Research Papers on U.S. History

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Slavery and the United States Constitution

    This 4 page paper gives an explanation about slavery and the constitution. This paper includes a discussion of how some saw the US Constitution as against slavery, while others saw it as promoting slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Black Panther Movement: Misconceptions

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of the Black Panther Movement. This paper includes the history of the Black Panther Party and the misconceptions that led to the end of the party and cause misled copycats today. Bibliography list 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UK and US Bond

    These two countries have had a bond for more than 200 years. By all accounts the bond and relationship between the U.S. and the UK are strong. This does not mean they always agree with each other but in most international conflicts they stand together and collaborate on actions and policies. This essay provides examples of their relationship. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 9/11 Attacks Were No Conspiracy

    A persuasive essay presents irrefutable evidence that the attacks on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers and Washington DC's Pentagon was not the result of a conspiracy in 6 pages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effect of Slavery on US, Medieval European Economies

    This paper pertains to the relationship between economics and slavery in the American South and also in medieval Europe. Eight pages in length, seven sources are cited.

  • Case Summary: Tax Evasion Trial of Al Capone

    This 5 page paper gives an explanation of the case for tax evasion against Al Capone. This paper includes a two page annotated bib and a summary of the case against Al Capone. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Enlivening American History

    This paper reviews the book A Young People's History of the United States. Written by Howard Zinn, this book provides an interesting glimpse into women's roles in society, the Civil Rights movement and key characters like Sojourner Smith, Anne Hutchinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

 

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