Essays and Research Papers on U.S. History (1800s)

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A 5 page overview of the problems which confronted the United States in the years following the end of the Civil War. This paper emphasizes the process which occurred in regard to the reinstatement of statehood to those states who had seceded from the Union. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page essay that examines Stephen B. Oates' biography of John Brown, The Purge This land with Blood (1984). In his prologue to his biography of John Brown, Oates points out that John Brown, the abolitionist who led the ill-fated raid on Harper's Ferry in order to instigate a slave insurrection, has been characterized ...

A 6 page biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Nelson (1792-1873). The paper is mostly a detailed discussion of Nelson's time serving the Court and the major decisions in which he was involved. Included among these was The Prize Case of 1863, the Siren Case, Ex parte Vallandigham, ex parte Milligan, and Georgia v. ...

John C. Calhoun

  • 9 page paper

Irving Bartlett's John C. Calhoun A Biography is discussed in this 9 page paper that focuses on military and southern culture. Various concepts are brought up in the analysis including whether or not cultural influence is an excuse for behavior. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper which examines what power society should have over an individual as seen in William Lloyd Garrison’s “Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention.” No additional sources cited.

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.

William Seward

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page research paper that argus the thesis that William Henry Seward, Lincoln's Secretary of State, greatly aided the Union victory because he helped to prevent the one development that could have conceivably led to a Confederate victory during the Civil War, which was the involvement of a foreign power as a Confederate ally. ...

5 pages. In his Farewell Address to the nation in 1796, George Washington urged American leaders to avoid entangling alliances with foreign powers and to avoid the fractiousness of political parties. While this comes across as sound advice to the nation, it was also very naïve. This paper addresses that as it ...

This 6 page paper discusses the various relationships between power and ethnicity in the U.S. during the period 1840-1865. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Dunning and Woodard

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the ideals of reconstruction era powers, William A. Dunning and C. Vann Woodward. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of Nat Turner. The argument is made that historical representations of Nat Turner have, through divesting the figure of his true religious origins, attempted to undermine the essential Black character of Turner's rebellion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In thirteen pages pages this paper examines the European immigrant experiences in America during this period, with the emphasis upon the importance of religion and work in relocation. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

Reconstruction Era

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper that discusses issues concerning the Reconstruction era when so many slaves became free individuals. The essay discusses some of the legal and political The changes made during that time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page overview of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the historical circumstances surrounding it. The author emphasizes that this Act was just one more reflection of our nation's racism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 4 page paper on the grants of vacant land given by the U.S. Federal government to make improvements during the last half of the19th century. Included in the discussion is the first Morill Act which helped build up railroads from 1850 through 1871 and also the Second Morill Act (end of the nineteenth century) ...

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 5 page paper considers the nature of the The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, which was "an Act to conserve and develop Indian lands and resources; to extend to Indians the right to form business and other organization; to establish a credit system for Indians; to grant certain rights of home rule to Indians; ...

A 5 page paper discussing the validity of the statement, "Politicians start wars, armies do not. Government end wars, generals do not." A variety of poorly-planned laws and policies beginning in 1850 with the Missouri Compromise led to steadily increasing tensions regarding slavery, culminating in bloodshed over the Kansas-Nebraska Act during Franklin Pierce's administration. As there ...

The Jacksonian Era

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the Jacksonian Era and its important legal, political and economic events that impacted the pre-Civil War political arena. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page research paper examines the history of Japanese immigration from the 1880s to 1924. Japanese immigrants to the US endured racial hostility and legal persecution at the federal, state and local level, as legislation was passed that sanctions the fears and biases of white populations (Mitchell 666). Examination of this period shows ...

This 3 page paper provides a background of the region known as Hollywood today. The film industry is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines different issues of history in the 19th century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5-page paper presents an overview of the history of the U.S. auto industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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.

This 9 page paper explores two different aspects of the Civil War: the compromise of 1850 and the Dred Scott decision. Both fueled the indignation that eventually led to war. The third subject is to determine who was the better president, Lincoln or Washington. The paper argues in favor of Lincoln. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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