History / Myth, Hope, Or Reality ? : A 5 page evaluation of the current state of history as a science. The writer addresses our tendency to change reality to make it more tasteful. We are essentially left with the question of what becomes of truth when we rewrite history through destructionist fury. Bibliography lists 1 source. Mythre.wps

Has “The American Dream” Come True ? : A 4 page discussion of the proverbial “American Dream,” what it meant.. and what it has come to mean today. The writer is particularly concerned with obstacles to achieving the dream and whether or not it still may constitute a definitive reality for all in this country. No bibliography. Amerdrea.wps

America’s Self-Made Man : A 5 page paper discussing just what the American Dream is. It has nearly always been measured in terms of wealth, but not necessarily in terms of dollars. The self-made man of Ben Franklin’s time was not a success only in terms of money, but in terms of life. Money was the reward—not the goal. The American Dream is still alive, but it has been replaced in the eyes of many by a sham, by that counterfeit that says that money is the only true measure of the worth of a man. The pity is that money can be lost; character remains. Those with little character but great sums can completely lose themselves when the money is lost. Bibliography lists 1 source. Selfmade.wps

Richard Hofstadter / A Historian of Note : 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 perhaps not as well known as other historians but is by no means a historian that should be ignored. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Hofstadt.wps

Ben Franklin vs. Frederick Douglass : A broadly-defined 5 page essay comparing Benjamin Franklin to Frederick Dogulass. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Frankdou.wps

Dependence and Independence : A 6 page research paper on the tension between dependence and independence in Franklin’s Autobiography and Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables. The writer details incidents from both works and relates them to interpersonal, political, and social relationships. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Sevengab.wps

The Frontier Myth In the United States / From the Colonial Period to the Vietnam War : 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 on the work of Richard Slotkin in his 1992 book “Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America”. No additional sources cited. Gunfight.wps

The Effects of Ethnicity on the United States / More Negative Than Positive :
A five-page research paper which discusses the way ethnicity has effected the United States. Background on when ethnicity began and how the melting pot occurred and what negative and positive effects ethnicity has had. Bibliography including four sources is attached. Ethnicit.wps

The Simmering Melting Pot / Haitians & Cubans In the U.S.A. : A 6 page paper on the Cuban and Haitian boat people. The writer focuses on the plight of the Marielitos — Cuban refugees who braved the treacherous waters of the Gulf in an attempt to reach America, where, they hope, they will be able to seek asylum from the oppression of their native land. Detailing the history of the first Marielitos, the paper then goes on to describe the different situation encountered by the “new Marielitos” and the problems they encounter in trying to assimilate into American society; a society that frequently wishes they would be returned to Cuba. Similar information is also examined with regard to Haitian refugees and their own unique problems in assimilating to American culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.Melting2.wps

U.S. Immigration From 1800’s To Present : 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. Imm180.wps

German Immigration : A 5 page research paper into how German immigration affected every aspect of American life contributing such varied things as ideas which influenced U.S. universities, the first kindergartens, the Linotype machine, and lager beer. The writer’s gives an overview of German immigration that shows how it started during the colonial period and peaked in the early 20th-century. Bibliography includes 5 sources. Germimm.wps

Immigration Law & Poverty : A 30 page paper that considers the past and present immigration laws in the United States and considers them in terms of poverty in immigrant communities. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Immpolaw.wps

The Treatment of African-Americans in Pre- and Post-Civil War America : A 6 page paper briefly examining similarities and differences in how Blacks were treated in the late 1700’s and through the 19th century. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Afrtreat.wps

The American Way of Fighting : A 4 page paper that considers the progression of American warfare from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. This paper provides the major points of transition that created the changes in the American way of fighting. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Amerfght.wps

Undaunted Courage / Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson & The Opening of the American West : A 19 page paper that provides a chapter by chapter overview of Stephen Ambrose’s book. Excellent for study notes ! No additional sources cited. Sambrose.wps

On Becoming a United States Citizen : A 5 page research paper on the rights and duties of citizenship, and how to become naturalized. The writer details what citizenship is, what its benefits are, and how to obtain it. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Citznshp.wps

History of an American Town (17th – 20th Century) : In this 7 page research paper, the writer examines the history of Montclair, NJ (a suburban town in North Jersey). Beginning with the pre-Colonial era and a look at area Native Indians, the report moves into a look at how the two evolved during the American Revolution, the Industrial Age, and thereafter. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Montclai.wps

The Role Of Wealthy Families In New York City’s History : New York’s wealthy families are highlighted in this 5 page paper which outlines the city’s history. Families which were integral to the development of New York City such as the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts and the Astors are discussed. Their attitudes, as well as their financial endeavors, are noted. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Nycfam.wps

Fifth Avenue, New York, NY : 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). Fifthave.wps

The American Street / An Important Public Space? : 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 sources. Streetev.wps

History of the Stock Market : A 12 page paper on the development of the stock market in the United States from its colonial foundations, through the boisterous days of the nineteenth century, to the computerized transactions of today. The writer discusses both the 1929 crash and the 1987 crash– providing an analysis of each. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stock.wps

Southern History, Southern Family : A 3 page essay on southern family life. The writer discusses the relevance of family history in the way many southerners perceive themselves today. Race relations, culture, and other historical factors all contribute to the importance of family in this region of the Untied States. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Histsout.wps

Role Of Government In American Life 1865-1940 : 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 Stock Exchange in 1929 and the implementation of the New Deal. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Amerlife.wps

America Tested 1865-1998 : A 5 page examination of how the United States has successfully come through various crises since 1865. Various wars and widespread problems are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Amertest.wps

Democracy In The United States Between 1877 & 1975 : 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. DemocUS.wps

A Joint Interview with Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt : A 10 page “interview” with these two leaders in 1901, the year Booker T. Washington published his autobiography after 20 years of success at Tuskegee Institute, and the year during which President William McKinley was assassinated, leaving his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, to take office as President. The “interview” questions childhood experiences, factors contributing to their success, the importance of good character, party affiliation rationale, the role of blacks in America and the future outlook for them, and America’s future overall. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Btwr.wps

A History of Racism & Sexism in America : A concise 5 page essay on the historical origin of racism and sexism in the Americas. The writer details how the White Man brutally conquested the Native Indians and continued a reign of racist oppression thereafter. Sociopolitical examples such as The Chinese Exclusion Act, the persecution of Japanese-Americans during World War II, etc; are provided to support points made throughout the essay. No Bibliography. Amerrace.wps

Women In Early America : During the revolutionary era, at a time when North Americans proclaimed liberty and political participation as their birthright, women remained separate from the institutions of political life. This 7 page research paper examines the sociopolitical oppression of women and the beginnings of feminist activism in the United States. The writer discusses womens’ productivity in the 19th century, the first school mistresses, and more. It is argued that women essentially created a female sub-culture which redefined the meaning of public life itself. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Womncolo.wps

Women in Religion : 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. Womenrel.wps

Slavery In The New World / Work Force : A 5 page research essay that investigates the reasons Africans came to be exploited as slave labor. Researchers point to the sugar boom in the Mediterranean and then again in Brazil, labor shortages and the reliability of black slaves. Both nations owed their success to black slaves. Their success established the model of labor for a successful colony. The model was then repeated in developing colonies. Bibliography included. Slave.doc

