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Term Papers on Perspectives on Individual Liberty in the Models of Democracy,Liberalism, Socialism, and Anarchy

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18th and 19th Century Equality and Liberty »

This 5 page paper assesses the tensions between liberty and equality as outlined in Hunt's The French Revolution and Human Rights and Mill's On Liberty. This paper considers whether the concepts of liberty and equality are compatible or incompatible as reflected upon by Hunt and Mill. Bibliography lists ...
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Liberty, Freedom and Their Meanings According to James Madison and Gordon Woods »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the meaning of freedom and liberty as depicted by Gordon Woods, " Radicalism of the American Revolution," and the federalist paper by James Madison. It opens with a description of each paper and the underlying meaning of the authors words when it cam e to the concept of ...
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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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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights »

A 6 page paper discussing the validity of various civili liberty and civil rights concerns. This paper essentially asks What should be the role of civil liberties and civil rights in a democratic society? What are they designed to achieve; what are their appropriate limits; and where should we go from here? ...
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Opposing Viewpoints on Prohibition »

5 pages in length. Billy Sunday, in one of his numerous sermons about alcohol being "God's Worst Enemy" preached that, although some argued personal liberty was at stake, in reality personal liberty simply meant that a man could "stand up at the bar and fill his hide so full ...
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Liberty Men And Great Proprietor The Revolutionary Settlement On The Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 by Alan Taylor »

6 pages in length. Alan Taylor's Liberty Men and Great Proprietors : The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 is an expansive book that studies the life and times of Maine's backcountry settlers during the period after the American Revolution. The initial and subsequent chapters delve deeply ...
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American History Themes of Imperialism and War »

This 4 page paper discusses the topics of imperialism, the two world wars, and Vietnam, and how they can be connected using two specific references, Liberty, Equality and Power and Having Our Say. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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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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Early American Women »

During the revolutionary era, at a time when North Americans proclaimed liberty and political participation as their birthright, women remained separate from the institutions of political life. This 7 page research paper examines the sociopolitical oppression of women and the beginnings of feminist activism in the United States. The writer ...
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Declaration of Independence and Abraham Lincoln »

The concepts of personal freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are an integral component of the social system in the United States. This 5 page paper argues that if the Declaration Of Independence is to be considered as internal truths, then Abraham Lincoln cannot be considered a great President. Bibliography lists 8 ...
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US Government and the Native American Influence »

This 5 page essay looks at how Indians, particularly the Iroquois, influenced the evolution of the government of the United States. Donald A. Grinde’s book Exemplar of Liberty is discussed. Bibliography lists one source.
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History of American Women »

An 8 page research paper that answers 4 questions concerning American women's history drawing from Sara M. Evans' Born For Liberty (1989). The topics covered include political and legal rights during the colonial era; women's participation in the Revolutionary War; the "cult of true womanhood"; and the contribution of the ...
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Dreyfus Affair's Impact on France »

This 3 page paper examines French history inclusive of the French Revolution. Liberty, and how the French embrace it, is noted. The Dreyfus Affair is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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U.S. Civil Liberties, the 'Red' Scare, and the Cold War »

This 6-page paper examines the impact of the Cold War and the "Red Scare" of the 1940s and 1950s on civil liberties in the United States. Also under discussion are why McCarthyism and fear of communism occurred in the first place. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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U.S. Definition of Patriot and Patriotism »

A 5 page argumentative essay that discusses how the words "patriotism" and "patriot" are defined in American culture. The writer argues that an examination of how "patriotism" is generally being used to promote war fever demonstrates that this brand of "patriotism" goes against the intent of the Constitution and should ...
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Political and Social Philosophies of James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes »

A 7 page outline of the classical liberalist approach to protecting individual rights through the establishment of government. This paper points out both the similarities and differences in these men’s philosophies, asserting that they were unified in their desire to not only abolish feudalism but to establish a system ...
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Transgendered Community and Civil Rights »

A 5 page examination of the problems society hurls toward transgendered individuals. While some progress is being made in implementing policies and laws that protect the civil rights of these individuals, much additional progress must be made. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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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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Individual Personality Trait Identification and Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow »

An 11 page paper describing an individual and relating the collection of personality and character traits to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, work expectations, motivation (intrinsic or extrinsic), personality and operating according to a systems approach. The individual who has been the ultimate subject of this paper is one cognizant ...
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20th Century Civil Rights »

This 12 page report discusses civil rights and the civil rights movement of the past century. While it was a time of social change in America that was unprecedented, it is also essential to understand that while it accomplished much, it did not solve America’s civil liberty and racial problems. ...
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Still Elusive Concepts of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness »

5 pages in length. The concept was clear, and the idea was even carried out for a time, but the overall effectiveness of Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is far from being realized in America. Jefferson's vision was originally created to provide ...
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The American Revolution is Still Underway! »

This 5 page paper presents the contention that despite the fact that our founding fathers were not gods, their vision of America is continually unfolding even today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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W.W. Brown/Clotel »

A 3 page book review of William Wells Brown's novel Clotel, or, The President's Daughter, which was first published in 1853 and has the distinction of being the first novel authored by an African American. The fundamental premise of the novel is that Thomas Jefferson fathered children by one of ...
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The Appeal Of Howard Stern »

20 pages in length. America's liberal reputation has been both a blessing and a curse; throughout its two hundred and thirty-one year history, the United States has not only embraced a position of independent thought and action, but it has also nurtured a level of open-mindedness not rivaled by ...
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Belief Comparisons of the NAACP and Ku Klux Klan »

