Cold War Questions

A 5 page research paper that examines 4 questions pertaining to the Cold War. The questions cover issues that produced the war; where "hot" wars broke out and areas of the world in which the US and the USSR competed for loyalty; key events that affected the relations between the superpowers; and reforms instituted by Gorbachev and other causes of the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Canadian Reform 1900-1921

A 16 page paper that discusses the reform movements in western Canada between 1900-1921. This paper explores the origins and impacts of the agrarian revolt, suffrage, prohibition, labor and trade union reform and the interconnection between all of these. The major contention presented in this paper is that all of these reform movements were impacted by both religion and the war. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Skocpol's States and Social Revolution

In 7 pages, the author reports on Theda Skocpol's States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China, and discusses what she perceives to be the question Skocpol is trying to answer, Skocpol's main argument, the theory Skocpol draws, how this answer was reached, the methods used in research, flaws with the argument or theory, and critical comments are given. No additional source cited.

Parodying the Knight in Song of Roland and Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso

In four pages this comparative analysis examines how the character of Orlando in Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso parodies the ideal knight embodied by Roland in the French poem Song of Roland. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

The Cold War / Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A 10 page piece that discusses the self-fulfilling prophecy of the Cold War, in that the buildup of arms against the perceived threat to borders and national economic stability, created an atmosphere of fear and annihilation. Or did it? The governments eventually moved onto the ground that there were ways to win a nuclear war. Only public outcry, and leaders such as Michel Gorbachev changed the face of the cold war. Bibliography lists 6 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.

Campaign Finance Reform

This 6 page paper addresses the problem of campaign finance reform in light of Madison's Federalist 10. McCain and Feingold's proposal is discussed. The paper ends with a position against reform. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Pros and Cons of the entrenching the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms within the Canadian Constitution

This 4 page argument and analysis argues against entrenchment of the Civil Rights Charter within the Constitution as it stands as a legal precedent within the rule of law. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Comparative Analysis of the Presidencies and Political Natures of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln

A 5 page paper which examines Jefferson’s and Lincoln’s presidential roles and considers such issues as political ideology, political culture, political socialization, political efficacy and party identification. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Comparative Analysis of the Presidencies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson

In seven pages, this paper examines these presidencies to determine what each man sought to achieve and actually achieved. It also assesses to what degree Jackson was the successor to both Washington and Jefferson. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

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.

Kennewick Model For Reading Growth

A 5 page paper that describes the reforms in the Kennewick school district. The paper focuses on Washington Elementary school, the boards’ and superintendent’s roles in the change, and outcomes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Getz, Slavery and Reform in West Africa

This 5 page book review pertains to Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-century Senegal and the Gold Coast by Trevor Getz. The writer provides a comprehensive overview of the text that describes the author's main objectives, methodology and effectiveness. Only the primary source is cited.

The Mexican Revolution

This 5 page paper explores the role of land reform in the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Castro's Greatest Contribution

A 6 page paper on Fidel Castro's greatest contribution. The writer examines the social and economic reform that has taken place under Castro's regime. Bibliography cites 8 sources.