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France at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century »

A 5 page paper discussing France at the turn of the 19th century. Topics include why the first republic did not succeed, the commands he was given, and how he ultimately became emperor in 1804. Bibliography lists four sources.
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Contrasts and Similarities Between Haiti, France, and the United States from 1650 until 1850 »

An 8 page overview of this critical period in history. The author outlines major historical events for these countries and emphasizes the importance of revolution, industrialization, and imperialism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Slavery Position of Frederick Douglass »

This 5 page paper looks at this slave's famous narrative and examines his ideas about the institution. The focus of this paper is on Douglass's condemnation of slavery. Direct quotes are provided. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right »

A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down ...
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1961's Civil Rights Freedom Riders »

This seven-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion and outline of the Freedom Riders of 1961. Opening with an explanation about the Supreme Court decision to desegregate public transit facilities and detailing what happened when two bus loads of multiracial travelers tested the order the paper moved through a chronological timeline for the reader. Bibliography lists ...
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French And Industrial Revolutions: Changes To Society And Philosophy »

3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the influence of the Industrial and French Revolutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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French, Spanish, and British Colonists »

A 4 page paper which examines the difference between French and Spanish colonists and British colonists as it relates to revolution and rebellion against Britain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Reasons Behind Colonial America's Decision to Revolt Against England »

A 4 page overview of the reasons Americans elected to revolt against English control. The author contends that English support was just not there even in the earliest stages of colonialism. Once the Americans became self assured that they could survive they began to look at their ties ...
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George Washington »

A 3 page paper which examines the leadership and success of George Washington and his army. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Patrick Henry and George Washington »

This 8 page paper examines the relationship between George Washington and Patrick Henry, as revealed by their histories and in their correspondence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Impact of Great Men During Times of Revolution »

A 3 page contention that ever since the Revolution of 1789 the French have exhibited a tendency to look to 'great men' to restore order and tranquillity after moments of great political or social upheaval. Notes that this tendency is really not that uncommon, however, for people who have ...
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Gary Nash/Race and Revolution »

An 11 page book review that analyzes the arguments that Gary B. Nash, professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Los Angeles, makes regarding the issue of slavery and how it was addressed, or rather not addressed, by the Founding Fathers in his text Race and Revolution. ...
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Gary Nash/Race and Revolution »

A 12 page book review on Gary Nash's Race and Revolution (1990, Madison House Publishers), which presents the intriguing thesis that the Northern statesmen at the time of the nation's founding missed an ideal opportunity to take steps that would have greatly hastened the demise of slavery, and ...
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The Greatest Military Leader »

A 5 page paper that discusses Patton’s leadership style. General George S. Patton, Jr. was loved, hated, respected, and feared. Some people even thought he was crazy because he believed in reincarnation. He always saw himself as a warrior. He could be dictatorial and autocratic one minute and then ...
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Principled Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee »

In this well-written 12 page paper, the writer examines the life and service of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. For the most part, the research is concerned with whether or not his decision to leave the U.S. military and join the Confederate Army was based upon character & principle or ...
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The Military Revolution Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker »

This 3 page report discusses the fact that the key to the success of the West in creating global empires between 1500 and 1750 was dependent on the technological improvements in the ability to wage war. No bibliography.
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Faith and Character of George Washington »

A 9 page paper that examines the qualities that comprise good leadership and explore how these qualities were exhibited by George Washington during his military and political careers. Included is a brief synopsis of Washington's childhood and the factors that contributed to his spiritual and moral nature. Bibliography ...
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Corruption and George Washington Plunkitt »

A 6 page paper which examines “Plunkitt of Tammany Hall” and discusses how George Washington Plunkitt played with the stereotype of the corrupt urban politician. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.
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George Washington's Experiences in the American Revolution »

This 5 page paper examines the American Revolution with special attention to the role of George Washington. Washington's experience is confined primarily to his military experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1796 'Farewell Address' of President George Washington »

5 pages. In his Farewell Address to the nation in 1796, George Washington urged American leaders to avoid entangling alliances with foreign powers and to avoid the fractiousness of political parties. While this comes across as sound advice to the nation, it was also very naïve. This ...
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Political Parties and Government Powers According to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison »

A 5 page discussion of the political views of these three founding fathers. Suggests that a debate between Washington, in particular, and modern day political scientists would reveal many differences. Although admittedly our government has become considerably more complex over time, Washington would undoubtedly still hold to his ...
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Retrospective of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address »

A 5 page discussion of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and, in agreement with Garry Wills, its effectivity in raising the American patriotic spirit more so that earlier documents. The paper discusses how this is related to various feelings of unity around loss, hope and a sense of personal involvement in ...
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Gettysburg: Battlefield and Terrain and General Johnston Pettigrew, CSA »

This 10 page paper discusses Days 1 and 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg, the weather and terrain, and the way in which Confederate General Johnston Pettigrew approached the battle. Bibliography lists 4 sources
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Nineteenth Century Imperialism and the Global Impact of the Industrial Revolution »

