17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

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.

Native American Survival as it Relates to Alexis de Tocqueville’s Dire Predictions

A 6 page discussion of Native American survival into contemporary times even in the face of great odds. Notes the perceptions of Alexis de Tocqueville on his trip to the U.S. in 1831 and asserts that even given the dire predictions Tocqueville made, the Native American has managed to not only survive but in many cases to prosper. Relates the economic success of the Mississippi Choctaw as testament to this assertion. Bibliography lists 6 sources. PPnaTocq.rtf

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.

Abraham Lincoln's Trip to Freedom / How He Came To Believe Slavery Was Wrong

This five page-paper presents the story of Abraham Lincoln's journey to the presidency and the abolishment of slavery. Bibliography lists four sources.

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.

Family Metaphors and The American Revolution

This 10 page paper examines the use of the family metaphor (children , parent, mother country, etc.) in describing the relationship between England and the colonies. The American Revolution is discussed. The works of various authors who wrote during the 1770s are examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Modern British History

This 7 page paper explores the early modern history of England, including the first British Empire. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Origins of Slavery in the U.S. Colonies

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating in the slave trade, between 600,000 and 650,000 Africans had been forcibly transported to North America . Bibliography lists 6 sources.

“The Battle of Saratoga”

A twenty five page paper which looks at the strategies involved in the Battle of Saratoga of 1777, and the events which led up to this turning-point in the War of Independence. The paper considers such factors as the difficulties which the British commanders found in implementing their military tactics, the problems which arose as a result of poor communication in the field, the importance of intelligence and counter-intelligence in several of the American victories prior to Saratoga and the part that the murder of Jane McCrea played in motivating the colonists outside of the New England region into joining the conflict. Bibliography lists 9 sources

Medieval Feudalism

A 6 page research paper exploring the elements of medieval feudalism in England. Descriptions of what constituted medieval feudalism, reason for wars, status of women and the decline of the feudal system are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 references.

The Governments Of France & England

A 6 page paper discussing the rise of France and England in power after the end of the Crusades. Analyzes the feudal and aristocratic systems of government in each country and draws comparisons to the present-day US. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Origins of Slavery in the U.S. Colonies.

(7 pp). Although, the number of African American slaves grew slowly at first, by the 1680s they were essential to the economy of Virginia. During the 17th and 18th centuries, African American slaves lived in all of England's North American colonies. Before Great Britain prohibited its subjects from participating in the slave trade, between 600,000 and 650,000 Africans had been forcibly transported to North America . Bibliography lists 9 sources.

“Developments in social history in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain”

A ten page paper which looks at the way in which Britain, and particularly England, changed and developed between 1700 and 1900, in terms of industrialisation, the growth of the middle class, the changes in conditions for the working population, and the improvements in social reform which came about during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources

Impacts to Native Americans In The 16th & 17th Centuries

A 4 page overview of the different approaches to colonization of Spain and Portugal verses England, France, and Holland in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Describes differences in their interactions with Native Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.