Marriages Under Slavery : This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as “jumping the broom.” The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Slavewed.wps

American Life & The Institution Of Slavery : A 5 page examination of life in America in regard to slavery as evidenced through the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin. Bibliography included. Dougfran.wps

An Overview Of Slavery : A 7 page paper that explores slavery from the Revolution through emancipation. The paper explores the issue through the political processes and impassioned abolitionist statements that occurred during those years, including slave revolts, Dred Scott, compromises, a number of abolitionist statements, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Slavhist.wps

Slavery / U.S. vs. Caribbean : An 8 page paper that explores the issue of whether slaves lived under “better” conditions in either of these countries. The paper shows that the conditions of the slaves was similar during the years of slavery, and discusses the current debate on the socioeconomic impacts of slavery in the two areas (U.S./British colonies). The paper posits that the difference between the two regimes is that in the United States the freed slaves have educational and economic opportunities not available in the Caribbean. The paper relies heavily on the experiences of two Black journalists in support of the argument. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Compslav.wps

Salem .. McCarthyism .. And The Continuance Of Witch Hunts : A 7 page research paper on the Salem Witch Trials. The writer discusses causes of the witch hunts, the brutality of punishment, and the ultimate restitution paid in 1711 to those accused of witchery who survived. A section of this paper also discusses the Trials’ depiction in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and then goes on to make comparisons between what occurred in 17th-18th century Salem and that which took place in mid-20th century America during the era of “McCarthyism” when all suspected Communists were ‘witch-hunted.” Bibliography lists 5 sources. Salem.wps

Gustavson’s “A Preface To History” / Analytical Reflections : A 12 page paper discussing and analyzing Carl Gustavson’s classic text on how history has been mis-taught, and how it could be taught more effectively to increase our understanding and retention of it. Gustavson’s contention is that most people have been taught history illogically. Rather than seeing the subject as simply the earlier stage of development of a current situation, they plunge in and begin trying to tie names to dates to places to events, without any frame of reference or particular goals in mind (other than passing the course!). No other sources cited. Gustav.wps

Robert Takaki’s “A Different Window” : 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. Takaki.wps

The Scandals of U.S. Presidents : A 4 page look at the prevalence of scandalous behavior among U.S. Presidents and executive officers throughout the course of the country’s history. The Andrew Johnson controversy, Harding’s “Teapot Dome” scandal, Theodore Roosevelt’s political appointment of the despised James S. Clarkson, Bill Clinton’s involvement in The Whitewater Affair, etc;– are among the many case examples discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Pressca2.wps

Thomas Jefferson vs. Frederick Douglass : Approximately 6 pages worth of notes useful for a general comparison of Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass. No Bibliographic references. Fredjeff.wps

California & Migration : A 10 page historic discussion of migration to the state of California and the reasons people have chosen this particular region to live. Focus is on Spanish life and struggle in California’s cities from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Calimigr.wps

Emigration from Ireland in the 19th and 20th Centuries : A 6 page paper on the immigration of the Irish to the U.S. The writer examines the hardships and accomplishments that came with making such life changing journey. Irishim.wps

The Bill of Rights & The Legacy Of Jeffersonian Democracy : A 20 page paper describing how the Bill of Rights as originally formulated in the 18th century continues to serve us today. It discusses why Jefferson, more than many of the other Founding Fathers, felt vehemently that the Bill of Rights was a necessary addition to the Constitution; the paper then looks at the ten amendments individually to show how their early conception has been reinterpreted in the twentieth century as social attitudes change. Bibliography lists sixteen sources. Bofright.wps

(The) Declaration of Independence & Its Historic Origin : 6 pages excellently detailing the historic origins of the United States Declaration of Independence in the bible, the Magna Carta, the philosophies of Rousseau and Locke etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources. Declaind.wps

The Declaration of Independence & John Locke : An insightful 4 page look at how the theories of philosopher John Locke were carried over into the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Declaind2.wps

Immigrants, Indians, & More : 8 pages worth of short free-writing essays on the important role that immigrants have played in U.S. history, the plight of the Native American Indians, the effects of Industrialization and more. Available as shorter, individual essays by e-mail request. No Bibliography. Histessay.wps

A New Industrial Age : A 5 page essay on how the growth of industry changed American society both for the better and for the worse. Followed by commentary on the role and life of early 20th century immigrants. No Bibliography. Indust~1.wps

The History of New Jersey : A 5 page overview of New Jersey’s history from the 17th through the 19th century. Examined are the White man’s relationship with area Lenni-Lenape Indians, NJ’s role in the revolutionary war, NJ’s contributions to industrialization, and more. No bibliography. Newjrhis.wps

Yellowstone National Park / Peoples’ Respect For Nature : An 11 page, historical overview of Yellowstone National Park. The writer discusses tribes that once inhabited the area, how public interest grew as the result of a 19th century mining expedition, and how preservation of the park has evidenced our commitment to nature. A section also covers the large-scale fires of 1988 which ripped through Yellowstone and left widespread damage. The “let-burn” policy of allowing forest fires to continue burning naturally is explained. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Yeloston.wps

Rise Of The United States As An International Power : 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 of some of the problems that have emerged as a result of democratization of communist and socialist states and how the United States is working to assist those countries in the move to the global market. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Uspower.wps

(The) Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle : A 5 page essay on the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Discussed are the superstitions that surround the region as well as insight into what might have actually happened. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Bermudat.wps

The Native American Indians / Historic Perspectives : A 12 page discussion of several key historic perspectives on the Native Indians. Specifically examined are the disparate policies and different perspectives of Andrew Jackson, Captain John Smith, Frederick W. Turner, and others. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Indpersp.wps

U.S. History / Popular Essays : Approximately 14 pages worth of brief essays on U.S. History from 1877 – the present. Topics discussed include the Spanish-American war, Truman’s foreign policy, Roosevelt’s New Deal, World War II, and the Civil Rights Act. Available as shorter, individual essays by e-mail request. No Bibliography. Histtest.wps

The Truth in History : A 5 page paper on the essay by Edward Hallett Carr entitled, The Historian and His Facts. The essay examines some interesting points in regards to history and whether much of it is actual truth or simply an interpretation of the facts set before the historian. Carr sets the reader up to question any and all history they have ever been exposed to. While some facts may undoubtedly be true, all history is essentially someone else’s account of the events. Everyone has their own perspective and analysis of any given event and this is bound to influence how history is recorded. Ecarr.wps


Native American Views Of Columbus : A 3 page paper that discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him as a “hero,” including statistics in support of the genocide argument and the paper’s/writers and contributors global concerns for the environment (based on initial Seneca quote). The position paper argument is backed by five other authors. The paper posits that refusal to listen to these arguments has serious implications for free-market societies. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Natcol.wps

Causes & Consequences of Native American Migration : A 5 page overview of the pre-Columbian history of the people we call Native Americans. Includes possible reasons for their migration to the Americas and describes the complex evolution that resulted in many diverse cultures. Describes the division between the cultural regions separated by the Rio Grande river and differences that existed between the governmental organization of Aztec and Inca. Concludes with a summary of the decimation Native Americans experienced upon contact with European cultures. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Namigrat.wps

Impacts to Native Americans In The 16th & 17th Centuries : A 4 page overview of the different approaches to colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France, and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes differences in their interactions with Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Contcolo.wps

