United States History Topic Ideas for NHD Projects

United States History Topic Ideas for NHD Projects

United States History Topic Ideas for NHD Projects Broad or If you’re interested in… Consider… Common Topic Colonization Exploration and Settlemen...

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United States History Topic Ideas for NHD Projects Broad or

If you’re interested in…

Consider…

Common Topic Colonization

Exploration and Settlement

North Dakota: 

Lewis and Clark



Sakakawea



Early Explorers



Settlement of North Dakota



Railroads in North Dakota



Ranching in North Dakota



Early Reservation Era

Relationships with Indians 

The Sarcoxie Wars – 1837 (MO)

Colonial Era

American

Military and Diplomatic

Revolution

History

(1775-1783)

U.S.

Political Theories and

Constitution

Principles



Raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts – 1704



Louisiana Code Noir – 1724



General von Steuben at Valley Forge – 1778 (PA)



George Washington – 1775 (VA)



African-Americans in the Revolution – 1775

Foundations in English Common Law 

Magna Carta – 1215



English Bill of Rights - 1689

Pre-Consitution 

Mayflower Compact – 1620



Fundamental Orders of Connecticut – 1639



Connecticut Code of 1650



Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1786

Constitutional Convention Debates 

Three-Fifths Compromise - 1787



Virginia Plan vs. New Jersey Plan -1787

Andrew

Constitutional Debate

Jackson

Antebellum

Debates over Slavery and



National Bank - 1833



Nullification Crisis – 1832 (SC)

 

Trail of Tears – 1830 Fort Gibson’s Role in the Trail of Tears (OK)



David Walker's Appeal for Universal Emancipation

Abolitionism

– 1829 (MA) 

Bleeding Kansas - 1854



Dred Scott v. Sanford – 1857 (MO)



Charles Redmond and the Massachusetts AntiSlavery Society – 1857

Civil War

Military/War History

(1861-1865)

Tragedies and of War 

Andersonville Prison (GA)



Elmira Prison (NY)

 

Gettysburg – 1863 (PA)

Civil War surgery

North Dakota 

Civil War in North Dakota

African American Involvement

Westward

Conflict



Camp Nelson (KY)

 

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment



Mission San Gabriel Native American Revolt – 1785

Territories and

1st Kansas Colored Infantry

(CA)

Expansion



The West Florida Revolt – 1810 (LA)



Bloody Monday Riots – 1855 (KY)



George A. Custer

 

Pinkerton Detective Agency – 1875 Lew Carroll and the 1889 Land Run (OK)

Development

Immigration, Labor, Civil



Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – 1911 (NY)

of Industry and

rights, Industrial Accidents



Missouri Sharecroppers Protest of 1939 (MO)



Point Honda Naval Disaster – 1923 (CA)



1904 World’s Fair and 1904 Summer Olympics

Worker’s Rights Dawn of the 20th

Century

(MO)

Women’s

Suffrage

History AND

Suffrage 

Alice Paul (NJ)



Martha Griffiths and the Equal Rights Amendment



Isabella Beecher Hooker and the Constitutional Rights of Women (NY, CT)

Women’s



Helena Hill Weed (CT)



Woman Suffrage (ND)



Virginia Minor, Missouri League of Women Voters

History Continued

(MO) Women’s Rights Women’s Rights

WWI



Emma Willard, Higher Education for Girls (NY)



Clarina Howard Nichols (VT, KS)

 

Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls – 1848 (NY) Randolph v. Owasso Public Schools- Title IX case (OK)

Arguments for and Against



World War I in ND

War



Kate Richards O’Hare and opposition to World War I (MO)

Great

Response to Depression

Depression

World War II

Military History

Technology

Technological Innovation,

History

Industry



Propaganda in World War I



Okie Migrations and the Dust Bowl (OK)



Hoover Dam (NV, AZ)



New Deal



Comanche Code Talkers



Aleutian Campaign (AK)



Coast Guard in World War II



Kawakitga v United States (CA)



Jake McNiece and the “Filthy Thirteen” (OK)

 

Lucius D. Clay (GA)



The development of ENIAC at the University of

Women at the Douglas Aircraft Plant (OK)

Pennsylvania – 1946 

The Transistor



Garrison Dam (ND) and Natural Resources (ND) – 1950s



History of velcro, Ziploc bags, zippers, duct tape, disposable razor



National Weather Service

Social History

Ethnic Conflict



Sylvan Goldman and the development of the shopping cart (OK)



Zoot Suit Riots – 1943 (CA)



Bracero Program – 1942 (CA)



Bob Fletcher, saved farms of interned JapaneseAmericans (CA)

Nuclear History

Manhattan Project



German POWs at Camp Algona (IA)



Enola Gay and Wendover Field (UT)



Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, General Leslie Groves, Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, Neils Bohr

Sports History

Integration of Baseball



Manhattan Project Innovations



Spies/security at Los Alamos (NM)



Oak Ridge Uranium Purification (TN)



Ben Chapman and the integration of the Philadelphia Phillies 1947 - PA

Medicinal

Polio Vaccine

History



Larry Doby (OH)



Cap Anson (IA)



Pee Wee Reese (KY)



A. B. “Happy” Chandler (KY)



Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) treatment in Louisiana

 

Quarantine laws and the rights of patients

HeLa Cells

History of

Rock ‘N’ Roll Revolution



Alan Freed (OH)

Media

and Movie History



The Hollywood Ten (CA)



U.S. v Paramount Pictures (CA)



Screen Actors’ Guild (CA)

Integration and

Supreme Court Opinions,

Court Rulings

Civil Rights

Segregation/Desegregation,



The Great Society

 

United States v. Cruikshank – 1876 (LA) Brown v. Board of Education – 1954 (KS) Penick v. Columbus Board of Education – 1977 (OH) Clay v. US - 1971



Lemon Grove Incident (CA)



Sheff vs. O’Neil (CT )



Missouri 

Ernest Calloway (MO)



Urban League of St. Louis (MO)

Johnson and the Great Society

Space

Neil Armstrong’s Walk on

Exploration

the Moon

Civil Rights



Head Start - 1965



Great Society



NASA’s decision to launch the shuttle Challenger (FL)



James A. Van Allen (IA)

King’s I Have a Dream



1923 Rosewood Massacre (FL)

Speech



Medgar Evers



Emmitt Till



Edna Griffin (IA)



Sammy Davis, Jr. and Segregation in Entertainment Industry

Environmental

Silent Spring

  

Anne Braden (KY)



International Convention for the Regulation of

Movement

Roscoe Dunjee and the Black Dispatch (OK) Clara Luper and the Katz Drugstore Sit-In (OK) Whaling (DC)



Hetchy Hetchy (CA)



John Muir and the Sierra Club (CA)