length. Cultural expression is conveyed in myriad ways from art to food and architecture to literature. Perhaps, however, there is no better way to communicate a particular culture's legacy than by means of traditional clothing. China and the United States have some of the most unique garments across the globe, and it is with these examples of specific style that each one passes on its own heritage. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • New York Times Co. v. United States

    This 13 page paper discusses the 1971 "Pentagon Papers" case that was argued before the Supreme Court, which found that the Times could publish classified documents pertaining to the Administration's misleading of the American public with regard to the situation in Vietnam. The paper discusses what this means for journalists today; includes a brief literature review. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Causes and Results of World War I

    A 5 page paper discussing the domestic and international causes of WWI. From those we examine the after effects which led to the somewhat stable order that existed in the post war countries of Russia and the United States. Much like any after math of war, there must be some adjustments that allow for the countries to exist in peace for some time, especially in regards to countries which possess the power that the former Soviet Union and the United States did. Without some form of stability in this respect, incidents might well occur that could not be retrieved. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 20th Century U.S. Welfare Capitalism and Personnel Management

    This 14 page paper looks at the history of personnel management as it evolved between 1900 and 1940. Welfare capitalism during that time period is also discussed and concepts are interrelated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Leisure and Sports in Victorian Age Great Britain

    A 9 page research paper investigating the development of leisure and sports activities among the working class in Britain towards the end of the Victorian era. Leisure activities had to meet very stringent ethical ideals by which the working class lives. Many games played in rural regions became national pastimes and most still exist today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Early American Urbanization and the Impact of Energy and Transportation

    (6pp) The period from the first European settlements until 1920 was one of great technological change, especially in energy and transportation. Major changes in transportation technology are discussed as well as how transportation affects urban form and urbanization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A History of Transportation in Iowa and Its Impact on Iowans

    This 4 page paper examines the development of transportation in this state. Rail transportation in addtion to the devleopment of the Interstate are aspects included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cultural Comparison of Korea and the U.S.

    A 3 page paper which specifically compares and contrasts food, marriage, lifestyles, love of sports, and the approach to handshaking by these two very different cultures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Historical Development of Nursing Theory

    This 4 page paper presents a timeline of developments in nursing starting with Florence Nightingale, outlining the development in nursing theory to the modern times. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 'Angel of the Battlefield' Clara Barton

    This 5 page report discusses the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, activist, suffragist, organizer, and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton’s commitment to the people she cared for and her understanding that nursing care extended far beyond the hospital or the battlefield. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology and Adolf Hitler

    An 8 page consideration of the psychological factors that went into making Adolf Hitler. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • America's Two Ocean Navy

    A 6 page paper on Congressman Carl Vinson who was responsible for forming the two ocean navy in the United States. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Washington State's City of Seattle

    This 5 page report discusses the city of Seattle in the State of Washington. Seattle has become one of those places that people have come to equate with “cool.” Nature lovers enjoy the easy access to forests, mountains, the ocean, lakes and the rainforest. It has a population that is as diverse as anywhere in America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Eastern Europe's Musical Cultures and the Effects of Modern Technology

    A 2 page paper that provides an overview of the impacts of modernization and musical technologies on the musical cultures in Eastern Europe. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Christine Leigh Heyrman's Southern Cross The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

    This 6 page report discusses the 1997 book, “Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt” that the American South has been influenced and has influenced the Christian evangelical movement in ways that are deeply connected, both historically and ideologically. Bibliography lists only one source.

  • New England and English Puritans

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the Puritans in England and New England. The Puritans were originally known as non-conformists to the Church of England (or the Anglican Church in America) in that they stripped away much of the administrative hierarchy, “popery”, religious symbols and icons to the basic belief that only God could make religious ministers and that the Bible was the “Lord’s revealed word”. Because much of their religion was based on the interpretation and understanding of the Bible, Puritan leaders were well educated scholars and also promoted education in their communities. While many Puritans came over from England in the early 1600s with the Pilgrims, more joined the new communities when the Act of Uniformity was passed in England in 1662 which dismissed and punished any ministers not conforming to the guidelines of the Church of England and using the Book of Common Prayer. Once in New England the Puritans began to established authoritarian communities under their leaders and also established many of the educational school systems still in existence today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Divergence of Country and Folk Music? ?

    This? ?6? ?page paper traces the evolution of the American folk song from the so-called hillbilly music of the Appalachians to Country and Western.? ?The bibliography includes five sources.?

  • Reshaping Everyday Life/Jack Larkin

    A 5 page paper offers a brief overview of Jack Larkin's history text The Reshaping of Everyday Life, 1790-1840 and then offers a 4 page detailed discussion of chapter 6, which is on music during this period. No additional sources cited.

  • 1960s' Countercultures

    This 11 page paper explores counter culture in the 1960s with a focus on how various disciplines treat the time period. History, art history and music are three areas discussed in depth. The mainstream culture is also looked at. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Twenty-First Century and the First Century Compared

    This paper examines the 1st and the 21st centuries and discusses both similarities and differences. Furthermore, specific areas of discussion include theology, military, economics, and more. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Lessons Learned From Them

    This 5 page report discusses experiences of and the lessons learned in the United States' military operations known as "Desert Shield" and "Desert Storm" and how the ways in which warfare were changed forever by the implementation of advanced technology, weaponry, and communication. However, certain events and situations proved their greatest value in terms of mistakes made and the ultimate lessons learned. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Article Analysis: Blackbeard

    This 3 page paper critiques an article about Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard," from the August 2007 issue of "Smithsonian Magazine." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Work, Sexuality, and Gender

    The concept of cultural diversity can be defined as the expansion of cultural perspectives based on the integration of more than one social, economic and physical culture. This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Review of the Edward Boykin Book Ghost Ship of the Confederacy

    A 5 page book review of Edward Boykin's Ghost Ship of the Confederacy (1957), which tells the amazing story of the Alabama and her extraordinary captain, Raphael Semmes. In doing so, Boykin profiles an area of Civil War history that is not generally known to the public, while creating a text of high adventure and expert naval strategy. No other sources cited.