American Genesis / Cpt. John Smith & The Founding Of Virginia” : A 4 page paper on this book by Alden T. Vaughn in which the writer provide a brief analytical overview and then comments on the author’s viewpoint. The stories of John Smith, Jamestown, and the early plight of the Native Indians are covered. Amergeni.wps

William Bradford & The Pilgrim Separatist Movement : A 5 page paper discussing the background of those who sailed over to the “New World” on the Mayflower. After a discussion of the difference between Separatists (Pilgrims) and Puritans, the paper analyzes Bradford’s role in the history of the Plymouth Colony. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Wbradford.wps

John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl” vs. William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” :
A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting William Bradford’s 1650 work with John Steinbeck’s 1945 one. The writer concludes that what pulled the Pilgrim community through its evil times, even more than their God, was the strength they derived from each other and the faith they shared. In embracing capitalism, Steinbeck’s protagonist turns his back on his culture, and thus on a big part of himself. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Pearlpl.wps

How Was Witchcraft An Attempt to Create Political Order in Salem : An 8 page paper discussing the premise that the outbreak of witchcraft in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, was actually an attempt to create political order. The writer also briefly outlines the means by which the witch trials served to preserve the psychological order of Salem Village. Bibliography lists seven sources. Salem2.wps

Causes of the Salem Witch Trials : A 5 page essay on how causes behind the Salem Witch Trials can be traced to Puritanism and the Protestant Reformation. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Strial.wps

Christopher Columbus : 4 page analytical review of “Admiral of the Ocean Sea,” a book by Samuel Eliot Morrison that goes into great detail about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the “New World.” No Bibliography. Chriscol.wps

Colonial History / Slaveships And Puritans In Their Society : Two related 2 page essays (4 pages total for this file) on life during the 17th and 18th centuries. In the first, the writer discusses the harsh conditions endured on slaveships by African natives being transported to the Americas. Different qualities of treatment towards men and women are analyzed as well. The second essay examines Puritan family life and the subordinate political role that the family unit collectively played. Bibliography lists 1 source. 16001700.wps

Slavery In Colonial America : A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined in great detail and the paper concludes with words on how early U.S. political ideology began to attack slavery and plant the seeds for eventual conflict between the North and South. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Slaveryc.wps

Slave Life in the American Colonies This 9 page paper provides a comprehensive overview on slavery in America. One section explores differences between slaves in the North and South and another looks specifically at slave families. Much is discussed concerning culture and customs as it existed in colonial America as pertinent to slavery. A brief history on the inception of slavery in America is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Slavlife.wps

Slavery In Cuba Vs. Virginia : A 3 page essay on Herbert Klein’s “Slavery in the Americas : A Comparative Study of Cuba and Virginia” in which the writer examines some of the differences that existed between slavery in two different nearby sections of the globe : Virginia (U.S.A.) and Cuba. Among the many points made, Cuban slaves were generally treated much more harshly and found themselves involved in violent riots more often. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bibliography also cites two additional sources. Slavebok.wps

The Importance Of African-Americans In 18th Century Virginia : A 3 page review of Michel Sobel’s “The World They Made Together” in which the author argues that slave labor was both unfair and invaluable at the same time. Sobel primarily discusses the immense contributions that Black people made in laying a stronger foundation for the United States.– Full citation provided for the primary source. Sobel.wps

Military Training In Colonial America : In 8 pages, the writer provides an historical overview of military training in Colonial America. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Militrai.wps

James Oglethorpe / His Life & Influence On The Colony Of Georgia :
A 6 page account of the life of James Oglethorpe, the soldier, philanthropist and founder of the colony of Georgia. Specifically addresses his role in the creation of the colony of Georgia. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Jamesogl.wps

The Lenape Indians : A 3 page report on the Lenni-Lenape Indians and their place in the Northeastern United State’s colonial history. Issues concerning geography and territorial disputes are touched upon. No Bibliography. Lenape.wps

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(The) American Free Banking System : A 5 page essay highlighting the emergence of the
Free Banking System in early U.S. history. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Amerbank.wps

Benjamin Franklin & American Independence : A 4 page research paper on the book by the famous Franklin biographer Esmond Wright. This the first in a series of books which Wright has written on Franklin shows how the historian�s fascination with his famous topic began. The writer discusses how Wright brings Franklin to life through his insightful prose. No additional sources cited. Ewright.wps

Benjamin Franklin’s Works : A 6 page paper on the relationship of Ben Franklin’s works and their reflection of his life. The paper concentrates on the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the work of which was to draft the Constitution of the United States, from which arose the famous quote of the certainty of death and taxes. Also included is a short excerpt of the 1757 publication of Poor Richard’s Almanac. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Benfr.wps

Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography / Analysis : This 6 page research paper discusses The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which chronicles America’s ultimate “Renaissance Man’s” life from his birth in 1706 until 1757. Specifically considered is how Franklin’s life represents the “great American success story.” Bibliography lists 1 source. Benfrank.wps

Benjamin Franklin / His Autobiography As Viewed 1000 Years In The Future :
8 pages in length. The year is 2999. Since the meteor destruction of all of North America and most libraries in the northern hemisphere six centuries ago, Professor Forlorn of Faroff University has been attempting to figure out the history of the former United States in its various stages. A great find of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has brought to light a number of conclusions with regard to two topics of that era: economic and social mobility, and the nature of eighteenth-century religion. The writer discusses these findings, as well as addresses what can be concluded from the study. Bibliography lists 1 source. BenFrank.wps

Benjamin Franklin & The American Dream : A 6 page essay defining “The American Dream” and demonstrating how Benjamin Franklin exemplified this dream. No Bibliography. Franklin.wps

Benjamin Franklin as a Model Citizen : A 4 page essay defining the term “model citizen” and then discussing how such a term adequately describes early America’s great Benjamin Franklin. No Bibliography. Frankli2.wps

Benjamin Franklin vs. Olaudah Equiano / Comparative Autobiographies : A 5 page paper that compares the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Olaudah Equiano. This paper considers the way in which each many writes about their cultures, society considerations, and diifucult problems in America and Africa. Franklin’s authobiography is set in the context of U.S. history, while Equiano’s is based in the historical perspective of European and American slave trade. No additional sources cited. Equiano.wps

Benjamin Franklin & Jonathan Edward’s Autobiography and Narrative :
A 3 page essay discussing Edward’s focus on the ecclesiastical vs. Franklin’s focus on the individual. The paper compares the two’s viewpoint and successes as depicted in each man’s biography. Fredw.wps

Three Biographies of Jefferson : A 6 page analysis of three biographies of Thomas Jefferson. The writer evaluates Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn M. Brodie; The Jefferson Scandals: a rebuttal by Virginius Dabney; and Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed, and concludes that Brodie�s book offers the best overall perspective of Jefferson�s life while Gordon-Reed�s book gives the most evenhanded and well-balanced treatment of whether or not Jefferson had a relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings. Jeffbio.wps

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” / Mother – Child Imagery : A 6 page analysis of Paine’s use of imagery to argue against the mother-child argument of his opponents. The writer aruges that the imagery employed was a powerful tool for Paine and effectively made the argument that Americans were not children of the parent country, that the parent was corrupt, that the images further flowed into the image of Americans as adults, and then to images of Americans as parents of their own country. No additional sources cited. Paine.wps

