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What are good topics for a US history research paper?

What are good topics for a US history research paper?

United States History

  • Declaration of Independence 1776.
  • United States and Slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
  • Civil War Causes.
  • Interwar Period Analysis.
  • Native American Cultural Impact.
  • Ethics and Vietnam War.
  • Industrialization Effects on American Social Movements.

How do you choose a history topic for a research paper?

1) Choose a general topic that interests you. You should start fairly broad, like “Civil War Battles” or “Women during the 19th Century.” Be prepared to narrow that topic down. Ultimately your paper will have a very narrow focus, but identifying an era or general topic that interests you is a good place to start.

What is a good research question for history?

“discuss the intellectual origins of a particular idea” “ask what the cultural context of an event was”; “ask whether or not an individual was responsible for a certain act” “ask about the social history of a political event”

How can history help us today?

Studying history enables us to develop better understanding of the world in which we live. Building knowledge and understanding of historical events and trends, especially over the past century, enables us to develop a much greater appreciation for current events today.

How do you write history?

8½ step plan

  1. Recall the link between history and writing. In case you missed this, history is basically an educated guess about the past.
  2. Read with an eye towards writing.
  3. Dissect the question.
  4. Jot down what you know and what you think.
  5. Make an argument.
  6. Organize.
  7. Fill in the content.
  8. Revise.

What are some interesting American history topics?


  • The Great Depression
  • The War of 1812
  • Peninsula Campaign
  • Fort Sumter
  • The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • The Cotton Gin
  • What are some historical topics?

    European History. What were the three main causes of the Boer War? How were cathedrals built?

  • US History. How was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory an example of social injustice?
  • 1921?
  • Ancient History. Who was the most influential Egyptian Pharoah?
  • What are some interesting historical events?

    Since the dawn of time, there have been certain interesting historical events that have changed the world. The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Apollo 11 landing, and the fall of the Berlin Wall are just a small few of history’s most defining and interesting historical events.