  • 18th and 19th Century Underground Railroad Network

    A seven page paper which looks at the network known as the Underground Railroad, which was instrumental in assisting plantation slaves to escape the North and Canada in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and at some of the prominent figures who contributed to the development and maintenance of the Railroad. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • American History

    A 10 page paper which covers many topics in American History. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Hitler and Power

    This 6 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part looks at Hitler’s view of women and women’s rights under the Nazi’s. The second part discusses the reasons for forming the Hitler Youth. The last and longest part discusses the way in which Hitler gained and consolidated power to turn Germany into a dictatorship between 1933 and 1934. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • New England and English Puritans

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the Puritans in England and New England. The Puritans were originally known as non-conformists to the Church of England (or the Anglican Church in America) in that they stripped away much of the administrative hierarchy, “popery”, religious symbols and icons to the basic belief that only God could make religious ministers and that the Bible was the “Lord’s revealed word”. Because much of their religion was based on the interpretation and understanding of the Bible, Puritan leaders were well educated scholars and also promoted education in their communities. While many Puritans came over from England in the early 1600s with the Pilgrims, more joined the new communities when the Act of Uniformity was passed in England in 1662 which dismissed and punished any ministers not conforming to the guidelines of the Church of England and using the Book of Common Prayer. Once in New England the Puritans began to established authoritarian communities under their leaders and also established many of the educational school systems still in existence today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • American Colonies' Divergence from England

    An 8 page research paper that examines the similarities and differences between England and her American colonies in 1750. The writer argues that by 1750, the English speaking colonies of North America, instigated and maintained under the auspices of the British crown, had diverged from many of the English norms of that era. Naturally, the numerous ties to England and English custom, such as the grounding of American jurisprudence in English Common Law, continued to exist and exists to this day. However, there were also distinct differences between the norms of the Old World and the New. Bibliography lists 11 sources (some citations are incomplete).

  • Immigration to Nineteenth Century America in 'The First Great Wave'

    This 6 page report discusses European immigration to the United States in the 19th century and the conditions that encouraged "the wave." Bibliography lists only one source.

  • Immigration During the 1920s

    A 5 page paper which examines immigration and immigration policy during the 1920s. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Poor Treatment of the American History

    This 8 page history paper examines Native Americans and the negative way they were treated. The paper argues that the United States launched a campaign that would end in death and destruction for the Native Americans and they did this without a thought to their natural human rights. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Lowell System

    A 5 page research paper that reports on the Lowell System and its significance to early industrialization in the US. The Lowell System refers to a “method of factory management” that developed in regards to the operation of the United States’ first textile mills, which were built in Waltham and Lowell, Massachusetts in the early part of the nineteenth century (Foner and Garraty, 1991). Specifically, the Lowell System refers to the practice of recruiting and employing young women from local farms as the mill’s employees. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Engines and the Development of a Superpower

    This 3 page paper argues that these changes in American society from an agrarian economy to a 20th century superpower came about, at least in part, because of the introduction of steam, internal combustion and diesel engines into the country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Iranian and Guatemalan Revolutions

    This 5 page paper discusses the revolutions in Iran in 1953 and the revolt in Guatemala the following year. It also discusses U.S. involvement in both actions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • War: Civil War, Iraq, Yugoslavia

    This 3 page paper discusses the similarities among the American Civil War, the Iraq War and the Yugoslavian Civil War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Benjamin Franklin and James Madison

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, two of America's most famous men. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Second World War Internment of Japanese Americans in the United States

    This 5 page paper discusses the buildup of events which led to the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Examples are given from Return to Manzanar by Jeanne Watkatsuki Houston. Quotes cited from text and referenced. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Second World War and Japanese Internment in the US

    A 6 page paper which examines if the Japanese internment in WWII in the United States was a matter of racism or military necessity. The paper argues that the internment was because of racism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nancy Foner's From Ellis Island to JFK and Immigration Questions Answered

    A 6 page paper which examines some questions regarding a student’s text concerning immigration titled “From Ellis Island to JFK” by Nancy Foner. No additional sources cited.

  • Italian and Jewish Transnational Ties in From Ellis Island to JFK by Nancy Foner

    A 4 page paper which examines the transnational ties maintained by Jews and Italians as presented in Nancy Foner’s “From Ellis Island to JFK.” No additional sources cited.

  • Themes of the Letters Abigail Adams Wrote to Her Husband John

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the central themes of Abigail Adam's letters to John Adams as presented in Giles Gunn's Early American Writing. This paper provides an assessment of some of the central topics of the letters, including the theme of freedom and the belief that men fighting for freedom for all may be selective in the application of that freedom. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • George Washington's Experiences in the American Revolution

    This 5 page paper examines the American Revolution with special attention to the role of George Washington. Washington's experience is confined primarily to his military experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • George Washington: Heroic, Flawed, and Human

    In ten pages this paper examines how American General and first President of the United States George Washington is depicted in various ways as heroic, human, and flawed in Jeff Shaara’s The Glorious Cause, and in the films Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Conquerors: General Howe, Conqueror of New York, The Crossing, and D.W. Griffith’s America. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Farewell Address of George Washington

    A 3 page overview of the concerns George Washington had for the ongoing welfare of the U.S., concerns detailed in his 1796 "Farewell Address". The threats of the political party and European allegiances were a particular worry for Washington. No additional sources are listed.

  • HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE 1900 GALVESTON HURRICANE: A COMPARISON

    This 9-page paper compares and contrasts the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, TX with Hurricane Katrina, which decimated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Lasting Effects of Hurricane Katrina

    This 3 page paper examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the health care system; it also discusses the government response to the tragedy and how Louisiana is coping today. It also states what might have been done differently. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cesar Chavez and Bella Abzug

    This essay examines speeches by Bella Abzug, prominent feminist and one of the first women elected to the U.S. Congress, and Cesar Chavez, who championed the rights of immigrant migrants and Hispanics throughout the United States. The paper compares the two speeches, while providing background on both the creation of the United Farm Workers of America and the feminism movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Post 911 and U.S. Islamic Communities

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the change in Islamic communities in the West since the 9/11 terrorists’ attacks. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorists’ attacks on the United States, the Islamic communities in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, have received a great deal of exposure and misunderstanding that they are trying to remedy. Muslims within America are trying to form alliances within their own communities and with other religious communities in their areas to broaden the understanding of their faith, which is based on peace, and make non-Muslims understand that the extremists which exist under Islamic fundamentalism are a very small percentage of their population and do as much damage to their own people and cause as to others. In addition, some communities which were particularly hard hit after the attacks, especially the Muslim community in San Diego, have been promoting relationships with other religions which has in a sense caused a rift to form between Muslim Americans and Muslims in the Middle East. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The American Dream as Embodied by Benjamin Franklin

    This 4 page paper discusses Benjamin Franklin's principles and how he has proven to be the embodiment of the "American dream." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • When Life Gave Him Lemons, Ben Franklin Made Lemonade

    This 4 page paper discusses some aspects of Ben Franklin’s life, and how he faced challenges and used them to create opportunities. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Analysis of US Antiwar Organizations and American Peace Movements from September 11 2001 until March 20, 2003