The Tories & The Whigs : A 5 page paper discussing the Tories and the Whigs and their part in the politics of the American Revolution. The origins of the Whig Party in the U.S. and their eventual disintegration as a political party is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Toriwhig.wps

Causes Leading To The Revolutionary War : All too often, our contemporary media portrays the American Revolutionary War as a relatively brief and glorious fight for Independence from British taxation. In reality, it was for at least a century and a half prior to the onset of Revolutionary conflict that the forthcoming war was foreshadowed through economic struggle, political instability, and an increasing distance between the needs of the American people and the desires of the British crown. This 4 page essay describes the tensions from as far back as1632 with the Maryland Charter, up through the Navigation Acts (1660s), the Hat Act (1730s), etc; No Bibliography. Revoessa.wps

New Jersey During The Revolutionary War : A 3 page discussion of New Jersey’s instrumental role in the American Revolution. The writer’s describes the present-day state’s unique geographic position between New York City and Philadelphia as well as the historic importance of the battle of Monmouth (central NJ) — in which American troops successfully diverted British troops attempting to get to shore .. ultimately causing a “turning point” in the war. No Bibliography. Revolunj.wps

Waterloo Village, Past & Present : A 5 page paper discussing Waterloo Village, New Jersey, as a modern-day historical and cultural site and its historical significance. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Waterloo.rtf

Women During The Revolution : This 5 page paper outlines the society in which women lived during the time of the Revolutionary War in America. Dominant opinions about, standards of behavior, and expectations of American women of 18th century are presented. Bibliography included. Wmrev.wps

The Boston Tea Party, Samuel Adams, & The Events that Followed : A basic, 9 page discussion of the Tea Party, its participants, and primarily– its impact. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Bostonte.wps

Did The American Revolution Help Spur The French Revolution ? : A 14 page comparison & contrast research paper citing the causes, actions, and results of each of these historic revolutions. The writer concludes that each war was fought for obviously different reasons and in markedly different ways. Nevertheless, the American Revolution did have some influence upon the French Revolution even though the latter would have occurred eventually anyway. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources. Frenamer.wps

The American Revolution According To Bailyn & Woods : A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” and Gordon Wood in “The Radicalism of the American Revolution.” No additional sources cited. Bailwood.wps

Confederation to Constitution : A 5 page essay that argues for the powers given the federal government in the Constitution to regulate the states as opposed to the more autonomous semi-country status the states had under the Articles of Confederation. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Confcons.wps

U.S. Constitution / Economy vs. Bill of Rights.. A 6 page paper that posits that although the constitution framed at the Philadelphia Convention in 1787 is an excellent document, that the framers left a document that continues to pit people against economic rights. Touted as a democracy, individuals do not have true electoral power. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ecnybill.wps

The Enlightenment In America : Origins of the Enlightenment in America are explored in this 5 page paper. The ideas, events and conditions that led up to the era are discussed, in both Europe and America, with an emphasis on the latter. The American Revolution is reported as being integral to the Enlightenment and the influence of prominent figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are also noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Enlight.wps

Slavery In New England : A 5 page analysis of slavery in New England explores assumptions made by Piersen in Black Yankees. The destruction of black family ties in the eighteenth century is thought to have caused the failure of blacks to become integrated into the dominant culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Slave2.wps

Philip Freneau / Patriot Poet : A 6 page paper discussing the life and works of the Revolutionary War poet who during his lifetime was considered the Father of American Poetry, but is now scarcely remembered at all. The paper analyzes why this is so, and concludes that Freneau’s influence on other writers and political thinkers was greater than the originality of his work. Bibliography lists three sources. Freneau.wps

The Genius of George Washington : A 4 page research paper which examines the book by Edmund S. Morgan whose basic premise is that Washington’s genius lay primarily in his use and understanding of the principles of power. Morgan makes a good case for this argument as he gives insight into Washington’s character and the politics that were prevalent during the American Revolution. No additional sources cited. Emorgan.wps

The Real George Washington” : Brief sociocultural analysis (4 pages in length) of Mason Weems’ fictional book about George Washington (best known for the infamous “cherry tree” tale)- Author discusses nationalistic pride-related reasons for Weems having created so many promotional falsehoods about our nation’s first president. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Georwash.wps

The Haitian and American Revolutions : A 4 page research paper on comparing the Haitian and American Revolutions. The writer details the general history of the Haitian revolt, including its slave basis and the leadership of Toussaint-Louverture, and distinguishes it from the makeup of the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Haitirev.wps

Alexander Hamilton’s Economic Policies : A 5 page research paper on Hamilton’s proposals to encourage confidence in the government financially and encourage commerce. The writer details the controversies on funding, assumption, the National Bank, and the Report on Manufactures. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Alham.wps

Samuel Adams / Radical Puritan : A 5 page paper discussing the book “Samuel Adams – Radical Puritan” by Lillian Fowler, William Fowler, William Fowler, Jr., and Oscar Handlin. The book covers the life and times, as well as the adventures of Samuel Adams, the American revolutionary and political leader. No additional sources cited. samuel.doc

The Constitution And The Revolution : A 5 page research paper discussing whether the Constitution was a revolutionary document or whether it overturned the revolution. The writer details revolutionary principles, and applies them to the provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Constrev.wps

After The American Revolution / Economic Trouble : A 15 page discussion of the economic impact of the American Revolution. The writer presents material regarding the structure of the various governmental entities, the issuance of a large variety of paper currency and debt documents which served as currency, and the plight of the American farmer. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Amerrev.wps

Aaron Burr as a Tragic Hero” : Aaron Burr is known notoriously throughout the pages of U.S. history as the failed vice-President who slayed Alexander Hamilton in a duel and then fled. But in this insightful 20 page paper, the writer argues quite strongly that Burr was not by any means a villain nor is he deserving of the scorn that his name has suffered for so long. The paper contains a detailed overview of Burr’s political activity both before and after the Hamilton incident and discusses logical reasons for us to believe that he was a “good” politician who was victimized by the propaganda of others. The number of strong arguments cited are too numerous to list in this abstract ! Bibliography lists 8 sources. Burr.wps

The Aaron Burr Conspiracy : A 9 page overview of the Aaron Burr Conspiracy, an affair in which the ex-Vice President of the United States planned to invade Mexico and Louisiana and to establish a sovereign nation in what was at the time known as the Louisiana Purchase. Concludes that the conspiracy was not really viewed as such given the political environment of the time. What to some is a conspiracy, to others is a revolution. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Aburr.wps

America’s Great Awakenings : In this well-written 11 page essay, the writer examines similarities & differences that existed between America’s first two Great Awakenings (18th and 19th century). Both maintained a common emphasis upon the importance of religion but the second one offered greater religious freedom– an indication that it was occurring in a “new” America– one that practiced greater tolerance. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Greatawa.wps

America’s Great Awakening / Jonathan Edwards’ Infamous Sermon : This 6 page paper analyzes the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon delivered by New England clergyman and theologian Jonathan Edwards during a revival known as the Great Awakening in 1741. Bibliography lists 1 source. Sinners.wps

Historic Controversy Over the U.S. Constitution : A 5 page discussion of the controversy between Federalists and Anti-Federalists that ensued regarding the original ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Federali.wps

The Magna Carta & The Constitution : A 5 page essay which compares the English document with the American Constitution. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Magnacar.wps