8 pages in length. If there were ever two organizations that represented the antithesis of each other, they would be the Ku Klux Klan and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) symbolizing the furthest ends of the racial spectrum. The NAACP stands for the inherent rights ...
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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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An Analysis of Slavery and Freedom in America »

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the ...
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Civil Rights and Hugo Black »

5 pages. When we look at how Justice Black was allowed to serve on the Supreme Court and the fact that he did, in his own way, serve fairly and doing good for all people in an equal sense, we must consider the philosophy of civil rights in general. ...
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Native American Issues »

A 5 page summary of the problems that have confronted Native Americans in their relations with the U.S. government. The author explores these issues and discusses their varying depiction in Native, mainstream, and scholarly publications. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Modern Culture, the Family, and the Individual »

This 6 page paper takes a look at both sides of the argument as to the positive and negative aspects of individuality. The myth of the family is discussed and the family through the ages, from medieval times, is documented. The paper concludes that individuality is a good thing ...
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Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Enlightenment, Revolution, the State, and the Individual »

This 5 page paper explores the concept of preference to individual desires and needs as opposed to the state's through the eyes of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The Enlightenment, American Revolution and French Revolution are seen as influential in terms of a shift in thought about individuality. Bibliography lists ...
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Professional Service Provider Considerations Regarding Native American Culture »

An 8 page discussion of Native American culture and the factors which shaped that culture. Emphasizes that the term “Native American” encompasses a variety of different cultures and that within those cultures Native Americans relate on an individual basis to others within the culture and those outside the culture. ...
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History of Women in Aviation »

In five pages this paper examines the participation and contributions of women in aviation from an historical perspective and includes the effects of war on women’s roles, individual female aviation pioneers, public perceptions, and social impacts. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Ideological Differences Between Thomas Jefferson and Henry David Thoreau »

A 5 page paper discussing and comparing theories of Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Jefferson as they relate to government's importance to the individual citizen. No additional sources cited.
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Analysis and Cross Cultural History of Prostitution »

A 5 page paper on this history of 'the world's oldest profession'-- prostitution. The writer discusses the shape and form that prostitution has taken throughout history with respect to individual cultures and societies such as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Church in the Middle Ages, and more recent eras as well. ...
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US Socioeconomic Conditions Associated with 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.
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Culture and the Mortuary Practices of Native Americans »

A 30 page overview of the various mortuary practices and grave goods often associated with Native American burials and the ability to determine an individual's culture and the societal organization of those who participated in the burial based on these practices and goods. Contrasts the burial practices of the ...
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Social Work: History and Application »

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the social work profession. The history of the profession as well as its application in assisting individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Intoxicants and Islam »

A 6 page review of Islam's prohibitions against the use of intoxicants. The author examines that prohibition. Segments of the Quran are quoted that specifically prohibit alcohol use and the justification for those prohibitions is discussed. These justifications center around alcohol's negative impacts on both individual and ...
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Slavery Reflected in the Works of Henrik Ibsen, Frederick Douglass, and Jonathan Swift »

A 6 page research paper that investigates Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift; A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen; and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass Swift, Douglass, & Ibsen/Visions of Slavery. The writer argues that Each one of these works explores the devastating psychic ramifications that occur ...
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Examination of the Civil Rights Movement Between 1945 and 1965 »

This 4 page paper briefly considers the proposition that the actions of the federal government were more important to the movement between 1945 and 1965 than were the efforts of individuals and groups such as the NAACP, SCLC, CORE and SNCC; and argues that the statement is incorrect and that ...
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Combined Influence of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton »

A 6 page paper discussing early political thought in America. As the United States was just beginning, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson had two very different visions for their country. In the time between 1607 to 1865, it was the philosophy of Jefferson that predominated. Hamilton favored a strong central government; ...
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Amistad Incident and Freedom »

This 6 page paper explores the idea o freedom as presented in the Amistad incident and pertaining to slavery as well as the rights of the individual. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Homeland Security Personal Response »

Safety, as defined by President George W. Bush in his establishment of homeland security measures, is dedicated to the protection of the country as a whole beginning at its borders and moving inward to tap into the individual lives of citizens and immigrants who might offer a threat. This places ...
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"Sorrow Of War," "Perfume Dreams" And "In Country" - Review »

12 pages in length. Ninh's The Sorrow of War, Lam's Perfume Dreams and Mason's In Country are drawn together by the single thread of war, yet their unique perspectives take readers on three distinct journeys that cultivate entirely distinctive impressions. For a war whose perspective is typically that ...
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Revolution and Men »

A 5 page paper discussing the concept of revolution and the influence that individual men have on the political changes that occur within a country. The examples are based on Vaclav Havel's Open Letters and Eduard Dune's Notes of a Red Guard. Both of these men were men of ...
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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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The Cost of Political Revolutions »

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, ...
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Women's Rights According to Edmund Burke and Mary Wollenstonecraft »

(6 pp.) This discussion will examine Mary Wollenstonecraft's idea of individual self development especially as it applies to women in her essay the Vindication of the Rights of Man and Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792), in relationship to political thought as it is expressed in Edmond ...
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8 Significant Anglo Americans Who Lived Between the Years 1607 and 1763 »

This 3 page paper examines settlers and explorers including well known people like Thomas Jefferson and Daniel Boone. A bit of why each individual is important is the focus of this paper Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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