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A 10 page paper discussing the value of honest Presidential communication with the people of the country. This President, after taking office under the very worst possible of political conditions, approached the American people with honesty and an admission of a period of indecision, but then concluded with the reminder for us that the ...

A 7 page biography of George Washington. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the presidency and life of George W. Bush. This paper is a factual account of the life and career of President Bush. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt as it relates to its illumination of American history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page biography of George Washington. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper provides a biographical view of president George W. Bush. This paper considers his political career and the influence on his current decision-making. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper that offers an overview of Teddy Roosevelt's life. Born to a wealthy family in 1858, Roosevelt himself was a sickly child and this began his quest for a better life for everyone. This paper provides an overview of the different stages in Roosevelt's life from his early political endeavors through his ...

This 10 page paper analyzes three different biographies on Abraham Lincoln. The biographies all present very different views of the man who was the 16th president of the United States, and in this way presents a very thorough and well-rounded analysis of a very complex man. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Woodrow Wilson

  • 10 page paper

10 pages in length. In comparatively discussing two separate biographies on Woodrow Wilson, one comes to realize that there are a significant number of characteristics and subtle nuances distinctive to each biographer. For the most part, Wilson's tenure in office is correspondingly accurate and to the point in both personal accounts, particularly with ...

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. ...

A nine page paper looking at this pivotal figure in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. Using Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s biography “Robert Kennedy and his Times,” the paper shows how the ethical crisis surrounding Kennedy’s strong opposition to the war in Vietnam proved a focal point in the last years of his life. No ...

A 10 page paper which discusses John F. Kennedy and the election of 1960. The paper provides a biography, a look at Kennedy's involvement in Congress and foreign affairs, and election information as it occurred in 1960. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

This 6 page report discusses VanDeMark’s 1991 book that tells about the decisions and actions that increased American involvement in the Vietnam war between 1964 and 1968. VanDeMark shows how Johnson’s advisors were undeniably “hawks” who were determined to increase U.S. involvement in the tiny Southeast Asian nation to “prevent” the communists from gaining any ...

A 5 page discussion of the political views of these three founding fathers. Suggests that a debate between Washington, in particular, and modern day political scientists would reveal many differences. Although admittedly our government has become considerably more complex over time, Washington would undoubtedly still hold to his viewpoints of limited government powers ...

This 5 page paper discusses psychological reasons for President Clinton's behaviors. Sexual compulsion, coercive use of power and denial of reality are the issues discussed. Also, a profile is drawn from the law enforcement system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper examines the presidential role in foreign affairs, particularly focusing on the impact that World War I had on the office itself. The thesis is that Woodrow Wilson's testing of limits during the war provided a breeding ground for change in the presidency. Several post war events are discussed, with an emphasis ...

This 3 page paper examines the power of both branches of government. Specific acts initiated by Congress since 9/11 are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 15 page research paper that discusses the investigatory congressional committee head by Frank Church in the 1970s that examined intelligence agency abuses of power under the Nixon administration. This examination of the Church committee and its various reports considers to what extent the committee was influenced by the legacy of Watergate. Bibliography lists ...

This 3 page paper outlines the process of preparing the national budget. The author emphasizes that the President's power is largely limited in this process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

9 pages analyzing ex-President George Bush's decision to enter the Persian Gulf Conflict. Focuses on his misuse of Presidential power. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how religion effects the choosing of a president. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 7 page paper examines the president's views on religion and why he incorporates religion into his speeches. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines Abraham Lincoln’s acts against slavery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page review of the article titled “Plan for Illegal Immigrant Workers Draws Fire From Two Sides” published in the January 8, 2004, authors Richard W. Stevenson and Steven Greenhouse detail the controversy surrounding President Bush’s plan to allow illegal immigrants temporary legal status. Judging from the uproar which erupted from Bush’s plan, ...

A 4 page essay that discusses the view of Abraham Lincoln on the role of government and problems facing the nation during his presidency, with a particular focus on Lincoln's beliefs about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Bibliography lists 1 source.

5 pages in length. Sex and scandal have existed synonymously throughout history, serving to extend and illuminate the study of past societies and cultures all the way back to ancient Greece. That the two work synergistically when paired – and not necessarily in a positive manner – speaks to the inherent connection between ...

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts these two leaders. Biographical information is provided. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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

In 5 pages the author discusses Thomas Jefferson and his presidency. When looking back over the history of the United States, one person truly stands out as a leader among men. That person is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson stands as the immortal symbol for freedom and equality throughout history. Real democracy ...

