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Term Papers on Disease Brought to North America by the Europeans

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Organized Crime in America »

In four pages this paper examines the sociopolitical phenomenon of organized crime in America in an overview that includes definition, its development in the United States, its attempts to influence the government, and the organization of organized crime groups after the Prohibition era. Four sources are listed in the ...
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The Exploitation of the People of Central America »

This 5 page paper examines the banana industry in Central America in a larger context. Globalization and slavery are things discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Slavery in Africa and Europe »

A 6 page paper which examines the institution of slavery in Africa and in Europe prior to the colonization of the Americas. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the American Colonies »

This 5 page paper examines issues related to slavery in colonial America. Economic and social effects of slavery are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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America's 'Victory' in the War of 1812 »

This 3 page paper examines the War of 1812 briefly and how America "won" it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Second World War's Mythological Nature »

A 4 page analysis of the book 'The Best War Ever: America and World War II,' by Michael C.C. Adams. The writer demonstrates how Adams explores and debunks the myths that Americans have insisted on associating with the 'last good war' - World War II. No additional sources cited.
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John Schwarz's America's Hidden Success Winning The War On Poverty »

A 5 page paper analyzing John Schwarz's book entitled 'America's Hidden Success.' The writer gives an overview of what the book is about and observes and addresses some popular criticism.
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Social Evolution, Political Force, and Latin America »

A 5 page paper that demonstrates the impacts of major political force on the small communities of Latin America over the course of the past 4 centuries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Abigail Adams' 'Remember the Ladies!' »

(5pp) As the wife of the second president, and the mother of the sixth, Abigail Adams was in a historic "front-row seat" to record America's early times and political history. She did this through active correspondence, and has provided a valuable and often humorous insight into the times. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...
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America and Changing Freedom »

A 6 page paper that examines the history of America's association with freedom and the changes that this association has undergone since the nation's birth. Discussed is the meaning of freedom during the birth of the nation, throughout the twentieth century, and at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ...
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1945 to 1952 Cold War America and Harry S. Truman »

A 5 page paper which presents an overview of Truman and Cold War America from 1945-1952. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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American History »

A 3 page paper that examines the Declaration and the Stamp Act as they involve America’s independence. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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A Consideration of American History from 1865 until 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.
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America's Sexism and Racism History »

A concise 5 page essay on the historical origin of racism and sexism in the Americas. The writer details how the White Man brutally conquested the Native Indians and continued a reign of racist oppression thereafter. Sociopolitical examples such as The Chinese Exclusion Act, the persecution of Japanese-Americans during World ...
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American Prohibition and the Economic Boom of the 1920s »

This 9 page paper presents an overview of life in America during the 1920s with an emphasis on prohibition and the boom economy. The paper is broken down into sections featuring those issues in response to questions posed by a student. The 1929 crash is discussed in detail as is ...
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Post 9 11 and Civil Rights »

This 5 page paper compares civil rights after September 11th with rights that were allowed during WWII. Present day treatment of Middle Easterners and Muslims in America is compared with how Japanese were treated during the 1940s. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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The War of 1812 As America's Second War of Independence »

In 5 pages the author discusses the war of 1812. ' America's second war of independence was the War of 1812, which is also called the Napoleonic Wars. The War of 1812 was limited in its popularity. It was a relatively minor war. The United States ...
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What People in the Colonial Era Knew »

This 5 page paper explores the importance of learning and knowledge in colonial America. There is a focus on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and their thoughts about education and learning. The essay discusses the purpose of learning and what knowledge was perceived as the most valuable. Bibliography lists 6 ...
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Early American Dichotomy and the Conflict Between Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton »

In three pages this paper examines how the conflict between these important figures in early America reflect the opposition that existed in the new United States at the time. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Alexander Hamilton v. Thomas Jefferson and Differing Future Visions »

This 6 page paper delves into the past and looks at Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and their different ideologies. The focus of this paper is on how their visions of the future of America differ. Ideas about agriculture and manufacturing are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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American Revolution Compared to the French and Latin American Revolutions »

This 3 page paper compares and contrasts revolutions in Latin America with the US and French Revolutions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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America's Revolutionary War and Women »

This 5 page paper outlines the society in which women lived during the time of the Revolutionary War in America. Dominant opinions about, standards of behavior, and expectations of American women of 18th century are presented. Bibliography included.
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President's Role in the Further Progression of Civil Rights »

In 5 pages, the author discusses the role of the president in furthering civil rights. Does the president have a role in furthering the civil rights of the people of America? Yes, although it is not a reactionary role in many instances, the president by the virtue of ...
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American Author Washington Irving »

5 pages in length. As one of America's most celebrated authors who is often called the father of the American short story, Washington Irving's illustrious career spanned a multitude of literary classifications including poetry, essays, travel writing, biography, columns and short stories. His two most famous works – ...
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Latin America and Female Travelers During the Nineteenth Century »

This 12 page paper looks at the experiences of women travelers in 19th Century Latin America. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Nineteenth Century American Racism and Alexis de Tocqueville »