    An 18 page paper which examines how traditional American pacifist groups and new U.S. pacifist coalitions have responded to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and President George W. Bush’s war against Iraq, comparing their components, statements of conscience, and methods of protests. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • 9/11 Attacks Were No Conspiracy

    In six pages this persuasive essay argues that the 9/11 attacks were not a conspiracy, but also considers the existing evidence that supports a conspiracy theory conclusion. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield and Terrain and General Johnston Pettigrew, CSA

    This 10 page paper discusses Days 1 and 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg, the weather and terrain, and the way in which Confederate General Johnston Pettigrew approached the battle. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • Comparing the Empire of Ancient Rome with Ancient Greece

    This 4 page paper compares Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, looking at the different cultures comparing social structure, politics, religion, economies and terrain. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers

    This 3 page paper discusses SSG Ruben Rivers, who was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his heroism in 1944, but did not receive the medal until 1997 (posthumously) . The paper argues that the delay can be traced to Rivers’ race: he is black. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Potomac River and Chesapeake River Basin Cleanup

    This 4 page hypothetical essay looks at the issue and provides discussion around sevaral stakeholder responsilities including the U.S. government (according to the World Bank), companies like Omega Protein, and support of nonprofits. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Civil Rights Movement

    This 9 page paper discusses the contributions of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The writer recounts Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 and also explains the segregation laws concerning the buses in Montgomery. A small group of black women then distributed flyers asking blacks not to use the bus on the following Monday. A new committee was formed with a relatively new resident of the city as its leader - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The writer then recounts some of King's remarkable work and achievements on behalf of the civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Relocation of the Cherokee in the 'Trail of Tears' During the 1830s

    This 8 page paper examines the well known Trail of Tears when Indians were forcefully relocated during the late 1830s. An outline is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Thomas A. Bailey and the Trail of Tears

    This 6 page paper discusses historian Thomas A. Bailey's statement that the "only feasible solution to the white-red problem seemed to be the removal of the Eastern Indians, in a body, to the Great Plains West." Using the example of the Cherokees and their experience of the Trail of Tears, the paper argues that removal did not solve the "Indian problem," that the removal did not work, that it was unjust, that there were alternatives, and that Bailey's position on the matter is invalid. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • From the Invention of the Automobile to the Kent State Massacre

    This 8 page paper addresses fifteen specific questions in American history starting with the invention of the automobile and its impacts on American society and ranging to the US expansion into Cambodia and the Kent State Massacre. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Leadership Style/MacArthur & Patton

    A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares the leadership styles of Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, who were two of the most brilliant military leaders that the United States has ever produced. But while they both shared this distinction, their leadership styles were quite different. MacArthur was analytical and remote from his men; Patton was also logical of mind but also understood psychological factors far better than MacArthur, so was viewed by his men much more favorably. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Relationship Between Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark

    This 6 page paper discusses the expedition of Lewis and Clark and examines their relationship with Sazajawea, based upon the movie, "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery". Furthermore, this paper gives insight into the complexities of the expedition, and reveals the reasons why an alliance between Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea was so imperative. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Early 19th Century Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    A paper which looks at the Lewis and Clark expedition of the early nineteenth century and the reasons why it has become a part of American cultural mythology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • What My Heart Wants to Tell by Verna Mae Slone

    This 3 page report discusses Slone's book about the mountain people of Knott County, Kentucky, where her family has lived since 1790. Her intent was to dispel the myths and half-truths that exist about the people and the area. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

  • The History and Mission of Tripler Army Medical Center

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the history and services at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. The Tripler Army Medical Center, located for over fifty years on Moanalua Ridge in Honolulu, Hawaii, is not only known for its picturesque location and distinctive pink coral buildings but it is also known for its expansive coverage of over 3 million square miles and a patient base of over 750,000. The military medical presence in Hawaii was initiated in the late 1800s which grew with the U.S. presence in the Pacific especially during the Philippines conflict, the Second World War, the Korean War and the conflict in Vietnam. Since that time, Tripler has consolidated with the other medical facilities in the Pacific and is the focal point for military medical health care in addition to be the center for innovative research, medical education, humanitarian efforts and community programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Key Events in Colonial and Native Interactions

    This 4 page paper discusses differences in French, Spanish, and British interactions with Native Americans and outlines key wars. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Lebensborn and Eugenics Programs of Nazi Germany

    A 20 page research paper providing an overview of the laws pertaining to eugenics and the Lebensborn program of Nazi Germany. The writer centers on the program and the support mechanisms put into place to underscore the development of the Nazi master race in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 'Paul Revere's Ride,' Its Inaccuracies, and the Real Paul Revere

    A 5 page research paper that examines the true circumstances and contributions of Paul Revere to the American Revolution. While pointing out that the details of Longfellow's famous poem are inaccurate, the writer argues that Revere's life, in general, was indicative of the political and cultural attitude of New Englanders during that era and their overall reaction to the British occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • David Hackett Fischer's Paul Revere's Ride

    A review of David Hackett Fischer's work, Paul Revere's Ride, which looks at the famous midnight ride in the context of Revere's wider involvement with the revolutionary movement, and relates the ride to the military strategies of the revolutionary forces. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • FDR and Pearl Harbor Knowledge

    A 6 page paper that discusses what Roosevelt did know in terms of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Behind the Attack on Pearl Harbor

    This 3 page paper argues that President Roosevelt knew about the Pearl Harbor attack in advance, and actually encouraged it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Great Britain, Pearl Harbor, and Prior Knowledge of the Japanese Attack

    This 20 page paper examines the role of Britain in regards to Pearl Harbor, and explores the idea that they had intelligence which informed them about Pearl Harbor before it happened, and that they did not warn the U.S. This paper presents the evidence against Britain as well as their motivations. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and its Historical Development

    A 12 page paper which examines the origins of its development and concentrates on the critical period between 1970 and 1990. Specifically considered are current reactor research programs, current state of nuclear power plant design, radioactive waste, plant licensing extension, decommissioning, government oversight, and future prospects. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Bonaparte and France

    This 20 page paper considers Napoleon and his military career, his political aspirations and his psychological make up. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • British Intervention in “Arab Street”

    This 4 page paper analyzes three articles on the Middle East, specifically the British intervention in the region in the early 1900s. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An Examination of Pocahontas

    This 5 page paper provides biographical information, but also looks at controversial areas of the life of this Indian "Princess." Her experience with the Jamestown colony as well as her voyage to Europe and untimely death are each explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Unique U.S. Southern State of Louisiana

    This 4 page paper examines the history of Louisiana and looks at its place in Southern history. What is different about Louisiana is discussed as well as what is the same. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Malaysia and the Rise of Islam

    This is a 25 page paper that provides an overview of Islam in Malaysia. The rise of Islam state power in response to British colonization is emphasized. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Portugal Economics and Providing Healthcare

