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Articles of Confederation

What problems did the new nation experience under the Articles of Confederation? Why did these problems develop?

Rise of Consumer Society and American Sports

Compare and contrast what is considered "the Rise of Consumer Society" in both the Upper and Middle classes. American sports became big business in the Gilded Age. Describe the rise of professional sports in America, and explain how capitalism was evident within it.

The Progressive Movement Force

In 1910, the non-agricultural working force was made up of approximately 38 million men and women, many of whom labored in factories. Frustrated by exploitive working conditions and terrible poverty, some Americans started to protest. They were joined by artists, journalists, politicians, and intellectuals who adopted their caus

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

In the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, is he viewed as a self-promoter? If he was, was his attempt successful? What are the key ways Benjamin Franklin presents his autobiography an an illustration for self-improvement?

The Industrial Revolution, Capitalism & Communism

1.) What are some of the most significant social consequences of the Industrial Revolution? 2.) What is the relationship between the Industrial Revolution and the development of Capitalism? 3.) How did the rise of Capitalism lead to the development of Communism? 4.) What do you think are the most significant differences be

Different Roles and Lives of Slaves in the Slave System

Slaves filled many roles within the slave system. Compare and contrast the roles played and lives led by the field worker, the house servant, and the artisan. Did any of the three fare better than the others under the slave system? Why or why not?

Primary Source Analysis: Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

Primary Source Analysis What is a primary source? It can be defined as anything created by someone involved in an event, about the event. For example, it could be a diary or a picture. The following URLs will take you to places on the web that discuss primary sources: "Identifying Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources." W

Thurgood Marshall

What were Thurgood Marshall's biggest accomplishments and how did they shape American history?

Asian Migration Hypothesis

Explain the Asian Migration Hypothesis in detail. According to the theory, how did natives gradually spread over the continent in subsequent migrations?

Lasting mark on the New World's development

The Spanish, French, and English all explored America and left a lasting mark on the New World's development. Compare and contrast the colonization methods used by each. Be sure to discuss the goals, characteristics, and lasting effects of each power's methods.

Movements in American History and Culture

1. Discuss the reform movements of the first half of the nineteenth century. 2. What exactly was the "romantic impulse" and what did it mean for American culture? 3. In what ways was the abolitionist movement similar to the other reform movements discussed in this chapter? How was it different? 4. What were some of the argume

Abraham Lincoln- short paper

This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Bibliographies and citations will be in the Chicago Manual of Style format. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite t

Traders and Settlers of the Westward Migration

1. To where did the traders and settlers of the westward migrations described in this chapter go? How connected did they remain to the economy of the eastern seaboard and why? 2. What caused the "Era of Good Feelings?"? What were the reasons for its demise? 3. Describe the nation's most important economic needs during the

Constitutional Convention

Explain the delicacy of the issue of slavery for the men at the Constitutional Convention, examine the manner in which they dealt with the matter.

Imperialism/Colonialism (Africa/India/U.S.)

Discuss the effect of imperialism and/or colonialism on the African continent and the reactions from the indigenous population. Compare the American Revolution and Indian Independence Movement as violent and non-violent revolutions respectively. Did they succeed in their goals?

American history inquiries

1. What factors influenced the different patterns of development/ economies of the Northern colonies as compared to the Southern colonies? How did these factors facilitate the introduction/spread of slavery? 2. Why did the communities in different various colonies develop so differently? What, for example, accounts for the pred

African and Asian Colonies: U.S. History in 1877

European countries apart of the Western Empires fighting alongside Russia had many colonies in Africa and Asia, but after their economies were ruined as a result of the war they could no longer afford to salvage these colonies. What sort of colonies were they?

The Impact of Early Settlers on Natives

Dear OTA, Considering the native Americans had no written language, it is hard to determine the many facets of abuse they were subjected to by the early American settlers, and eventually the British. I would most welcome a few key opinions regarding the relationship between the two and how the Indians regarded the "invasion"

Question about right to privacy

Answer the following questions in your paper: To what extent does the Constitution protect the right of privacy? Why did each case need to be heard and interpreted by the Supreme Court? How does the Supreme Court's decision in each case continue to affect the rights of American citizens today?

Henry Adams, The Dynamo and the Virgin

Analyze the Education of Henry Adams's chapter, "The Dynamo and the Virgin," where he talked about the conflict between a society based in faith and a society based in science. What were some of the general issues between those two forces?

Race relations in America

Discuss the effects of discrimination on the basis of race in the United States of America. Are we progressing or returning to days of old history?

United States is the founded upon ideal introductions

Please assist with an outline for info below. The basic college essay consists of an introduction with clear thesis statement, the body of the paper (where each point of the thesis statement is discussed fully with supporting evidence in its own paragraph), and a conclusion. See the Writing Tips tab on the left side for further

Democratization of political practice

Could you please help me with an assignment by answering the following question: How did the democratization of the political system affect the practice of politics? What factors limited political participation?