An 8 page paper which examines the racial, ethnic and class problems that emerged as a result, considers how the problems were related, the key element of capitalist modernity and whether or not they are still being faced today. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Gordon S. Wood/The American Revolution »

A 3 page book review of The American Revolution, A History by Gordon S. Wood, which offers the reader an articulate, well-written, expertly researched summary of the events and situations that led up to the war with Great Britain, which resulted in the birth of the United States. Wood’s ...
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Nineteenth Century Perspectives on Wealth »

A 6 page essay that looks at the writing of 3 19th century authors. In the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution swept across Western society, bringing innumerable benefits. However, these benefits were not evenly distributed throughout all classes in society and changes also increased the disparity in wealth between the ...
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Articles of Confederation »

This 4 page essay reports on the Articles of Confederation, which provided the first central government for the United States after the American Revolution. The writer discusses the Confederation's successes and failures. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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War of 1812 and Great Lakes' Fleets »

An 8 page paper which examines the making of the Lake Erie and Ontario Fleets, which were the origins of the war’s Great Lakes’ fleets. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Overview of the Process of Grouping Things, Places, and People »

This 8-page paper groups 20 items into four groups of five items each, discusses the relationship among them, and why they are important to the times in which they occurred. (The items include people such as Lincoln and Jefferson; other terms such as Dred Scott, Gettysburg, and the Enlightenment, ...
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Post War of 1812 and Industrialism Growth »

5 pages in length. The growth of industrialism after the War of 1812 served to improve relations between the North and West, yet the South did not share in the same industrial growth as a result in the rise of sectionalism. The changing face of the United States ...
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Nineteenth Century German Gymnastics »

A 7 page paper that describes the significant developments in competitive gymnastics in Germany during the 1800s. Of special consideration are the development of schooled gymnastics processes and the participation of Germany in the first Olympiad in 1896. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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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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Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert »

A 5 page review of Christopher Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution' -- a book detailing the socio-political events surrounding the conflict of 1789. The primary source is cited in bibliography.
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Federal Government's Morill Act Land Grants »

A 4 page paper on the grants of vacant land given by the U.S. Federal government to make improvements during the last half of the19th century. Included in the discussion is the first Morill Act which helped build up railroads from 1850 through 1871 and also the Second Morill Act ...
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U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and its Historical Development »

A 12 page paper which examines the origins of its development and concentrates on the critical period between 1970 and 1990. Specifically considered are current reactor research programs, current state of nuclear power plant design, radioactive waste, plant licensing extension, decommissioning, government oversight, and future prospects. Bibliography lists ...
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'The History Book' and School Textbooks on History »

This 4 page paper considers how “The History Book” may present a different picture of history compared to the history which is usually found in school history books. The approach is then applied to modern events such as the Iraq war. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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History of Des Moines, Iowa »

A 4 page paper which examines the history of Des Moines, Iowa. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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U.S. Ethnic Relations' History »

This is a 3 page paper which discusses the history of multiculturalism in the United States. The bibliography has 3 sources.
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A History of American Organized Crime »

A 15 page research paper that offers a history of organized crime in the US. The writer follows this history from Prohibition to the current day, concentrating on the career of Lucky Luciano, and arguing that the influence of the Mafia has declined in recent years, as Asian and Latin ...
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Boy Scouts of America, Its History »

A 5 page research paper that offers a detailed overview of the history of the BSA. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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History of the La Purisima Mission »

A 7 page paper which examines the history of the La Purisima Mission located in Lompoc, California. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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People's History »

This 5 page paper explores a number of problems that were faced by women, factory workers, African Americans and Native Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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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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Turning Points from Ancient History to Now »

This 4 page starts with the discovery of fire, moves through the scientific revolution, and on to the threat of nuclear bombs as it exists in the world today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Incredible War of 1812 by J. Mackay Hitsman »

A 4 page book review on The Incredible War of 1812 (1965) by J. Mackay Hitsman, a classic text on this subject. Hitsman's scholarship is detailed as he accessed an extensive list of primary sources in Canada, Great Britain and the US. He offers historical fact within the cultural context ...
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Growth of America from the U.S. Contribution to the 1812 War »

This 4 page paper examines this critical period of time. The controversy that existed between Hamilton and Jefferson is highlighted. Pertinent information is relayed about the War of 1812. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Iraq War and Views of Past Leaders »

This 8 page paper examines the war in Iraq through the eyes of Elizabeth I, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Banneker. Bibliographic information is included about each of the individuals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Radicalization of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood »

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 ...
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How Revolutionary was the American Revolution? »

This 3 page paper discusses the question of whether or not the American Revolution made a real difference in the issues of slavery, religion and women's rights, and argues that it was not as revolutionary as first thought. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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American Revolution and How the Colonists Achieved Victory »

This 3 page paper provides an evaluation of reasons why the Americans won the Revolution. The battle of Yorktown is discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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