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Tom Paine: Common Sense »

This 5 page paper discusses Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary War pamphlet “Common Sense” with regard to what he says about reasons for breaking from Britain, and for keeping government simple. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Comparative Analysis of Works by Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine »

A 3 page paper which compares Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” with Thomas Jefferson’s “The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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American History »

A 4 page paper which examines the popularity of Common Sense by Thomas Paine and then examines the War of 1812. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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America's Enlightenment and Pre Revolutionary War Periods »

This 5 page paper delves into the period of the American Enlightenment and the time just before the American Revolution. The two eras are compared and contrasted and literature to emanate from the day is discussed. Ideas from Thomas Paine's Common Sense is included. Bibliography lists 5 ...
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Writing Styles of Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson »

A 3 page research paper that discusses the writing styles of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine and whether Paine's work can be considered as literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Thomas Paine's Political Propaganda »

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 ...
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Rousseau, Jefferson, Paine & The Enlightenment »

A 4 page research paper that discusses these eighteenth century authors. During the eighteenth century, trends in politics, society and religion culminated in the philosophical movement known simply as the Enlightenment, which drew its name from the era’s emphasis on reason and rationality (Brians). Enlightenment philosophers subscribed to the belief ...
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Colonial to Romantic Period American Literature »

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 ...
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1776 to 2000 Concept of Liberty »

This 11 page paper looks at the way in which Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine viewed the concept of liberty. Liberty as it exists today is looked at and the legacy of the two great men are incorporated in the overall analysis. The Declaration of Independence is quoted. ...
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Eighteenth Century Writers' Spiritual and Worldly 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.
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Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine Writing About America »

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the viewpoints of Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson as they relate to establishing America as the country she is today. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Various Views on Revolution Causes and Impacts »

A 4 page overview of the perceptions of Edmund Burke, Maximillien Robespierre, and Thomas Paine. The author of this paper emphasizes the opinions of Thomas Pain and asserts that revolutions do no necessarily result in long-term instability and violence. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Contrasting Views Expressed by Edmund Burke in Reflections of the French Revolution and by Thomas Paine in Rights of Man »

6 pages in length. At odds with one another's philosophies, Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke addressed their opposition through the written word. In 'Rights of Man,' Paine contends that each individual is due the inherent natural rights that accompany birth; Burke, on the other hand, contends in his ...
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The Radical Nature of the American Revolution »

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 ...
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Private Sector Elite and the U.S. Constitution »

Though Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution asserted that each individual should have the unalienable right to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' the creation of the American Constitution, based on the Federalist Papers and extending from the First and ...
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Freedom From British Rule and the Contributions of Paine and Jefferson »

This 3 page paper outlines these men's ideologies and their efforts to achieve American independence from Britain. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas »

A 5 page paper that examines the flamboyant and controversial life of modern Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Included are excerpts from Thomas' poem entitled Fern Hill, as well as a comparison between him and E.E. Cummings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Presidency of Thomas Jefferson and American History »

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 ...
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A Reading of Fawn M. Brodie's Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History »

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black ...
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Thomas Jefferson Featured in 3 Biographies »

A 6 page analysis of three biographies of Thomas Jefferson. The writer evaluates Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn M. Brodie; The Jefferson Scandals: a rebuttal by Virginius Dabney; and Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed, and concludes that Brodie's book offers the best ...
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Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby »

A 3 page paper which reviews Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Thomas Leonard's Interpretation of Fidel Castro »

A 5 page review of Thomas Leonard’s “Fidel Castro: A Biography.” No additional sources cited.
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Political and Economic Power Correlation »

A 6 page research paper that examines some of the most influential and famous works of the Enlightenment. During the eighteenth century, inspired by new and revolutionary discoveries in science, Western political philosophers such as Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Paine and Jefferson reevaluated the nature of political authority and how it ...
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Thomas More - Utopia »

6 pages. Using the last two paragraphs of Utopia by Thomas More, one can come to their own conclusion as to how the outcome of Utopia affects them. This paper is the writer's own opinion on these paragraphs as well as how and why Thomas More's well-known publication ...
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Analysis of Relativism vs. Absolutism »

This 10 page research paper examines this historic philosophical argument through definition and example. Specifically discussed are the philosophical writings of the Greek Sophists, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Michel de Montaigne, William James and Jean-Paul Sartre. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Existential Views of Death in Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle" »

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle...". The argument is made for Thomas' refuting of death. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Wendy Cope and Dylan Thomas Debunking Myths »

An eight page paper looking at two villanelles by Dylan Thomas and Wendy Cope, showing how they debunk myths we hold about love and death. The two poems discussed are Cope's 'Lonely Hearts' and Thomas' 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Medieval Perspectives on Religion by Keith Thomas and Eamon Duffy Compared »

A 5 page analysis of Eamon Duffy's The Stripping of the Altars and Keith Thomas' Religion and the Decline of Magic. The writer argues that Duffy differs from the standard view of this period and the causes of the Reformation, while Thomas, essentially, supports the standard view. No additional sources ...
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Writers of English Prose »

