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North American History

U.S. history between European settlement and Reconstruction

Write a 5-8 page paper about three individuals who had a significant impact on US history from the time of settlement to Reconstruction. All individuals should be contemporaries (live at more or less the same time). One should be a political leader, one a writer or artist, and one a figure from any other field (religion, busine

Court case that contributes to government in the US

Marbury v. Madison was a major subject that diffused a foremost interest to many common Americans. Many people were intrigue with its circumstances and also animated to see the outcome or the results. William Marbury was promised to become the Justice of the Peace by John Adams in his "midnight appointments" prior to his depart

Causes of the Korean War

What were the real causes of the Korean was? Please provide a review of the causes of the Korean wars in a detailed historical non-biased format.

How American Society has Changed Over a Lifetime

Reflecting back on to your own past experience, how American society has changed over the span of your life. Not looking for any major political or international events, just focusing more on the day-to-day life in America from when you were younger to now such as cost of products and services, entertainment, etc. What do you th

How the Constitution endangered freedom

Why did some Founding Fathers think that the Constitution might endanger freedom? What is the response of those who favoured the Constitution - how did they think it would protect freedom or improve on the Articles of Confederation? Provide APA citations to support your statements.

Reagan Era - American Society and Culture

I'm analyzing the "Reagan Revolution" and the impact it had on American society and its culture. Attached is the back ground history to include three questions about the revolution.

The New World, colonization and American slavery

Describe life in Europe at the time the explorations of the New World began. Which experiences might have contributed to the willingness of Europeans to get involved in colonization? Compare the development of England's colonies in New England to those in the South. What were their similarities? What were their major differen

American Foreign Policy and Isolationism in the 30s and 40s

What was the American foreign policy in the 1930s, and what were the arguments in favour of isolationism? How and why did America's isolationist stance erode entering into the 1940s? How did American foreign policy goals shape the American approach to the war? Provided is the background to this discussion to include some r

Afghanistan and Vietnam Wars- costs

Only the wars in Afghanistan and Vietnam lasted longer than the Revolutionary War. Why was the war so lengthy and what were the costs involved for the British and for the Americans? You might consider not only loss of life and munitions, but also political, social and actual economic costs. Please help me with 2-3 pages of co

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

I need help discussing the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Evaluate the participants by answering the following questions: - Who were the accusers (what part of society)? - What do their fears tell us about the beliefs and society in this period? - Why did the trials come to an end? - What does the outcome of the trials tell us

America's Age of Imperialism

As American foreign policy grew more interventionist and aggressive from the 1890s to the early twentieth century, what were the key points during this period that led to the Filipino Insurrection? When this went down, how was this perceived in the U.S? What justifications and arguments were used for/against colonization?

Evaluating Ronald Reagan's Legacy

When Ronald Reagan died in 2004, he was widely hailed as one of the greatest American presidents and credited with ending (and winning) the Cold War. Evaluate Ronald Reagan's legacy in the United States and in international affairs. What were his administration's most significant domestic and international achievements? Failure

Changes of the American Political Spectrum in the 1970s-80s

The Reagan Revolution (and the ending of the Cold War) brought about and witnessed great changes here in America and around the world. Both ends of the American political spectrum changed significantly in the 1970s and 1980s. Describe these changes, and discuss how they shaped contemporary American politics.

The Civil Rights Movement's Effect on Social Change

During the 1960s, African Americans made substantial gains in asserting their freedoms and rights. how did the civil rights movement produce significant social change not only for African Americans, but also for Native Americans, Latinos and women?

American War History

US involvement in Vietnam and how this helped divide Americans. Discuss the range of American responses to the war. How did they change over time? How did domestic political concerns shape the country's response to the war? How did the war shape domestic politics in the 1960s and early 1970s? Cite Sources

New Types of Warfare Strategies

Both Grant and Sherman pursued a new type of warfare. Explain the change in strategy these men employed. Note a battle or campaign in which each man used this new strategy. Finally, was this strategy effective? Why or why not?

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Compare and contrast the political attitudes toward slavery of Stephen A. Douglas with those of Abraham Lincoln. What were the results of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates?

Civil War and Robert E. Lee

During the Civil War, the tragic character Robert E. Lee came to the forefront with his impact upon the war. If you were in Lee's position, what would you have done in relation to either supporting the Union or supporting your state? Please respond to this question with the following two factors in mind: think of the feeling and

US Justification for Actions in South Vietnam

Vietnam played such a large role in the history of America, particularly in the 1960's and 1970's, that it is easy to forget that we were involved in that country the decade previous. Beginning in the 1950s, maintaining a non-Communist South Vietnam became crucial in American efforts to contain communism. What was the nati

Indian Removal Act of 1830: Problems and Benefiters

Explain who benefited from the Indian Removal Act. What were the benefits? What were the problems with the Act? I understand the benefits were expansion of White settlement and the increase in cotton production in the southern states. I also understand the act was intended to be voluntary, but turned into a forced removal. Ho

American Policy of Containment Post-WW2

The end of World War II brought about for many Americans an intense desire to return to normal life. It also brought about the confrontation with the Soviet Union and the beginning of the "Cold" war How did containment shape American actions abroad for almost half a century? Where and how did we practice the policy of cont

Experiences of The Great Depression

Please explain how the experiences of the U.S. in the Great Depression and in WWII demonstrate the importance of aggregate spending (Keynesian theory) as the primary engine of post-WWII.

Roosevelt and World War II

Discuss the various challenges faced by Franklin D. Roosevelt leading up to World War II. Though many efforts were made to keep us out of the war, many more led to intervention. How did Roosevelt attempt to balance American isolationism with the increasingly ominous international scene of the late 1930s? What domestic and

Motivational Factors in Authorizing Atomic Bombs

World War II changed the U.S. as a nation, economically, socially and politically. The ultimate resolution of the war was the use of the atom bomb and the dawn of the nuclear age. What factors likely motivated President Truman to authorize the use of atomic bombs against Japan in August 1945?

The New Deal and ending the Great Depression

The impact of the New Deal's success or failure in ending the Great Depression. To what extent was the New Deal successful in solving the economic crisis of the Great Depression?