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Free State of Jones offers Civil War history research paper topics

The historical movie Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey is about citizens of Mississippi who disagreed with their state’s decision to secede from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. The movie follows historical figure Newton Knight who deserted the Confederate army, led an uprising of guerilla warfare against the Confederacy and declared solidarity with the Union.

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

He also married a former slave leading to repercussions in race relations in Mississippi to this day. Here are some interesting research paper topics on Civil War history. Read more

Discuss Muhammad Ali and social change in your research paper

Muhammad Ali may be most noted as a boxing champion, but by his death on June 3, 2016, he had come to exemplify so much more, evolving into an entertainment icon with a profound effect on sports and culture as we know it.

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

A research paper could explore the many ways that Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay on January 17, 1942, brought about social change and how he altered our view of fame, for both celebrities and ordinary people. Read more

Twitter hack and computer hackers as research paper topics

It’s happened again—computer hackers have infiltrated a major company’s information. The Twitter hack affected millions of its users, whose data is now said to be available on the dark web for sale. While there are definitely hackers with bad intentions out there, so-called white hat hackers are trying to stop the destruction.

Here's what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Here’s what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Research paper topics could study the rise of the different groups of hackers, as well as an examination of significant hacks in history. Want to stop this from ever happening to you? The first advice experts always offer is simple: change your password. Read more

Internet privacy research paper topics

There are numerous interesting research paper topics on Internet privacy.

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Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

You can discuss the need for an Internet bill of rights recommended by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web; data privacy at public libraries; and online privacy and reputation management. Read more

America’s debt crisis and the fall of the middle class for your research paper

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, viewers of the HBO television show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver saw the comedian forgive $15 million in medical expenses debt that his company had acquired from creditors. His grandiose stunt was the high point on a commentary about America’s debt crisis.

Don't turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

Don’t turn your loans into debt disasters. (Credit: US News Money)

How much debt is America in? About 1.5 million households filed bankruptcy in the last year, making bankruptcy as common as college graduation and divorce. America’s debt crisis is a topic crying out for an in-depth research paper. Read more

Discussing disability issues in your next research paper

Adapted from the bestseller, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, the movie of the same name has drawn much criticism from film critics and the disabled community alike. All agree that Emilia Clarke scores a quirky and stunning performance, but critics bemoan an overly romantic and maudlin storyline.

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Learn more about disability issues here. (Credit: Warner Bros)

The disabled community find fault with the portrayal of a quadriplegic man who wishes to end his life by assisted suicide. An examination of how the disabled are portrayed by the media could be the focus of your next research paper. Read more

Writing help: Planning a research paper

The odds are pretty slim that you will make it through four years of college without having to write a research paper. But don’t be frightened by the prospect.

Let us help you plan out your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

Let us help you plan out your research paper. (Credit: YouTube)

Planning a research paper doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, we often make it more difficult than it needs to be. Questia, the Internet’s top research and paper-writing tool for students, is a great place to find writing help. Read more

Research paper topics on HB2 and civil rights

Civil rights for the LGBT community seemed to be improving in recent years. However the recent North Carolina law, known as HB2, has put transgender rights in particular back in the spotlight.

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Find out more about HB2 for your next research paper. (Credit: WRAL.com)

Gender identity is a complicated subject that is being discussed more openly than ever before and offers many research paper topics to consider, from the psychological to the current focus on civil rights and how laws will be changed and shaped to work with the changing level of acceptance in the U.S. Read more

America’s addiction to prescription painkillers as your research paper topic

As we learn more details about the death of rock star Prince, more attention is being focused on the widespread misuse of prescription painkillers. Statistics show that painkillers like oxycodone are the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. accounting for one death every 19 minutes.

Find out more about prescription painkillers for your next research paper. (Credit: Soren Dreier)

Find out more about prescription painkillers for your next research paper. (Credit: Soren Dreier)

When access to prescription painkillers is cut off then the next move is to street drugs like heroin. Both types of drugs have the same chemical structures and provide the same results. Consider taking a look at America’s growing opioid epidemic for your next research paper. Read more

Research paper topic: Anti-vaccines and data analysis methods

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who started the anti-vax movement in 1998, has directed a documentary film on the subject of vaccines. Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe opened on May 6, 2016 in several U.S. cities. The film gained attention when it was accepted and then pulled from the lineup at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

What do you know about vaccines? (Credit: Vaxxed.com)

What do you know about vaccines? (Credit: Vaxxed.com)

The major premise of the film is that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) committed fraud when it published findings saying that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Controversy over the research methods that support anti-vax ideology would make a great research paper topic. Read more