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.

Mythological Nature of World War II

A 4 page analysis of the book 'The Best War Ever: America and World War II,' by Michael C.C. Adams. The writer demonstrates how Adams explores and debunks the myths that Americans have insisted on associating with the 'last good war' - World War II. No additional sources cited.

Russia and Westernization

A 5 page research paper that discusses the radical changes that Peter the Great instigated in Russia in the eighteenth century. The writer describes how Peter's goal was to reshape Russia in the cultural image of Europe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Gearing Up for War: Europe 1939

This 8 page paper discusses conditions in Europe on the eve of World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Russian History

This 22- page paper is comprised of four shorter papers dealing with Russia. The first is a 17-page paper that traces the history of Russia from ancient rulers, through the Romanov dynasty, the Decembrist revolution, the revolution of 1905 and the Revolution of 1917. It discusses the Communist period, and the post-Communist period, and touches on economic problems today as well as ethnic conflicts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. The second paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing some of Russia's cultural icons. Bibliography lists 1 source. The third paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 3-page essay describing Russian and Soviet geography. Bibliography lists 2 sources. The fourth paper, which is incorporated into the whole, is a 2-page essay describing Russian demographics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A History of Submarines in World War II

A 7 page review of the factors that interplayed in determining the utilization of submarines in World War II. The author notes the development of the submarine in the U.S. Civil War but contends that it was largely ignored by world powers until World War II. The Germans distinguished themselves from the U.S. and Britain by a heavy reliance on this technology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Connection Between Service of Black Mississippians in World War II and Civil Rights Movement

A 14 page (13 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines how serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II in World War II influenced black Mississippians to become prominent members of the civil rights movement, specifically considering Medgar and Charles Evers and Amzie Moore. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Analysis of Elaine Tyler May's "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era"

A 6 page paper which analyzes Elaine Tyler May's 1988 book "Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era," which asserts that after World War II, Americans preferred marrying young, perpetuating traditional gender roles and a secure home life, because of the unsettling experiences of the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. Specifically assessed are the relative causal influences of these historical events to determine which factor was the most responsible for the desire of Cold War America to achieve security through marriage, tradition and home. No additional sources are used.

Soviet Union in the 1980s

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ concerning the causes of the arms race known as the Cold War, many agree with John Lewis Gaddis (1997) that the US had no alternative but to suppress Soviet expansion at all costs. This examination looks at Russia in the 1980s, while focusing on the arms race and the culmination of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Utopia by Thomas More

6 pages. Using the last two paragraphs of Utopia by Thomas More, one can come to their own conclusion as to how the outcome of Utopia affects them. This paper is the writer's own opinion on these paragraphs as well as how and why Thomas More's well-known publication gives the reader the lasting effect that it does. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An Analysis of the US Decision to Enter World War II

This 14 page paper considers the essential question of what really prompted the US to enter World War II. Roosevelt's actions and desires are focused on alongside Japanese reasoning. The three part thesis is broken down into claim, grounds, and warrant. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 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.

The Success of the Russian Revolution in 1917

This 8 page paper looks at the uprising in 1905 and why the Russian autocracy prevailed as compared with the success of the revolution in 1917. Marxism in Russia is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Industrial Development In Russia / 1689 Through 1917

A 16 page paper discussing the industrial revolution in Russia throughout the rule of the Romanov dynasty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Washington's National Cathedral

A 6 page paper providing a brief history of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and then focusing on some of the special national events that have taken place there. The National Cathedral has provided the setting for prayer services for the country during World War II and following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and it has been the site of the funerals of presidents and national heroes. It was the last pulpit appearance by Martin Luther King, Jr. before his assassination in 1968. It has provided a consecrated venue from which to appeal to God in response to events requiring secular response, and in so doing providing all Americans with a sense of hope and destiny that may not have been possible to attain in another setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.