The Social Effects of the Glorious Revolution

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Political Effects of the “Glorious Revolution” on Colonial America Analyzed

A 5 page paper which examines the ideas which emerged as a result of Great Britain’s Glorious Revolution of 1688, and the changes which resulted in the political and legal institutions of colonial America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Michael Ondaatje’s “The English Patient” and Why Almasy Paints Katherine’s Face in the Cave of Swimmers

This 5 page report discusses Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” It is a passionate story of war, love and memory was both mysterious and disturbing. But the incident in which Almasy paints Katherine’s face in the cave of swimmers carries a number of deeper meanings than simple grief over her death. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Frontier Myth In the United States / From the Colonial Period to the Vietnam War

A 6 page examination of the frontier myth in United States history. Identifies greed and the never-ending drive for territorial expansion and control of resources, both natural and human, as the driving force for white Anglo Saxon males in the United States from the colonial period up until the Vietnam War. Relies largely on the work of Richard Slotkin in his 1992 book 'Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America'. No additional sources cited.

History of the Dictionary

An 8 page research paper that offers a brief history of the dictionary. While the writer mentions early dictionary, the research concentrates on the compilation of the first English dictionaries, focusing specifically on the dictionaries written by Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster, which culminated in that magnificent Victorian project, the Oxford English Dictionary. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Changes in Parliament as a Result of the English Revolution

This 3 page paper examines the English Revolution and how that altered English history. Attention is paid to the shift in power between the monarchy and Parliament. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Glorious Revolution

A 5 page research paper that examines the bloodless revolt of 1688-89, referred to as the "Glorious Revolution," the competing political factions of the country, the Whigs and the Tories, united to dispose James II and in favor his daughter Mary and her husband, William, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. While this extraordinary chain of events may seem out of context with the century of stability and security that followed, it really was not. As William B. Willcox, of Yale University, has pointed out, it was James II who was the revolutionary and not the insurrectionists. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Settling the Colonies

This is a 5 page paper that examines early English colonization. It describes the manner of interaction between the native peoples and the colonists. It gives a brief history of the development of cultures within the colonies. An attempts is made to explain the paradox inherent in the development of political ideology, the history of aggression, subjugation and extermination and the integral necessity of slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers

This 3 page essay offers a review of a video "The English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers." Well-produced and accurate, this short film dramatizes several of the 29 trials that occurred in 1660 against the men held responsible for the execution of Charles I at the close of the English Civil War. The writer explains how the film relates to contemporary audiences. Bibliography cites only the video.

The 'World Turned Upside Down,' Describes so Many Historical Times

7 pages in length. Christoper Hill's World Turned Upside Down : Radical Ideas During the English Revolution describes how the English Revolutionary war was waged for several reasons, with religion as one of the primary causes. The author provides a detailed overview of Hill's historical account of the English Revolution. No additional sources sited.

Factors Leading Up to the Pequot/English War of 1637

An 8 page discussion of the war between the English and the Native American group known as the Pequot. Contends that the reasons behind this war were really quite simplistic. The first was the English desire for the land which the Pequot controlled. Equally important, however, was the English view of themselves as superior to the Native American people. The English war with the Pequot was indeed as much a reflection of the English intent to send a message of their military and cultural superiority to all Native Americans, people that they viewed as ungodly and savage creatures, and their desire to gain the resources of those people for their own colonists as it was any other factor. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Soviet Union, The U.S. and The Korean War

This five-page -paper discusses the Russian involvement in the Korean War. When the Russians opened access to their archives in 1992 evidence was found that proved the Russian involvement. Bibliography lists four sources.

Bruce Levin/Reasons for the American Civil War

A 3 page research paper that uses Levine's 1992 text as a guide in discussing the principal reason behind the American Civil War. Levine demonstrates that given the inconsistencies between the regions in the antebellum North and South, war was inevitable and the slavery question could not have been decided any other way. Levine's scholarship demonstrates how the 1861 conflict evolved out of tensions that were left unresolved by the American Revolution. No additional sources cited.

SENIOR VS. JUNIOR: COMPARISONS BETWEEN PRESIDENTS BUSH

This 3-page paper compares and contrasts the two presidencies of George H.W. Bush (1988-1992) and his son, George W. Bush (2000-?). Issues discussed include the economy, Gulf Wars and public perception of both men. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Colonial Cognizance of Native American Distinction

A 4 page overview of the fact that despite the tendency of early historians to skim over details on group distinction among Native Americans, early colonists were very aware of those distinctions. The author reviews Daniel Richter’s “Facing East from Indian Country : A Native History of Early America” and Karen Kupperman’s “Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America” to support this contention. No additional sources are listed.