Impacts of the Industrial Revolution ( the eighteenth century - some really good years

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an event, or group of them, provided such a catalyst for western civilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Periods in History: Western Civilization

A 3 page paper which defines and examines Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution as they influenced the development of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Nile River:

This 5 page paper discusses the Nile river, it's history and it's importance. Furthermore, this paper examines hoe the Nile river influenced nearly every aspect of ancient civilization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Crusades

A 4 page paper which examines the Crusades and discusses how it is the most important historical event influencing western civilization up till the 1500s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution

A 5 page research paper that examine how these three periods of history reworked the nature of Western civilization and brought it from the Middle Ages into the modern era, by bringing about a totally different perspective on reality and instituting changes that are still evident in today's society and thought processes. Bibliography contains 4 sources.

Industrialization, Nationalism, Globalization and Technology, and The Differences in East and West

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in this transition. Links nationalism and differences in race and culture to current events such as the recent detainment of U.S. military personnel in Hainau, China. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Questions in World History

A 24 page paper discussing items such as the Neolithic cities of Jericho and Catal Huyuk; the civilization of Sumeria; the 18th and 19th dynasties of Egypt's New Kingdom; the political history of Athens from Draco to the Peloponnesian Wars; the influence of the Greeks on the Romans; the fall of the Roman Empire in the West; the rise and expansion of Islam; and the influence of Charlemagne. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Influence of Gender, Race and Class on the Development of Slavery

This 4 page paper briefly examines some the views that gender, race and class greatly influenced the development of slavery, and argues that racism is still present today. Bibliography lists 4 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.

The Modern Relevance of Euripides' Hecuba

Euripides' play Hecubais written from the perspective of women in conquered Troy, and looks at how the play is relevant to today's society as it demonstrates that harm, grief and rage that war can influence on those who do not take part and are innocent victims. The bibliography cites 1 source.

HMOs: History and Future

A 10 page paper divided into two parts. The first is a five-page discussion of HMOs' history and future, concentrating on Paul Ellwood's (2002) proposal that the HMO structure be replaced with his HEROIC one. The second part of the paper answers 4 questions addressing Medicare and Medicaid's influence on the evolution of American healthcare, and assessment of President Bush's ban on continued collection of stem cells from aborted embryos. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


When the first Wal-Mart opened in the early 1960s, the idea of discount shopping among rural America was almost unheard of, except for the five-and-dime stores. But with Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton's vision, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today is a multi-billion dollar, international company. This paper examines Walton's philosophy, a little bit of history, and some glances into the future. Bibliography lists 6 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.

How the Industrial Revolution Affected European People's Lives

A 5 page paper discussing some of the short- and long-term changes in people's lives directly resulting from the influences of the Industrial Revolution in Europe. The response of the people in the short term was simply to do whatever was necessary to merely survive, but the Industrial Revolution in Europe did have lasting effects in force even today, though in modified form. At least today it is not only very young children barred from dangerous and demanding factory work, but we still search for a balance between work and home. Bibliography lists 6 sources.