Research Papers on U.S. History (1700s)

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  • 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.

  • 1898 Hawaii Annexation by the United States

    In eight pages this paper discusses Hawaii's annexation in 1898 by the United States in an overview of the various political and economic factors associated with this act and also considers the presence of the Japanese in this region. Seven 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).

  • Impact of the American Revolution on the Subsequent French Revolution

    In fourteen pages these revolutions are contrasted and compared in order to demonstrate the differences between the American and French conflicts while acknowledging that while the French Revolution would have probably happened anyway the American Revolution did exert some influence. There are about ten sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Second U.S. President John Adams

    In ten pages and 2 parts this paper first places John Adams' name into nomination for the Leader of the Century Award with his leadership attributes considered and the second part then discusses the differences required of the writer for an XYZ event and considers Adams' stature as an unsung American hero. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Themes of the Letters Abigail Adams Wrote to Her Husband John

    In five pages this paper examines the freedom theme that is presented throughout the correspondence between Abigail and John Adams as featured in Early American Writing by Giles Gunn. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

    A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Relationship Between Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield

    In five pages this research paper considers Benjamin Franklin's relationship with influential Anglican clergyman George Whitefield in his shifting of support for religion in the United States. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    A 7 page essay that discusses the central role that Franklin’s list of virtues plays in his autobiography. While Franklin’s account demonstrates that he largely succeeded in his goal to live by these virtues, his references to others, specifically Samuel Keimer, John Collins, and Hugh Meredith, provide contrast to Franklin’s own behavior, as they provide an antithesis for the virtues in Franklin’s list. Examination of Franklin’s autobiography indicates how he uses this contrast to paint a strong portrait of himself as his text’s protagonist. No additional sources cited.

  • Analysis of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    In five pages this essay analyzes Franklin's autobiography in which it is argued he is the embodiment of the quintessential 18th century man and personification of the American Dream. Two 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.

  • 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.

  • Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    The Salem witch trials and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are examined in five pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Samuel Adams and the Events Associated with the Boston Tea Party

    In nine pages this paper examines Samuel Adams and the events of the infamous Boston Tea Party in a consideration of its ramifications. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wiencek/On George Washington

    A 9 page book review that reports on Henry Wiencek's An Imperfect God, which is a biography of George Washington that offers a different view of this Founding Father, as Wiencek concentrates on Washington's role as a slaveholder. Drawing heavily on critical analysis of this text authored by historian Peter Henriques, the writer presents an argument that rejects Wiencek's overarching thesis, which is that Washington underwent an epiphany which caused him to reject slavery and free his slaves, is not supported by the evidence offered. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • George Washington's Experiences in the American Revolution

    This 5 page paper examines the American Revolution with special attention to the role of George Washington. Washington's experience is confined primarily to his military experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Farewell Address of George Washington

    In three pages the Farewell Address George Washington delivered in 1896 in which he expressed his concerns for the new country's welfare is discussed with the emphasis upon European allegiance and political party threats. There are no other sources cited.

  • Money Compare Franklin and Bible

    Some of Ben Franklin's wise words about money and specifically about lending it to friends is compared/contrasted with what the Bible says.

  • Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer

    In five pages this historical text is summarized and analyzed with the roles of British General Thomas Gage and Paul Revere discussed. There are no other sources listed.

  • Ride of Paul Revere

    In five pages this research paper examines the Revolutionary War contributions of Paul Revere in a consideration of the inaccuracies of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Boston Tea Party and an Evaluation of its Significance

    Alfred F. Young's contention that the tea party was the most revolutionary act of that historical decade is presented in this paper consisting of five pages with the conclusion that the Boston Massacre was a more revolutionary act citing that the colonists rather than the British may have been responsible. There are two sources 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.

  • A Review of The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Young

    In this five page paper the fact that our perception of history changes over time is illustrated with a look back some fifty years in time at George Robert Twelves Hews. Not only does our perception of history change over time it also changes according to the particular account being reviewed. One source is listed.

  • The Great Awakenings in America

    This essay consists of eleven pages in which differences and similarities between the Great Awakenings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are compared and contrasted. There are eleven bibliographic sources cited.


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