Research Papers on Colonial America

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Article Analysis: Blackbeard

    This 3 page paper critiques an article about Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard," from the August 2007 issue of "Smithsonian Magazine." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 18th and 19th Century Underground Railroad Network

    This paper examines how slaves were transported North via the Underground Railroad in 7 pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New England and English Puritans

    In five pages this paper presents an overview of the Puritans in England and those who created the New England settlement in America. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Colonies' Divergence from England

    An 8 page research paper that examines the similarities and differences between England and her American colonies in 1750. The writer argues that by 1750, the English speaking colonies of North America, instigated and maintained under the auspices of the British crown, had diverged from many of the English norms of that era. Naturally, the numerous ties to England and English custom, such as the grounding of American jurisprudence in English Common Law, continued to exist and exists to this day. However, there were also distinct differences between the norms of the Old World and the New. Bibliography lists 11 sources (some citations are incomplete).

  • Benjamin Franklin and James Madison

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, two of America's most famous men. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Positive Contributions of J.Q. Adams

    John Quincy Adams' important contributions to America in the forms of the Monroe Doctrine and the Florida Purchase are examined ni 5 pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American and Apache Wars

    The 19th century wars between the Americans and the Apache are examined in 12 pages with Geronimo's leadership, Apache scouts, and outcomes explored. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Book Review on the Life and Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    Samuel Eliot Morrison's Admiral of the Ocean Sea about Christopher Columbus is the focus of this analysis and book review consisting of four pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus Painting by Salvador Dali

    In five pages this paper discusses how symbolism is used in this otherwise conventional portrayal of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World. There are no sources listed.

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Puritanism, and Anti Puritanism

    In five pages this paper examines Benjamin Franklin's autobiography in a consideration of Puritanism and anti Puritanism. Two other sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Federalism and the Rights of States

    In seven pages this paper examines U.S. federalism in an historical consideration that discusses cooperative federalism, dual federalism, and the importance of states rights. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Federalism and the Writings of William Manning

    In five pages the post Revolutionary War America's debate between federalism and anti federalism is examined in the writings of William Manning.

  • David Hackett Fischer's Paul Revere's Ride

    In four pages this text is reviewed in terms of Revere's involvement in the revolution, its military strategies, and of course his celebrated midnight ride. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • George Washington: Heroic, Flawed, and Human

    In ten pages this paper examines how American General and first President of the United States George Washington is depicted in various ways as heroic, human, and flawed in Jeff Shaara’s The Glorious Cause, and in the films Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Conquerors: General Howe, Conqueror of New York, The Crossing, and D.W. Griffith’s America. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The American Dream as Embodied by Benjamin Franklin

    In four pages the ways in which the principles by which Ben Franklin lived personify what became known as 'the American Dream' are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • When Life Gave Him Lemons, Ben Franklin Made Lemonade

    The writer examines some of the challenges Ben Franklin faced in his life, and how he turned them to his advantage. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Early 19th Century Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    In twelve pages this paper examines the expedition of Lewis and Clark which has almost taken on mythical proportions in US folklore. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Key Events in Colonial and Native Interactions

    This paper discusses the negative interactions that characterized French, Spanish, and English Interactions with Native Americans. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 'Paul Revere's Ride,' Its Inaccuracies, and the Real Paul Revere

    In five pages this research paper examines the Revolutionary War contributions of the real Paul Revere as opposed to the romanticized and inaccurate details of his exploits as featured in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Examination of Pocahontas

    In this paper containing five pages a biography and controversial aspects of Pocahontas are discussed along with her Jamestown colonial experience, her journey to Europe and premature death. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Religion in the History of Early America

    This 6 page paper traces the influence religion had on the evolution of American society. Bibliography lists 1 source

  • Comparative View of Salem's Witch Trials

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares the views of the Salem witch trials presented in Francis Hill's A Delusion of Satan The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials and Bryan F. Le beau's The Story of the Salem Witch Trials. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts

    5 pages and 5 sources. This paper provides an overview of the social, political, religious and economic reasons for the Salem Witch Trials. This paper considers the impacts of the witch trials on the focus on Puritanism.

  • 17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves

    White slavery in America during this time period is examined in a paper consisting of eight pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The South Carolina Colony in the 1800's

    This 3 page paper gives an explanation about the South Carolina Colony in the 1800's. This paper includes issues such as slavery and the 13th Amendment. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • North America Geography

    In ten pages this paper discusses North America geography in a comparison with South America and includes such topics as culture, natural resources, climate, and physical environment. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Taxes and the Colonies

    The British Parliament levied taxes on the Colonists but the colonists did not believe they were represented in the Parliament, therefore, they should not have taxes levied. One tax led to petitions from both the colonists and the London merchants. That was the Stamp Act. This essay discusses how the phrase came about, what it meant, and the petitions. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Factors Leading to the Boston Tea Party

    In thirteen pages the factors that culminated in the Boston Tea Party and its aftermath are examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Boston Tea Party

    A 7 page paper answering 5 questions about this event in American history. The covert destruction of 45 tons – 90,000 pounds – of British tea in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773 did not directly lead to the American Revolution, but it certainly became a contributing factor in perspective if not in economic consequence. In many respects it bears similarity to some of the sentiments rising up in America again today. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

 

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