American History Paper Examples

President Clinton’s Impeachment

Introduction Andrew Johnson enjoyed a dubious honor as the first sitting President of the United States to face an impeachment trial at the hands of his government in 1868. Over a hundred and thirty years later William Jefferson Clinton, better known as Bill Clinton, became the second. Sexual morality or lack thereof, underpinned the allegations […]

The American People to 1865

Introduction In the seventeenth century, many Africans were enslaved and transported to America as farm workers. During this period, planters from Virginia and some parts of South Carolina relied on African slaves to help in farm activities such as clearing the farmland to harvest and storing of the products. Since this labor force was cheap, […]

The History of Boston

Transformation and modernization in Boston from 1950 to 1970 Boston is one of the cities of the world with fascinating history. Its foundation was laid in 1630 followed by a series of events, which led to developing the city into what it is today. Bostonians were determined to develop the city by erecting structures around […]

Affirmative Action be Continued but with Changes

Initiated in the 1960s, the affirmative action is a collection of steps that defines the federal agenda developed to counteract the historic discrimination against certain minority groups such as women and ethic groups in the United States (Dye, 2005). The government, pressurized by the impact of mass opinions against discriminations of the minority groups, sought […]

American Colonies Summary

Introduction The book “American Colonies” by Alan Taylor offers an opposing view to the Anglo-centric focal point through explicit review of the numerous cultural influences that created the American colony. Thus, this reflective treatise attempts to present explicit summary of the thoughts of Alan Taylor from chapter one to chapter seven in the book “American […]

Comparing and Contrasting the Virginia and New Jersey plans

The Virginia Plan had proposed a bicameral legislative plan to favor states with high human population and disfavor the states in the United State with small population. Each states number of representatives in the two chamber were determined by percentages of the state’s contribution, the national contribution and population size quotas, to the national development […]

The Expulsion of the Acadians

Introduction The expulsion of the Acadians from the British Colony of Nova Scotia by Governor Charles Lawrence is one of the best-known cases of forced displacement of European colonists in North America. The Acadians originated from French and they moved and settled at the North American Northeastern region called Acadia. This area was taken over […]

George Bush election campaign

The commercial (Priorities) was made for George Bush’s presidential election campaign of 2000. George Bush is talking about his vision and his agenda. Major priorities of the then-candidate were strengthening of economy, education and the military. Apart from the reflections of Bush’s vision, this commercial can be regarded as a reflection of the situation in […]

Liberty! The American Revolution

By what specific steps did the American Revolution transform from a revolt of thirteen British colonies meant to secure the colonists’ traditional English rights under Crown rule in a war meant to establish an independent nation in which the people are sovereign and equal rights before the law? Explanation The American revolt started as a […]

Asian American Study

Both Choy in ‘Empire of care: nursing and migration in Filipino American history’ and Yano in ‘Airborne dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways’ present the Filipino nurses and Japanese American flight attendants in the late twentieth century as victims of racism in their respective careers. The Filipino nurses in America were subjected to […]

Civil Rights Movements

The United States and Europe have different historical formations. While the history of Europe is characterized by imperialism and the desire of the rich to dominate the poor, the history of the United States is characterized by racial segregation and discrimination. Before the American Revolution which culminated into American independence from Great Britain, the Americans […]

The History of the Pill and Feminism

This article appears on the Public Broadcasting Website (PBS) website. The article talks about the history of the pill in the United States and makes references to the 2011 movie “The Pill”. According to the article, the pill has had a long history that is dominated by scientific and medical debates. The article also outlines […]

Amusing Ourselves to Death Thesis

The author talks about the effects of the media on the population, particularly political and economic life. People are fed with varying information regarding what happens in government. Before the advent of the television, people relied on the newspapers and articles for information, but this changed with time when people were forced to depend on […]

Role of the Press in Civil Rights

Two veteran journalists come together to investigate the role played by the media during the Civil Rights era. Hank Klibanoff and Gene Roberts are both seasoned award winning journalists whose familiarity with south side journalism proves valuable in “The Race Beat”. The two journalists have done a tremendous job in arranging the history of the […]

Causes of Civil War in America

The source of Civil War in America could have resulted from various reasons. For instance, slavery in the U.S greatly triggered the eruption of Civil War in America. It started in Virginia as early as 1619. Before the Civil War, the conflict between the northern and southern American States revolved around the issue of slavery. […]

The Mexican War

Introduction The Mexican War refers to the armed conflict that arose between the United States and Mexico during the 19th century. The conflict started when Mexico attacked the American troops that were stationed at the southern border of Texas in 1846. The confrontation came to an end when General Winfield Scott of the United States […]

