Two Historical Papers: The English Civil War and Puritanism and the American Colonies

This is a 6 page paper in tutorial language which includes two short historical papers: one on the English Civil War(s) from 1625 to 1649 which were also termed the “Puritan Revolution” because of one aspect of the conflict which referred to divisions within the populations which preferred the Protestant and the Presbyterian religions over the Church of England; and the second paper which discusses Puritanism and its contribution to the American colonies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The English Civil War and the Concept of Puritanism

This 6 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers he background, causes, course and consequences of the English Civil War (1625-1649, the second part looks at t he concept of Puritanism and how it contributed to the founding of American Colonies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Colonial Era / Knowledge And Learning

This 5 page paper explores the importance of learning and knowledge in colonial America. There is a focus on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and their thoughts about education and learning. The essay discusses the purpose of learning and what knowledge was perceived as the most valuable. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Writers From the 1700's and how their works reflected both worldy and spiritual interests:

This 5 page paper discusses writers such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and William Byrd. This paper examines their contributions in terms of writings and how those writings reflect both spiritual and worldy ideals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Enlightenment In America

Origins of the Enlightenment in America are explored in this 5 page paper. The ideas, events and conditions that led up to the era are discussed, in both Europe and America, with an emphasis on the latter. The American Revolution is reported as being integral to the Enlightenment and the influence of prominent figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are also noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Evolution of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Romantic Period

This 5 page paper traces the development of American literature from the religious and puritan themes of colonial sermons to the political writings of the revolutionary years and into the mature use of fiction to reflect reality rather then recreate it in the romantic period. Authors discussed in the paper include John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Political and Economic Freedom

A 7 page paper presenting some of the views of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin regarding the interconnection of personal virtue, political freedom and economic freedom. The conclusion from the readings is that political and economic freedom go hand in hand, and that personal virtue provides the necessary degree of accountability. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

American History of Anti-Semitism

A 5 page discussion of the depths that anti-Semitism sometimes flow in our own country. While acknowledging this hatred and bias that has been constructed against Jews, the author of this paper denounces the growing tendency to indict the Roosevelt administration as anti-Semitic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

How Leaders From the Past Might View the War in Iraq

This 8 page paper examines the war in Iraq through the eyes of Elizabeth I, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Banneker. Bibliographic information is included about each of the individuals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Doc Hata in Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life

This 10 page essay focuses on the characterization of Franklin "Doc" Hata in Chang-rae Lee's novel A Gesture Life. The writer describes the nature of this psychological complex narrative. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Comparison of Notable Past Presidents:

This 8 page paper compares and contrasts Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. These men are examines through the eyes of assorted authors who are experts on these men. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Leadership: A Comparison of Notorious Leaders

This 10 page paper examines five leaders of the twentieth century: Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Chiang Kai-Shek. Leadership is examined in general. Ethics play a role in the analysis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Four Speakers from American History

A 7 page exercise in selecting speakers for a fictional graduation. The author selects four key speakers from three different historical periods. The theme of the proposed graduation is individualism and spirit of community, the balance between the spiritual and material worlds, and race and ethnicity in American history. Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Amy Tan are used to illustrate these themes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

19th Century Jews, Catholics, and Anti-Semitism

This 7 page report discusses the existence of anti-Semitism in the 19th century and the differing ways in which Catholicism and Judaism dealt with it. From the vantage point of the opening days of the 21st century, the issue of anti-Semitism and the ways in which Jewish people were viewed by most Christian faiths in the 19th century appears relatively similar. Jews were reviled throughout Christianity for what “good Christians” defined as a host of sins, certainly not the least of which was that they were “the murderers of Christ.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Nationalism, Ethnic Violence, Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after WWII

This 6 page research paper consider the issues of nationalism, ethnic violence, and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe after WWII and argues that the Nazi surrender did not constitute a fresh beginning in regards to these factors as they continued after the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.