Continuity of Ideas: The Puritans to the Revolutionary Writers

A 6 page paper which examines “The Mayflower Compact” and the Declaration of Independence as they illustrate how some ideas were powerfully imbedded in the nation despite the changes in times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Nature Of Revolution

5 pages in length. Revolutions – the fundamental change in political organization as with a an overthrow or rebellion -- have been occurring virtually since the beginning of time. There has been no point in history where there was not some kind of conflict brewing among power hungry leaders that would either result in the overwhelming loss of human life or the takeover of innocent people for their land’s wealth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Some Causes and Effects of the Crusades

A 3 page paper discussing some of the causes and effects of the Crusades. History is filled with record of military conquests and in many cases the administration of tortures in the name of God. The Crusades was a collection of military invasions of Christian holy lands in response to Muslim assumption of control of those lands. Though the first Crusade was nearly 1,000 years ago, the effects of the Crusades are still recognizable today, particularly in religious intolerance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

A 6 page book report on Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Native American Property Rights

A 7 page discussion of Native American property rights. Provides a brief historical review of the move to the reservation system and tribally owned lands and then the pressures to dissolve that tribal ownership. Ties the concept of property rights into the issue of sovereignty and concludes that tribally owned lands are critical to Native American culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

War as Engine for Change

A 4 page research paper that examines the history of warfare in the 16th and 17th centuries and argues that war provided an engine for social change during this period. The writer discusses how military changes, such as increased army size, brought lasting social, financial and political change. Bibliography lists 4 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.

NATIVE AMERICANS IN LITERATURE

This 6 page paper deals with the changing perception of the Native American in American literature. The Novels of Treuer, Erdrich, and Alexie are used to explore such issues as loss, love, stereotypes, and other universal themes. Supported arguements are made which show that Native American literature is not always about a loss of land, heritage and language.Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

A 3 page consideration Jefferson’s actions surrounding one of the most important land acquisitions in American history. This paper considers why Jefferson acted outside Congressional approval. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Land War Strategies Over Time

This 10 page paper provides an overview of strategies used for land missions throughout history. The paper begins in ancient times and ends in the present. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Algonquin

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this group of Indian tribes which live in upper North America. Several variables are discussed inclusive of shamanism, land rights, language, art and history. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Native American Land Rights: The Battles of the Western Shoshone and the Dann Family

A 15 page discussion of the concepts of Native American sovereignty, property rights and land ownership. Outlines the government policies towards these concepts and the history of U.S. dealings with Native Americans in regard to them. Uses the plight of the Western Shoshone and the Dann sisters in particular to illustrate the rights which have been violated. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Seven Years’ War (The French and Indian War)

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Seven Years’ War. The Seven Years’ War from 1756 to 1763, also known as the French and Indian Wars in North America, was considered the first world war as it found the British pitted against the French and Indian forces in North America in an attempt to gain back valuable trading territory lost to the French; allied with the Prussians in their defence of their holdings in Europe; in an eventual naval war with France and Spain in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and West Indies; gaining lands through the West Indies; and, in India, in battle with the French. Despite their many different battles throughout the Seven Years’ War Britain proved its land and naval strength by capturing French lands in North America, India and the West Indies; winning decisive naval battles with France and Spain; winning lands from Spain in Manila and Havana; and in alliance with Prussia while preserving its holdings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Shawnee

A 6 page overview of the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans. Provides a cultural description of the Shawnee and a brief overview of their encounters with the white encroachers to their lands in the 1700s and 1800s. Outlines the role of Tecumseh in these encounters, the ultimate loss of Shawnee traditional lands, and the forced move to the reservations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Contemporary Native American Concerns: Health, Sovereignty, and Leadership

A 6 page discussion of the many problems facing contemporary Native Americans. Traces these problems back to the initial contact with the European people who invaded Native land. Asserts that everything from the ravages of disease on modern Native Americans to struggles over land rights and the right to independent government can be related to the demands and expectations of non-Native groups who now predominate North America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.