Research Papers on U.S. History (1900s)

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.

  • Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Lessons Learned From Them

    In five pages this report discusses these U.S. military operations in terms of changes in warfare and the impact of technology upon modern combat. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Communist 'Menace' and the Creed of America

    In five pages this paper discusses how American civil liberties were sacrificed in an effort to offer protection of the American Creed against the perceived Communist threat. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Howard Fast's 'Being Red'

    AIn 5 pages this paper examines the communist movement as seen through the eyes of the author who was a member of the movement. There are no additional bibliographic sources included.

  • Social Work, Sexuality, and Gender

    In five pages this paper discusses current literature on the topic of social work and cultural concepts associated with gender and sexuality. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the U.S. State Hawaii

    In six pages Hawaii is profiled in terms of relevant issues along with a consideration of its leadership and political history. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Immigration During the 1920s

    A 5 page paper which examines immigration and immigration policy during the 1920s. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Iranian and Guatemalan Revolutions

    This 5 page paper discusses the revolutions in Iran in 1953 and the revolt in Guatemala the following year. It also discusses U.S. involvement in both actions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Second World War and Japanese Internment Camps

    In twelve pages this research paper discusses the Japanese American internment campas in the US from legal and ethical perspectives. There is an exhaustive bibliography provided.

  • Strategic Dominance and Japanese Americans During the Second World War

    In nine pages this research paper examines the reasons behind and the conditions of California's Japanese American internment camps during the Second World War. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Second World War and Japanese Internment in the US

    In six pages this paper argues that racism rather than military considerations was responsible for the internment of Japanese Americans in the US during the Second World War. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tragedy or Conspiracy Regarding the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    In ten pages this paper discusses whether or not JFK's assassination was just an unfortunate tragedy initiated by a lone gunman or the example of a conspiracy. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American's Government Distrust and the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    In five pages this paper discusses the increasing distrust Americans have developed in their government since the JFK assassination and the Warren Commission report findings issued the following year with other reasons for this growing distrust also considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Changing American Ideology and the John F. Kennedy Assassination

    This paper analyzes how the JFK assassination forever changed our nation. We transitioned from a people with a largely positive outlook to a people that questions our future and seriously distrusts our government. There are two sources listed in this four page paper.

  • Cold Warrior Combatant John F. Kennedy

    In thirty pages this research paper paints a portrait of John F. Kennedy as a Cold War leader whose aggressive position regarding the Soviet Union is evident in his handling of the Bay of Pigs and Berlin Wall of 1961, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and the reported covert plans to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • President Kennedy, the CIA, and the Bay of Pigs

    In nine pages this paper presents a background on the Bay of Pigs invasion and considers the roles played by the CIA and President John F. Kennedy in this debacle. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Depression in the United States and Roosevelt's Efforts at Relief

    3 pages and 1 source. This paper provides an overview of the factors that led to the onset of the Great Depression. In addition, this paper also considers the impacts of the Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" system, which focused on necessary economic change in the U.S.

  • Anti Semitism Throughout U.S. History

    In this paper consisting of five pages the bias and hatred that has fueled anti Semitic attitudes throughout American history are discussed with a consideration of alleged anti Semitic practices of the Roosevelt administration. There are four bibliographic sources cited.

  • President Bill Clinton's Misguided Attempt to Generate Public Support for an Iraq Invasion

    In five pages this paper discusses the attempt by Bill Clinton to generate support for an Iraq invasion and how these efforts fell short. There is the inclusion of a bibliography.

  • Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter

    In ten pages the administration of Jimmy Carter is compared with the first administration of President Bill Clinton in terms of economic and foreign policies. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Carroll O'Connor and Bill Cosby

    In five pages these American television figures are contrasted and compared in terms of the premature deaths of their sons which lends itself to family values' discussion. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Vietnam Oral Narratives

    In five pages this research paper considers 5 Vietnam War narratives that are included in the C.G. Appy edited volume The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides and include those of Sen. John McCain, a war protester's wife, and a former guerrilla fighter for the Vietcong. There are no other sources listed.

  • Vietnam through a Cold War Lens

    This 3 page paper discusses Vietnam as part of the Cold War, and also as a guerrilla action. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Guerrilla Tactics and the Vietnam War

    In eight pages this paper discusses the distinctive aspects of Vietnam War guerrilla tactics. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bay of Pigs

    A 12 page overview of the Bay of Pigs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • American Population Impact of Immigration

    In seven pages this paper examines the immigration effects upon the population of the U.S. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock

    This paper consists of five pages and discusses Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock's play about Lizzie Borden entitled Blood Relations.

