To what extent did the treaties of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Tianon cause complications in Central Europe from 1918 to 1945.
How did the social and political policies of Belgian colonial rule contribute to the fragmentation of the early Democratic Republic of Congo?
To what extent did the anti-Vietnam war movement affect the policies of the Nixon administration?
To what extent did the National Pact of 1943 cause the Lebanese Civil War?
To what extent were the arguments of the Federalists in favor of the U.S. Constitution and against the Articles of Confederation?
What were the causes of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692?
To what extent was President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 a racially motivated legislative document?
To what extent did Winston Churchill’s radio speeches affect the morale of the British people during World War II?
To what extent did Operation Mincemeat and its subsidiary operations affect Hitler’s ability to rule and Germany’s loss of WWII?
Treatment of the Topic
Title: Varying interpretations of the Salem witch trials
Research Question: Which theory best explains the Salem witch trials?
Approach: Background reading is undertaken to enable identification and explanation of two dominant theories as to why the trials took place. The merits of the two theories are appraised using data obtained about the accused and accusers.
Research Question: How and why have explanations of the Cuban missile crisis changed since 1962?
Approach: General reading is undertaken for a historical introduction and note taking. The views of a number of historians are summarized in order to understand categorize and evaluate selected explanations of the 1962 missile crisis in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
History EE Due Dates
After 1st Supervisor Meeting (Jan. 2-17) Read Chapters 1-4 in Marius & 2 “A” papers paying special attention to the historiography
After 2nd Supervisor Meeting (Feb. 3-14) Produce working bibliography, citation notecards & “tracking historiography” chart
After 3rd Supervisor Meeting (April 14th-25th) Complete the following: