“Why We Can’t Wait”: A Review of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Strategy for Civil Reform

A 6 page discussion of the manner in which Dr. Martin Luther King utilized patience and strategy in implementing civil reform in regard to black rights. This paper contends that despite the title of Dr. King’s most popular book, Dr. King did wait till the time was right for each measure of his complicated civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

U.S. Civil Rights History:

This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the GI Bill, the modern civil rights movement, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A History Of Musical Theater

A 5 page paper that explores the history of the musical theater. Although there have been stories told through music since at least the mid-1500s, musical theater as we know it today began in the 19th century in Paris and Vienna. It did not take long before it moved to the United Kingdom and the United States. This essay presents an overview of the history of this genre. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Civil War was the most devastating event in the history of the United States. The political, social and economic effects of that particular war are still being felt today. The 'cause' of the Civil War is generally understood to be the controversy surrounding slavery and the abolition of that institution. This 12 page paper explores the social, political and economic forces leading to the Emancipation Proclamation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.


This 12 page paper gives an overview of Dr. King's life and career. An emphasis is placed on King's decision to utilize non-violent civil disobedience as his preferred method for inacting social reforms. All statements are supported with cited quotes from texts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Canadian Reform 1900-1921

A 16 page paper that discusses the reform movements in western Canada between 1900-1921. This paper explores the origins and impacts of the agrarian revolt, suffrage, prohibition, labor and trade union reform and the interconnection between all of these. The major contention presented in this paper is that all of these reform movements were impacted by both religion and the war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Culture and Operation of the Special Court in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Special Court is an Ad Hoc court set up to hear the cases of those most responsible the atrocities in the Sierra Leone civil war. The model used was unprecedented with the court set up under a treaty rather under a resolution mandated by Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. This has resulted in a court that has limited powers when compared to other similar tribunals set up by the United Nations, such as the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda (ICTR). The culture of the court reflects these limitations as well as the circumstances that led to its creations and the operational restraints. This 23 page paper considers the background, including the atrocities of the civil war and the failed peace agreements and then looks at issues such as the power and jurisdiction of the court to assess the culture and operations. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Civil Rights Act of 1991

A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in order to provide damages in regards to employment discrimination cases and to make it clear how provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act pertain to “’disparate impact’ actions. The writer discusses how its provisions affect the workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Role of the President in Furthering civil Rights

In 5 pages, the author discusses the role of the president in furthering civil rights. Does the president have a role in furthering the civil rights of the people of America? Yes, although it is not a reactionary role in many instances, the president by the virtue of who he is, does have a role in the furthering of civil rights in many cases. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Civil Rights Movement in American Democracy

6 pages. The Civil Rights Movement in American Democracy had a great impact on life in the 1950's and 1960's. Within this paper are discussed some of the main events of the movement, their importance, and who was involved. Some of the major organizations associated with the Civil Rights Movement are discussed as well as how it began and why. Discusses some of the final events of the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Political Action For Civil Rights

Malcolm X advocated bringing about change through "any means necessary' while Martin Luther King, Jr. followed the principles of nonviolent civil disobedience to fight for the rights of Blacks. This 5 page paper argues that Nonviolent civil disobedience is a viable alternative to political violence and was successfully used as a tactic by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. The use of 'political' violence was justified as a means to bring about change. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

President Kennedy's Civil Rights Legacy Analyzed

A 5 page paper which questions whether President John F. Kennedy actually left behind a legacy of civil rights, or if it was merely a facade created to perpetuate the slain leader's memory. Specifically considered are whether or not JFK actually achieved anything in civil rights, why or why not, and the motives behind his involvement in civil rights. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Slaves and Southern Colonists

A 5 page paper which examines the Southern colonists and the slaves in regards to participation of the development of the United States from the beginning of settlement to the onset of the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Major Events In U.S. History 1957-2002

A 5 page paper that outlines and briefly discusses some of the major events of the last 45 years in the United States and their impact on American life. Some of those events include the 2000 presidential election, the attack on America, Vietnam, Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement, the assassination of President Kennedy, Watergate, StarWars and many more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Civil Rights Movement: Howard Zinn

A 5 page paper which discusses the book "A People's History of the United States, 1492 to Present," as it addresses the Civil Rights Movement. No additional sources cited.