    This 5 page paper provides a brief history of this country and relates how this history has impacted current day healthcare. The country’s attempts to provide free healthcare has been structured around long lasting economic troubles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

    A 7 page overview of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Media and the Administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson

    In twenty two pages this paper considers the U.S. media’s attitudes about President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration amidst LBJ’s claim that he was treated unfairly with the effects of the Vietnam War, most notably the Tet Offensive, and the Pueblo situation along with the President’s extreme sensitivity regarding coverage of the war are the primary focus. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Good Mother 'Myth' Perpetuated by Princess Diana

    This 10 page essay explores Diana's role as a mother and how, although she tried to fulfill this obligation, often chose selfish goals over the integration of family values. A synopsis of the events which led up to her divorce, and her death, portray a troubled woman intertwined with the colder side of royalty. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Historical and Cultural Differences in Photography and Printing in the East and West

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of printing and photography in ancient China and in the West. Emphasis is placed on defining differences between the two. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Chaos and Confusion of Children of Vietnam War Veterans

    It is well-documented that the Vietnam war left many veterans in a deterioriated mental condition. But what is less frequently discussed is the depressed lifestyles of children -- those born of American soldiers who had sex with Vietnam women as rape or otherwise. Many of these children live in the United States today.. Some have even attempted to find their fathers.. The behavior patterns of these youths reflects their war torn heritage and this 6 page essay examines this concept as well as its effects on the parent - veteran (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.;). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. Civil War and Styles of Reconstruction

    A 6 page paper which examines Presidential reconstruction (1863-1867) and Congressional or Radical reconstruction (1867-1877) as seen through “Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction” by James M. McPherson. No additional sources cited.

  • The Reconstruction Period of American History from 1865 until 1877

    A 5 page paper that discusses specific aspects of this era in American History. The topics discussed are: Lincoln's plans, Johnson's plans, Congress's plans, the Military Reconstruction Act, why some believe Congressional Reconstruction was too radical and others believe not radical enough, the successes and failures, and the lessons we can learn for today's world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Discussion of the U.S. Civil War Reconstruction and Recommendations

    This 7-page paper focuses on the U.S. Civil War and its Reconstruction, and offers recommendations and potential legislation for how things could have been different. Also discussed are reasons for the War itself and where Reconstruction went wrong. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Reconstruction Era Failures and Successes

    6 pages. During the war, Reconstruction began in the state of Tennessee under strict military rule, following in many ways the same course as Maryland. Tennessee's Reconstruction began in the slaveholding areas of the state where Confederate sentiments were strong. Throughout these rehearsals, emancipated African-Americans prevailed with a lack of concern for their fate; although they were freed, they were still denied most basic rights such as citizenship and voting. This paper looks at both the positive and negative aspects of Reconstruction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Kenneth Stammp's The Era of Reconstruction 1865-1877

    "What was real and fundamental was the idealism and the nobility of the two contending forces: the Yankees struggling to save the Union, dying to make men free; the Confederates fighting for great Constitutional principles, defending their homes form invasion." Thus begins Kenneth Stammp's book The Era of Reconstruction 1865-1877, which wants to demonstrate the relationship between the war and the reconstruction period of the civil war are more similar rather than different. This 5 page discussion will examine his idea.

  • Civil War and Reconstruction Social Welfare Programs

    This is a 12 page paper discussing the social welfare programs developed throughout the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. The Civil War and the Reconstruction years until 1896 saw a change in the social reform system in the United States as it was a time when “thousands of people received public assistance for the first time in their lives” according to Green (2003). The 1800s and the impact of the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation also saw African Americans and minorities for the first time receiving some pensions and benefits although largely the welfare and pension system favored the whites and former soldiers in the war. Nevertheless, the formation of charities, organizations and pensions in the 19th century which addressed the needs of the increased state of poverty and the minority populations provided a basis for the social welfare system and civil rights which progressed through the 20th century. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Death, God, and Holocaust Survivors' Attitudes

    This 10 page report discusses the feelings and attitudes survivors of the Holocaust have relating to God and to death in relationship to the nightmare they experienced during World War II. Interviews, poetry, and memoirs of survivors are used throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Red Storm Rising, The Hunt for Red October, and the Cold War

    A 5 page review of the Cold War years. The author of this paper emphasizes that the intent of the Cold War was to stabilize world politics and to maintain peace. In reality, it could be contended that the real outcome of this political approach was anything but a peaceful and secure world order. Indeed, the Cold War itself was a kind of warfare. Even in recognition of the fact that no actual warfare between the two main players, the Soviet Union and the United States erupted during the Cold War years, it was a period of intense hostility. This hostility is no better imprinted on the American psyche than through literature and movies. Two books in particular have added to our understanding of the Cold War. These books, both by author Tom Clancy, are “The Hunt for Red October” and “Red Storm Rising”. Each offers significant insight to the tensions which existed between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War years. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Religion in the History of Early America

    This 6 page paper traces the influence religion had on the evolution of American society. Bibliography lists 1 source

  • Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    A 5 page paper which examines “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller and the Salem Witch Trials. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Media Misrepresentation of Disaster: The Titanic

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of how the media handled the sinking of the Titanic. The facts of the case are judged against sensational initial reports. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • US Slavery History

    5 pages in length. A discussion of the beginnings of slavery in the South and how it impacted the economics, as well as the nature of the institution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves

    An 8 page consideration of an often overlooked component of American history. While it is impossible to assign a precise number to the percentage of slaves that were white, suffice it to say that this number was significant and that these slaves served in the same capacity as blacks. As a consequence, they began to identify more with blacks in some instances than the did with whites. As white slaves interchanged both culture and genes with blacks, the previously strictly separate ideas of Caucasian verses African began to somewhat blur. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The U.S. Civil War: Causes and Implications

    A 5 page paper. Slavery is most often cited as the cause of the American Civil War but like any war, there were a number of underlying causes besides the issue of slavery. The Northern and Southern states had been in conflict since before the Constitution was signed in 1789. A number of formal compromises had eased the tension but it began to flare up again in the early 1800s. This paper discusses the three primary reasons for the tension between the North and the South. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ending Slavery with the Civil War

    This 10 page paper supports the view that intervention was necessary to end the institution of slavery. The natural limits thesis is refuted. The economics of slavery is highlighted and specific arguments are duly noted. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Slavery and the Civil War

    A 4 page paper which examines the relationship between slavery and the Civil War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

    This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Texas Railroad Commission

    A 5 page overview of the Texas Railroad Commission. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Impact of the Black Plague on Chivalry, Feudalism

    A 6 page research paper/essay that examines the context of the Black Plague and the tremendous impact that it had on feudal society. The writer also includes brief mention of a film, A Knight's Tale. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Samuel Adams and the Events Associated with the Boston Tea Party

    A basic, 9 page discussion of the Tea Party, its participants, and primarily-- its impact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Factors Leading to the Boston Tea Party

    This 13 page paper discusses the Boston Tea Party and the factors leading up to it. This paper examines why this happened and what happened afterwards as a result. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Boston Tea Party

    A 7 page paper answering 5 questions about this event in American history. The covert destruction of 45 tons – 90,000 pounds – of British tea in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773 did not directly lead to the American Revolution, but it certainly became a contributing factor in perspective if not in economic consequence. In many respects it bears similarity to some of the sentiments rising up in America again today. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Cold War Civil Rights

    A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.

