The World Between 1870 and 1945

A 5 page research paper that examines global history between 1870 and 1945. The writer argues that the most important political revolution of the twentieth century was the changing nature of the international community in this era. The writer offers an examination of the economic forces and world events behind this change. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The American Revolution According To Bailyn & Woods

A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in 'The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution' and Gordon Wood in 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution.' No additional sources cited.

American History: 1865-1945

16 pages in length. The writer touches upon important events that took place in America between 1865 and 1945, including slavery, civil rights and the Reconstruction; political machines; industrialization; the Progressive Era; and the Spanish/American War and World Wars I & II. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

The Political Propaganda of Thomas Paine

An 8 page overview of the life and philosophies of Thomas Paine. While modern history remembers him as a critical contributor to American and French independence, Thomas Paine left this world with a dubious reputation. His political contributions, however, are today considered invaluable both in regard to their inspiring the American Revolution and in regard to their inspiring the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Different Views of the American Revolution

This 5 page paper looks at the American Revolution from two points of view. Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and Jameson's American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Are Political Revolutions Worth The Cost

A 5 page paper in which the writer concludes that political revolutions are worth the cost, human, individual, and financial, even if they do not achieve their objectives. To support the premise, the writer uses some of the most well-known revolutions as examples – the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

A paper which looks at Woods' Radicalism of the American Revolution in terms of the impact which the revolution had on the development of an “American ideology” and also with regard to its lack of salient characteristics generally associated with political revolution such as class conflict, terrorism, or mass violence. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A Comparison of the Causative Factors in the French and American Revolutions

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of text and a one-page free outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

How Radical was the American Revolution?

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but it transformed a society based on heredity and patronage into one based on individuality and ambition.

Comparing Histories of the American Revolution

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts endeavor to present a more accurate picture of the Revolution then has been typical of traditional scholarship. No additional sources cited.

The French Revolution

This 5 page paper provides answers to five questions posed by a student in a Q&A format. Topics include reasons for the origination of the revolution as well as events leading up to the revolution. The relationship to the American Revolution as well as Napoleon's role in France after the Revolution are all explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Radical Ideas in Early America

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the ideas to come from the American Revolution as well as ideas which preceded it, such as those which sprang from the Enlightenment. Also discussed is the period shortly after the revolution and more briefly, contemporary American society. The radical nature of the early American ideas is explored. Theorists such as Thomas Paine and John Locke are emphasized. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Japanese History & Senso

In 4 pages, the writer discusses whether 1945 should be seen as a break in historical continuity or whether pre and post 1945 history should be analyzed in terms of historic continuity [Japan]. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The American Revolution, A Radical, Social Upheaval

This 5 page research paper argues that the American Revolution should be understood as a radical, social upheaval that radically changed the world. Bibliography lists 8 sources.