Jefferson & Douglass / Experts in Intellectual Prose : A 5 page comparison between the oratorical capabilities of Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass. Each of their relevant accomplishments and overall influence are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Jeffdoug.wps

James Madison and Federalist Paper No. 10 : A 5 page paper that describes what Madison termed the “disease” that was common to all republics, and uses his arguments to demonstrate the necessity for a new Constitution as a “cure.” No additional sources cited. Madi10.wps

The Federalist Papers & The Role Of The Judiciary : A 5 page paper outlining the role of the Judiciary Branch of the federal government and how this role is clarified by the Federalist Papers written in 1777 and 1778. No additional sources are listed. Fedjud.wps

Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, And The Hypocrisy Of Our Founding Fathers : In this well-written 5 page essay, it is argued that Thomas Jefferson and various other “Founding Fathers” of the United States were hypocritical in drafting that “all men are created equal”- when many of them were known –among others things– to be slave owners. The writer acknowledges that the Framers were aware of this hypocrisy and discusses the socioeconomic and political dilemma that they faced in making pertinent decisions. A number of rarely-known facts such as the Constitutional provision which outlawed the barring of slavery until at least 1808 are used to illustrate this essay’s main points. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jeffslav.wps

The History Of The Erie Canal : A 6 page paper discussing this major inland waterway and its influence in American history. The paper covers why it was built, the many roadblocks to its completion, its importance economically, socially, and politically, and how it is used today. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Erie.rtf

John Jacob Astor & Western Expansion : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the life and business developments of John Jacob Astor and the impact that his fur trade operations had on western expansion in the post-Revolutionary American colonies. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Jonjac.wps

(19th CENTURY)

Anti-Slavery Movements : 15 pages discussing the anti-slave movements that existed from the late eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. Bibliography contains 11 sources. Antislav.wps

(The) Battle at Little Big Horn : is a 6 page report that looks at the battle from a neutral perspective, providing insight both into the Indian and Military points of view. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Litbigho.wps

Learning From Custer : A 10 page paper that considers General George Armstrong Custer’s leadership skills in light of today’s business management standards. The writer examines Custer’s successes and failures in comparison to the requirements organizations have of their managers and supervisors. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gcuster.wps

Native American Views On Custer : An 8 page paper analyzing the Native American view of Custer and the battle at Little Big Horn that they should have won. The analysis is based on their spiritual views on land preservation and how the preservation has been their spiritual duty for 20 million years. This is contrasted to the U.S. settler’s views of autonomy on a new land, and the belief that they also received this land in exchange of developing the “right” form of government. The Native American view concentrates on the vision as interpreted by Crazy Horse and the council of Chiefs of that time period. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Custer.wps

The Flight of Chief Joseph and His People / Manifest Destiny? : A 38 page research paper exploring the history of the Nez Perce and their leader Chief Joseph who, in 1877, led them on a 1700 mile journey through some of the roughest terrains of the present-day states of Montana, Oregon, and Idaho trying to escape capture by the US Army. The writer presents an in-depth discussion of manifest destiny as it relates to the conquest of the Americas, a location map, a chronological table of events, and more. Contains numerous quotes from Chief Joseph and other primary sources to support thesis. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Chjoseph.wps

Colonization Of Texas : A 4 page research report on the Colonization of Texas in 1824. At that time, Mexico wanted to prohibit the encroachment of its territories by the pioneers moving West. They offered an agreement of three conditions to any Anglos who wanted to settle there. Conflict erupted and Texas eventually gained its independence from Mexico. Bibliography included. Texas.wps

John C. Calhoun : 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. Johnhoun.wps

John C. Calhoun & The Nullification Crisis : An 11 page account of John C. Calhoun, his ideas and philosophies and his role in the nullification crisis. Bibliography lists eight sources. Calhoun.wps

Forts As Trade Centers In the Old West : A 12 page analysis of two accounts of Anglo-American colonization of the West: Indian Survival on the California Frontier by Alberto Hurtado and Ritual Ground by Daniel C. Comer. These two historians are part of a new wave of scholars who are revealing aspects of history not found in traditional texts. The writer demonstrates how these two scholars place historical events within a sociological context which gives new insight into this topic. No additional sources cited. Bentfort.wps

Ralph Andrist’s “The Long Death” / Plight Of The American Indians : An 8 page paper that recounts the history of the American Indians and the U.S. military strucuture that defeated them. Considered are a number of major battles and the consequences that the military push toward genocide had on the Native American nations of the 19th century. No additional sources cited. Indians.wps

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Historic Land Grants (Morill Acts) Made by the Federal Government : 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) which helped enable the government to make similar grants to help better-establish universities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Landgran.wps

The Morrill Act and the History of Land Grant Colleges : The history and mission of Land Grant Colleges (Morrill Act, etc;) are discussed in this 5-page paper. Eight references and cited and listed in bibliography. Landgnt.wps

Irish Immigration & The “Orange Order” : A 14 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of the history of Irish immigration in Boston and considers the impacts of the Orange Order [contributed to discriminatory practices] on the overall social climate during the 1850s. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Irishor.wps

Irish Immigrants & Life in America : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the immigration of Irish into the United States in the 19th century and considers the discrimination based on religious, cultural and educational differences. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Irimm.wps

Construction Work In The Mid 19th Century : The 19th century presented itself as a time of extensive growth and change for the United States. With the frontier constantly expanding, construction was on the rise. This 4 page report looks at the job and lifestyle of mid-19th century construction workers. The writer is particularly concerned with techniques, challenges, obstacles, & levels of endurance. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Conswork.wps

Sam Houston Among the Cherokee : A 12 page examination of Sam Houston’s two stays among the Cherokee. The writer discusses the culture of the Cherokee and gives an overview of Houston’s personal life and his career moves. Bibliography lists eight sources. Shouston.wps

The Cherokee Removal : A 20 page examination of the factors leading up to the Cherokee Removal, the Removal itself and the years immediately after the removal. Discusses the two Cherokee factions which were at play during this time period, one led by John Rodgeand the other by the principal chief of the Cherokee John Ross. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Cherfact.wps

The Cherokee / Their Lands, Their Rights, Their Removal : A 5 page examination of the issues surrounding the forced removal of the Cherokee from their ancestral lands in Georgia. Bibliography lists ten sources. Cherk2.wps

Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee Nation : A 7 page paper that discusses the issued surrounding Andrew Jackson’s role in the removal of the Cherokee Nation for its lands. Removal of Indians dated back for decades; Jackson’s actions therefore not only supported his own beliefs, they sanctioned the actions and opinions that were historical present in the country during the 1800s. The writer explores the background of the principal parties and discusses the events leading up to the forced march of the Cherokees. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Jackcher.wps

W.J. Rorabaugh’s “The Craft Apprentice” / Economic, Social & Industrial Issues : A 15 page paper that considers the overview of the society and economy of ante-bellum America provided by Rorabaugh and considers the issues for the plantation economy as well as for the nation as a whole. Bibliography lists 5 sources. u

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the Missouri Compromise and considers its implications for North/South relations prior to the Civil War. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Miss1820.wps

The Missouri Compromise # 2 : A 5 page paper that explores the discussion surrounding this compromise, past and present. The writer argues that compromise is not always the best solution, and supports Williams’ and other scholars ideas surrounding the negative effects of the compromise on today’s society, most particularly, the “feeling” of separateness between individuals and also from their government. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Misscomp.wps

