Research Paper Topics: U.S. Presidential Cabinet

Since the beginning of 2016, there has been much discussion of the new presidential cabinet members selected by President Trump. Unlike elected representatives, the cabinet members are appointed directly by the U.S. president. But who makes up the Presidential cabinet, and what are the executive departments that they head?

Departments under the U.S. presidential cabinet. (Credit: Externs On The Hill)

Departments under the U.S. presidential cabinet. (Credit: Externs On The Hill)

Who among the cabinet members is a part of the presidential line of succession? Exploring the presidential cabinet and their responsibilities, as well as the type of power and responsibility they have had over the years, and how their roles have changed, could all be interesting research paper topics for an American history or political science paper. Read more

Research Paper Topics on a Mission to Mars

The race is on to see if humans will mount a successful mission to Mars by 2030. U.S. astronauts are preparing, as are private companies and space programs in other countries. Would seeing humans on Mars reinvigorate space exploration?

Find out more on the mission to Mars for your research paper. (Credit: Bimber)

Find out more on the mission to Mars for your research paper. (Credit: Bimber)

Can people survive the physical and psychological rigors of the trip? Could the travelers to Mars be able to return to Earth? These are just some of the areas that could be addressed in a research paper. Read more

Research Paper Topics: The U.S. Constitution

Although it was written in 1787, the U. S. Constitution has not remained a static document. Over the years, there have been a number of constitutional amendments, including those in the Bill of Rights, which were released almost in tandem with the original document itself.

See what topics you can write on the U.S. Constitution. (Credit: iPlan)

See what topics you can write on the U.S. Constitution. (Credit: iPlan)

If you are looking for research paper topics in U. S. Constitutional history, consider taking a look at the original document itself, the Bill of Rights and any of the subsequent amendments, or the way that the U. S. Constitution is ruled on by the Supreme Court. Read more

Why Oscar-Hopeful Bilal Movie Could Launch a Research Paper

The animated film Bilal is being “viewed by many to be the birth of global film making in the Middle East,” according to a contributor to the Saudi Gazette in “Saudi animated movie ‘Bilal’ to be screened at Cannes.” Though a film for children, the Bilal movie, produced by UAE and Saudi Arabian company Barajoun Entertainment and an Oscar hopeful in the animated category, presents a tale familiar to viewers in the Middle East or who practice Islam, but not as familiar to Westerners.

Look for a wide range of topics to discuss on the Bilal movie. (Credit: Barajoun Entertainment)

Look for a wide range of topics to discuss on the Bilal movie. (Credit: Barajoun Entertainment)

Loosely based on the life of Bilal ibn Rabah, a companion of the Prophet Mohammed, the Bilal movie focuses on diversity and the inclusive side of Islam. Read more

Fuel Interest in British Monarchy and Queen Victoria Research Paper Topics

Masterpiece on PBS unveiled a new series about Queen Victoria in January, adding to the focus on the British monarchy that Netflix’s The Crown, about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, had sparked.

See what topics you can discuss on Queen Victoria. (Credit: PBS)

See what topics you can discuss on Queen Victoria. (Credit: PBS)

These queens of Great Britain offer many research paper topics, from their places in history to the current revisionist reading of their legacies. Read more

The Film Adaptation of Fences by August Wilson—Research Paper Topics

Many a film adaptation comes from a book or play, but the recent movie Fences by August Wilson, is the first of the playwright’s work to come to the big screen. Movie stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, reprise their Tony-winning roles.

Learn more about the film adaptation of Fences. (Credit: FrozenGate)

Learn more about the film adaptation of Fences. (Credit: FrozenGate)

A research paper could look at the entirety of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh cycle for themes. Read more

Ancient Civilizations Research Paper Topics

When studying ancient civilizations, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans get all the attention. But other worthy ancient cultures make good research paper topics too.

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Here are some research paper topics on the early civilizations of Native Hawaiian people, ancient Japan, and ancient Mesoamerica. Read more

Black History Month Research Paper Topics

Ever since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History month. It is a time when the country focuses attention on the many historic contributions of African-Americans to our American culture.

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Research into Black history facts will take one into topical areas that include civil rights, modern literature, music, theatre and culture, inventions in science and technology, and much more. The choice of research paper topics seems endless. Read more

Hidden Figures Movie, NASA: Research Paper Topics

The Hidden Figures movie provides many interesting research paper topics. It’s a fact-based biography of Katherine G. Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), a black woman mathematician at NASA in the 1960s who helped win the Space Race. The movie also features Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), a mechanical engineer, and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), a researcher in supersonic flight. These women were literally rocket scientists!

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

We’ve all seen old television images of the Houston control room monitoring the progress of manned space flights. They are filled with only white men in white shirts and buzz cuts. But a diverse group of people helped accomplish NASA’s space race. Read more

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.

Learn more about Inauguration Day and its history. (Credit: DC By Foot)

Learn more about Inauguration Day and its history. (Credit: DC By Foot)

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. Read more