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Academic papers on U.S. History (20th Century)

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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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 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 Roaring Twenties
(7 pp). Bootlegged booze, flappers, installment buying, the Model A, get- rich-quick schemes and 'The Great Gatsby' - for some, the 1920s was a great party. But the decade was also a time of swift economic change, technological...
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Spy v. Spy/KGB v. CIA
A 5 page research paper that compares the KGB and the CIA during the early days of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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George S. Patton
A 5 page research paper that investigates the character, leadership qualities and historical significance of World War II general George S. Patton. Primarily using H. Essame's biography of Patton, the writer gives an impression of the book before...
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JFK & LBJ/ A Revolutionary Period
A 5 page research paper that argues that during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (the 1960s) represented a "revolutionary" period in the nation's history that opened up civil rights and civil liberties to more of the...
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2 Views on the New Deal
A 6 page research paper that compares the views of two historians, Paul Conkin and James Patterson, concerning the New Deal. The writer contrasts and compares their work, concluding that Patterson's perspective, of the two, is more favorable of the...
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Examining the New Deal
A 6 page research paper that examines a statement by Paul Conkin who said that the New Deal 'solved a few problems, ameliorated a few more, obscured many, and created new ones.' Each of these categories are examined and discussed. Bibliography lists...
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JFK: Conspiracy or Tragedy?
10 pp) This November 22 will mark the 35th anniversary of the slaying of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. And as the memories return for some, the cottage industry that endlessly theorizes about the "truth" behind Kennedy's death will continue...
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The Cold War Then and Now
(11 pp) This discussion will examine the Nuclear Test Ban Treat of 1963 through the use of presidential paper and congressional records. Relevance today is examined. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union each built...
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John Dower/ "War Without Mercy"
A 5 page summation and analysis of the major points in John Dower's War Without Mercy. In this book, Dower examines the conflict in the Pacific during World War II from the perspective of how it represented long-standing attitudes and racial...
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