The Colonists Versus King George III of England

This 5 page report discusses the arguments that could be used to defend King George (1738-1820) of England against the charges against him by the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War. This report argues that King George III should not be blamed for having “lost America” and that the actions leading to the colonial rebellion and the Revolutionary War was due to the advice of the King’s numerous counselors, as well as the British Parliament. King George III was eventually hated in America because he insisted upon linking himself with that Parliament. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

King Philip’s War

A 5 page paper which examines the King Philip’s War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers

This 3 page essay offers a review of a video "The English Civil War: Trial of the King Killers." Well-produced and accurate, this short film dramatizes several of the 29 trials that occurred in 1660 against the men held responsible for the execution of Charles I at the close of the English Civil War. The writer explains how the film relates to contemporary audiences. Bibliography cites only the video.

The Cold War: Causes, Treaties, and Ongoing Tensions

This 6 page paper traces the root causes of the Cold War all the way back to the Russian Civil War and discusses how the tensions between the US and Russia magnified during the middle war years and World War II. Incidents such as the Cuban Missile Crisis almost resulted in full-out war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

King Philip's War:

This 10 page paper dicusses King Philip's War - the often overlooked war which preceeded the American Revolution in this country. Furthermore, this paper examines the causes of this war and the underlying issues which divided this country. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Martin Luther King’s Ideals of Non-Violent Social Changes in Relation to the Civil Rights Movement and Legal System of His Time and Since

This is a 6 page paper outlining Martin Luther King’s messages on non-violence and brotherly love on the legal system during his time and in modern day. An outline of the civil rights movements during the time of Martin Luther King and their effects on the legal system in the United States were prominent in their time but have since evolved into quite a different movement in today’s society. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, King and his colleagues promoted the non-violent action towards peace and equality among men and women in the country. Inspired by Gandhi’s non-violent ideals, King was often criticized by other activists of the “black power” movement who demanded more action and protests rather than peaceful initiatives. Nevertheless, because of many of the peaceful initiatives backed by King affiliated well developed organizations, many civil rights policies were implemented in the legal system during King’s time. In the years since King’s death however, the social movements in the black and social rights communities have changed into more conservative movements and focused largely on the political climate and unemployment, illegal drugs, violence and urban blight. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

The War of 1812 - Needless War of Part II in the War of Independence?

This 5 page report briefly discusses the war of 1812, its causes, some of its battles, and whether or not it was a meaningful war determining American independence or an exercise in futility. The attitudes, politics, and economics of the period are discussed in terms of their impact on the war. Bibliography lists 5 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.

The Legality of Iraq War

This 26 page paper examines the justification for the Iraq war. The discussion starts by looking at the UN Charter and the circumstances under which military force is allowed. The background to the war is examined, including the repeated breaching of UN resolutions by the Iraqi government, The war itself is then considered along with the justification given by the UK, Australia and the US, including reference to the various resolutions. 26 sources are cited in the paper.

“Why We Can’t Wait”: A Review of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Strategy for Civil Reform

A 6 page discussion of the manner in which Dr. Martin Luther King utilized patience and strategy in implementing civil reform in regard to black rights. This paper contends that despite the title of Dr. King’s most popular book, Dr. King did wait till the time was right for each measure of his complicated civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

1676/ Stephen S. Webb

A 5 page research paper that examines the thesis proposed by historian Stephen S .Webb in his book '1676: The End of American Independence.' Webb suggests that the root cause of the discord during 1676 was the independent ways of the American colonists and that their submission to empire was its cure. The writer argues against this position, while discussing the details of Bacon's Rebellion and King Philip's War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Russell Bourne/Red King's Rebellion

A 3 page book review of Russell Bourne's The Red King's Rebellion, which recounts the conditions leading up to and including the war between Native Americans and colonists in the seventeenth century. Bourne addresses the position of colonists who argued against cooperation with Native Americans, but also those who argued in favor of maintaining the peace and mutually beneficial trade, offering a balanced view of this interracial conflict. No additional sources cited.

America's Second War of Independence, The War of 1812

In 5 pages the author discusses the war of 1812. ' America's second war of independence was the War of 1812, which is also called the Napoleonic Wars. The War of 1812 was limited in its popularity. It was a relatively minor war. The United States did not fare well in the War of 1812.' Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Causes Of World War I & World War II

A 5 page paper that discusses the causes and events leading up to these two world wars. Historians do not agree as to the events leading up to the Great War but they do agree on the causes of the second world war. Some say the first war never really ended; it just took a break and then continued in what we call World War II. The major events that acted as catalysts for each of these wars are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Impact of the Great War on Western Literature

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to end all wars, as well as the war that would make the world “safe” for democracy. The Great War accomplished none of these purposes and, when it was over, the survivors were gripped by grief, guilt, rage and, in the case of one German lance corporal, a young man named Adolf Hitler, by the desire for revenge (Hull 17). The Great War had another significant effect in that it had a tremendous impact on the course of modern Western literature. The collective consciousness of both Europe and America was forever changed by World War I and this change was reflected in the literature produced both during the Great War and in the decades afterward. Bibliography lists 4 sources.