  • World War II Battle of Iwo Jima

    In five pages this paper examines this famous Second World War battle of February to March 1945 and includes the events that led up to it, the importance of controlling the island, and the combat conditions confronting the U.S. Marines. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Martin Friedland's 'The Death of Old Man Rice'

    This 4 pages essay discusses issues including the role of the press and how they play an important role in Rice's murder as well as the influence of the social elites. There are no additional bibliographic sources.

  • Timothy McVeigh's Execution and Its Social and Legal Repercussions

    In ten pages the U.S. Constitution's 8th Amendment is among the issues discussed relating to convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution and its social and legal repercussions. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Atomic Bomb Debate Between Scientists Edward Teller, Robert Oppenheimer, and President Harry S. Truman

    In ten pages this paper discusses the pro and con arguments of scientists Edward Teller and Robert Oppenheimer regarding the hydrogen bomb and discusses Truman's decision on its usage. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fashion in the 1930s

    A 4 page paper which examines fashion in the 1930s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Fashion During the 1950s Fashion

    This is a 5 page paper that discusses the complexities of the groundbreaking fashion of the 1950s that was moderate, sophisticated, and most of all affordable, and it was these divisions that would come to define American fashion in the future. There are 8 bibliographic sources.

  • Nixon's Resignation Speech

    A 10 page research paper/analysis that examines Nixon's 1974 resignation speech. The writer first puts the speech in its historical context. Then the audience, goals, rhetorical obstacles, organization of the speech, tone of the speech, methods of persuasion and ethical considerations are discussed. The write closes by offering personal observations concerning the speech's relevance to the current era. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Weapons of World War II From Rifles To The Atom Bomb

    In a paper consisting of 9 pages the U.S. development and deployment of weapons during World War II are discussed. There are 6 bibliographic sources.

  • Board Games During the Depression Era

    In five pages the popular board games of this time period are discussed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 1930s' 'Dust Bowl' in America

    In five pages this paper examines 1930s' America in a consideration of what is meant by 'the Dust Bowl,' its causes and its effects. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Historical Importance of the 1930s' Dust Bowl

    In ten pages this paper assesses the historical importance of the 1930s' Dust Bowl to twentieth century America. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Evolution of Farming in California

    5 pages. 6 sources cited. This paper considers the processes that lead to the creation of California farm country. this paper considers the 20th century innovations that determined the evolution of farm country in this state, as well as the problems that have plagued California, including migrant workers. This paper event relates some of the history and information about migrant worker Cesar Chavez, who became an activist for migrant farm workers.

  • 'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History

    In four pages 'The History Book' is considered in terms of how it may feature a different glimpse of history than academic history textbooks with contemporary events in modern history such as the Iraq war examined. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE 1900 GALVESTON HURRICANE: A COMPARISON

    This 9-page paper compares and contrasts the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston, TX with Hurricane Katrina, which decimated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Cesar Chavez and Bella Abzug

    In a five page essay speeches of the migrant farm activist and feminist politician are compared and contrasted alsong with backgrounds on each individual including Abzug's feminist movement involvement and Chavez's creation of the United Farm Workers of America union. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • April 1943 Bermuda Conference

    In five pages this paper discusses the Bermuda Conference's failure to provide any salvation or peace to the Jews. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Music History and the Development of Rap Music

    In ten pages this paper examines the important American musical developments of hip hop and rap music culture. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers

    This 3 page paper discusses SSG Ruben Rivers, who was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his heroism in 1944, but did not receive the medal until 1997 (posthumously) . The paper argues that the delay can be traced to Rivers’ race: he is black. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Civil Rights Movement

    In nine pages the Sixties civil rights movement is examined in terms the impact of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and their legendary achievements. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • From the Invention of the Automobile to the Kent State Massacre

    This paper addresses fifteen specific questions including those on the Gulf of Tonkin, US involvement in World War II and Vietnam, the Cold War, the invention of the automobile, the creation of suburbia and other questions in American history. There are fifteen sources listed in this eight page paper.

