History Research Paper topics Over the next week, research a few of these topics and choose three that you might be interested in for your 4



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History Research Paper topics

Over the next week, research a few of these topics and choose three that you might be interested in for your 4th quarter research paper and presentation. Write a brief paragraph for each, explaining your reason and numbering your choices in order of preference, 1 being your favorite. We cannot guarantee you will get one of your choices, but it will help us to determine your interests so we can make an appropriate selection for you.

The Election of 1964

National Organization for Women

Roe vs. Wade (Rachel Zeitzer)

My Lai massacre (Joshua Sirkin)

Black Panthers

Early Apollo Missions (Abigail George)

Chicago Democratic Convention (Courtney Leon)

Gene McCarthy & “Get Clean for Gene” campaign

Robert Kennedy (bid for presidency & assassination)

Nixon & China (Vince Gonzales)

Cesar Chavez & migrant worker movement (Olga Shleyfer)

Aids epidemic (80's) (Victor Lourng)

Hillary Clinton (Aviva Leib)

Lyndon Johnson & the Great Society

Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen (radical groups) (Gaby Amado)

Pop art & Andy Warhol (Val Kurus)

Earl Warren’s Court-civil liberties rulings

Lyndon B. Johnson and Vietnam

Kennedy’s New Frontier

Sandra Day O'Connor (first female Supreme Court justice) (Erin Pryzbilinski)

Maya Lin & the Vietnam Memorial (Ashley Geevarghese)

Robert McNamara In Retrospect and The Fog of War

The Tet Offensive (Vietnam War & turning point in public opinion) (Christine Garlick)

Gloria Steinem (feminist) (Julia Kwasniak)

Love Canal (environmental disaster) & environmental protections (Helen Chalhoub)

The Watergate Scandal (Zach Smith)

The Military Draft 1964-74

Election of 1968 (Mike G)

Camp David Accords- Jimmy Carter’s Role (Alan Shtraks)

Kent State Massacre (during Vietnam War) (Jess Cugley)

Equal Rights Amendment & Phyllis Schlafly

Rachel Carson Silent Spring (anti-pesticides movement) (Jillian Pezalla)

Woodstock Festival (Maddie Goldman)

Bob Dylan (Hannah Assour)

1960’s “free jazz” (Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, etc.) (Leah Rabii)

“Camelot” (Kennedy’s administrative style)

Beatles (British Invasion) (Erica Fleck)

Kennedy assassination & legacy (Matt Titus)

Jimmy Carter & the Iranian Hostage Crisis (Sheryl Shajimon)

Ronald Reagan (Reaganomics and the Conservative Revolution) –( Mark Ivensky)

George H. W. Bush and the Persian Gulf War (Gayathri Nair)

President Clinton (scandal vs. substance) (Mike Litz)

George W. Bush and the Iraq War (William Hor)

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism (Daniel Yi)

September 11, 2001 – (Annie Lifsted)

Terrorist events from 1993-2001 that led to the September 11th attack (1993 World Trade Center bombing, The African Embassy Bombings of 1998 and the U.S.S. Cole) (Mike G)

The Democratic Party of the 1980’s-Jesse Jackson, Mario Cuomo, Reagan Democrats

John Lennon’s Assassination & Legacy (Cat Gotsiridze)

Literary Topics:

Isabelle Leonard—The Old Man and the Sea

Carly Patent—Fahrenheit 451



Joyce Zhang--The Color Purple


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