Research Papers on U.S. History (1800s)

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  • A Review of the Edward Boykin Book Ghost Ship of the Confederacy

    The writer reviews Ghost Ship of the Confederacy, a 1957 book by Edward Boykin. The book tells of the Alabama and Raphael Semmes, her captain. The writer believes that Boykin's book explores a part of Civil War history that is usually overlooked. The paper is five pages long and only the book itself is used as a source.

  • 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.

  • American Liberty, 1820-1877, Overview of Issues

    This research paper/essay discusses various issues in American history pertaining to liberty. This includes the factors that led up to the Civil War, as well African American, women's, and Native American rights. Six pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Immigration to Nineteenth Century America in 'The First Great Wave'

    This is an essay of 6 pages that considers the conditions leading to this great wave of immigration in the nineteenth century. There is only 1 source listed in the bibliography.

  • Christianity as a U.S. Double Edged Sword

    In five pages this paper discusses the profane and sacred sword of Christianity as it pertains to the U.S.

  • The Poor Treatment of the American History

    There are many things done to the Native Americans that have gone done in history and some things that have been obscured. This paper provides a history of the American Indian and the poor treatment by the government. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Lowell System

    A 5 page research paper that reports on the Lowell System and its significance to early industrialization in the US. The Lowell System refers to a “method of factory management” that developed in regards to the operation of the United States’ first textile mills, which were built in Waltham and Lowell, Massachusetts in the early part of the nineteenth century (Foner and Garraty, 1991). Specifically, the Lowell System refers to the practice of recruiting and employing young women from local farms as the mill’s employees. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • War: Civil War, Iraq, Yugoslavia

    This 3 page paper discusses the similarities among the American Civil War, the Iraq War and the Yugoslavian Civil War. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Slavery

    A 5 page paper which examines the impact Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe made in relationship to the abolition of slavery. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Killer Angels

    A 3 page report on Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. No additional sources cited.

  • 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.

  • The Civil War and Black Americans Who Fought

    6 pages and 6 sources. This paper cosiders the African American experience in the American Civil War. This paper relates the experiences of Black soldiers, Black communities and differences i the experiences between Blacks in the North and South. This paper also considers how the War impacted the families of Black soldiers.

  • U.S. Civil War Partisan Influence and Guerrilla Warfare

    In seventeen pages the U.S. Civil War is examined in terms of the impact of guerrilla warfare in a consideration of its most efficient military practitioners including J.J. Dickison, John Singleton Mosby, 'Bloody Bill' Campbell, and William Clarke Quantrill. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Why the US Civil War Was Fought

    In five pages this paper examines reasons behind the fighting of the US Civil War in a comparative analysis of James McPherson's What They Fought For, 1861-1865 and Michael Shaara's Killer Angels. There are no other sources listed.

  • Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

    This essay discusses good and bad policies of the Andrew Jackson administration, and argues that the good are not enough to negate the bad and evaluate Jackson as a good president. The writer focuses on the removal of the Cherokee Indians from their tribal lands and the Trail of Tears. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • The Cherokee Nation and Andrew Jackson

    In seven pages the role Andrew Jackson played in removing the Cherokee Nation's lands is examined and also includes a consideration of the events leading up to this removal. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analyzing Andrew Jackson's Case for the Removal of Indians in an 1930 Message to Congress

    In a review consisting of four pages President Andrew Jackson's Removal Act is discussed in terms of the ways in which the Chief Executive attempted to justify his actions not only in terms of the white citizens of the United States but also to the Native Americans he was attempting to have removed from their lands. There are no other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • David McCullough The Great Bridge

    The writer reviews the David McCullough book The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The writer considers the thesis of the book, what McCullough accomplished and who the target audience for the book is. The paper is ten pages long and there are three sources 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.

  • Gold At Sutter’s Mill in California

    A 3 page summation and analysis of General John A. Sutter’s first-person account of the discovery of gold at his mill, which is the event that launched the California gold rush. Sutter relates what the event meant for him personally. No other sources cited.

  • The California Gold Rush and the California Government: A PowerPoint Presentation

    This 10 page document includes 3 pages of speaker notes and an 18 slide PowerPoint presentation with graphics on the history of the California gold rush and its impacts on the development of the government. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Please request that MHGoldRushPPT.ppt be sent in your order.

  • The California Gold Rush & the coming of the Civil War

    In this five page paper the writer reviews the book and the authors concept for writing the book titles The California Gold Rush & the coming of the Civil War. Only the book was referenced in the paper, no outside sources were used.

