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04 Mar 2010
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America and the First World War

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The First World War was a tragedy that America entered under false pretenses and exited with lasting wounds. America's involvement was encouraged by those who had the least to lose from the war: industrialists, politicians, and journalists. Their efforts were crucial in shifting...

04 Mar 2010
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Citizen 13660: Race as justification for internment

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

In the aftermath of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty were understandably abundant. When the dust had settled, America would officially declare war against not only the Japanese, but also Germany and Italy. As is the case with any...

01 Mar 2010
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Gas warfare during WWI

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

World War One was a war of stalemates. The western front turned to trench warfare quickly after the failing of Germany's Schlieffen Plan and soldiers remained in the trenches for the rest of the war. However, WWI was a war stalemated technologically as well. An example of this technological...

25 Feb 2010
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A critical examination of the roles of Clive, the East India Company and Hastings in the expansion of the empire in India

Thesis - 11 pages - Modern history

The East India Company was originally incorporated as an English Joint Stock company with the overriding objective of initiating British trade objectives in the East Indies. The company's evolution from trading corporation into a central vehicle for expanding the British Empire in India...

23 Feb 2010
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Joseph Conrad and imperialism

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Jósef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, more commonly known as Joseph Conrad, was born in Ukraine in 1857; causing him to grow up in a time when Europeans were focused on claiming territories in Africa. As a young boy, Conrad had aspirations to travel the Congo River in Africa. Conrad found work as a...

23 Feb 2010
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The roaring twenties and the fall into depression

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The early United States was predominately rural. The number of Americans living in cities did not surpass the number living in rural areas until 1920. The economic opportunities brought on by the industrial revolution had people flocking to the central cities, which in turn grew immensely. Prior...

23 Feb 2010
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Populism in the United States of America

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The Populist Party was a political party in the United States in the late 1800s. It was made up of mostly western farmers who were opposed to the gold standard. The Populist Party grew from the Farmer's Alliance which in response to the collapse in agriculture prices after the Panic of 1873,...

23 Feb 2010
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The United States reconstruction

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

During the American Civil War the Southern states seceded from the Union. Once the Confederacy was defeated Lincoln and his associates seriously considered tactics on how to reintegrate the Southern states and what to do with Confederate leaders and the freed slaves. Lincoln wanted a mild...

23 Feb 2010
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Westward expansion and the Mexican American war

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson believed in a strong presidency and he vetoed a dozen pieces of legislation, more than the first six presidents put together. He shaped the modern Democratic Party and dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s....

23 Feb 2010
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The American revolution: Briefings

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The main motivations behind the American Revolution can be summed up under the categories of “God” and “money”, meaning both ethical and economical. Ethically, the American Revolution took place because the colonists could no longer tolerate living under the king's tyrannical...

23 Feb 2010
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Jamestown vs. Plymouth Rock

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, Jamestown was founded on the basis of economic motives. As news of the economic opportunities spread throughout England, entrepreneurs of this company planned to expand...

23 Feb 2010
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Colonization of America

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Christopher Columbus reportedly discovered America in 1492 while he was searching for a new route to the Indies. At this time Europe had just recently emerged from the Middle Ages, and was experiencing an age of enlightenment. The idea behind the enlightenment was that a better world could be...

21 Feb 2010
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Holocaust survival and conformity

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Throughout The Drowned and The Saved there is the motif of conformity. Conformity during the Holocaust was necessary for survival in terms of life and death. The need for conformity to survive was present in the both the minds of the Jews and the Germans, soldiers and civilians alike. The need...

05 Jan 2010
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On the job: Female journeyman wig makers in colonial times 1750 - 1800's

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

“In the colonial era, men wore wigs made from human and goat hairs and even wool or straw.”¹ The practice of men wearing elaborate wigs in the colonies originated in Europe and became fashionable here creating an industry that accepted women as journey women or apprentices for this...

30 Nov 2009
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Examine and analyze the importance of Germany in the Cold War

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

There was a wide spread debate between USA and USSR regarding Germany. The issue gained significance during the cold war, though there were other factors which were responsible for the development of cold war, the Germany factor was an important one. The administration of Germany, the political...

25 Nov 2009
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Hitler and the impact of his adverse acts

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

The dark stain cut by Adolf Hitler across history compels an in-depth analysis of the man at the centre of the atrocities. His upbringing, the socio-historical context of his life, family situation as well as the larger geo-political forces at play all intersect to shade our understanding...