  • The Cold War: Causes and Ongoing Tensions

    A 5 page overview of the Cold War. This paper discusses the causes of the Cold War, the tensions that existed during this time, and incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Answering Cold War Questions

    A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the superpowers; and reforms instituted by Gorbachev and other causes of the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Was the Cold War in Europe Inevitable?

    This 5 page paper examines various sources dealing with the Cold War and argues that scholarship is divided enough that it’s possible to argue the Cold War was not inevitable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Columbian Exchange

    This 5 page paper discusses the Columbian Exchange and its effects on the people of the New World. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy's Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    A 6 page paper which discusses the similarities found in “The Crucible” and the McCarthy Trials. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Evaluation of the Web Based Curriculum America Dreams

    A 4 page exploration of the Library of Congress' "America Dreams" site. This paper explores the positive features of the site and comments on how it leads the student to a full understanding of the American Dream and how it has faced many challenges through the ages. No additional sources are listed.

  • 18th and 19th Century 'Great Awakenings' in America

    A 12 page research paper that examines the differences and similarities between the First Great Awakening for US religious observance, which occurred in the eighteenth century, and the Second Great Awakening, which occurred a century later. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Great Depression and the 2009 Economic Recession

    A 3 page comparison of these two times in history. This paper compares the relative impacts to families and psychological state of mind. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A History of Transportation in Iowa and Its Impact on Iowans

    This 4 page paper examines the development of transportation in this state. Rail transportation in addtion to the devleopment of the Interstate are aspects included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tribal Scars

    In this 3-page paper, Sembene Ousman's Tribal Scars or The Voltaique is reviewed in terms of why it is important to the men to find the history of tribal scars. There are no sources.

  • Nineteenth Century America's Rapid Urbanization Causes and Effects

    This 8 page paper discusses the causes of rapid urbanization during the last half of the 19th century, with an emphasis on the last decades of that century. The writer explains there were many factors contributing to the exploding population in cities, including industrialization and immigration. Comments regarding the factors involved in industrialization allow the connection to be made between urbanization and industrialization. Data regarding the population of cities, particularly New York and data regarding immigration are provided. The writer also discusses the consequences of urbanization, such as corruption, unsanitary living conditions and other effects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and the Vietnam Draft

    A paper which considers the moral and ethical issues surrounding conscription, with specific reference to the Vietnam draft, and the way that these issues are addressed in O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • Draft Dodging During Vietnam

    This 4 page paper examines the 1960s and how draft dodging was a significant part of the decade. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Vietnam, America’s Lost War

    In five pages this paper examines how the United States became involved in Vietnam, how U.S. policymakers failed to understand Vietnam, considers the overall costs of the war, and the parallels that exist between the conflicts in Vietnam and Iraq. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Progressive Era to Present Day Social Welfare Policies

    This 19 page paper provides a comprehensive overview of the social welfare policies beginning with the Progressive Era through the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Notables discussed include Roosevelt's New Deal, including legislative acts, programs and constitutional amendments, the founding of the NAACP and National Urban League, the first White House Conference on Children and the beginning of the mental health movement. Other topics include the Social Security Act, Johnson's Great Society, the cutbacks by Nixon, Reagan, and Bush. The writer comments on the Welfare reform movements of the 1970s and the 1990s. other related topics are discussed. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Compare and Contrast: The Two World Wars

    A 12 page paper which details some of the circumstances of World War I and II. World War I took place in the beginning of the century and changed the balance of powers that were in existence for centuries. Europe was virtually devastated by the war and the United States came out of it as a major world power. World War II was essentially a continuation of the first World War. Both wars have some similarities in their cause as well as the ensuing result. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Pilgrim Separatists and William Bradford

    A 5 page paper discussing the background of those who sailed over to the 'New World' on the Mayflower. After a discussion of the difference between Separatists (Pilgrims) and Puritans, the paper analyzes Bradford's role in the history of the Plymouth Colony. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • What if the Mayflower Had Landed in Jamestown instead of Plymouth?

    A 4 page paper that speculates how the issue of slavery might have been different had the Puritan influence been over the plantations of the south. Included is a comparison of the type of people who colonized Jamestown and the type who colonized New England. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • America as a Growing World Power

    In this 7 page research paper, the writer explores the factors that contributed to making the United States a world leader/power between the end Civil War and the beginning of World War I. The primary aspect ofthis success has always been the promotion and fostering of democracy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Global Power Rise of the U.S.

    A 5 page overview of the rise of the U.S. to international power. The paper begins with the ideals of the forefathers, leading to the inventions rising out of the Industrial Revolution and continuing through World War II (a-bomb), telecommunications, computer technology, military technology and the space program. The paper includes a discussion of some of the problems that have emerged as a result of democratization of communist and socialist states and how the United States is working to assist those countries in the move to the global market. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • James Wilson's The Earth Shall Weep A History of Native America

    A 5 page review of the 1999 book 'The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America' by James Wilson. Relates the various trial and tribulations delineated by Wilson which the Native Americans have been forced to endure since the point of contact with non-Native Americans. No additional sources are listed.

  • The U.S. Constitution and Articles of Confederation Compared

    In 2 pages the author discusses the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, and answers whether she would have supported ratification of the new Constitution as it was submitted to the states. Bibliography lists one source.

  • Lillian Fowler et al's Samuel Adams Radical Puritan

    A 5 page paper discussing the book 'Samuel Adams - Radical Puritan' by Lillian Fowler, William Fowler, William Fowler, Jr., and Oscar Handlin. The book covers the life and times, as well as the adventures of Samuel Adams, the American revolutionary and political leader. No additional sources cited.

  • Erie Canal's History

    A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Texas as a Colony

    A 4 page research report on the Colonization of Texas in 1824. At that time, Mexico wanted to prohibit the encroachment of its territories by the pioneers moving West. They offered an agreement of three conditions to any Anglos who wanted to settle there. Conflict erupted and Texas eventually gained its independence from Mexico. Bibliography included.

