Historian Essay Examples

The Compromise of 1850

The Compromise of 1850 determined how the anti-slavery North and the pro-slavery South would deal with new territories in the United States. California wanted to be a free state. After the end of the United States/Mexico War, Texas was claiming land as far away as Santa Fe, New Mexico. People weren’t sure if the new… View Article

1831, by Louis P. Masur

This book was written by Masur Louis  P. who described 1831 as the year of the eclipse that had so many omens that stated that the American society was completely changed. Every aspect of life including the political, social, economic and cultural all underwent a metamorphosis that brought about change. In that year, foreigners visited… View Article

1831, Year of Eclipse by Louis Masur

The number of anthropologists, philosophers, and literary writers who portrayed their vision of America’s future includes many people. Louis Masur and George Orwell are two such literary writers who fit this group. They attempted to project the future of our American nation based on the current actions. Masur saw a trend, a path that was… View Article

Book review: 1776 by David McCullough

Thesis statement  The year 1776 was the year of battle for the revolutionary war. Great Britain had abandoned slavery many years ago but the revolutionaries had not stopped up until 1862 when they decided to stop it. Book summary The book talks of the revolution in the good year 1776. It was a year that… View Article

A Response to Historians in Cahoot by Tristram Hunt

Political speeches are of course meticulously designed not to sound like, well, a political speech. Tristam Hunt had seen through the design of President George W. Bush’s inaugural speech in 2005. In Hunt’s article, “Historians in Cahoot”, he pointed out the heavy use of the term “history.”             President Bush had repeatedly mentioned historic events… View Article

Three Events That Have Changed World History

What three events, between 1500 and 1800, have changed the face of world history? Whenever we ask about historical change it is of primary importance that we first ask about the nature of history. What exactly do we mean by history? The preferred definition for the purpose of this essay comes from 20th century renowned… View Article

The early modern period 1500-1800

The entire framework of human affairs changed radically in the early modern period. There were numerous important changes in this period of globalization of life. There appeared new-style empires and giant state systems that were destined to govern and control global political as well as the military affairs. All the important societies of the period… View Article

Thomas Morton

(1). What was the cause of the enmity that developed between Thomas Morton and his group and the Pilgrams at Plymouth? What was his major offense? The harsh reaction of the Pilgrims to Morton was explained only in part by their abhorrence of the Maypole incident. They also were offended by his open ridicule of… View Article

The Political Realignment Of The Nation During The Late 1970s And Early 1980s

The presented work covers up the major realignment of the American political system during the 1970s and early 1980s. Political realignment engaged both parties in a search for alternatives to New Deal liberalism and that shifted the political center significantly to the right. The advent of social regulation did not challenge the New Deal emphasis… View Article

The Trent Affair

In 1861 during the beginning of the American Civil War, an incident took place which, under normal circumstances, would have been a minor diplomatic and political occurrence between the United States and Great Britain. Because the incident, known as the “Trent Affair” took place during one of the most precarious and volatile periods in American… View Article

History of international systems

On 5 October 1954 representatives of the United States, Britain, Italy, and Yugoslavia signed Trieste settlement in London. According to its terms military government was to stop in the two zones of the FTT, and Italy and Yugoslavia would presume governing authority on their respective sides of the new frontier. The agreement was approved promptly… View Article

Fredrick Jackson Turner

Fredrick Jackson Turner was an American Historian who examined the unique characteristics that defined American Culture.  Turner was a well educated man receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884 and his Masters Degree in 1888.  He continued his education at John Hopkins University and received a PhD in history.  He taught most of his… View Article

Eusebius Pamphili

Eusebius Pamphili, also called Eusebius of Caesarea, is one of the key figures ever documented in the field of church history writing/narration. He took into account essential happenings about a specific event and made accounts for people of great importance in the christian realm. Eusebius was exposed to events and he himself was an eyewitness… View Article

Progressive Movement

I am intended to write my research paper of Progressive Movement i.e. a movement marked by an all-encompassing and intensive change in all spheres of American life viz. political, economic and social and how Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson contributed toward it. Thesis: The period from 1890 to 1917 in the history of… View Article

Human History of the Grand Teton

Human history of the Grand Teton region dates back at least 11,000 years, when the first nomadic hunter-gatherer Paleo-Indians would migrate into the region during warmer months in pursuit of food and supplies. In the early 19th-century, the first Caucasian explorers encountered the eastern Shoshone natives. Between 1810 and 1840, the region attracted fur trading… View Article