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Academic papers on U.S. History (18th Century)

Kennedy/Preparing for the 21st Century
A 2 page book review that analyzes Preparing for the Twenty-first Century by Paul Kennedy. Beginning with the concern that Malthus expressed two hundred years ago in regards to the England's eighteenth-century population explosion, Kennedy then...
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World War I & World War II
5 pages. Twice in the 20th century world war impacted the development of the United States. The author compares and contrasts how WWI and WWII impacted the economy, race & gender relations, foreign relations, and issues regarding civil liberties. ...
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Wainstock's The Decision To Drop The Bomb
Every decision has multiple levels of information to be considered: from what to make for breakfast to dropping the first atomic bomb. The problem, according to Dennis Wainstock, in The Decision To Drop The Bomb, is that political decisions of...
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Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
In 5 pages, the author discusses Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly. 'When considering the institution of slavery in America, one must look to one specific text in order to understand what happened during that...
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Democracy is Alive and Well in the United States
A 5 page examination of the history and current status of democracy in the United States. Explores the historical deficiencies of our proposed democracy and addresses how these deficiencies were rectified. Discusses the ability of racial and...
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The Years Following the Structural Period
This five page paper discusses the feminist movement following the structural theory. Bibliography lists one source.
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China And Japan and the Programs That Weren't
This five-page-paper presents a comparison of the social and political changes that were prompted by emperor's actions in the mid nineteenth century to the end of World War II. Bibliography lists three sources.
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Western Expansion and the Trail of Tears
6 pages in length. This paper examines the sad travesty of the Cherokee Trail of Tears march due to western expansion from 1815-1840. The historical treatment of the Cherokee is reviewed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Importance of Political Parties: Woodrow Wilson and the Election of 1912
A 10 page discussion of the importance of political parties. examines the two party system of the United States and traces the formation of the Bull Moose Progressive Party in the presidential elections of 1912. This split of the Republican party...
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Twentieth Century Western Culture
History can be seen as being infinite in that it has no precise beginning and the end is beyond the reasoning power of mere humans. This 8 page paper presents a cultural history of the twentieth century from the perspective of the twenty-second...
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Lyndon Baines Johnson
( 8 pp) "LBJ" (1908-1973), 36th president of the United States (1963-1969). Johnson was the first candidate from a Southern state to be elected president of the United States for more than a century. He became president on November 22,...
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The Kingdom of Matthias
A 3 page analysis of Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz's book 'The Kingdom of Matthias,' which relates the story of a bizarre religious cult leader of the nineteenth century. The book shows how this story relates to the era as a whole and also to the...
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Warfare and the Machine Gun
( 6 pp) Ground warfare, army against army, soldier against soldier, and strength against strength. This was true about war up until 1914 when World War I came about. Up until this point, battles were won by the army with the most men, most...
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Oppression and Whether or Not Human Relations are Improving
This 5 page report discusses whether or not the relationships between human beings is improving, either on the individual or the cultural level. This report argues that they are not. When one examines the history of humanity and the ways in...
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Anti-Chinese Discrimination in the mid-19th Century
An 8 page research paper that examines primary source documents from the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s that demonstrate the discrimination that was directed towards Chinese immigrants. Secondary source material is also included. Bibliography lists 18...
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