  • The Assimilation of the Irish

    A 12 page paper discussing just how 'American' the Irish are. Throngs—literally millions—of Irish immigrants poured into America in the mid-1800s and again toward the end of that century in response both to rumors of America as the land of opportunity at a time when their own country not only was in economic ruin but also could not support all of its people. There are those who maintain that the Irish were never fully assimilated into the American culture, but those making such claims often fail to take into account all applicable factors. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Scandalous Presidency of Ulysses Grant

    An 8 page research paper on the Grant administration. Discusses the Union Pacific Railroad scandal and the Whiskey Scandal and gives a view of Grant as being guilty only by asociation of the corruption which is often associated with his administration. Bibliography lists four sources.

  • Overview of the Whiskey Rebellion

    An 8 page research paper that gives an overall view of the Whiskey Rebellion that occurred in the counties of Pennsylvania and Virginia that are west of the Allegheny Mountains in 1794. The rebellion developed due to opposition to a federal excise tax on spirits that was enacted in 1791 according to a plan devised by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton wherein the states would assume their own debts. Washington eventually called out the militia and the rebels dispersed; however, the incident illustrated the power of the new federal government and the US presidency. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Assimilation and Conflict in the Western Settlement

    A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the progression of settlements and Christianity westward in the 19th century and considers the elements of socialization, land value and conflict that determined the roles of both settlers and Native Americans. Bibliography lists two sources.

  • U.S. Government Actions from 1861 through 1900

    A 7 page paper discussing noble and brutal acts of the government during the period of 1861 through 1900. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Socialist Movement and Eugene Debs

    The movement in the United States, as well as the life of Eugene Debs are discussed in a 3 page overview. -- Analysis of why Debs became involved as well as why the socialist movement was not successful included as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Eliot Asinov's '1919'

    America's Loss of Innocence.' Book offers evidence that key events such as the passing of the Valstead Act, the Black Sox scandal, and the U.S. decision not to join the league of nations contributed to this nation's 'loss of innocence.' 6 pages in length, Bibliography lists 5 supporting sources.

  • Review of '1919'

    As above; 6 pages & 4 supporting sources. Asinof :

  • Book Review 3 for '1919'

    As above, 6 pages & 2 supporting sources. Asinof :

  • Mexican Intervention by the US in 1914, 1916, and Woodrow Wilson's Reasons

    A 4 page research paper exploring Woodrow Wilson's reasons for intervening in Mexico in 1914 and again in 1916. Mexico was involved in an internal revolution during those years, which affected the economic status of the United States in Mexico. Bibliography included.

  • Leadership Effectiveness of Theodore Roosevelt Assessed

    A 5 page research paper exploring the question, 'Was Teddy Roosevelt an Effective Leader?' Leadership and the qualities of a leader are first discussed then Roosevelt's accomplishments are analyzed. Bibliography includes 7 references.

  • Presidential Accomplishments of Harry S. Truman

    A 5 page paper that describes three specific achievements of President Truman. Other accomplishments are mentioned in addition to the emphasized three. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theme Parks and Their History

    This 7 page paper explores the evolution of theme parks from Disneyland to Universal Studios' Jurassic Park. Specifically discussed are the economic benefits provided by theme parks, the ever-growing number of theme parks throughout the United States, and the changes theme parks have undergone over the years. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Walt Disney as a Role Model

    5 pages in length. When one thinks of Walt Disney, the mind conjures up visions of Mickey Mouse, amusement parks and feature-length films. But there exists more to the man who gifted the world with the likes of Donald Duck and Peter Pan: behind the imagination lived a role model who was impassioned with making the world a better place for both humanity and the animal world. Through his efforts, Disney enabled great -- if not subtle -- changes to occur while he cleverly hid his intentions within an entertaining platform. The writer addresses Disney's humanitarian contributions, as well as those he set forth for the environment, that clearly shows why he is a role model of a different color. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Canarsie The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism by Jonathan Rieder

    A 5 page analysis of the book by Jonathan Rieder. Many books have investigated the societal and racial turmoil that began in the 1960s from the standpoint of the African-American community. This book, however, takes a look at the period between 1960 and 1980 from a different perspective--that of a middle-class white community. In so doing, the Rieder doesn't excuse the actions of this neighborhood, but he does help to the reader to understand their motivations. No additional sources cited.

  • The Way American Families Never Were and the Nostalgia Myth

    Focusing primarily upon the argument in Stephanie Coontz's (1992) book by same title, the writer of this 5 page paper presents the argument that each generation has looked upon the one previous to it and commented on how pure and innocent things were back in the proverbial "good ol' days." In actuality, however, morality was never as high in the past as we are led to believe. We are "brainwashed" by family-orientated television programs to believe that during the 50's and 60's, people were more "innocent" when in reality, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, etc.;-- soared-- sometimes to levels much higher than today. This social phenomenon is explored in great detail. Bibliography also cites 2 additional sources.

  • Murder Investigation Comparisons of the Lizzie Borden and O.J. Simpson Cases

    In 7 pages, the author makes a comparison between the Lizzie Borden and O. J. Simpson investigations, looking at the police evidence, the cities in which the crimes were committed and public opinion of the cases. Bibliography lists 8 sources. PClb&oj.wps

  • The Pertinent Social and Economic Events of the Twentieth Century

    A 6 page essay that discusses in great detail the social and economic events which have contributed to the changing world structure. Bibliography contains 4 references (report contains many examples to illustrate its points).

  • Tanks Impact on Desert Storm

    6 pages in length. Within the three hundred and 8 pages of Robert M. Citino's book entitled 'Armored Forces' exists the proof necessary to ascertain just how positive an impact the tanks played during Desert Storm. It can be argued that by incorporating the latest in military technological advancements, the soldiers of this particular war were significantly better protected while at the same time able to perform their varied and jeopardous duties. The writer discuss how the reader gains a considerably more detailed account of just how integral tanks became to the overall safety and success of the Desert Storm mission. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Factors Leading To The Clinton Upset in 1992

    A 40 page paper that provides an overview of the basic elements that impacted the Clinton candidacy in 1992 and provided a win for Clinton even in light of controversy, questions of ethics, and the presence of Ross Perot. Bibliography lists 35 sources.

  • Call to Action by Bill Clinton in His 1997 State of the Union Address

    A 3 page paper summarizing U.S. President Bill Clinton's 1997 state of the union address. The writer discusses Clinton's 'call to action' and his aspirations for the United States over the four years that would follow. No bibliography.

