Research Papers on Presidential Studies

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  • President Bill Clinton's 'Monicagate' Sex Scandal

    In 5 pages, the author discusses that President Clinton should leave White House because of his sexual scandal with Monica Lewinsky and other women, giving an ethical argument, a moral argument, a sexual harassment argument, a lack of sensibility argument, and a perjury argument for his doing so. 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.

  • President Kennedy's Assassination According to Jim Garrison and Oliver Stone's 1991 Film JFK

    This 25 page paper examines the assassination of Kennedy based upon the writings of Jim Garrison and the Oliver Stone film, "JFK". This paper delves into the myriad of theories and investigations that have taken place on the subject, as well as investigating much of the information that has been released since the "JFK" film. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • HARRY TRUMAN AND THE DOCTRINE OF COMMUNIST CONTAINMENT

    This 4-page paper describes the Truman Doctrine, its advantages and disadvantages, and whether it was successful. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on JFK

    This is a 3 page annotated bibliography on John F. Kennedy. The bibbliography has 6 sources.

  • Considering the Week in the Life of an American President

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what a typical week in the life of a U.S. President is like. Some of President Bush's activities in 2001 are discussed. Several other contemporary presidents are referenced inclusive of Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • 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.

  • THE BLACK HISTORY OF AMERICA’S WHITE HOUSE

    This 10-page paper discusses racism in the White House throughout the history of the Presidency. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ted Bundy Case Study

    8 pages in length. There are many answers to the question that asks why seemingly "normal" people commit such unthinkable crimes as murder. To look at Ted Bundy, there is no indication of the monster that lived within - the attractive, artful sociopath whose intelligence and wit enraptured all who crossed his path. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 'Atoms for Peace' Speech Analysis

    This 5 page paper uses Neo-Aristotelian methods to critique a speech by President Dwight Eisenhower about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Frontier Influence on Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln

    (5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their lives in terms of three authors presentations: The Whiskey Rebellion (1988) by Thomas P. Slaughter, Andrew Jackson, Symbol of an Age (1962) by John William Ward., and Out of the Wilderness, the Life of Abraham Lincoln (1994) by William Hanchett

  • Robert Remini's Andrew Jackson

    A 5 page paper which examines how Andrew Jackson changed the role and powers of the president. The examination is based on Robert Remini’s book “The Life of Andrew Jackson.” No additional sources cited.

  • Generals Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and Their Differences

    This 3 page paper examines the differences between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in regards to how they served their country. This paper contends that both were great men and great Americans, even though their backgrounds and missions were strikingly different. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • Barack Obama's Speech On March 18, 2008: Race

    3 pages in length. Titling his speech "A More Perfect Union," President-elect Barack Obama inspired listeners with the ideals of a nation that is written in constitutional purpose but as of today has yet to be realized. The primary focus of Obama's speech was to revisit this major discrepancy of American culture by way of illustrating how history has set a harmful precedent that must now be restructured to incorporate race as an all-encompassing and nurturing concept. No bibliography.

  • Houdon's George Washington Statue

    This 5 page paper discusses the George Washington Statue, which resides in Virginia, which was crafted by the famed French sculptor Houdon. This paper examines the detail and history of the statue, as well as exploring the life of Houdon. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

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

  • Madam President and the Ferraro Campaign

    This 5 page paper examines the first chapter of this book and contests some of the suggestions. The Ferraro campaign is the focus of the chapter. Whether or not Ferraro was the right candidate is discussed. The potential for a woman to be president is also a part of this paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PTSD and its Effects Upon Soldiers' Lives

    In six pages this paper considers PSTD’s impact upon soldiers with families, relationships, memories, and society among the topics discussed. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Obama's Speech to Schoolchildren

    A 4 page paper discussing the furor surrounding Obama's planned back-to-school speech to all public school children. The right had fears of indoctrination; the left were pleased to see their leader encouraging children. In the end the speech was rather unremarkable, as was the case in 1991 when the Democrats felt led to launch a congressional investigation after President Bush did the same thing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Woodrow Wilson by August Heckscher

    A 5 page analysis of the Heckscher biography of the 28th president. This book thoroughly examines both the private and public persona of this intelligent and complex man. Heckscher's clear and insightful prose paints a portrait of a man who undoubtedly qualifies as being one of the most remarkable individuals in this nation's history. No additional sources cited.

  • The FDR Years by William E. Leuchtenburg

    A 5 page analysis of Leuchtenburg's insightful commentary on the legacy of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. According to Leuchtenburg, a constitutional crisis occurred in the 1930s when Roosevelt was increasingly rebuffed by a highly conservative and seemingly unswayable Supreme Court's rejection of the his New Deal program to meet the needs of America's economic collapse. Leuchtenburg skillfully traces the development of FDR's plan to counter this opposition and the subsequent developments are discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • Harry S. Truman, the Marshall Plan, and The Truman Doctrine

    This 8 page paper looks at this doctrine that divided the nation, and particularly pitted Congress against the president. The introduction of the Marshall Plan and Truman's role in its creation is explored. Bibliography lists 7 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.

 

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