  • Leadership Style/MacArthur & Patton

    A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares the leadership styles of Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, who were two of the most brilliant military leaders that the United States has ever produced. But while they both shared this distinction, their leadership styles were quite different. MacArthur was analytical and remote from his men; Patton was also logical of mind but also understood psychological factors far better than MacArthur, so was viewed by his men much more favorably. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pearl Harbor and the US Entry into the Second World War

    The Pearl Harbor bombing timeline of events and its importance to the United States entering the Second World War are discussed in seven pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gen. Billy Mitchell's Trial and Court Martial

    This report consists of nine pages in an overview of First World War Gen. Billy Mitchell's trial and subsequent court martial. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The History and Mission of Tripler Army Medical Center

    This 8 page paper discusses the history of Tripler Army Medical Center, which has been located in Honolulu, Hawaii, for over 50 years. Tripler is one of the main medical facilities in the Pacific, serving patients from an area of over 3 million square miles with a patient base of over 750,000 individuals. In addition to providing medical care, Tripler is also a research facility and a teaching hospital. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • FDR and Pearl Harbor Knowledge

    In six pages this paper examines the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese in an assessment of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Japanese Mistake Bombing Pearl Harbor

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses the U.S. long term response to the Pearl Harbor bombing and its impact upon the Japanese. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pearl Harbor Debate, The Issues

    This research paper discusses two controversies that have generated debate, which focus on the attack on Pearl Harbor. The debates that are focused on concern the role of communication failures and whether or not President Franklin Roosevelt had knowledge that the attack would occur before it happened. Nine pages in length, one of which is devoted to an outline, seven sources are cited.

  • Behind the Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The writer argues that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deliberately goaded the Japanese into attacking the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • FDR and Pearl Harbor

    The writer examines the claim that President Roosevelt knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor, and in fact had maneuvered them into it. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Great Britain, Pearl Harbor, and Prior Knowledge of the Japanese Attack

    In twenty pages this paper asserts that British intelligence was aware of the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor before it occurred but failed to inform the United States for various reasons tht are considered. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and its Historical Development

    In twelve pages the years between 1970 and 1990 are the central focus of this consideration of the U.S. nuclear power industry in an historical development examination that includes reactor research programs, current design of nuclear power plants, the issue of radioactive wasted, licensing extensions, decommissioning, government oversights, and future outlook. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media and the Administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson

    In twenty two pages this paper considers the U.S. media’s attitudes about President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration amidst LBJ’s claim that he was treated unfairly with the effects of the Vietnam War, most notably the Tet Offensive, and the Pueblo situation along with the President’s extreme sensitivity regarding coverage of the war are the primary focus. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Chaos and Confusion of Children of Vietnam War Veterans

    In six pages the complex issues involving the children who were the byproducts of the Vietnam War either through acts of rape or easily dismissed one night stands are examined in terms of behavioral and cultural problems for the children as well as the impact on the veteran such as PTSD among other conditions. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Red Storm Rising, The Hunt for Red October, and the Cold War

    In five pages this paper examines how the Cold War was depicted by Tom Clancy in his novels Red Storm Rising and The Hunt for Red October. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

    This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Causes of the Second World War

    The writer argues that the basic cause of World War II was World War I. The paper also argues that the Great Depression did not cause WWII, but created an environment in which a conflict like the war was almost inevitable. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Cold War Civil Rights

    A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.

  • The Cold War: Causes and Ongoing Tensions

    A 5 page overview of the Cold War. This paper discusses the causes of the Cold War, the tensions that existed during this time, and incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Answering Cold War Questions

    In five pages this research paper endeavors to answer such Cold War questions as the reasons for this ideological conflict, the 'hot' spots where wars broke out in a competition for loyalty between the Soviet Union and U.S., events that influenced the superpower relationship, Gorbachev's reforms, and other causes that brought the Cold War to its end. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy's Trials and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    The similarities between Sen. Joe McCarthy's communist 'witch hunt' trials and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are compared in six pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Great Depression and the 2009 Economic Recession

    A 3 page comparison of these two times in history. This paper compares the relative impacts to families and psychological state of mind. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and the Vietnam Draft

    In eight pages the ethics of conscription are examined in a discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and a Vietnam War draft reference. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Draft Dodging During Vietnam

    This 4 page paper examines the 1960s and how draft dodging was a significant part of the decade. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Vietnam, America’s Lost War

    In five pages this paper examines how the United States became involved in Vietnam, how U.S. policymakers failed to understand Vietnam, considers the overall costs of the war, and the parallels that exist between the conflicts in Vietnam and Iraq. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Review and Summary of Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller's Charlie Company (What Vietnam Did to Us)

    In five pages this 1983 memoir on soldiers' Vietnam War experiences is summarized, reviewed, and critiqued.

  • 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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