Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

In 5 pages the author discusses Thomas Jefferson and his presidency. When looking back over the history of the United States, one person truly stands out as a leader among men. That person is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson stands as the immortal symbol for freedom and equality throughout history. Real democracy began with Thomas Jefferson. It was he who gave birth to the multi-party system. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Great Depression

This 6 page paper (including a 2 page annotated bibliography) looks at the social and economic conditions the were faced by individuals living in the United States during this signally dark period in the economic history of the United States. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Iran's Nuclear Position

A 5 page paper which discusses the position of Iran's nuclear capabilities as it effects the United States. Issues discussed include how this effects the interests of the United States, what dangers it poses to the United States and the world in general, what opportunities exist in relationship to advancing the interests of the United States, and an evaluation of the possible alternatives available to the United States in relationship to Iran's nuclear capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Cold War: A Comparison of the “The Hunt for Red October”, “Red Storm Rising”, and Historical Fact

A 5 page review of the Cold War years. The author of this paper emphasizes that the intent of the Cold War was to stabilize world politics and to maintain peace. In reality, it could be contended that the real outcome of this political approach was anything but a peaceful and secure world order. Indeed, the Cold War itself was a kind of warfare. Even in recognition of the fact that no actual warfare between the two main players, the Soviet Union and the United States erupted during the Cold War years, it was a period of intense hostility. This hostility is no better imprinted on the American psyche than through literature and movies. Two books in particular have added to our understanding of the Cold War. These books, both by author Tom Clancy, are “The Hunt for Red October” and “Red Storm Rising”. Each offers significant insight to the tensions which existed between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War years. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Cold War Consequences

The Cold War was a war of ideology that had it's beginnings in the aftermath of World War II and the redistribution of power. The two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled for a balance of power in a world where even the definitions of peace had changed. The Cold war had the effect of generating an active defense of American capitalism. Private enterprise economy was seen as a viable and stable economic system. Economic freedom and political democracy were commingled in the eyes of the world, much as communism and authoritarian government were. This 5 page paper examines some of the changes wrought by the ending of the Cold War and the changes that might be expected in the future. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Why Nations Go To War # 2

A 5 page, analytical evaluation of Stoessinger's "Why Nations Go To War"-- a political treatise on the causes of war in the 20th century. The writer assesses the importance of leaders' personalities, conquest, and war as an aspect of human nature. It is argued that while another major world conflict is unlikely at present, we must be mindful of leaders in Third World countries who stand to threaten global security. No other sources cited.

Nuclear Disarmament and the National Missile Defense Shield

This 12 page report discusses the issue of nuclear disarmament in terms of how it relates to the National Missile Defense Shield and how the failure to truly disarm and the threat of implementing the NMD stand in the way of the United Nations’ ideal of a truly peaceful global society. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Wasteful Spending In The Military / A Problem Spanning Decades

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the issue of wastefulness in governmental spending as it relates to the United States over the past two decades. The writer focus on budgetary and economic issues that have translated into wasteful spending in light of the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Economic Impact of Slavery in the United States

This 10 page report discusses the various ways in which slavery had a significant economic, as well as moral, impact on the United States and the development of the nation. Slavery produced benefits in the United States for over 200 years. However, there have been generations of Americans who have thought of slavery only in terms of agricultural commodity production. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Postwar Acceleration And Slowdown Of Growth

12 pages in length. In a perfect world, there would be no war. However, inasmuch as this is far from being a perfect world, the aspect of war carries with it many seemingly unrelated advantages to help fortify economic and political standing. What typically occurs at the end of war is a combination of growth acceleration and slowdown as societies attempt to piece their communities back together. The writer discusses how after all the carnage is assessed, countries can look forward to a stronger economy and a renewed sense of stability; however, at the same time there also exists a breakdown in this growth process that requires a major jump-start. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Civil War was the most devastating event in the history of the United States. The political, social and economic effects of that particular war are still being felt today. The 'cause' of the Civil War is generally understood to be the controversy surrounding slavery and the abolition of that institution. This 12 page paper explores the social, political and economic forces leading to the Emancipation Proclamation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Construction Work In The Mid 19th Century

The 19th century presented itself as a time of extensive growth and change for the United States. With the frontier constantly expanding, construction was on the rise. This 4 page report looks at the job and lifestyle of mid-19th century construction workers. The writer is particularly concerned with techniques, challenges, obstacles, & levels of endurance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

India / The New Nuclear Power

A 15 page research paper which argues that the recent nuclear tests conducted in both India and Pakistan are seen by these countries as political bargaining chips in a dangerous game of nuclear bluff reminiscent of the cold war between the United States and the former Soviet Union. The writer demonstrates that the current nuclear buildup, which was initiated by India, has more to do with the rise of Hindu nationalism in that country then to any real threats to Indian security. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Could The United States Have Avoided The Cold War?

6 pages in length. Based upon conjecture, one might readily surmise that even though the United States might have been able to avoid involvement in the Cold War, the desire for power over the Soviets proved to intense to ever consider such an option. Thus, the rise and fall of the Cold War represented not only the simplistic desires of two power hungry nations, but it also reflected a more innate passion toward answering to the intrinsically driven motivation for conquest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Third Army Campaigns And Eisenhower's Other Armies: Compare/Contrast

8 pages in length. The extent to which many considered Patton's Third Army to rise head and shoulders above Eisenhower's other armies is indicative of how one man's input can render an entire army as more of a splintered assembly rather than a united and fortified system. The approaches utilized by these armies reflected the best available choices for some; for others, however, questions still remain as to whether the action benefited the outcome. Bibliography lists 9 sources.