The Jacksonian Era : 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. Jackera.wps

The Cause Of The Slave Rebellion Involving Nat Turner : On August 22, 1831, a band of slaves, led by lay preacher Nat Turner, entered a house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of a family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner’s rebellion. This 8 page paper reviews the life of Nat Turner and his role in the rebellion. Bibliography included. Slvrebel.wps

Marriages Under Slavery : This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as “jumping the broom.” The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Slavewed.wps

Slavery In New England : A 5 page analysis of slavery in New England explores assumptions made by Piersen in Black Yankees. The destruction of black family ties in the eighteenth century is thought to have caused the failure of blacks to become integrated into the dominant culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Slave2.wps

American Life & The Institution Of Slavery : A 5 page examination of life in America in regard to slavery as evidenced through the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin. Bibliography included. Dougfran.wps

An Overview Of Slavery : A 7 page paper that explores slavery from the Revolution through emancipation. The paper explores the issue through the political processes and impassioned abolitionist statements that occurred during those years, including slave revolts, Dred Scott, compromises, a number of abolitionist statements, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Slavhist.wps

The Realities Of Slavery : A 5 page paper discussing stereotypes of slaves versus the realities of slave life, including methods of resistance. The writer provides an overview of various misconceptions of slave life and reasons for slave behavior as well as various forms of resistance. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Realisla.wps

Slavery In The 19th Century South : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to slavery in the South in the 19th century, including the fact that slavery was not a monolithic institution, that there were slaves who owned property, and focuses on the examples provided by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Slave19.wps

Debates On The Abolition Of Slavery : An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The paper concludes with comments around the Lincoln “house divided” speech, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate of Oct 15 1858. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Slavec.wps

Slavery / Differing Viewpoints : A 5 page overview of the issue of slavery and the differing viewpoints surrounding it during and after the Civil War. Includes an overview of the views of Abraham Lincoln, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.B. Du Bois. Bibliography lists four sources. Slavdif.wps

Slavery in New Jersey / The Last Northern State to Turn : A 5 page paper that considers the agricultural, economic, social and political reasons why New Jersey was the last Northern state to embrace the emancipation of African Americans, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the arguments presented by a number of theorists. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Njslave.wps

The Alamo : In 5 pages, the writer discusses the battle of the Alamo, what took place and why it happened. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis were three well-known men who fought in the battle. Bibliography lists five sources. Alamo.wps

The American Civil War / Political Division & More : A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the major issues that led to the American Civil War. This paper suggests that while slavery was an issue, there were many other factors that lent themselves towards divisions between the North and South. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Amcivwar.wps

Civilian Life During the Civil War : A 10 page paper covering the lives of housewives, children, and others during the 1860’s while America was at war with itself. Disease, dropout rates, civilian volunteer efforts, and the changing role of women are among the many issues discussed. Some insight is also provided as to how life inherently differed in the South. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Civilciv.wps

Irish-Americans During The Civil War : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of role that the Irish-Americans played in the Civil War and the impacts that there participation had on unifying the Irish-America community and creating a sense of a national identity. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Irwar.wps

Juveniles During The American Civil War : A 6 page research paper on juveniles coming of age during the American Civil war. The paper looks at family dynamic changes during this time and how juveniles had to respond to these changes by taking over adult responsibilities—to the point of sons replacing their fathers on the battlefield. The writer demonstrates how the family dynamic was carried into war because of the youth of these soldiers, and posits that this dynamic ultimately led to a justification for coming of age in war. Cvwarjuv.wps

Civil War P.O.W. Camps : 8 pages excellently comparing P.O.W. (Prisoner OWar) camps of the North and South during the U.S. Civil War. Specifically examined are : The South’s Camp Sumter (Andersonville) and the North’s Fort Delaware. Bibliography lists 8 comprehensive sources. Cvlwrpow.wps

General Robert E. Lee / A Man of Principle ? : In this well-written 12 page paper, the writer examines the life and service of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. For the most part, the research is concerned with whether or not his decision to leave the U.S. military and join the Confederate Army was based upon character & principle or just selfish ignorance and loyalty to a “petty” state flag. It is argued and concluded that Lee was indeed a hero of great character who stood by what he believed in and made the best choice possible. An excellent Civil War study. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Generlee.wps

Grant’s Civil War Strategy : A 10 page paper that describes Grant’s strategies in the Civil War. The writer presents the theory that Grant’s denial of prisoner of war exchange did not result in the outcomes he expected. Rather than decreasing the Confederate forces by keeping their soldiers in Northern prisons and work camps, this strategy resulted in decreases in the Union forces and could have cost the Union victory. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Grantwar.wps

Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant / Contrasts & Similarities : An 18 page examination of the similarities and contrasts between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Discusses the role these similarities and differences may have played in the outcome of the war and concludes that, in reality, the outcome of the war was based in much more complexity than the personalities of two men, no matter how great. Bibliography lists twenty sources. Grantlee.wps

James Longstreet / Confederate General – Civil War : In 10 pages, the author discusses the confederate general, James Longstreet giving an informative overview of the man and the war. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Longstre.doc

General P.G.T. Beauregard & The Civil War : A 10 page research paper that investigates P.G.T. Beauregard. A brief overview of his life is offered but the main focus is on his activities during the Civil War. Historically considered to be a poor commander, one expert said that he was becoming more competent when he was defeated at Shiloh, which resulted in very minor future assignments. He was very successful as a private citizen after the war. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Beaugard.wps

The Fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, February 13-16, 1862 : This 7 page paper looks at the victory over Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson which was General Ulysses S. Grant’s first major victory that pushed him to the forefront of the nation during the American Civil War. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Donelson.wps

Civil War / Impacts of Industry, Population, & Timing of The North vs The South : A 5 page exploration of the factors which led to a Northern victory and a Southern defeat during the American Civil War. Details the differences between the agrarian subsistence of the south and the industrial concentration of the south and how it related to the war efforts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Whynorth.wps

19th Century Media Reaction to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address : 13 pages discussing journalistic accounts of Lincoln’s infamous Gettysburg address just after it was delivered. No Bibliography available. Gettysbg.wps

Gettysburg Address Retrospective : A 5 page discussion of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and, in agreement with Garry Wills, its effectivity in raising the American patriotic spirit more so that earlier documents. The paper discusses how this is related to various feelings of unity around loss, hope and a sense of personal involvement in and supportof the American dream. Bibliography included Gwill.wps

Gettysburg Book Review / “Killer Angels” : A 5 page book analysis of Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning historical novel of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of the Union and Confederate officers. This fascinating story the fears, mistakes, and victories during the four day battle that most perceive as determining the outcome of the Civil War. Kileran.wps

Lincoln and Constitutional Change : A 10 page paper that considers the role of Lincoln in determining the political climate that allowed for the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution. The writer provides an overview of Lincoln’s political influence and determinations that led to important governmental changes. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Linccons.wps

The Lincoln Assassination / Booth Was Not Alone : An 8 page research paper supporting the theory that John Wilkes Booth did not work alone when he assassinated President Lincoln. The writer connects Booth to a group of conspirators who planned to assassinate Lincoln, Secretary of State Seward, and even the Vice President. By developing this connection and relating these individuals to interactions with Jefferson Davis, the writer suggests that Booth did not mastermind the assassination plans. Instead, Davis and members of the Southern political climate planned and supported the conspiracy that Booth only enacted. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Lincoln.wps

