Mythological Nature of World War II

A 4 page analysis of the book 'The Best War Ever: America and World War II,' by Michael C.C. Adams. The writer demonstrates how Adams explores and debunks the myths that Americans have insisted on associating with the 'last good war' - World War II. No additional sources cited.

Gearing Up for War: Europe 1939

This 8 page paper discusses conditions in Europe on the eve of World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Analysis of Elaine Tyler May's "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era"

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. Specifically assessed are the relative causal influences of these historical events to determine which factor was the most responsible for the desire of Cold War America to achieve security through marriage, tradition and home. No additional sources are used.

Connection Between Service of Black Mississippians in World War II and Civil Rights Movement

A 14 page (13 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines how serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II in World War II influenced black Mississippians to become prominent members of the civil rights movement, specifically considering Medgar and Charles Evers and Amzie Moore. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

A History of Submarines in World War II

A 7 page review of the factors that interplayed in determining the utilization of submarines in World War II. The author notes the development of the submarine in the U.S. Civil War but contends that it was largely ignored by world powers until World War II. The Germans distinguished themselves from the U.S. and Britain by a heavy reliance on this technology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Operation Iraqi Freedom (Article Review)

This 4 page paper provides an article review and reaction. The topic involves the War in Iraq and how culture and geography play an important role. No additional sources cited.

Islamic Republic Of Pakistan

A 5 page paper that offers a brief overview of the country. Topics include geography, population, political issues, conflict with India over Kashmir, and nuclear armament. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

English Colonists Perceptions and Beliefs as Applied to Native Americans

A 7 page overview of early colonial interactions with Native Americans. The manner in which European colonists viewed the Native Americans whose lands they invaded varied both according to geography and according to time. The Puritans as a whole would proclaim their belief that all people were equal before God. Puritan proclamation and act, however, were two different things. In practice, race, class, and literacy were salient issues.

Slavery in Eighteenth Century Virginia

This 7 page paper takes a look at the slave trade in Virginia during the 1700s. Attention is paid to the geography of Virginia and its ambivalence due to its proximity between North and South. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Utopia by Thomas More

6 pages. Using the last two paragraphs of Utopia by Thomas More, one can come to their own conclusion as to how the outcome of Utopia affects them. This paper is the writer's own opinion on these paragraphs as well as how and why Thomas More's well-known publication gives the reader the lasting effect that it does. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An Analysis of the US Decision to Enter World War II

This 14 page paper considers the essential question of what really prompted the US to enter World War II. Roosevelt's actions and desires are focused on alongside Japanese reasoning. The three part thesis is broken down into claim, grounds, and warrant. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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.

Washington's National Cathedral

A 6 page paper providing a brief history of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and then focusing on some of the special national events that have taken place there. The National Cathedral has provided the setting for prayer services for the country during World War II and following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and it has been the site of the funerals of presidents and national heroes. It was the last pulpit appearance by Martin Luther King, Jr. before his assassination in 1968. It has provided a consecrated venue from which to appeal to God in response to events requiring secular response, and in so doing providing all Americans with a sense of hope and destiny that may not have been possible to attain in another setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Impacts to American Economy as a Result of the Iraqi War

A 3 page overview of the two views regarding the economic impact our current war with Iraq will have on the American economy. Those who support the war often contend that it will positively impact the economy much like World War II was successful in bringing us out of the Great Depression. Those who contest the war contend that it will have a disastrous impact on our economy. The author of this paper points out the relative percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) for this current war is impressively less than that for previous wars such as World War II, Vietnam and even the Persian Gulf War. Consequently the economic impact will be quite minimal. We are unlikely to either profit or suffer greatly as a result of our war with Iraq. Bibliography lists 4 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.