Law and Government in Precontact Native America

A 4 page discussion of dichotomy that existed between precontact law and government in Native America and law and government as it was viewed by Europeans. The author contrasts natural law and legal positivism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Role of Jews in Economic Expansion of 19th Century Central Europe:

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the19th century was a time of significant economic expansion throughout the world. What each of the many Central European nations had in common was the fact that the Jewish community in each country made a substantial contribution to the overall development of the national identity and successes. In terms of economic expansion, the Jewish community contributed in terms of its various commercial initiatives and enterprises, as well as its willingness to serve as money lenders and brokers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Hobbes, Aquinas And Plato: The Role Of Morality In Establishing An Obligation To Obey Law

7 pages in length. Ever since the time when mankind required the inclusion of law as a means by which to settle disputes and create a more agreeable community, the issue of legal infiltration has been the subject of myriad dissatisfied individuals who believe that the implementation of law has been significantly more detrimental than beneficial. Others, however, contend that without the presence of law, human morality would not stand on its own as a deterrent to crime and otherwise unwanted social behavior. Thomas Hobbes, St. Thomas Aquinas and Plato postulated the issues surrounding the role of morality in establishing an obligation to obey law; from these three men, one can readily surmise that law most certainly has a place within society's civil framework. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The European Impact on Eastern North America in the 16th and 17th Centuries: A View of Canadian History

This 9 page paper considers the issue of the introduction of European influences in Canada in the 16th and 17th centuries. This paper attempts to determine if contact with the indigenous communities during this period produced a significant cultural conflict or if attempts were made to achieve a kind of mutual co-existence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Greed: The Underlying Motivation for European/Native American Interaction

A 5 page consideration of the motivations that characterized the early interactions between Native Americans and the Europeans that invaded their shores. European peoples not only took advantage of Native Americans but committed one atrocity after another in their attempts to prosper from them. The Native Americans, though initially deceived by the Europeans, quickly learned the lesson that these people were there only out of concern for their own gain. No sources are listed.

The Cold War: Deleterious Impacts on European Security

A 7 page discussion of whether European Security has improved or deteriorated since the Cold War. The author points out that European security today is largely controlled by the United Nations, an entity controlled not by European powers but by the U.S. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Differing Experiences Between Native Americans in the East and Those in the West Resulting From Contact with the Europeans

A 5 page discussion of the changes which occurred in Native American cultures in the Eastern Woodlands and the West after the arrival of the European invaders to their lands. Discusses the forced relocation of Eastern tribes to western reservations despite their incorporation of many aspects of European culture, the cultural transformations of the Plains tribes from an agrarian lifestyle to the mounted hunters of the Plains, and their eventual confinement to the reservations. Identifies the root cause of the cultural experiences in the East and the West as European greed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Civil Rights Act Of 1964 As It Relates To Community Policing

6 pages in length. Instilling a new approach to addressing the interminable presence of racism, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped to establish a precedent of changes throughout society, not the least of which included the concept of community policing. If communities were going to come together, it had to begin with the manner by which law enforcement behaved when dealing with racial issues. With a somewhat tarnished history of interracial relations, community policing mandated by the Civil Rights Act represented the opportunity for the police force to work with – rather than against – ethnic criminals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Evolution of International Law

A 5 page paper evaluating the statement, "International law is a continuing process of authoritative decision by which members of the world community identify, clarify and secure their common interests." The paper discusses the International Court and the World Trade Organization, finding that the WTO carries the greatest weight as an authoritative international body and supporting the original statement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The European Presence in Southeast Asia in the Late 19th Century

This 4 page paper provides an overview of factors that influenced the European Presence in Southeast Asia near the turn of the century. Further, this paper also considers elements that impacted the maintenance of European interests following the turn of the century, including increasing development in Japan and the focus on democracy as a plausible component of the governmental process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The "Discovery" of America: Roots of Racism in Native American Society

A 3 page paper tracing the rampant racism which continues to target Native American people and culture to the concept of a European "discovery" of this continent. Emphasizes that although this continent and its people were very much in existence at the time of the supposed European "discovery" the mindset which was behind that concept has persisted and the result has been continued racism against Native Americans. Bibliography lists one source.

Three Mini-Wars in European History

Three Mini-Wars in European History: This 5-page essay examines three of the secondary wars in European history between (1700-1990). These conflicts were just as passionate, just as politically motivated, and just as deadly. However, when the fighting was over, these wars left more men standing. Bibliography lists 4 sources. SNWarpro.doc

Perdue/Slavery & the Cherokees

A 5 page research paper that examines how slavery evolved as a facet of Cherokee society. Principally, the writer concentrates on the work of Theda Perdue, who argues in her text Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society that the adoption of European-style slavery of Africans evolved from the Cherokee reaction to the social change engendered by European colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Histiographical Debate Concerning Native American Survivability as Related to Land Ethic Verses That of Europeans During Colonial Times in the Americas

A 15 page address of the question which has occupied historians for centuries, why were Native Americans not only able to survive but to thrive in a land where European colonists would at first flounder and many times perish? The author of this paper explores various sides of the debate to conclude that the speculations as to why this was the case vary dramatically and, although there is no singular answer, the distinction in the way that Native Americans and Europeans related with the land appears to be important. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

The Communist Manifesto: Its Development and Changes Based on the Revolutions in Europe

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Communist Manifesto from its formation and the influence of the French Revolution to its revision inspired by the European revolutions of 1848, the year it was published. The revised Manifesto emphasized action and interaction and was adopted by the European unions which still are strong symbols today of the equality working classes within the state. Bibliography lists 6 sources.