Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Inauguration day facts, traditions and political protests—research paper topics

Another inauguration day occurs on January 20, 2017. During this presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., the 45th president of the United States of America will be sworn into office. The history of the pomp and tradition of this occasion, as well as the political protests surrounding the event, offer many research paper topics to consider.

Research paper topics on capital punishment

The recent sentencing of Dylann Roof for 33 counts of federal hate crimes is likely to prompt a renewed discussion about capital punishment. The federal prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty when Roof is sentenced, as will the state of South Carolina, where Roof faces additional murder charges for the Charleston shooting that took […]

Research paper topics on gun control, four years after Sandy Hook

It has now been four years since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since that time, the Second Amendment and the issue of gun control has been a constant topic in the news. A multitude of research paper topics can deal with this controversial issue, from legal precedents that support […]

Discuss Pearl Harbor virtual reality world in your history research paper

December 7, 2016, was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the United States entering World War II. The sneak attack is a topic that offers many research paper topics, from how the U.S. missed the signs of the attack to how the U.S.’s entry into the war changed the course […]

Freedom of the press and Donald Trump as research paper topics

Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and founding father of our country, expressed his support of the press when he said, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” President-elect Donald Trump has made statements that have caused concern for many in the media. […]

Research paper topics on the human brain

The human brain is in many ways still a mystery to scientists. Recent studies have revealed interesting new insights into brain development, including what, if any, gender differences exist between the male and female brain. Research paper topics on this subject offer a wide range of ideas.

Documentary film on James Baldwin offers research paper topics

The documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, works from the writings of James Baldwin to tell not only the writer’s story, but also a story of the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin is a central figure in African-American literature and offers many avenues to explore in a research paper, including his unfinished book profiling Medgar […]

The history of presidential impeachment—research paper ideas

Presidential impeachment is a serious act that the United States has only undertaken four times. A research paper could examine the historical precedents for such a political event. How to impeach a president and why the topic is at the forefront now with the recent election of Donald Trump, are other areas to explore in […]

Research paper ideas—Is a liberal arts education a good value?

Even before the Great Recession concentrated the country’s focus on under-employment, multiple media outlets were declaring that a liberal arts education was no longer a good value in the world of higher education in terms of employment. But is that true? The debate is ongoing and offers many ideas to pursue in a research paper, […]

Sexual assault cases: Changes in legal consequences as your research topic

The Stanford sexual assault case continues to make headlines as the public grapples with the legal consequences the ruling created. Not only has the sexual assault case made headlines for the sentence Brock Turner received in that case, but also the trial is drawing more attention to how police deal with rape reports. Research paper […]