A 14 page paper which examines the work of several English prose writers from the 16th and 17th centuries. The writers examined are Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Thomas More and Thomas Hobbes on Religion and the State »

This 5 page paper considers and contrasts the way in which religion and the state are portrayed in Thomas More's Utopia and Thomas Hobbes' leviathan. The style and approaches of the book are different, and the precipitin of the authors is also at odds, the paper looks at this ...
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Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson »

In 9 pages, the author discusses Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. Notes on the State of Virginia is an extensive work undertook by Thomas Jefferson. In this tome, Jefferson discussed his state of Virginia proudly and in great detail. The book was written in the ...
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The Leadership Ability and Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson »

10 pages in length. As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. Throughout his esteemed political career, Jefferson maintained a great deal of belief in the common man, as well as harbored considerable sympathy and compassion ...
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Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn »

A 5 page research paper that investigates Thomas S. Kuhn's groundbreaking theory in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962, University of Chicago Press), which ) radically altered the way that change in science is perceived. The traditional understanding states that science progresses by small increments of change. Kuhn posits that ...
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Styles of Leadership Represented by Frank Lloyd Wright, Benito Mussolini, and Thomas Jefferson »

This 6 page paper examines the individual leadership styles of the democratic U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the autocracy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and the laissez-faire style of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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An Assessment of the Statement '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.
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Comparative Analyis of Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain's Hank Morgan in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court »

This is a 5 page paper comparing Thomas Jefferson and Hank Morgan’s goals and values. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and the bill which established religious freedom in the United States. In addition, he believed in the value of education for all and the separation of the Church ...
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Aspects of Slavery »

This 6 page research paper encompasses 4 short essays on various issues pertaining to slavery. These are: how slaves maintained their sense of identity and community; effect of the Enlightenment on slavery; accomplishments/purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation; and the efficacy of the Freedmen's Bureau. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Laws, Morality, Plato, Aquinas, and Hobbes »

7 pages in length. Ever since the time when mankind required the inclusion of law as a means by which to settle disputes and create a more agreeable community, the issue of legal infiltration has been the subject of myriad dissatisfied individuals who believe that the implementation of law has ...
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Human Nature, Culture, and Capitalism »

5 pages. In a letter to Thomas Jefferson in December of 1819, John Adams wrote, "Will you tell me how to prevent riches from becoming the effects of temperance and industry? Will you tell me how to prevent riches from producing luxury? Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing ...
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1820s and 1840s Age of the Common Man »

5 pages in length. The span of years between the 1820s and the 1840s has come to be known as The Age of the Common Man, an historical period in time in which many important changes took place in American society with regard to political, economical and social concerns. ...
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Mental Illness »

An in-depth 12 page research paper on how poorly the mentally-ill were treated during the 18th and w19th centuries when terms such as "loony" and "insane" were common. Some of the ridiculous ideas from those years pertaining to how mental illness was caused are explored as well (i.e., partying, masturbation, ...
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Slavery and Thomas Jefferson »

This 3 page report discusses the great American, Thomas Jefferson, and the fact that he was a slaveowner. Ironically, Jefferson also claimed that the only reason that he was willing or able to "keep" slaves was because he feared that emancipation would ultimately lead to a race war. Nonetheless, his own lifestyle was dependent ...
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Dominant Historical Discourse of Community and Self »

11 pages in length. The writer discusses how those in supposedly "minority" positions could be said to have used "dominant" discourse for their own purposes; the virtues and the problems involved in the American tendency to make the single "self" somehow representative for everybody else; and Lincoln's vision of ...
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Maxine Hong Kingston/Warrior Woman »

A 4 page research paper that has 2 sections. The first section compares the tradition of slavery in China, as described by Kingston's mother, with slavery in the history of St. Thomas. The writer speculates on how this makes the student researching this topic feel. The second section offers ...
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Brook Thomas' Edited Text Plessy v Ferguson A Brief History with Documents »

A 3 page paper which discusses the case of Please v Ferguson, based on the book "Please v Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents," edited by Brook Thomas. This book helps to further enlighten the reader about the case, as well as about history in general during the time of the court case. ...
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Modern Native American Literature and Cultural Conflict »

An 11 page discussion of cultural conflict as is evidenced in Thomas King’s “Green Grass, Running Water”, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”, Gerald Vizenor’s “The Heirs of Columbus”, and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. The author notes the underlying theme of the differences in the ...
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Frontier Influence on Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln »

(5 pp) When we are sitting in front of our computer screen or driving to work or school we loose sight of the term "frontier." Think about out presidents of choice for this reading, for them the frontier was still changing. We will look at their ...
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Abraham Lincoln and Opposing Views of Him »

A 7 page analysis of primary sources in Voices from the House Divided, by Glenn Linden and Thomas Pressley. The writer discusses the contrasting views showed by Unionists and Confederates regarding Abraham Lincoln. No additional sources cited.
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Four Commencement 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 ...
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Comparative Analysis of Notable Americans of the Past »

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.
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