Lincoln Would Have Changed the Face of Civil Rights : A 5 page piece that postulates that if Abraham Lincoln had lived, his Reconstruction policies may have changed the course of African American history. Lincoln had already penned his notes on Reconstruction that Andrew Johnson implemented. However, Johnson, sympathetic to the South, did not subscribe to Lincoln’s tenets of “equal rights” for all. As a result, freed African Americans continued to suffer under the hands of their former owners. According to historians, Lincoln would have used any extreme, including force and marshall law to bring about equality for all, as supported by his writings. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Lincoln2.wps

The Emancipation Proclamation & The Black Southerner : A 14 page paper discussing the significance of Lincoln’s document freeing the slaves in the lives of those people whom it most intimately affected. The writer traces the historical background of the Proclamation; anti-black feeling before, during, and immediately after the Civil War; and analyzes what positive effect, if any, the Proclamation had. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Emancipa.rtf

Emancipation Proclamation : An 8 page paper detailing many of the events that took place in the development of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Lincoln was not actually in favor of the federal government becoming involved in the abolishing of slavery. He had hopes that the individual states would make an effort on their own and this would eventually influence the South. After some time this was obviously not to become a reality and he was forced to take a more aggressive action. This action became concrete with the Emancipation Proclamation. Extensive bibliography included. Emance.wps

The Emancipation Proclamation & Plessy v. Ferguson : A 5 page paper discussing the potential problems generated by the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The writer argues that Lincoln released the paper as an interventional measure to try and ensure that slavery was stopped without changing the inalienable rights of all U.S. citizens provided by the Constitution. His attempt was ambiguous and unsuccessful, however. On the other hand, it may be the Declaration of Independence that promoted the idea of separate rights for separate races and genders that still afflicts equality in America. The debate continues…. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Constlaw.doc

Years Leading upto The Civil War : Approximately 5 pages worth of factual discussion about the decades leading up to America’s civil war. Discusses politics, the gold rush, slavery, growing tensions etc; No Bibliography included. Cvlpre.wps

Post-Civil War America / Crisis in the 1890’s : A 3 page paper that describes the political, economic and individual crises in post-Civil War America. Included in this paper are the Pullman train strike, Coxey’s Army and the march on Washington, unemployment, and the impact of the financial crisis of 1893. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Crisis.wps

How the North Won / Sherman & His March : A 9 page paper examining one of the many reasons why the North won the War in the United States. There are many reasons why this war was won by the North and perhaps the most important factor in the defeat of the South was due to the intelligence of Sherman. He gained full force and began a campaign for a march when the war looked to be at its worst. He used a great military understanding that some believe was a mark of true genius. His efforts to eliminate supplies and weapons of the South brought a long war to an end and saved many lives as a result. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Northwon.wps

Reasons For The Northern Victory in the American Civil War : A 5 page paper that discusses the reasons for the Northern victory in the American Civil War. This paper is based on the belief that the same economic, political and military structures that were imperative to the onset of the aggressions between the North and South were also reasons for the Northern victory. Bibliography with 3 sources cited. Novict.wps

Book Review / Why the North Won the Civil War : A 2 page book review on David Donald’s “Why the North Won the Civil War.” The writer details the essential points of the five essays included. Bibliography lists the 1 primary source discussed. Civilboo.wps

Henry Wirz / Scapegoat For Civil War Crimes At Andersonville : Confederate Major Henry Wirz has had his name soiled throughout history as the man responsible for some horrendous war crimes (mostly at Andersonville) during the conflict between North and South. In fact, he was the only Southern official to be executed for such crimes at the conclusion of the Civil War. In this 40 page thesis, the writer argues that Wirz was not as guilty as historians make him out to be;– Through an in-depth analysis of Civil War history, the point is made that Wirz was actually only a scapegoat–and not genuinely responsible for the crimes that were committed. Bibliography lists approximately 30 sources. Wirzthe.wps

On Site With Civil-War Era Photographer Mathew Brady : A 9 page creative paper told from the position of a hypothetical (and completely imaginary) assistant to the famous Civil War era photographer. It covers Brady’s early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Brady.wps

Impact of American Civil War & Reconstruction On Federal vs. States Rights & Racial Equality Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines whether or not the American Civil War and the Reconstruction (1861-1877) adequately resolved the two central conflicts facing the fledgling nation — the power of the federal government in relation to the states and the meaning of racial equality. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Civlwrec.wps

America After The Civil War / Reconstruction : A 9 page paper on the years following the American Civil War — most commonly known as the Reconstruction Period. Presidential reconstruction, Congressional reconstruction, and the eventual economic recovery of the South are among the many topics explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Civilaft.wps

Reconstruction After the Civil War / 1865-1877 : A 6 page paper detailing the various aspects of Reconstruction. Particular emphasis is placed the successes and failures of the policies relating to the rights of the former slaves and how those rights were both protected and abused. Bibliography lists four sources. Recon.wps

Southern Reconstruction 1865-1900 : A 3 page paper discussing the impact of Southern Reconstruction on the political and social identity of the South. The author considers the impact of Northern military forces, blacks entering the work force, and the attitude after defeat, on the ability of the South to rise after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Soutreco.wps

Douglass v. The Confederacy : A 5 page research paper which examines how the antebellum South was viewed through the eyes of white Southerners and then through the eyes of ex-slave Frederick Douglass. Using the work of Drew Faust in his book on the development of Confederate nationalism, the writer shows how white Southerners considered themselves to be deeply religious people. This is contrasted with the spirituality of Douglass and his experiences as a slave. Dougconf.wps

The History of Weapons : A 9 page paper that relates the history of weapons creations and development in the 19th century to three major points in history–the American Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Industrial Revolution. The author suggests that these historical points effected the creation of different types of weapons and that the increased demand and increased technologies of this era pushed weapons inventors into the creative process, with a number of major results. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Weapons.wps

How Railroads Changed Military Strategy : A 6 page research paper which examines how the use of railroads changed how the U.S. military conducted warfare strategy. The writer particularly relates to what has been called the “first all-out war” fought by Americans-the Civil War. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Railwar.wps

Economic Impact of the Railroad in 19th Century America : This 8 page paper discusses the history and development of railroads in America and their economic impact on American society. The advent of the railroad and the expansion of rail service across the country changed American business, politics, and economics. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Rail19.wps

The Transcontinental Railroad : is a 6 page report that provides an overview of the history of the first railroad in America to offer continuous travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Railroad.wps

The Scandals of U.S. Presidents / Credit Mobilier & Teapot Dome : In this 5 page paper the writer examines alleged executive scandals with particular emphasis upon the events of these two particular ones. The Credit Mobilier ruined many politicians working under the (Ulysses S.) Grant administration. Soonafter, Teapot Dome brought about many investigations during the Harding administration — although it came under fire by the press who supported a favorable public opinion of Harding. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Pressca3.wps

Ulysses S. Grant / His Presidency & Its Scandals : An 8 page research paper on the Grant administration. Discusses the Union Pacific Railroad scandal and the Whiskey Scandal and gives a view of Grant as being guilty only by asociation of the corruption which is often associated with his administration. Bibliography lists four sources. Grantupr.wps

