Virginia: as seen by Thomas Jefferson

5 pages. Jefferson’s Virginia demonstrates the differences of political sentiment among the different political parties. The people resolve themselves naturally into two components; that of the authoritarian, which favors government that controls the people, and that of the democratic that favors government controlled by the people. Bibliography lists 1 source.

International Perceptions of the Legitimacy of the American Democracy

Since the start of the most recent Gulf War, the countries of the world have placed the United States under close scrutiny. Once self-proclaimed as one of the foremost democratic countries of the world, recent events in political history have led some to believe that the American democratic process no longer represents the kind of legitimate democracy that American defends in their war against those opposed to democratic principles. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Changing Role and Status of Women in Germany

This 5 page paper examined how the role and status of women changed over time in modern German history between the Kaiserreich though the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and the developments in West Germany and East Germany. The paper includes discussion on what factors lead to these changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Jefferson’s Virginia

5 pages in length. Discussion of the book "Political Leadership in Jefferson’s Virginia" by Daniel P. Jordan. This paper explains the differences of political sentiment among the different political parties. As the book goes on to explain, the people resolve themselves naturally into two components; that of the authoritarian, which favors government that controls the people, and that of the democratic that favors government controlled by the people. The nation of people chooses a path that is, in fact, sought by one or the other of the above two parties. Includes quotes from Thomas Jefferson and explores the principles upon which the government was founded. Bibliography cites one source.

Democracy

In 12 pages the author discusses democracy and the theory that democratic governments are inherently disposed against war. "The greatest impetus for world peace is the spread of democracy democracies are more peaceful than any other kind of government, and the world is growing more democratic democracies are not only slow to anger but also quick to compromise and to forgive." (Joshua Muravchik, Managing Global Chaos, page 573) Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Democratic Government for Cuba

A 6 page research paper that starts from the premise that Castro is dead and that Cuba is switching to a democratic form of government. The writer contrasts and compares the parliamentary system of democratic government vs. the US system and concludes that a parliamentary system would be best for Cuba. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Son of the Revolution

A five page paper which considers life in China under the Maoist regime, as described by Liang Heng in Son of the Revolution. The paper looks at the impact which the Communist Party had on social culture, political thought and family life.

Germany During World War II

A 4 page paper. The "war" had existed within Germany since Hitler took power in 1933. The writer some of the internal environment between then and the official beginning of WWII. The paper reports the opposition within the country and within the government during the war. The paper ends with comments from the child of parents who were children themselves in Germany during the war. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Gymnastics in 19th Century Germany

A 7 page paper that describes the significant developments in competitive gymnastics in Germany during the 1800s. Of special consideration are the development of schooled gymnastics processes and the participation of Germany in the first Olympiad in 1896. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Walker v. Brown, 1862

A 4 page summation of Walker v. Brown, a nineteenth century case that concerns a breach of contract and whether or not a party is obliged to pay for work done when the contract does not specifically mention that party. The writer summarizes the facts of the case, procedural history, issue before the court, the holding, rationale and the disposition. No bibliography provided.

The Tories & The Whigs

A 5 page paper discussing the Tories and the Whigs and their part in the politics of the American Revolution. The origins of the Whig Party in the U.S. and their eventual disintegration as a political party is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

George Washington's Farewell Address

5 pages. In his Farewell Address to the nation in 1796, George Washington urged American leaders to avoid entangling alliances with foreign powers and to avoid the fractiousness of political parties. While this comes across as sound advice to the nation, it was also very naïve. This paper addresses that as it applies to the War of 1812 and the evolution of the Federalist and Republican Parties. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

This 8 page report discusses the seven debates that took place between Senator Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln during the 1858 Illinois state election campaign as among the most meaningful and definitive statements for that period of the political history of the United States. Douglas, a member of Congress since 1843 and a nationally prominent spokesman for the Democratic party, was seeking reelection to a third term in the U.S. Senate, and Lincoln was running for Douglas’s Senate seat as a Republican. It was the content and the processes associated with the debates that first brought Abraham Lincoln to the attention of the general public. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Leadership Styles Of Thomas Jefferson, Benito Mussolini & Frank Lloyd Wright

This 6 page paper examines the individual leadership styles of the democratic U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the autocracy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and the laissez-faire style of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

War Crimes: Definitions and Perspectives

A 12 page overview of the definitions and perceptions surrounding war crimes. Discusses the Geneva Convention and the Nuremberg Trials and provides numerous examples of historical events which classify as war crimes. Emphasizes that all parties of wartime action are capable of war crimes but that it is the victor which most often records history and determines the occurrence such crimes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.