Essays and Research Papers on Colonial America

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A 3 page paper which examines what can be learned about the business of printing and publishing in colonial America by Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

(5 pp) Benjamin Franklin was a successful American of many accomplishments in many different areas. It would be easier to attribute his success to birth right, such as rank and wealth, but Franklin was the youngest of seventeen, and indentured to his brother at an early age as a printer. Did he ...

A 6 page book review on William Penn and the Quaker Legacy by John A. Moretta (Pearson, 2007). While many people can name William Penn (1644-1718) as the Quaker leader who founded Pennsylvania that is where their knowledge stops. In his captivating biography of Penn, Moretta asserts that Penn was arguably one of the most ...

In four pages this paper presents a review of Ellis’ acclaimed 2004 historical biography on the first President of the United States that considers how the author selected his choice of subject, the questions the author seeks to answer, the thesis the author argues, and how successful he is at presenting his case and shaping ...

5 pages in length. Native American culture revolves around spirituality and religion; therefore, it is not surprising to find that their strong religious beliefs had a great influence upon how their social structure was established. Incorporating concepts of holy associations, as well as that of political intervention, Native American social structure was substantially ...

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

A 15 page paper. Flintknapping is spelled with and withuth the 'k'. This is an important fact as one researches this topic. Flintknapping is the act of making chipped or flaked stone tools. In prehistoric times, the technology was used to make arrow heads, dart points, spears, blades, knives, scrapers, and a host of other ...

A 5 page research paper that examines Donald R. Hickey's unique perspective on the War of 1812 as stated in his book. In this work, Hickey offers a radically different perspective on this conflict then the one traditionally offered in most US history texts. No additional sources cited.

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant and the Presbyterian religions over ...

This 3 page paper discusses Calvinism, the Coercive Acts, the Stamp Act and Virtual Representation in regard to the degree Bostonians supported the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 18 page paper. Flintknapping is spelled with and without the 'k'. This is an important fact as one researches this topic. Flintknapping is the act of making chipped or flaked stone tools. In prehistoric times, the technology was used to make arrow heads, dart points, spears, blades, knives, scrapers, and a host of ...

This is a 7 page paper discussing the background, main people and developments of the Salem witch trials of 1692. The Salem witch trials of 1692 are known throughout history as one of the most tragic occurrences of religious fanaticism overtaking a community. What appeared to be started by several young girls acting childishly against ...

This 10 page paper discusses the values and attitudes that formed in America as a result of the beliefs and attitudes of those who settled the country. It touches on such epochs as the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, the Westward expansion and the colonies. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

This 5 page paper is a presentation on the history of the US army, made up of 12 PowerPoint slides. The history starts from the First Independent Company of Rangers in 1747 and traces the history up until 2009. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

This 3 page paper examines the history of the colony. Many facts and dates are provided. Bibliography lists 5 pages.

Thanksgiving

  • 12 page paper

This 12 page paper reviews the history of this American holiday. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

7 pages in length. As one of the premier historians on American history, Eric Foner's perspective of the past leaves one with a more significant understanding of how this country ultimately addressed some of its most monumental political and social concerns. The author's cited passage (found within this paper) notes one particular change ...

A 6 page paper which examines early America and opportunity based on Paul Johnson’s “A History of the American People” and Howard Zinn’s “People's History of the United States.” No additional sources cited.

Salem Witch Trials

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page research paper pertains to one of the most infamous incidents in American history occurred in Salem, Massachusetts during the colonial period between 1692 and 1693. This examination of these events begins by presenting a brief history of the trials and then discusses them from a feminist perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...

A 5 page overview of the book by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker. Emphasizes that history is replete with examples of various forms of forays designed with the idea of economic profit. In the United States one of the most interesting periods in this regard was during the Revolutionary era. In "The ...

16 pages in length. Lincoln's participation in – and the ultimate outcome of - the American Civil War has long been heralded as a watershed in United States history. That slavery was finally looked down upon in the eyes of the law spoke to a social and cultural enlightenment never before known to ...

A 5 page essay that examines The Many-Head Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker. The writer argues that this text presents an intriguing view of seventeenth and eighteenth century history, featuring the perceptive of the common people, rather than those who controlled the economic purse strings. ...

A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons for their migration to the Americas and describes the complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures. Describes the division between the cultural regions separated by the Rio Grande river and differences that existed between ...

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.

In 5 pages, the author discusses Jacques Marquette and his explorations. For New France, Father Jacques Marquette explored regions from Quebec toward the Gulf of Mexico through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Missouri along many rivers to include the mighty Mississippi, which have become important areas in the history of this nation as well as significant ...

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