Criticism of the Industrial Revolution in William Blake’s Poetry

A 6 page paper which examines the poetry of William Blake and discusses the criticism therein as it pertains to the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Important African American Figures in Science, Math, and Politics

This is 10 page paper that provides an overview of African American figures in science, math, and politics. Figures such as Huey Newton and Neil DeGrasse Tyson are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Scientific Revolution

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the roots of the scientific revolution and profiles four influential men: Galileo, Copernicus, Newton and Descartes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Influence of the Frontier on Presidents Washington, Jackson and Lincoln

(5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their lives in terms of three authors presentations: The Whiskey Rebellion (1988) by Thomas P. Slaughter, Andrew Jackson, Symbol of an Age (1962) by John William Ward., and Out of the Wilderness, the Life of Abraham Lincoln (1994) by William Hanchett


This 3 page paper discusses the Four Zoas and compares them to teh elements of revolution apparent in the larger work, Marriage of Heaven and Hell by Blake. Bibliography lists 2 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.

Commodore Isaac Chauncey And The War Of 1812

This 5 page paper discusses some of Chauncey's actions and command at Lakes Erie and Ontario. Chauncey established his main site at Sacket's Harbor by Lake Ontario. His aim was to prevent communication between the British forces along Lake Ontario. He succeeded in doing that although Chauncey is not perceived as a great naval hero. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Slavery as Illuminated by Primary Documents of the Time

This 4 page paper examines key writings of Richard Allen, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, George Fitzhugh, A. Hogeboom and William Lloyd Garrison. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Early 19th Century Poetry and the Theme of Death

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a number of works of 19th century poetry with a focus on the theme of death. This paper considers the works of William Bryant, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Bibliography lists 5 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.

Absolutism vs. Relativism Analyzed

This 10 page research paper examines this historic philosophical argument through definition and example. Specifically discussed are the philosophical writings of the Greek Sophists, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Michel de Montaigne, William James and Jean-Paul Sartre. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Social Effects of the Glorious Revolution

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Eggers & O'Leary/ Revolution at the Roots

A 6 page analysis of William D. Eggers and John O'Leary's book Revolution at the Roots, which offers a template for reforming government that could revolutionize the way that the country's cities and towns are run. No additional sources cited.

The Language of Rights

A 5 page essay on William Galston's 'Practical Philosophy and the Bill of Rights: Perspectives on Some Contemporary Issues,' from A Culture of Rights. The essay examines what Galston calls the 'language of rights' in a historical context, showing why our understanding of rights is still incomplete today. Bibliography lists two sources.

The Alamo

In 5 pages, the writer discusses the battle of the Alamo, what took place and why it happened. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis were three well-known men who fought in the battle. Bibliography lists five sources.