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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.

Find out more about the president elect's stance on freedom of the press. (Credit: Nomad Capitalist)

Find out more about the president elect’s stance on freedom of the press. (Credit: Nomad Capitalist)

Research paper ideas to explore include a study of the important legal cases the First Amendment has played a role in over the years, as well as the role of free speech around the world and how it has been threatened. Read more

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.

Learn more about the human brain for your research paper. (Credit: Stanford.edu)

Learn more about the human brain for your research paper. (Credit: Stanford.edu)

Research paper topics on this subject offer a wide range of ideas. Read more

Find inspiration from famous authors for your research paper

American poet, memoirist and activist Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Writers like Angelou and other famous authors in genres from classic literature to our modern day offer readers inspiration, excitement and escape. Some authors, such as Arthur Miller, created intensely moving stories that also offer a commentary on the society of their day.

Learn more about famous authors for your literature research paper. (Credit: Famous Authors)

Learn more about famous authors for your literature research paper. (Credit: Famous Authors)

Words are very powerful and those who craft words into stories can inspire you to write a powerful research paper. Read more

Loving, race and civil rights history for your research paper

The film, Loving, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who in 1958, fought Virginia law in their quest to legalize interracial love and marriage. Unable to prevail, the couple was forced to leave the state and was forbidden to return together for 25 years. As the civil rights movement gained momentum in the 1960s, the Lovings took their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

Learn more about race and the Loving film for your civil rights research paper. (Credit: NY Daily News)

Learn more about race and the Loving film for your civil rights research paper. (Credit: NY Daily News)

The Loving story is just one of many civil rights cases that could be the cornerstone of your next research paper. Read more

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.

Learn more about the late James Baldwin for your research paper. (Credit: Esquire)

Learn more about the late James Baldwin for your research paper. (Credit: Esquire)

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 Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. Read more

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.

Learn more about how a presidential impeachment works. (Credit: Getty Images)

Learn more about how a presidential impeachment works. (Credit: Getty Images)

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 a research paper. Read more

Ancient religions research paper topics

Some ancient religions are dead, some are still practiced today in pockets around the world, some, like Christianity and Judaism, are still going strong after thousands of years.

Expand your knowledge of ancient religions here. (Credit: Listverse)

Expand your knowledge of ancient religions here. (Credit: Listverse)

Some research paper topics are to write about the Islam religion, Native American religion and ancient Greek religion. Read more

The Whole Truth and legal issues for your research paper

In the film, The Whole Truth, Keanu Reeves plays a troubled defense attorney who grapples with moral and legal issues in defense of his client. In defending a young man accused of murdering his wealthy father, Reeve’s character soon learns, “Everybody lies.” The line between what is legal and what is moral is often in question when one observes the legal system.

Learn more about legal ethics in new movie, The Whole Truth. (Credit: Japan Times)

Learn more about legal ethics in new movie, The Whole Truth. (Credit: Japan Times)

For that reason you should consider criminal defense as your next research paper topic. Read more

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?

How valuable do you think a liberal arts degree is? (Credit: Odyssey)

How valuable do you think a liberal arts degree is? (Credit: Odyssey)

The debate is ongoing and offers many ideas to pursue in a research paper, such as does a liberal arts degree make a person more well-rounded, or keep them from obtaining necessary job skills? Read more

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 how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research paper topics could examine the differences between states in terms of minimum penalties for these cases, as well as ways our police departments could improve their handling of such cases. Read more