Celebrate Black history month for your next research paper

February is Black History Month when we celebrate the events in history related to the accomplishments of African Americans. These events include the contributions to American culture from musicians, inventors, writers, athletes and civil rights leaders.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

What began as a week of celebration in 1926, later evolved as a national month of recognition. Black History month is also celebrated in other countries such as Canada. If you’re looking for good research paper topics you’ll want to check out the Black History timeline. Read more

Celebrating Black History month—Top 10 African American scientists and inventors

Many scientific achievements that have changed our lives can be traced back to African American scientists and inventors. Black History month offers an opportunity to draw attention to these innovators and their work.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Although not a comprehensive record of the extensive number of African American men and women who have shaped technology and science, here is a top 10 list to start in your search for more information. Read more

Archaeology news and discoveries for your term paper

The top archaeological discoveries of 2014 would make some good research paper topics for your archaeology class. You could write about the new digital maps made at Stonehenge or the origins of Buddhism.

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

Another good term paper topic from today’s archaeology news is the difficulty in recreating an authentic “Paleo diet.” Here are some other interesting research paper topics. Read more

Research paper topic: State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address. In the speech the president listed the accomplishments of his presidency so far and outlined his agenda for the next two years. According to the president, the nation had overcome years of war and economic crisis and is now ready to “turn the page.”

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

Future endeavors aimed at reviving the middle class include continuing efforts to raise the minimum wage, achieving gender pay equity, and closing the income inequality gap. Political history and strategy are always evolving, making them good research paper topics. Read more

Research topic: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in Selma

Selma, the movie, the recently released film inspired by the events of the Civil Rights Movement as led by Martin Luther King Jr., not only offers a chance to reflect back on the history of segregation in the U.S., but also is an opportunity to address the continuing racial inequality our nation struggles with.

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

However, the film has come under scrutiny, even before its release, as to how accurately it portrays the historical events it is based upon. Read more

Reagan Vs. Mondale: 1984 Presidential Election as a historical research paper topic

In the 1984 Presidential Election, held on November 6, Ronald Reagan and George Bush were the Republican candidates.

1984 US Presidential Election Reagan vs. Mondale Results Map. (Credit: New World Encyclopedia)

1984 US Presidential Election Reagan vs. Mondale Results Map. (Credit: New World Encyclopedia)

For the Democratic Party, the candidates were former Vice President Walter Mondale and his running mate, Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York, who was the first woman nominated for a top office by a major party in the United States. Read more

Research topic: The true story behind American Sniper the movie

What is it like to be a soldier, particularly a sniper? American Sniper the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, tells the true story of Chris Kyle, based on his memoir, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper," poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

It is a complex telling of one soldier’s experience, but nonetheless offers an opening to discuss the complexities of war and how to best support the military. Read more

Research topic: Time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams opened

Think a time capsule is something fun that you buried in your backyard as a kid? Well think again. What is believed to possibly be the oldest time capsule in the country, buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams over 200 years ago, was recently removed from the cornerstone of the Old State House Boston for conservationists at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to evaluate.

Contents from the recently removed time capsule. (Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Contents from the recently removed time capsule. (Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

If you’re interested in researching Samuel Adams or the history of Boston, consider discussing this latest trending topic. Read more

Discover historical aspects of “Unbroken” for your research paper

Some people’s lives are simply bigger than others. Louis Zamperini may just be the poster child for this. Director Angelina Jolie has made his harrowing tale of World War II survival, documented in the nonfiction bestseller Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, into a film.

Consider discussing "Unbroken" for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

Consider discussing “Unbroken” for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

The book, the film and the man’s life offer a range of research topics to consider, from the historical aspects surrounding the war to the psychological repercussions in terms of post-traumatic stress. Read more

US government policy toward Cuba for your research paper

Since 1962, the U.S. has maintained a Cuban embargo in an attempt to force the government of Cuba to adopt a representative democracy for the Cuban people.

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, President Obama issued a statement saying that U.S. government policy would change toward Cuba and diplomatic relations would expand. The unfolding events will make a great subject for a research paper. Read more