Academic Papers on U.S. History (1900s)

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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.

This 6 page paper discusses the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan. Furthermore, this paper assesses his presidency from four standpoints: trait, style, path, and contingency. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the crucial position that Joseph Goebbels played in the machine known as the Third Reich. Examples, quotes cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses Stanley Hirshson's biography of General George Patton, and concludes that the book is an exposé more than it is a biography. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page analysis of 'No Ordinary Time' by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This Pulitzer Prize biography presents the reader with new insight into the love between Franklin Deleano (FDR) and Eleanor Roosevelt and their lives during World War II. No additional sources cited.

George S. Patton

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper that investigates the character, leadership qualities and historical significance of World War II general George S. Patton. Primarily using H. Essame's biography of Patton, the writer gives an impression of the book before exploring how Essame's evaluation of Patton compares to that of other authorities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

“Truman”

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at Roy Jenkin’s biography of Harry S. Truman, in terms of his government’s relationship with Britain and the Communist bloc countries in the post-war period, his domestic and foreign policies, and the British perspective on Truman’s administration.

A 5 page paper which provides an overview and interpretation of a historical biography, and includes the author’s purpose, the specifics covered, presented view of American history, consideration of controversy, evaluates whether or not the book departs from typical textbook insights, ideas and concepts introduced, opinion of the book and what it can teach ...

A 10 page research paper, which also includes a short abstract, that details the life and criminal career of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, a criminal genius who succeeded in reshaping the Mafia in the US from a "clan-based, haphazard crime organization" into a something more closely resembling a streamlined "corporation" (Rigby, 1999, p. 108). This ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how the lessons of Vietnam, especially in a world no longer dominated by the Cold War but in which the forces of nationalism and social revolution remain very powerful, speak to the perpetual need for political power, no matter how much of a strain that might be ...

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 ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the extent to which the Allied powers knew of the Nazi's policy against Jews and why they did not intervene. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 8 page research paper on various sociological concepts concerning race, culture, power, stereotypes, etc; The writer defines relevant terms, provides examples, and then applies them to Stone's "Nesei Daughter"-- a narrative about the poor treatment of Japanese-American families during WWII. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper. Philosophical considerations aside, member states in an international institution do now have the same amount of power. An example involving NATO is used to demonstrate this fact. The paper then discusses the failure of the League of Nations and the success of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5-page paper that examines the policies of "Reaganomics" and the reasons behind the popularity of the fortieth U.S. President, Ronald Reagan. Discussed is Reagan's rise to popularity and power in politics as well as the accomplishments he achieved during his two terms as President of the United States throughout the 1980s. Bibliography ...

A 12 page paper which examines the origins of its development and concentrates on the critical period between 1970 and 1990. Specifically considered are current reactor research programs, current state of nuclear power plant design, radioactive waste, plant licensing extension, decommissioning, government oversight, and future prospects. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 6 page paper on G. Gordon Liddy's involvement with Watergate. The focus is that of defining what it was that Liddy was guilty of. He had powerful people put him in the position of power and the fact that they were equally responsible is illustrated. The general character of Liddy is also described. ...

This 9 page paper supports the view that the U.S. had always been more powerful than the U.S.S.R. Thus, the arms race was just an illusion as the U.S. really held all the power. Still, concerns about former Soviet weaponry remain. The cold war and its legacy is also discussed. Bibliography lists 8 ...

A 5 page discussion of the current state of world affairs and order in world power has declined, not improved, since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Describes the disintegration of the balance which existed with the threat of mutual destruction and the current world situation of small and potentially volatile nations and terrorist ...

8 pages in length. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 12 page overview of the circumstances leading up to the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956. Explores two theories regarding the crisis, the first that the U.S. failed to allow Britain and France to exert their prerogatives as world powers and the second that the affair was a result of Cold War politics. ...

A 5 page book report on the book 'Partners in Power' by Roger Morris. The paper focuses on how Morris feels about Bill and Hillary Clinton and why he seems to feel that Clinton is a cheat, a thief, and a liar. No additional sources cited.

This 6 page report discusses four separate books regarding African American issues -- “Black Power” (1967) by Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokely Carmichael), “Afrocentricity” (1998) by Molefi Kete Asante, “Mis-Education of The Negro” (1933) by Carter G. Woodson, and “Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice” (1997) by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill. Bibliography ...

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.

An 8 page paper which examines the effects alcohol prohibition had on economics, religion, and crime in the United States during the 1920s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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