  • California's Gold Rush and 'The Shirley Letters'

    In five pages this paper examines the personal accounts of life during the California gold rush penned by a young woman with the pseudonym 'Dame Shirley.' Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Scott Cook/Colonial Encounters

    A 3 page reaction paper that reviews Scott B. Cook's monograph Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism, which offers a comprehensive overview of the "last and most extensive phase of Western expansionism," which occurred between 1870 and 1914 (Cook xii). The author's stated intention is to "underscore the great variety of colonial experiences," as well as examine the "basic characteristics of imperialism" (Cook xii). This analytical examination of this text indicates that Cook succeeds admirably and achieves this goal. No additional sources cited.

  • Minnesota/Immigrant Cuisine & Customs

    A 10 page research paper that examine the ethnic heritage afforded by Minnesota by its various waves of immigrants. The writer looks specifically at Germans, Norwegians, and Swedes, discussing their holidays and customs and focusing on their individual cuisine. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Gettysburg: Battlefield and Terrain and General Johnston Pettigrew, CSA

    This 10 page paper discusses Days 1 and 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg, the weather and terrain, and the way in which Confederate General Johnston Pettigrew approached the battle. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • Cherokee 'Trail of Tears' and Expansion of the West

    1815 to 1840 Western expansion is the focus of this paper consisting of six pages in which the Trail of Tears march by the Cherokee is discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Relocation of the Cherokee in the 'Trail of Tears' During the 1830s

    This paper examines the late 1830s relocation of the Cherokee known as the 'Trail of Tears' in eight pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of an outline.

  • Historical Overview of the Early 19th Century Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    In twenty five pages this historical overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition includes its purpose and adverse implications for Native Americans and the exploitation of natural resources that resulted. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Primary, Secondary Sources, Lewis and Clark Expedition

    This essay pertains to the use of primary and secondary sources in studying historical events. The expedition of Lewis and Clark is used as an example. Four pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • Sitting Bull's Life from Dakota to Wounded Knee

    In five pages this paper discusses the life and death of Sitting Bull which include such topics as his Little Big Horn battle involvement, the Ghost Dance, and the Wild West Show of Buffalo Bill. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Unique U.S. Southern State of Louisiana

    In four pages this paper examines how the history of Louisiana fits into the complex puzzle that is the history of the South in a consideration of similarities and differences. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

    A 7 page overview of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Civil War and Contributions of African American Soldiers

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at black soldiers in the Civil War. The experiences of inequality endured by such soldiers are examined. Paper uses three sources.

  • U.S. Civil War and Styles of Reconstruction

    In six pages this paper discusses the periods of presidential reconstruction from 1863 to 1867 and radical or congressional reconstruction from 1867 to 1877 as chronicled in James M. McPherson's Ordeal by Fire The Civil War and Reconstruction. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Reconstruction Period of American History from 1865 until 1877

    This paper consists of five pages and considers such topics as Abraham Lincoln's, Andrew Johnson's and Congress's plans for Reconstruction, the Military Reconstruction Act, and the successes and failures of these policies and what can be learned from them and this time period. There are four sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Discussion of the U.S. Civil War Reconstruction and Recommendations

    In seven pages this paper discusses the U.S. Reconstruction and considers how it went wrong with alternative suggestions proposed. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reconstruction Era Failures and Successes

    In six pages this paper examines the Reconstruction Era success of Maryland and the failure in Tennessee. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Kenneth Stammp's The Era of Reconstruction 1865-1877

    In five pages this paper examines this author's attempts to emphasizes the similarities between the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that commenced thereafter.

  • Civil War and Reconstruction Social Welfare Programs

    In twelve pages this paper examines the foundation of American social welfare programs that was forged during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • US Slavery History

    In five pages this paper discusses slavery in America in an historical overview that includes its economic impact. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The U.S. Civil War: Causes and Implications

    5 pages and 6 sources utilized. This paper provides an overview of the underlying causes of the U.S. Civil War. This paper considers the fact that slavery is the most frequently noted cause of the Civil War, but that there were a number of other economic, social and political issues that impacted the choices of the states to war North against South. This paper considers the conflicts that occurred as early as 1789 and the actions that led to the onset of the Civil War in the 19th century.

  • Ending Slavery with the Civil War

    In ten pages this paper examines slavery in a consideration of how the U.S. Civil War was the only way this practice could be ended. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slavery and the Civil War

    4 pages that examine the relationship between the Civil War and slavery. There are 3 sources.

  • A History of Transportation in Iowa and Its Impact on Iowans

    This 4 page paper examines the development of transportation in this state. Rail transportation in addtion to the devleopment of the Interstate are aspects included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nineteenth Century America's Rapid Urbanization Causes and Effects

    In eight pages the last portion of the nineteenth century is examined in terms of rapid urbanization, its various causes and effects such as unclean living conditions and urbanization consequences. Six 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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