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

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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.


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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.

This 5 page paper discusses how religion, ethnicity and politics all played a vital role in the breakdown of the Yugoslav state. This paper refers to Kaplan's "Balkan Ghosts" and provides an isightful look into how various elements were intertwined in this breakdown. Bibliography lists 3 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.

A 12 page research paper describing events leading up to and following the Japanese Internment during World War II. Focus of the paper is the question: was this an immoral or legal act? Conclusion: Definitely not with evidence to prove it. Extensive bibliography is included.

This 5 page paper looks at the process that took place when the Patriot Act was passed in October 2001. This includes the looking why who and how it was introduced, the consideration of the act, any amendments, the way agreement was reached and the voting levels. The Bibliography cites 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 ...

A 10 page paper exploring the numerous legal and social ramifications inherent in the recent execution of Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh, convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the consequent deaths of 168 people, was the first federal execution ...

Ronald Reagan's space-based missile defense program is discussed in this 5 page paper. The focus of the paper centers on the legal ramifications of such a program in respect to international treaties that have been in effect since 1972. The paper takes the position that Reagan made the right decisions in respect to Star ...

A 5 page overview of the legal philosophies of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and how his views related to those of the Progressive Reform Movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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

This 5 page paper discusses 3 wars and the impact they have had on history, and argues that in each case, the conflict has been followed by a period of stability and jubilation, and then by further unrest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the United States’ entry into WWI, Wilson’s ideological involvement, and the emergence of the automobile in early 20th century history. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 8-page paper examines various facets of U.S. history in the second half of the 20th century. Issues covered include presidents' domestic policies, cultural changes since World War II and the 2000 Presidential election

In six pages this paper presents a book report on the first volume of noted historian William Manchester’s chronicle of America during this time period, with the emphasis being on the Great Depression, FDR and the New Deal, Pearl Harbor, World War II, and the Cold War. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

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.

In five pages this paper answers questions regarding the handling of the Vietnam War by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, liberalism and Republicans, and considers how the New Left and radicals of the 1960s sought to go beyond the traditional definition of liberalism. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

This 4 page starts with the discovery of fire, moves through the scientific revolution, and on to the threat of nuclear bombs as it exists in the world today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 8 page paper addresses fifteen specific questions in American history starting with the invention of the automobile and its impacts on American society and ranging to the US expansion into Cambodia and the Kent State Massacre. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

This 4 page paper reviews the factors that make Kennedy’s assassination more than a simple event and an actual tipping point in history. Events before and after the assassination are analyzed in regard to how Kennedy’s presidency and the subsequent assassination influenced our nation.

This 4 page paper answers four specific questions regarding these eras in military history. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of American history. Issues such as the Great Depression and civil rights are addressed in short essay answers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

History can be seen as being infinite in that it has no precise beginning and the end is beyond the reasoning power of mere humans. This 8 page paper presents a cultural history of the twentieth century from the perspective of the twenty-second century. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page report discusses this text and provides a general overview of the work. Professor emeritus of history at Yale and former union activist, David Montgomery fills in a lot of gaps in the information regarding the history of the working-class of the United States. In Workers Control in America, he presents numerous example of the historical struggles of ...

A 5 page paper which addresses the conditions of inequality in the United States as it applies to diversity. The United States is, in all truthfulness, a land of immigrants. But, the country is also based on notions and laws devised by the powerful affluent white male which restricts freedom throughout history. The paper discusses ...

This paper covers the history of the 1979 hostage take over of the United States embassy in Iran. In addition to studying the take over itself, the paper also provides history as to how Iran came to hate the United States, and also points out where President Jimmy Carter failed in his negotiation attempts. In ...

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