World War II
A variety of issues pertaining to the major powers involved in WWII are addressed, including: political, economic and social causes of involvement, military strategy and weaponry, and others.
The Progressive Era in the United States
An examination of the Progressive Era and its legacy. Progressivism fundamentally changed the way Americans perceived the role of government. The aftermath of WWI would soften--but not derail--the sense of moral purpose and optimism that characterized the Progressive Movement.
Women's Rights Movement
Discusses the women's rights movement in the United States prior to 1870 and how Caucasian and African-American women contributed to this movement. The laws of domestic relations making women second class citizens.
The End of Britain’s Trade Empire
During and after WWI inflation and decentralization of production permanently decreased the demand for British goods and led to the fall of its economic empire.
American Minority Groups
This paper provides a discussion of the condition of American minority groups (women, blacks, immigrants, organized labor and the poor) at the turn of the twentieth century and the social, economic and political advances made by these groups over the past 100 years. Despite great progress, continual advocacy is required to advance social justice for all Americans.
Hostility Toward Illegal Immigrants
This paper makes an argument that illegal immigrants are often subjected to hostility and anger from Americans because of a number of negative myths about their impact on society. The paper discusses how illegal immigrants impact American labor, historical push-pull factors for Mexican immigrants, and a number of other topics.