This paper examines the comments about black people in the United States written by French politician Alexis de Tocqueville in his book, Democracy in America. The paper also compares how the 19th century words of de Toqueville are still true today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis »

A 2 page essay on Lewis' 'Main Street' in which the writer discusses the book's unflattering vision of smalltown life in America. Quotes are used to support points made.
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Improving American Life with the North American Free Trade Agreement »

This 5 page paper describes the ways in which NAFTA has lived up to its promises and the ways in which it has improved the lives and working conditions as well as the economy for America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Beyond the Industrial Revolution in Urban Design »

A 9 page overview of the factors entering into urban design during and immediately following the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and in the United States. The contention is presented that while Britain felt the need to move beyond the grid system which had characterized early urban design, America ...
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Daily Life during the Seven Years War in North America »

This 5 page paper discusses what life was like in America during the Seven Years War from the point of view of a colonist. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow »

This 6 page paper discusses various works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The various influences on his work are explored and exampled from his works, including his views on America, slavery, war, mythology, and the human condition. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Analysis of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Its Impact Upon Colonial America »

A 5 page paper which examines the ideas which emerged as a result of Great Britain’s Glorious Revolution of 1688, and the changes which resulted in the political and legal institutions of colonial America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Cold War Hysteria and 'Casualties' Julius and Ethel Rosenberg »

A 6 page (4 pp. + 2 pp. Annotated Bibliography) paper that evaluates the Communist hysteria that gripped America during the late 1940s and early 1950s and evaluates the allegations that led to the arrest and trial of the New York couple on espionage charges. Specifically considered are whether ...
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Significance of Cold War Ideolgies »

When WWII ended America was filled with loyal and idealogical citizens. That ideology sustained us throughout the cold war and now that it is over stands at the ready in case it is needed again. This five page paper outlines and discusses the ideals and beliefs that were held by Americans ...
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Enduring Legacy of Freedom »

This 5 page paper discusses the difficulties which have come as a result of America's continued war on terrorism. Difficulties with security, economy, foreign relations and social ramifications are exampled and explored. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Determination of the Individual and the Mexican Revolution »

(6 pp) Mexican people were fighting for an individual determination of their lives within their own country. They were bucking not only the historic Spanish tradition of the patron, but the dominance of the Church, and America's need to keep her fingers in all capitalistic pies - particularly ...
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Failed Covert Operations In Evan Thomas's "The Very Best Men" »

8 pages in length. Wartime elicits a mentality supportive of all means by which to defeat the enemy, despite the questionable level of risk and strategic success. This reality was never as apparent as with covert operations of the Cold War and the troubling wake these failed actions ...
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South Africa, the United States, and Civil Rights »

A five page paper which looks at the civil rights movement in America and South Africa and the similarities between the two. Bibliography lists 10 sources
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Civil Rights and the Government of the United States »

This 3 page paper provides an analysis of the civil rights era, as well as some information about the previous time period from the 1930s on. The government's role in civil rights is discussed. All three branches of the government are noted as being integral to the proliferation ...
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Civil Rights Movement and Exodus Theme »

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the biblical story of Exodus serves as powerful example and ideal for the struggles of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that the use of Exodus as both a metaphor and a source of ...
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Brief History of American Civil Rights »

This 4 page research paper offers a brief history of civil rights in America. Bibliography lists 4 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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Why Thomas Jefferson Was a Great President »

This 5 page paper argues that Jefferson is America's greatest president. Some controversial issues are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Difficult Beginnings of America »

This 7 page paper compares the American Revolution with the changes which occurred about a decade later when the Constitutional Convention made important decisions. Shays's Rebellion is discussed. The paper concludes that the latter time period, during the 1780s, is more significant than the 1770s in terms of America's ...
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Duality and War in Literature »

A 7 page paper which examines Philip Caputo’s “A Rumor of War” and Graham Greene’s “The Quiet American” as they address two sides to war, in different ways as it relates to the Vietnam War. The paper also utilizes George Herring’s “America’s Longest War.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Culture, Identity, and Roots in the Writings of Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe »

This 4 page report discusses three of the most important writers of 19th century America and how each of them wrote in ways that represented the fundamental roots and cultural identity of the United States during their lifetimes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Nineteenth Century America and the Railroad's Economic Impact »

This 8 page paper discusses the history and development of railroads in America and their economic impact on American society. The advent of the railroad and the expansion of rail service across the country changed American business, politics, and economics. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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19th Century American Slavery and Marriages »

This 5 page overview on wedding ceremonies held for slaves in nineteenth century America details customs such as 'jumping the broom.' The role of the church is also addressed. The paper ends with marriage statistics from the time period. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Slavery in America »

6 pages in length. The writer briefly touches upon the beginnings of slavery, slavery in America, Reconstruction, Civil Rights and Jim Crow. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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A Personal View of The End of Victory Culture »

A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of his concepts in The End of Victory Culture, especially as they relate to the transition in perceptions of the American war story in post-World War II Cold War America. No additional sources cited.
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