Academic Papers on General U.S. History

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A 15 page overview of U.S. history and culture. The author attempts to provide a primer of consideeration for those that are new arrivals to our country. Race, ethnicity, gender and other factors enter into communication and interaction in the U.S. Bibliography lists sources.

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 ...

Women in Religion

  • 11 page paper

This 11 page paper explores the obstacles women faced in the Christian church during the nineteenth century and similar problems they live with in America today. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 3 page paper examines South Carolina using a book by Peter Wood as a springboard for discussion. The fact that blacks were in the majority during the seventeenth century is accentuated. Changes focus on religion and family. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the first and second amendments of the U.S. Bill of Rights and the issues that have surrounded them. The issues of the establishment of religion, free speech (part of the First Amendment) and the right to “keep and bear arms” (Second Amendment) have been the subject of heated debate for, at least, the past century. ...

This 10 page paper provides the details of the act along with a discussion on immigration in general. Also included is a look at whether or not the act has done any good. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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 ...

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.

(5 pp) 'Don't confuse me with facts!' is a cry heard throughout the world when it comes to governmental decisions. Barbara Tuchman, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, and one of the best American historians, wrote in her book The March of Folly (1984) that 'a phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or ...

A 13 page paper which examines and discusses slavery and cash crops in the history of Virginia, with emphasis on the 18th century. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper relays various tid bits of information in Nevada's history. Various groups of people are examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 7 page paper which examines the history of the La Purisima Mission located in Lompoc, California. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines the history of Des Moines, Iowa. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines various history and political concepts in the United States. Bibliography lists sources.

A 3 page paper which answers 5 questions regarding history such as immigrants and slavery. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

3 pages in length. Learning about history occurs in many more ways than merely through textbook knowledge; indeed, history is taught through some of the most unexpected sources, not the least of which includes literary works from another age. The most important component of these primary historic informers is that they originate from ...

American History

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which answers questions regarding Americna history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page discussion concerning two first hand accounts of California as they relate to the railroad. Bibliography lists one source.

A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of the history of Santa Barbara, California and compares this history to the history of the state as a whole. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

American History

  • 10 page paper

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

A 5 page research paper that examines and discusses the history of various military customs and courtesies, such as the hand salute, bugle calls and the use of flags. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper examines charges from the book Lies My Teacher Told Me. The paper argues that more contemporary history books are treating African Americans, Native Americans and other groups rather fairly. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the impact of race and racism during the Reconstruction, the movement to the West, and urban industrialized life. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page paper which examines the history of the New York Fire Department. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 4 page paper examines westward expansion and its significance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how ordinary people often help create powerful times in American history. George Robert Twelves Hewes, Christopher Columbus and John Smith are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines the relationship between tuberculosis, New Mexico and the railroad in the 20th century. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 8 page paper discusses the Ku Klux Klan; its history, beliefs, membership and ideology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines if the American experience between colonial and reconstruction times was actually a period wherein more Americans experiences freedom. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 4 page research paper offers a brief history of civil rights in America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

New York Gang History

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page research paper offers a brief history of New York gangs, charting their development and evolution from the early nineteenth century to the present. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page paper examines Patricia Limerick's view of the traditional methods of studying history and whether or not her ideas make sense.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Takaki's retake on the common history of the United States and suggests conflicts with major elements of history. Bibliography lists no additional sources.

A 5 page overview of history of the public space function of the city street and the evolution of that function over time. The writer concludes that this function, even with planned efforts to make it so, will never be as important as it had been in early American history. Bibliography lists 3 ...

A 10 page discussion of the history of political parties in American government. Trading their history from the ideologies which prevailed during the construction of the Constitution itself, the author emphasizes that although we have essentially settled on a two party system, this scenario has been relatively frequently challenged. Never-the-less, there are numerous ...

A 7 page overview of the progress which has been made in the American workplace since the early years of our history. These changes can be attributed in part to the fact that workers of all races and socioeconomic classifications believed in their entitlement to certain rights. Despite the fact that in the earlier ...

A 6 page examination of two of the most important factors in Colorado’s economic history. The author contends that mineral and cattle have impacted Colorado economy to a greater degree than any other commodity or industry. The author outlines the evolution mining experienced in Colorado as well as the history of cattle ranching ...

An 11 page discussion of the many similarities which existed between Lincoln and Roosevelt in their handling of two of the most turbulent times in American history. The author asserts that while the presidencies of these two men were separated by some seventy years of history, Lincoln stood as an inspiration to Roosevelt. ...

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.

This 6 page paper provides an overview of two periods in American history and reflects the impacts on America. This paper considers the influences of the Era of Englightenment and the Industrial Revolution on the history and progression of this country. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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 ...

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 ...

A 5 page review of the 1996 book, 'Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War', by Winston Groom. Groom is the author of 'Forrest Gump' as well but his current book distinguishes itself in providing a factual account of the account of one of the ...

The Electoral College

  • 22 page paper

A 22 page paper. Every time the presidential election is close, there is a movement to eliminate the Electoral College. The 2000 presidential election brought another wave of criticism and calls to abolish this election process. Would that be a good idea? Would plurality elections, one person, one vote, be more democratic? This essay explains ...

A 9 page paper on Richard Hofstadter and his works. He wrote many books that detailed many different times throughout the history of the United States. He was best known for Age of Reform and Anti-Intellectualism in the United States. Both of these books covered very controversial issues. Although he wrote many books he was ...

A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the Vietnam War. Relies largely ...

A 10 page exploration of the history and policy of U.S. Immigration from the 1800's to present. Emphasis is placed upon Mexican, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants; the demands American's put on new immigrants to assimilate; xenophobia; and the cultural and economic factors which shape our immigration policies. Bibliography includes five references.

A 12 page research paper on the history and characteristics of New York's Fifth Avenue. The writer describes the changing structure, architecture, the spectacular parades, and the stores of the famed avenue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. (Begins Before the Twentieth Century).

A 4 page paper that explores the role of government in the lives of Americans from 1865-1940, considering the impact during specific events in American history. This paper demonstrates the transitioning role of government, from international focus prior to the First World War, to intense national focus after the fall of the New York ...

A 5 page paper discussing the gradual progression towards a more thoroughly Democratic society within the United States. This progression is illustrated through examples regarding documents that are a part of the Untied States' history. These documents include presidential inauguration speeches of various presidents. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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