  • 1998 Gongressional and Gubernatorial Campaigns

    A 5 page paper evaluating areas of nationwide Congressional and gubernatorial races in terms of debates, polls and the final results including the resulting state of balance of power in both the House and Senate. Elections held in years when there is no presidential election as well typically generate only mild interest on the part of the voters, and the elections of 1998 provided no surprises in that realm. One of the most heavily contested gubernatorial races was that of California, where not even the media was interested enough to broadcast all of the debates between candidates. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Night by Elie Wiesel

    A 5 page analysis of Wiesel account of life in a Nazi concentration camp. In Night, author Elie Wiesel not only provides readers with a riveting, if horrific, tale of life in a Nazi concentration, but he also provides an inspiring tale that demonstrates the tenacity of human spirit and the wonderful capacity of the human soul to preserver. No additional sources cited.

  • Historians and Conception of the Nazi Program

    4 pages in length. The writer discusses how historians might find it difficult to accurately establish the conception of the Nazi Program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Holocaust Turning Point Kristallnacht

    A 9 page paper discussing Kristallnacht, the events that led up to it and why it was such an important turning point in the Holocaust. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 1921 to 1933 Power Rise of Adolf Hitler

    An 11 page paper discussing the background of Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and early 1930s. It considers the social, economic, and emotional factors that contributed to the development of the Third Reich. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • A Book Review of 'Adolf Hitler, aA Study In Tyranny' by Allan Bullock

    A 5 page discussion and review of Allan Bullock's biography of the person who would come to be known as the 20th century's most evil individual. The book examines Hitler's reign in terms of political theory and ideology -- outlining how he represented a definitive example genuine tyranny. No Bibliography or additional sources used.

  • Holocaust Perspectives of Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel

    A 10 page research paper which analyzes the work of the two most preeminent witnesses to the Holocaust-Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi. The writer looks specifically at The Drowned and the Saved by Levi and the Night, Dawn, Day trilogy by Wiesel, and demonstrates that although these two men went through similar experiences, their ultimate orientation to those experiences are extremely different. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing Elie Wiesel and Kurt Vonnegut's and Their Works about the Holocaust

    A 5 page comparison of Elie Wiesel's Night and Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night. The paper shows that while both books are about the Holocaust, they depict suffering in different ways because of the degree to which the central characters are able to find meaning in their lives. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Concentration Camp Understanding and Night by Eli Wiesel

    The selected passage introduces the reader to the concentration camp, just as the experience it describes was Eli Wiesel's introduction. The imagery is extremely powerful. This 6 page paper examines the reference to the crematorium within this passage and elucidates on the history and meaning of crematoriums to assist in understanding the reading of the book, Night. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson

    5 pages in length. A thorough analysis in which the writer offers descriptions of how the advent of mechanization impacted the nature of the society and the detrimental effects it had on much of the population. Specifically, the effect of the power loom is discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte

    A 10 page research paper that traces Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power from a shaky beginning to becoming the military genius he is credited to be. The essay reviews some of the major battles that he won and lost, his reorganization of France and of a great part of Europe, his two exiles and his death. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Liberalism of the Early 19th Century

    This 6 page paper defines and provides an overview of liberalism in Europe during the early nineteenth century. The rising middle class is also discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ottoman Empire Roots of the Modern Turkish State

    A 12 page research paper that examines the development of the modern Turkish state and compares this to roots as part of the Ottoman Empire. The writer concludes that Turkey will have to address its human rights abuses before it can fully realize its dream of becoming a fully modernized part of the global community. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Transvaal Annexing by Great Britain

    A 10 page paper focusing on the reasons Britain annexed the Transvaal and the results of that annexation. A history is provided which demonstrates the reasons for the annexation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of the English 'Chunnel' Project

    A 24 page paper that looks at the English Channel Tunnel Project as a major engineering and construction project and considers the elements that impacted its completion and the systems that supported its success. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Portuguese and Spanish Reforms in 18th Century Latin America

    3 pages in length. The writer discusses the impact of the Bourbon and Pombaline reforms as they relate to Spain and Portugal. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Italy and Fascism

    A 14 page paper that explores the beginning of fascist power in Italy, with a strong focus on Benito Mussolini and his reign. The paper looks at the political environment leading to Mussolini's reign and his response to it. The paper explores the political and cultural view of the populace and other political parties, and the changes in Mussolini's viewpoint/action, and how his actions led to the fall of fascism in Italy and contributed to the fall of Nazism in Germany. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Volkswagen Beetle of Germany

    A 12 page research paper which examines the history of the Third Reich's 'people's car'-the most popular car in automotive history-its legend and the reality, and how the new 'Bug' compares with the old. Although originally the brainchild of Hitler, the Volkswagen Beetle has taken on a new identity of its own. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 3 Theories on the Dissolution of Yugoslavia

    A 10 page research paper with an overview of three theories regarding dissolution of the Yugoslav Republic. The three areas explored include the U.N. offer of recognition, economic factors, and ongoing animosity of between the various ethnic nations. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Polands Lech Walesa

    In 5 pages the author discusses Poland's Lech Walsea and his role, importance, and significance in Polish Solidarity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 1916 Battle of Verdun II

    8 pages in length. The 1916 battle of Verdun is considered one of the most influential events to ultimately shape France's self-image as a country. Fought throughout the bitterest of winters, the soggy rains of spring and fall, and the infernal heat of summer, the battle cost the lives of some four-hundred thousand French fighters. So horridly etched upon history is the massacre, that just the mention of it triggers memories that the French vow will never be relived again. The writer offers an overview of the events leading up to the battle, as well as the tactics that were applied during fighting. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 1972 to 1991 Relations Between the Soviet Union and the United States

    A 9 page paper covering the years 1972-1991 in US-Soviet relations. Paper is divided into 3 parts: 1972-1979; 1980-1985; 1985-1991. Bibliography lists12 sources.

  • Soviet Union Dissolution

    This 9 page report discusses the reasons behind the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. For years, economists, politicians, sociologists and other theorists have been explaining the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ranging from hypotheses embracing the triumph of the individual human spirit to the economic mismanagement of the Soviet political structure, a vast array of possibilities has been proffered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Middle East Economic and Social Differences During 9th and 19th Centuries Compared

    A 5 page paper detailing how social and economic life in the nineteenth century Middle East differed from the economy and society one-thousand years earlier. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 1992 Elections in Israel

    A 5 page paper discussing the various conditions that surrounded the 1992 Israeli elections. These elections occurred during a time when major changes had recently occurred in regards to world powers. Russian Communism had crumbled and the Cold War was essentially in the past. The political parties involved were the Labour Party and the Likuds. The leaders were, respectively, Rabin and Shamir. Rabin won by a slight margin. Election numbers are included herein. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Change and the Decline of the Kibbutz in Israel

    A 6 page overview of the Israel kibbutz and the changes which they are currently implementing to remain extant. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • Iran Modernization of Shah Reza Pahlavi

    A 6 page paper discussing Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1944), the former military commander who was crowned Shah of Iran in 1926 and his efforts to modernize his nation. The report examines both Iran and the Shah from the beginning of his rule as Shah to the reign of his son, Muhammad Riza Shah Pahvali's rule which began in 1941. Bibliography lists ten sources.

