Research Papers on General U.S. History

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  • American History

    A 10 page paper which covers many topics in American History. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Tobacco Industry

    This 10 page paper provides a history of the tobacco industry, noting there is evidence of the use of tobacco several centuries B.C. The discussion includes the importance of tobacco to economy of certain colonies/states as well as the importance of this industry to the economy and revenue to governments. In the last part of the paper, the writer argues against banning smoking and suggests the government has exploited the anti-smoking movement to its own gain while those who smoke have lost their civil rights. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers

    Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers is reviewed in six pages. There are no other sources cited.

  • Engines and the Development of a Superpower

    This 3 page paper argues that these changes in American society from an agrarian economy to a 20th century superpower came about, at least in part, because of the introduction of steam, internal combustion and diesel engines into the country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nancy Foner's From Ellis Island to JFK and Immigration Questions Answered

    In six pages student text questions are answered as they pertain to Nancy Foner's From Ellis Island to JFK. There are no other sources listed.

  • Italian and Jewish Transnational Ties in From Ellis Island to JFK by Nancy Foner

    In four pages an analysis of From Ellis Island to JFK by Nancy Foner focuses upon the ties that exist between Italians and Jews. There are no other sources listed.

  • Industrial Revolution

    3 pages that look at the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. There are 2 sources.

  • The Electoral College

    This 5 page paper reports the history of the Electoral College, when it was established, why, its purpose, legal foundations for it, how it works, how Electors are selected, number of Electors, election quirks with the Electoral College, how Electors vote, elections deferred to Congress, who administers the Elector College and how it has evolved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Federalism

    A 5 page paper which discusses and analyzes Federalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • California's Settlement

    In five pages the texts California An Interpretive History and Power and Politics in California are applied to this examination of California's regional settlement. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Go West The Migration to the State of California

    10 pages and 4 sources. This paper provides an overview of the events and factors that led to the migration to California. This paper provides an overview of the historical events and the context that influenced the choice to migrate to California. This paper considers the reasons for many people's choice to move to California, and goes back as far as the 16th century.

  • Frederick Douglas versus Benjamin Franklin

    This essay consists of a five page comparative analysis of Frederick Douglass and Ben Franklin. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Bermuda Triangle

    This five page paper illuminates the many questions surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. Supersticion is examined alongside efforts to provide plausible explanations of the various events that have unfolded there. Four sources are cited.

  • Thomas A. Bailey and the Trail of Tears

    This 6 page paper discusses historian Thomas A. Bailey's statement that the "only feasible solution to the white-red problem seemed to be the removal of the Eastern Indians, in a body, to the Great Plains West." Using the example of the Cherokees and their experience of the Trail of Tears, the paper argues that removal did not solve the "Indian problem," that the removal did not work, that it was unjust, that there were alternatives, and that Bailey's position on the matter is invalid. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Relationship Between Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark

    In six pages this paper discusses the film Lewis and Clark The Journey of the Corps of Discovery and how it depicts the relationship between Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark and its importance. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • What My Heart Wants to Tell by Verna Mae Slone

    This text on the Knott County, Kentucky mountain people is the focus of this book report consisting of three pages. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Evolution Of Gospel Music In America

    A 7 page paper that presents the history and evolution of gospel music beginning with music created by slaves. The name of this music also changed from anthem to spiritual to gospel over the years. The essay comments on the separation of white gospel music and black gospel music and identifies some of the pioneers in this field as well as more contemporary performers as gospel transitioned to mainstream. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Witch Hunts of Salem and During the McCarthy Era

    In seven pages this research paper considers parallels between the witch trials in Salem and the 'witch hunts' during the McCarthy era symbolically portrayed in Arthur Miller's Salem witch trial play The Crucible. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Texas Railroad Commission

    A 5 page overview of the Texas Railroad Commission. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Boundaries of McCarthyism and in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Crucible, and Beloved

    This paper examines boundaries that are imposed and crossed within the context of McCarthyism and these literary works in five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Evaluation of the Web Based Curriculum America Dreams

    This 4 page essay analyzes the Library of Congress web site. 1 source is cited.

  • Time Travel and the Internet's Cyber Telephone Museum

    In twelve pages this paper examines the Cyber Telephone Museum in which the Internet uniquely depicts the history of the telephone. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Progressive Era to Present Day Social Welfare Policies

    In nineteen pages this paper examines the important social welfare policies dating back to the Progressive Era and ending with the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. Nineteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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