The Second Revolution: The Development of the U.S. Constitution

A 3 page discussion of the period of time following the American Revolution during which no national Constitution was in place. The author describes the turmoil which characterized that period and contends that, in effect, it was the “second revolution”. Bibliography lists 1 source.

THE REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN

This 4 page paper discusses the turmoil in the Caribbean as those countries attempt to embrace democratic rule. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Don Delillo’s “Underworld”: A Documentation of the Impacts of the Cold War

A 6 page discussion of Delillo’s novel and its illustration of the impact of the Cold War on American culture. Revolving largely around the analogy of baseball, this novel illuminates many aspects of a war which unfolded largely without recognition by a significant segment of the American public. This lack of awareness, however, in no way lessened the importance of this period of political turmoil. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Revolution in Haiti

This 8 page paper examines both the recent unrest in 2004 and the initial revolution that created the state in 1804. Haiti's constitution is examined. The recent struggles are discussed in the context of the world community. Economic theories are used to explain the problems for the nation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The European Renaissance

This 7 page paper examines the impact of the European Renaissance on the concept of an absolute monarchy in France. In addition, it discusses the resulting Baroque period and the scientific revolution that were directly attributed to the Renaissance and the turmoil caused as a result.

Theories Spawned by Industrialization

A 5 page research paper that argues that the Industrial Revolution, which reshaped the economies of Western European nations, brought wealth to many, but it also brought intense hardship to the average working person. Because of the hardships and inequalities of the nineteenth century, numerous theories arose in reaction to the new economic conditions created by industrialization. These theories sought to alleviate the problems of industrialization through alteration of the systems of government and also in the manner in which the economies was handled. The writer explores two of these theories: anarchism and Marxism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Dangers of Nuclear Testing & The Reluctance to Stop It

In their effort to create a bomb that would assure destruction of enemies, the world super powers of this century have created a legacy that could presumably destroy the entire world as we know it. This 7 page essay looks at the specific dangers of nuclear weapons testing and the political problems that exist in trying to prevent it from continuing. Various legislation and test ban treaties are discussed and the writer concludes that governments were evidently much more eager to create nuclear weapons than they are to ban them. Charts are included to show which countries are most responsible for testing nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The First Use of Chemical Warfare - Gas Attack, Ypres, 1915

This 5 page report discusses a single battle, at Langemarck, near Ypres, on April 22, 1915, that changed the conduct of war forever. The introduction of chemical warfare created an entirely different military realm in terms of the scope and effectiveness of battle that was moving toward resolution (at best) and accelerated growth. By 1918, one in every four shells on the Western Front was a gas shell. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

All Men Are Created Equal

A 5 page paper that argues, yes, all men are created equal as stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The American Way of Fighting

A 4 page paper that considers the progression of American warfare from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. This paper provides the major points of transition that created the changes in the American way of fighting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Just War Theory

A 3 page paper which summarizes the Just War Theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

THE LABOR THEORY OF VALUE AND CLASS STRUGGLES

This 4-page paper discusses Marx's labor theory of values and compares it to the paper on "The Other Civil War."

Early Modern Absolute Monarchy, Baroque Style And Scientific Revolution: Responses To The Turmoil Of The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

5 pages in length. Introducing such revolutionary concepts as were developed during the scientific revolution truly transformed the way in which the world operated. So many inventions changed how people lived their lives that it was not difficult to leave behind the archaic in favor of the new and improved. However, contemporary inventions were not the only influences during that period; rather, there was a substantial expansion of human rights and basic freedoms due directly to the Enlightenment. Both the scientific revolution and Enlightenment periods, along with baroque style and early modern absolute monarchy, served as responses to the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, signaling significant changes to come. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Modern Mythology of Star Wars - 'Phantom Menace'

This 7 page report discusses the upcoming 'prequel' for the 'Star Wars' trilogies of movies and the role of 'Star Wars' as modern mythology. Throughout the earlier movies, Luke Skywalker traces a path that can best be described in mythic terms as "the hero's journey." 'Phantom Menace' now shows the audience the world in which the myth was created and the circumstances that made it unfold in the ways it did. Numerous mythic elements play important parts in 'Phantom Menace,' all of which combine to create a new, mythological 'classic.' Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Two Lives of Charlemagne

A 5 page paper that describes some moments in a day in the life of Charlemagne, King of the Franks. The paper uses the text by Einhard to reference material for the a prose piece created from the perspective of a cautious friend of the King.