Major Shifts in the Politics of Republican and Democratic Parties

The history of the Democratic Party has seen significant policy shifts since the end of the Civil War. Today, the party boasts as the sole supporter of the interests of middles class Americans, farmers, and workers. Throughout its 19 and 20th century history, the party held socially conservative ideologies hence drawing substantial backing from working-class […]

The Cold War

The end of World War II has opened a new era in human relations and particularly, how Russians and Americans viewed the new world and each other. The book by John Lewis Gaddis titled “The Cold War” gives accounts, different perspectives and analysis, as to what has happened after Hitler and Germany were defeated and […]

The American Cowboy Meaning

Introduction The American cowboy came from a popular uprising of the vaquero (in North Mexico), which referred to an animal herder who looked after cattle in Northern America with the use of Horses (Pryor 33). Currently, the cowboy movement is a popular and legendary hallmark of American history. In other parts of the world, the […]

Power and Change in Louisiana

Introducing the Individuals, Entity, and Events Wielding Power That Generated or Stymied Historical Change While tracking the events in 20th century’s Louisiana, some influential individuals, entities and events come to the forth as the contributing elements to either generating or stymieing historical change through wielding power. The activities and reforms introduced by Citizens Relief Committee […]

Jewish Identity in America

In his article “Identity and Jewish Education”, Cohen (2008) postulates that sociologists determine Jewish identity according to the three B’s components: “Belief, Behavior, and Belonging” (p.75). I was born in a secular family of four children. However, my father used to attend synagogue only on major holidays, to be part of our Jewish community or […]

The Maya of Morganton

Introduction History traces Morgantown as a stopping point for distinguished frontiersmen like Davy Crocket and Daniel Boones. It is also associated with the representative of the church of the Latter Saint, Senator J. Ervin. Maya, a group consisting of mostly immigrants from Guatemalan forms a majority of the population of this town. The town buildings […]

The American Strategic Culture

Introduction Wide as the American culture may be deemed to be and the depth to which its norms and virtues root, it is still open to changes that come across from time to time which in the long-run affect the overall perceptions of things and their outlook of various issues and the circumstances they undergo. […]

American Cowboy: Myth vs Reality

Introduction Arguably the most idealized image in America is that of the cowboy. The cowboy is typically pictured as a lone English-speaking, self made man riding majestically on a horse. He surpasses his limits and rises above all troubles. This image of the cowboy inspires patriotic sentiments to the American and is a representation of […]

The United States of America Military Experience Through the Eyes of Films

Abstract The American military experience as revealed through film tends to downplay the political and social ramifications of war, choosing instead to focus on the emotional impact of war. Destruction, panic, loss of friends, post-traumatic stress disorder, carnage, and the impact of death on the enlisted men are the topics of choice for the vast […]

Changes in NBA History

Introduction Since 1949, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has grown exponentially to accumulate a rich history characterized by remarkable stories and captivating characters. NBA has also over the years grown from a small league in America to a global phenomenon. However, its biggest achievement has been the fact that it has propelled basketball to be […]

“Aimme Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America” by Sutton Matthew

In the book, the author asserts that the Canadian evangelists were accountable for liberating conventional Protestantism from gloom and developing the current political representation used by the dominant Religious Right. Sutton endorses the common perception that Christ and the American way of life are identical. A number of books have been documented about McPherson. However, […]

“A madcap story of sex, style, celebrity and the women who made America modern” by Joshua Zeitz

Written by Joshua Zeitz and published by Three Rivers Press in 2006, the book A Madcap story of sex, style, celebrity and the women who made America modern is a chef-d’oeuvre piece of literature concerning the rise of ‘flapper’ in the 1920s. Unfortunately, the contemporary generation of students, who were mainly born in the late […]

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Introduction Written by the American historian Eric Foner, the book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” provides a detailed biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his stance on slavery. Foner states that his purpose of writing the book was to examine what was Abraham Lincoln’s thought about slavery1. The author focused on Lincoln’s […]

The Emancipation Proclamation

Introduction The Emancipation Proclamation is a historic event in the US, which remains an object of great criticism to date. Abraham Lincoln supported freedom for slaves in America, but he slurred the process, which made his intentions questionable. Arguably, Lincoln never had humanitarian intentions when calling for abolition of slavery. Lincoln wanted to strengthen ties […]

Massive Retaliation

Massive Retaliation was a military strategy adopted by the Eisenhower Administration in the 1950s. The strategy was chosen for a number of reasons. To begin with, it provided a way for the US to protect its foreign interests. After the Second World War, the US became committed to protecting its European allies from Soviet aggression. […]