12 Nov 2009
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The history of the United States and the concept of freedom

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

The history of the United States and the concept of freedom are intricately intertwined. Nowadays, the United States is almost synonymous with the word freedom. The idea of being “free” has evolved over the years. It is hard to imagine what being free for an early colonist or an...

11 Aug 2009
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The aftermath of the demolition of the Berlin Wall

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1990 the people of Germany experienced a sense of euphoria and freedom which they had been dreaming about for years. Unfortunately their thrill with life was short-lived. It wasn't long before people began to realize that the reunification of...

11 Aug 2009
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Assessment of British radicalism during the period 1784 to 1815

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The assertion that the radical movement was never anything more than a “marginal phenomenon in a broadly reforming polity” is certainly bold; it is easy enough to pick holes in such statements when they are removed from their context and surrounding qualifications. Bearing this...

11 Aug 2009
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Suburbia: Yesterday and today

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

As defined in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, a suburb is “1 a: an outlying part of a city or town, b: a smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city, c pl: the residential area on the outskirts of a city or large town, 2 pl: the near vicinity:...

29 Jul 2009
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Reporting the war: Perspectives on the enemy

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

War correspondents' writings on the Second World War offer a contemporary perspective to the fighting, the events, and the experience of individuals engaged in the 1939-1945 conflict. From the Front, wire dispatches, radio broadcast, photography, and film recordings returned to educate the...

15 Jul 2009
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Hitler's holocaust: Understanding the politics and society of Hitler's Germany

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Certainly one of the greatest tragedies of human history, much has been done to uncover the complexity of the Holocaust. While many facts remain clear within a historical context, countless others involve the intricacy of the human psyche and must be evaluated among a variety of factors. The...

13 Jul 2009
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The fall of the Soviet Empire: Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The two rebellions in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 were interesting times for Eastern and Central Europe. To being to study these, one must put these two events in context. It was a time when the political climate in Easter Europe was very delicate because of the circumstances stemming...

13 Jul 2009
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Bulgarian, Romanian and Hungarian involvement in the Second World War

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

The Second World War is commonly misconstrued as an ongoing altercation perpetrated by the singular vision of a power-hungry maniac. Yet to assign accountability to Hitler himself is to ignore the conspiratorial actions of the Nazi's minor allies, whose participation in the war was less...

10 Jul 2009
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A thorn beneath the shining armor: Churchill, Bishop Bell, and area bombing

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

No one cares to challenge the idea that Hitler needed to be stopped. I cannot think of a cow more sacred in the common mind—as I have known the common mind—than the righteousness of World War II. The enemy of the Allies was so ghastly, that even much-deplored developments on the part of...

07 Jul 2009
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The complexities surrounding the use of atomic bombs against Japan: Einstein's Folly

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

During the 1880's, at Cambridge University, J.J. Thompson, the director of the Cavendish Library and a respected physicist, became the first to discover that atoms had sub atomic particles. In 1896, Antione Becquerel, with the assistance of Marie Curie, discovered the first radioactive...

07 Jul 2009
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The American West: A clash of social, cultural, and environmental forces

Thesis - 9 pages - Modern history

The character of America was largely shaped by the American experience in the West from the early 1700s until the present day. Although the values of freedom and equality under the law had been established in the East during the colonial and revolutionary periods of American history, the clash of...

08 Jun 2009
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American history: A chart on the causes and effects of the revolutionary war

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

Throughout the mid-1700's resistance to British control in the colonies grew as Britain tried to consolidate their empire through a series of ordinances after the Seven Years' War. Although the passage of the Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, Sugar Act, and the Townshend Duties did not inevitably hurry...

21 May 2009
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The push and pull: Dichotomies in the lover

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

Reading The Lover, you have the experience of sitting down with Marguerite Duras, perhaps in a dim room on a day in late summer, sipping cold tea in tall glasses, intent on hearing the story of her Chinese lover, the man she lost her innocence to many years ago as a young French girl in...

17 May 2009
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Human Rights in China since the Tiannemen incident in 1989

Thesis - 7 pages - Modern history

On June 4th 1989, Deng Xiaoping and nine other members of the permanent Comity commanded the Prime Minister Li Peng to repress the occupation of Tiannenmen square by millions of students. Actually, this manifestation had started on the2nd of April by the students' reaction who...