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 12 page overview of Johnson's accomplishments and failures. The author contends that although he is remembered bitterly for his role in the Vietnam War, Johnson had a lengthy political history thatrests outside the issues surrounding Vietnam. That history is not only positive, it isexemplary and testifies to his work ethic and his ...

A 5 page paper supporting Al Gore for the National Presidential Election. Contends that this election could quite possibly be the most important election in the history of the Nation. This is true in regard to a number of issues, the most obvious of which are the environment, gun control, the rights of ...

A 3 page paper examining this seminal document in American history in terms of its historical ties to some of the predominant political ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly those of Locke. The paper shows how the Declaration of Independence took ideas that had been current in theory only and put them into practice. Bibliography lists ...

A 5-page paper that examines the many accomplishments and victories that mark the U.S. Presidency of Ronald Reagan and justify the statement that he was possibly the greatest president in the nation's history. Discussed is the economic prosperity spawned by a decade of "Reaganomics" as well as the key role President Reagan played in ...

An 11 page discussion of the material presented in this book regarding the alleged political corruption and possible links with organized crime among the John F. Kennedy camp which resulted in one of the closest presidential elections in history. Suggests that the long range implications of the outcome of this race were substantial, possibly ...

Ulysses S. Grant – Does He Measure Up?: This 9-page analytical essay examines a number of weakness and strengths in this historical figure. Credited as the man virtually responsible for ending the Civil War, Grant went on to be elected president. History hounds him as a drunk, while other reports cite his numerous contributions ...

A 10 page discussion of the importance of political parties. examines the two party system of the United States and traces the formation of the Bull Moose Progressive Party in the presidential elections of 1912. This split of the Republican party ensured the success of Woodrow Wilson in the presidential race. Bibliography lists ...

3 pages in length. The basis of "The Reagan Revolution and the New Capitalism" as found in Major Problems in American History, volume 2 is to provide a better understanding of how Reagan - as well as Goldwater and Nixon before him - were placed in their political leadership roles at precisely the right ...

A 15 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to Ronald Reagan. The writer then discusses the communication of each election campaign, demonstrating how messages were conveyed to the public. Reagan always spoke simply and clearly. He was a master at sending a simple message that had profound implications, like "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down ...

This 15 page report discusses integrated marketing communication and Al Gore’s campaign for the presidency. In the final weeks of the race, campaign strategists must calculate ways to win enough states to amass the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. As a result, their strategies depend on reaching the greatest number of voters to assure ...

5 pages in length. Architecturally adept at utilizing the concept behind rhetorical theory, Nixon was quite accomplished as presenting both an image of a president, as well as the actions of a president. Public relations and human resources were his primary considerations when he established the Office of Communications, which served to perpetuate ...

A 6 page contention that our communication styles have evolved from the critical to the functinalist over the past four decades. The author uses the examples of Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton to illustrate this evolution. While the credibility our nation’s most prominent individuals is sure to become even more laced with ...

A 5 page overview of "Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America", a book containing numerous original essays of Ronald Reagan compiled by Kiron K. Skinner. The documents included in "Reagan, In His Own Hand" were written largely prior to his attaining the office ...

This 8 page paper pretends to be an article from the late President Abraham Lincoln, but written in the present time. Assuming that Lincoln has miraculously come back to life in 2001, he writes for the front page of the New York Times primarily about his political ideas. He critiques the current president, as well ...

Reagan

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper that discusses the book “Reagan,” by Lou Cannon. Cannon has written two books about former President Reagan, this being the first, written while Reagan was still in office. We examine how Cannon portrays Reagan, which is in a manner that illustrates a unique character that somehow existed in a fantasy world in many ways. ...

A 5 page review of the book "First in His Class" written by Pulitzer prize winning journalist David Mariniss. Summarizes the material presented by Mariniss which gives insight into the many factors which shaped Bill Clinton and assured his journey to the Presidency of the United States. Emphasizes the many character flaws detailed ...

8 pages in length. Jefferson's belief in a natural aristocracy served to influence his views on public education, elections and government in general in a tremendous way. Not only did he champion the cause against simulated aristocracy whereby the wealthy and powerful sought to rule the masses with unyielding restraint, but he earnestly ...

A 3 page research paper that considers the political opinions and positions of Thomas Jefferson. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper provides a basic overview of the system of checks and balances. A chart is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the writings of John Adams, the second president of the United States. Adams believed human behavior necessitated specific governmental structure. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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