U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and Administrative Scandal : 4 page discussion of scandal during the Grant administration. Topics discussed include The Credit Mobilier, The Whiskey Ring, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources. Grantsca.wps

The Scandals of U.S. Presidents / Focus Upon Ulysses S. Grant : A 4 page paper on problems concerning the integrity of the Grant administration. Included in the discussion are the Whiskey Ring, the Credit Mobilier, etc; The ensuing investigations are examined and Grant’s administration is regarded as having not been a particularly favorable one in American history. The writer closes with a brief conclusion about how the consistently dishonest deeds of U.S. Presidents have contributed to a loss of trust from the public. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Pressca5.wps

The U.S. Customs Service : A thorough, 23 page discussion of the U.S. Customs Service; its history, functions, issues & problems, recent operations etc; (covers 18th-20th century). Bibliography lists 15 sources. Customs.wps

The U.S. Customs Service # 2 : A brief 5 page version of Customs.wps (above)Custshor.wps

Why Slavery Was Better Than Freedom” : A 5 page paper on why it was better to be a slave than to be free in a few southern states during the ante-bellum period in American history. The writer argues for the advantages of slavery, not only to the slave owner but to the slave himself. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Slaverya.wps

Slavery In The Ante-bellum South : A 5 page paper that provides and overview of slavery in the antebellum South and suggests that the social determinations made during this period actually impacted the processes that led to the Civil War. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Anteb.wps

Abandoning The Freed Men – Civil Rights In The Late 19th Century : A 6 page research paper which discusses the Compromise of 1877. There was an incredibly close Presidential election in which the Democratic candidate, Tilden, won the popular vote, and the Republican candidate, Rutherford Hayes, won the electoral college. This threw the race into the House of Representatives to be decided. The compromise which was worked out gave the election to the Republicans in exchange for concessions which effectively nullified the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and condemned Blacks to a subordinate role to whites which lasted till the time of the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Abanfree.wps

The Presidency Of Grover Cleveland : 5 pages in length. The author discusses the presidency of Grover Cleveland who was elected as President on two separate occasions, and details who and why he was elected to office. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Grover.wps

The Spanish – American War : A 10 page research paper which examines the causal factors behind what Theodore Roosevelt called “the splendid little war.” The writer focuses particularly on the expansionist tendencies which were evident in the U.S. Senate as a prime causal factor in U.S. involvement. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Spanam.wps spanish-american war

The Spanish – American War / The Effect On Spain : In this 10 page paper the author shows that much resentment and hostility resulted from the Spanish-American War of 1898 between Spain and the United States. Spain, who had been a political leader with regard to colonial rule, all but lost their powerful control as a result of the brief but devastating battle. The writer gives an account of what sparked the war and how Spain ultimately fared in the end. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Warspain.wps spanish-american

The Spanish – American War / U.S. Relations With the Philippines This 8 page paper analyzes causes of the Spanish-American War as it affected the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines. The U.S. interest in the region, and in Spanish politics, is discussed. Public and political forces that shaped the country in 1898 are dissected. The interest in this subject as the Philippines celebrated 100 years of independence is considered. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Philus.wps spanish-american war

New Lanark, Oneida, & Other Utopian Societies In America : Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous utopian groups created their own “heavens on earth” in the American heartland, ranging from the Shakers, to Robert Owen’s “New Harmony,” to the Oneida community. They struggled in vain to create “perfect” societies that would differ in contrast with the dreary ones overseas in Europe. This 6 page research paper examines the purpose, attempts, and failures of these communities — concentrating primarily upon the examples of New Lanark and Oneida. The themes of these communities and their decline are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Utopias.wps

Outside the Family” / Views On Sex In American History : A 7 page review of textbook information presenting the 19th century’s history and development of sexual perceptions, the development of sexual utopias, and the creation of sexual commerce in the United States. This writer presents a number of major points and figures as they relate to the concepts of the nuclear family and to the formation of “sexual norms.” No additional sources cited. Fam.wps

John D. Rockefeller & Standard Oil Company : A 7 page paper on John D. Rockefeller’s life in America’s infant oil industry and his contributions to the rise of that industry. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company became Standard Oil Trust, and was the first amalgamation of its kind. Contemporary of Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller developed from a 16-yr-old bookkeeper to the owner of the country’s oil monopoly before the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 made such things illegal. Still, Rockefeller and his contemporaries exemplified the American dream, though their methods were sometimes ruthless. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Rockfel.wps

Industrialism : A 5 page paper on Industrialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Especially as it pertains to the Steel industry, and farming industry. I.e. how it affected the share-croppers, and the steel workers. Indu.wps

Labor Movement In The Late 19th Century : A 5 page research paper which examines how the history of the labor movement has been misrepresented in the media. The writer focuses on the Haymarket riot in Chicago which resulted from the nationwide strike in the 1880s to get an eight-hour workday as an example of the establishment forces which were set against the labor movement at that time. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Labormov.wps

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 : 9 pages in length. Perhaps the most popular “whodunit” of American history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 spawned a generation of tough citizens who weren’t willing to give up their city, even in the face of disaster. Finally, we learn that it wasn’t necessarily Mrs. O’Leary’s cow who set the blaze. Chicfire.wps

Jesse James / Myth vs. Reality : A 5 page research paper which examines the outlaw life of Jesse James and his brother Frank who robbed countless banks and trains in the Old West. The writer demonstrates how the political atmosphere of the time contributed significantly to the yellow journalism accounts of James, which pictured him as a modern day knight, or at least the last Confederate hero of the Civil War. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jessjame.wps

The Work of a Supreme Court Justice (Samuel Nelson) : 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. Stanton. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Justinel.wps

Settling The West / Conflict & Assimilation : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the progression of settlements and Christianity westward in the 19th century and considers the elements of socialization, land value and conflict that determined the roles of both settlers and Native Americans. Bibliography lists two sources. Westsetl.wps

Carnegie Libraries / A Symbol Of Romance : An 18 page essay on the development of libraries in the late nineteenth century and the impact of the money and philosophy of Andrew Carnegie. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Carnegie.rtf

Chinese Immigration In The 19th Century United States : A 5 page research paper which examines the conditions faced by Chinese immigrants in the nineteenth century and then gives a quick overview of how these conditions evolved and changed to the present time. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Chinaim.wps

Social Change In The Southwest” / 1850-1880 by Thomas D. Hall : A 5 page analysis of this scholarly work which examines the sociological and cultural development of the Southwest focusing on what is now New Mexico and Arizona. The writer demonstrates how Hall uses world-systems theory to build a panoramic view of social change which he believes was shaped by state incorporation of nonstate societies. Scsw.wps

U.S. Government In American History — 1861 Thru 1900 : A 7 page paper discussing noble and brutal acts of the government during the period of 1861 through 1900. Bibliography lists 11 sources. history.rtf

The Promise of American Life & Decline of Moral Value (1865 – 1998) :
A 9 page paper arguing that moral values have not kept pace with technological progress America has seen since the Civil War. The paper uses and cites seven works of literature as sources and discussion points to provide its thesis. Red Badge Of CourageShane, & SeaWolf are among the works used. Morals.wps

The U.S. As An Emerging World Power (1870 – 1914) 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.