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.

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.

Baroque art/France & Holland

A 5 page research paper that examines art that exemplifies French and Dutch Baroque art. The writer focuses on work by Poussin and Rembrandt. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Impacts of ICT in Modern Life

This 10 page paper discusses the following quote “Computing technology is the most powerful and most flexible technology ever devised. For this reason computing is changing everything “where and how we work, where and how we learn, shop, eat, vote, receive medical care, and spend free time, make war, make friends, make love”. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

Contemporary Native American Concerns: Health, Sovereignty, and Leadership

A 6 page discussion of the many problems facing contemporary Native Americans. Traces these problems back to the initial contact with the European people who invaded Native land. Asserts that everything from the ravages of disease on modern Native Americans to struggles over land rights and the right to independent government can be related to the demands and expectations of non-Native groups who now predominate North America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nineteenth Century Europe -- The Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, “Concert of Europe” and Changes in Intellectualism

This 6 page report discusses several questions related to European development and international relationships in the 19th century. In the 19th century, the nations of Europe were confronted with a large number of “new” issues. In terms of politics and social issues but far more in terms of economics, everything was in the process of change. Political, economic, and technological events of great significance were shaping the thinking and development of the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Why Realism is the Best International Relations Model

This 16 page paper evaluates a variety of issues such as war and the economy. Everything is looked at through the IR lens. While realism is the focus of this paper, other paradigms are discussed. Many examples are provided in this thoughtful look at the state of the world. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

William Kennedy's 'Ironweed' / Annie and Helen

A 10 page paper on William Kennedy's 'Ironweed,' which describes the differences in the life experiences of the two women who run with Francis. Francis is a murderous ex-baseball player who returns to family after destroying Helen. Helen reconciles herself in death. This paper postulates that this story is another parochial vision of the "woman is to blame for everything," while the man can always return as the prodigal son. Therefore, it delivers a dangerous message in a safe-sex world.

Iraq War/Pre & Post Invasion

A 6 page research paper that discusses the Iraq invasion: what occurred prior to the invasion; what occurred during and what occurred after. The writer argues that evidence shows that the Bush administration has bungled everything pertaining to this war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Race Relations in American Society

A 5 page paper discussing two books in relationship to prejudices. The books are, 'Natives and Strangers: A Multicultural History of Americas,' by Leonard Dinnerstein, Roger L. Nichols, and David M. Reimers, and 'Lies My Teacher told Me: Everything Your American History textbook Gone Wrong,' by James W. Loewen. The different levels of prejudice are discussed as well as definitions of racism and stereotypes. Two models of racism are presented and detailed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Japan's Relationship With Korea

A 3 page paper discussing the oppressive rule Japan held over Korea during the Japanese occupation 1910-1945. Japan ruled Korea with little regard for the nominal constitution and with the intent of eradicating everything Korean, including the language, from the soul of the Korean people they ruled. Though powerless to overcome the Japanese, the Korean people developed a strong sense of nationalism in response to the occupation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

Ku Klux Klan: Race And Law Perspectives

10 pages in length. To understand the Klan's motivation is to first comprehend their beginning. Having existed for several decades with beliefs of racial superiority, the Klan has come to represent everything wrong with society. It can be argued that all the ill will, strife and discord that occurs even in today's world can be attributed somewhat to the origins of racism. Without such intolerance, there would be no war; there would be no need to fight people for their land, their people or their existence. The writer discusses the origins and legal concerns in relation to the KKK. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

What Would Have Happened If The Computer Revolution Took Place At The Same Time As The Industrial Revolution?

4 pages in length. The popular adage that contends too much of a good thing can be bad might readily be applied had the computer revolution occurred at the same time as the Industrial Revolution. Looking at it from the perspective of twenty-first century understanding, where virtually everything in the modern world revolves around or is operated by computers, it seems wholly unlikely that anything positive would have come out of this simultaneous coupling when the Industrial Revolution was itself a monumental period of advancement all on its own. In essence, it was result of a series of events that took place to set the stage for industrialism; there was a tangible timeline that provided for the progression toward the Industrial Revolution. Contrarily, there would have been no precursor to usher in the computer revolution had it occurred at the same time and, as such, would have undoubtedly thrown the early twentieth century into a tailspin. No bibliography.

The History of the Pythagorean Theorem

5 pages. An interesting research paper on the background of the Pythagorean Theorem that is used in algebra and geometry. Details the history of the theorem. This is actually a fascinating history and one that is not often discussed in the classroom. The Pythagorean Theorem was founded by a cult that actually worshipped numbers and felt that everything in the Universe was number-related. A very interesting history for a well-known math theory to say the least! Bibliography lists 2 sources.