  • Kurds and U.S. Styles of Negotiation

    A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting the negotiating styles of the US and the Kurds as they fight to attain autonomy for their country. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Tim O'Brien's Novels The Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato

    A 15 page comparison between the above mentioned novels by Tim O'Brien. In these novels, O'Brien examines feelings and uncertainties that speak to the heart of being human and leave the reader thinking, rather then feeling that all their questions have been answered. O'Brien's artistry encompasses all of the nuances and pathos of the human condition, but set within a framework that coincides with the period that formed the crux of his own experience‹the Vietnam War. The writer specifically examines the novels relative to O'Brien's use of structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. Constitution's Development

    This 6 page paper looks at the United States Constitution and compares it with the English 'Constitution.' Both forms of government are discussed as well as the balance of power in each nation. Bibliography lists 7 sources

  • Review of Alan Taylor's William Cooper's Town

    This 5 page paper looks at this work which tells the story of how Cooperstown, New York came into existence. The book reviewed was written by author Alan Taylor. No other sources cited.

  • Myth and Mystery at Custer's Last Stand

    A 12 page paper that describes the events that surrounded the Battle of Little Bighorn and the impact this battle had on both the white man and the red man. Discussed are the situations that led up to the battle as well as the situation that developed in its aftermath. Bibliography lists 9 sources. LCBighrn.doc

  • Drafting of the U.S. Constitution and the Position of the Anti Federalists

    This 3 page paper talks about the anti-Federalist position at the time the U.S. Constitution was being drafted. The other point of view is duly noted in the discussion. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Before the Duel The Relationship of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

    5 pages in length. One could never call Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr friendly. Their rivalry began virtually from the moment each man knew of the other's existence. Hamilton despised everything that Burr represented, including his charismatic style. As a means by which to demonstrate his contempt, Hamilton saw to it that Burr lost out to Thomas Jefferson for the presidency, instead arranging for him to occupy the position of vice president. The writer discusses how this was one of the many final straws that ultimately led up to their infamous duel. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Amerian Society and Economy as Presented in John Ford's Stagecoach and Ann Banks' First Person America

    5 pages in length. Ann Banks' "First Person America" and John Ford's "Stagecoach" individually represent a changing class-consciousness related to modifying economic and social conditions of the 1930s. Indeed, it can readily be argued that imaginative texts do not directly document such experiences of the 1930s, but rather they indirectly represent conflicts, tensions, changing values and the ever shifting conditions of the particular setting. No additional sources cited.

  • The Rise And Fall of the Great Powers Economic Change And Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000 by Paul Kennedy

    6 pages in length. From Paul Kennedy's assertions in "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000," one can readily gather that the author's primary thesis revolves around the issue of imperialism. The writer discusses the persuasiveness of the author's thesis; the types of arguments and evidence used to support the thesis; the factors used to help shape his historical interpretation and that of world history; and how the author's interpretation of history might have been different had he emphasized other factors. No additional sources cited.

  • Failure of the 1960s' SDS Movement

    This 12 page paper provides background information on the SDS as well as other movements prevalent during the 1960's. The thesis of this paper is that the SDS did not succeed because the organization had a socialist bent, something that did not mesh with a rising conservative movement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Historical Achievements of Man and Edward Gibbon

    5 pages in length. "History is little more than a register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of man" This famous quote from Edward Gibbons provides meaningful insight to what humanity's historical significance truly represents. When taken in its realistic context, one can readily support the validity of such a claim, inasmuch as the history books are chock full of war, strife, bungled peace efforts, political embarrassments, along with a whole host of other less-than-attractive accomplishments. That Gibbons sought to bring to light the reality of mankind's historical legacy concurs with his ability to see beyond the facade of dubious achievements. The writer compares this quote with real-life events. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Mankind's Best Achievements

    A 5-page paper that examines the accomplishments that mankind has achieved since the sixteenth century and the ultimate effects these accomplishments have had on modern existence. Discussed are the discoveries of the seventeenth century, the revolutions of the eighteenth century, the medical breakthroughs of the nineteenth century and the massive progress of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Theodore Roosevelt's Caribbean by Richard H. Collin

    A 6 page analysis and summation of the major points in Richard H. Collin's book 'Theodore Roosevelt's Caribbean.' The writer argues that Collin offers a new perspective, constituting a new historiography, on the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, one that sees his era in terms of the context of that time, rather then interpreting it in terms of events that came later. No additional sources cited.

  • Reading Analysis of Cary et al, Eds.' The Social Fabric

    A 10 page summation and analysis of readings from the text The Social Fabric: American Life from 1607 to 1877 (Cary, et al, editors, eighth edition, 1998). The writer explores the cultural diversity that makes up American culture through a discussion of a variety of the readings from this book. No other sources cited.

  • U.S. Presidential History

    An 8 page paper that outlines the two-centuries-old history of the office of the Presidency of the United States and examines the massive changes this office has undergone throughout that time. Discussed are the nature of the changes that marked the Presidency, particularly across the last half of the twentieth century, and the American public's overall loss of trust in faith in its governmental leadership that resulted from these changes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Recalling the 1960s and 1970s Riots

    This 5 page paper takes a look at various points of view regarding the turbulent 1960s and 1970s when a number of protest activities ended in riots. Mock interviews of people who lived through the era are included as well as accounts presented by newspapers. These different experiences are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Life on the Frontier and the Impact of the Homestead Act

    (20 pp - including 1 pp outline) The cry was FREE LAND!! The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a chance to live the American dream (this was after they paid their $10 filing fee of course). Unfortunately for many concerned, a dream, and the reality of life on the frontier were two distinctly different realities. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • U.S. Social Fabric Up to 1840

    5 pages in length. Considered to be the rumblings of a significant turning point in the history of mankind, the period leading up to 1840 reflected a social fabric that was beginning to unravel. Native Americans, African Americans, women and the working class were growing increasingly intolerant of the few social and political elitists dictating to the vast majority what their lives were to represent. Minorities did not hold much power within society, inasmuch as there was an unyielding sense of control that loomed over the aspects of freedom, equality and individuality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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    5 pages in length. The writer chronicles the vast changes that have occurred to the swimsuit since the early 1900s, including the bikini, French cut and thong. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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