The Opium Wars

A 6 page paper discussing the causes and results of the two Opium Wars (1839-1842 and 1856-1858) between China and Britain. In 300 years of trade with China, Britain had developed a thirst for China's tea as well as appetites for Chinese silk and porcelain, but pre-industrial China found very little to desire from Britain's offerings. To ease the resulting tremendous trade deficit, Britain began growing opium in its colony India and insisted that China allow it to enter their country for use by their people. China declined the affront to their national sovereignty, lost Hong Kong to Britain, and later lost all right to restrict the opium trade within their borders. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Why Do We Fight Wars?

A 4 page paper which examines why we fight wars. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Fight Against Terrorism and its Impact on American Economy

A 12 page overview of the impact of our current world fight against terrorism as it applies to world economy. This paper reviews the impacts this fight has had on American economy in comparison with other regions of the world. The contention is presented that despite the criticism our current war on terrorism has elicited from many Americans, the conflict with Afghanistan, the Iraqi Freedom war and The Global War on Terrorism, are paving the way for the strongest American economy we have witnessed in decades. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A Comparison of the Causative Factors in the French and American Revolutions

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of text and a one-page free outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Women in the French Revolution

A 4 page consideration of the role women played during the French Revolution. Despite the fact that ultimately they would be excluded from the very equality that the Revolution sought, women were inspired to fight for change as they had never fought before. Women were involved in practically every facet of the Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Britain And The Cold War, 1945-91 By Sean Greenwood

A 5 page paper that presents an overview of the entitled book. In this volume, Greenwood asserts that Britain's role in the Cold War has most often been understated and worse, the role of Britain during these years has been misunderstood as well as misrepresented. The author uses documents from the archives of governments that have been made available to put forth his discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Urban Design: The Industrial Revolution and Beyond

A 9 page overview of the factors entering into urban design during and immediately following the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and in the United States. The contention is presented that while Britain felt the need to move beyond the grid system which had characterized early urban design, America did not have the same space constraints nor the immediate need to convey the sense of space and thus continued to perpetuate the grid. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Hitsman/Incredible War of 1812

A 4 page book review on The Incredible War of 1812 (1965) by J. Mackay Hitsman, a classic text on this subject. Hitsman's scholarship is detailed as he accessed an extensive list of primary sources in Canada, Great Britain and the US. He offers historical fact within the cultural context of the era, offering insight into the causes of the conflict, as well as the strategic thinking on both sides. In 1812, a state of war existed between Great Britain and the United States, which thirty years previously had concluded its war for independence. But while it was the US and Great Britain that were at war, it was Canada that became the inadvertent battleground. This review focuses on the role of Canadian general Sir George Prevost. No additional sources cited.

Social Issues in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

This 3 page paper discusses the way Aristophanes uses the story of Lysistrata to discuss gender relations, women’s rights, and war in ancient Greece. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 3 page paper summarises the history of humanisms, which dates back to ancient Greece, some of the followers, such as John Locke and looks at the belief systems of humanists. The bibliography cites 5 sources.


This 4 page paper analyzes the architecture of the first Temple of Hera in Greece. Elements analyzed for style and lifestyle of the people, function, and symbolism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Constitutional Private Property Rights

This 7 page paper considers the development of constitutional private property rights tracing these from the ideas Sparta and Ancient Greece to the Modern European Union and United States. The paper discusses the right to property in a number of the constitutions and/or other systems for protecting "rights". The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Edward I & Edward II of England / Why They Could Have Never Conquered Scotland Successfully

In 5 pages the author discusses why both Edward the First (Long Shanks) and Edward the Second of England could have never have successfully conquered Scotland. The Scottish people adamantly refused to be conquered. They were steadfast in their hold on their homeland and refused to give in the tyrannical English. The dominating conduct of the English was very reprehensible to the people of Scotland. One person who found the English particularly reprehensible was William Wallace. William Wallace was more than a legend; he was a brave soul who valiantly fought against the oppression of England. After William Wallace was murdered in a grisly manner, Robert the Bruce took over the fight. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The American Way of Fighting

A 4 page paper that considers the progression of American warfare from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. This paper provides the major points of transition that created the changes in the American way of fighting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Did The American Revolution Help Spur The French Revolution ?

A 14 page comparison & contrast research paper citing the causes, actions, and results of each of these historic revolutions. The writer concludes that each war was fought for obviously different reasons and in markedly different ways. Nevertheless, the American Revolution did have some influence upon the French Revolution even though the latter would have occurred eventually anyway. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.