Questia Reading Room: Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, we believe it’s important to recognize and acknowledge the women who worked hard to break down barriers and allow future generations of women to achieve their dreams.

Expand your knowledge of women's history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Expand your knowledge of women’s history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Learn more about this movement with our FREE set of books over the next month. Read more

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: 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

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

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 place on June 17, 2015.

Learn more about the issue of capital punishment. (Credit: Christianity Today)

Learn more about the issue of capital punishment. (Credit: Christianity Today)

A research paper could explore how the issue of capital punishment is handled in other countries, historically and in modern times. Read more

Top 5 Questia blog posts for 2016

As a new year begins, we want to take a look back at 2016 to see which blog posts were the top picks for our readers.

Check out our countdown below to see who made the cut for our top 5 blog posts! Read more

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.

Learn more about gun control for your research paper. (Credit: The Federalist)

Learn more about gun control for your research paper. (Credit: The Federalist)

A multitude of research paper topics can deal with this controversial issue, from legal precedents that support the right to bear arms to mass shootings in the United States to bills that prevent research into gun violence. Read more

Research paper topics on criminal law

The penal code classifies crimes as treason, felony or misdemeanor. The fundamental distinction between felonies and misdemeanors rests with the penalty and the power of imprisonment. Some offenses, such a murder, may be subject to capital punishment, also known as the death penalty. Other offenses, such as drug cases, are subject to mandatory sentencing rules.

Learn more about criminal law for your research paper. (Credit: TSP Law)

Learn more about criminal law for your research paper. (Credit: TSP Law)

What constitutes a crime and the question of punishments encompasses many possible research paper topics. Read more