Inventing Great American History Term Paper Ideas For College

In the American history class that I teach, we write as much as my students do in my Freshman English class. You have to be prepared to compose a MLA style paper in this class. The good news is that there are tons of exciting and interesting topics. Remember, that an event that happened yesterday, can all ready be considered United States history material. I teach much of my classes by beginning with a quick look at the morning news. If you are assigned a composition in this class, consider looking at and using one of these topics.


  • The kings who ruled America
  • The best first lady and why
  • How Eleanor changed the world of the first lady
  • The Sons of Liberty
  • How bad was Jackson
  • The corruption under Harding and how we are still revealing him
  • The judges who have molded this country
  • What would have happened if the South had won the war
  • The Gold Rush and the Women who Went West
  • Jack London and the Yukon
  • The generals of the Civil War
  • The Genius Robert E. Lee
  • The Taking of Arlington
  • The Adam’s Legacy
  • The United States and Cuban Relationships
  • The Kennedy Dynasty
  • How soldiers fought at the Western Front
  • The country’s worst disasters
  • The US hurricanes
  • The Presidents who were assassinated
  • The Tea Pot Dome Scandal and the Ohio Gang
  • Protest songs and their impacts
  • The Harlem Renaissance and the Cotton Club
  • Bessie Smith and her impacts
  • The Vietnam war and how the veterans were treated

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Make sure as you begin this paper that you write a solid thesis with strong main points, include credible and academic research, build an outline, write a rough draft, proof the paper, and then complete the final draft. You may have to hand in a hard copy and submit to an electronic plagiarism tool.

Your font should be size twelve, and it should be a plain font such as Times New Roman or Arial. You will double-space the paper and you will have one-inch margins at the top, bottom, and sides. It will have in-text citations and a reference sheet. You will follow all the teacher instructions and you will need to meet all deadlines. If you get behind or if your struggle, you may want to hire a tutor or a writing company for assistance.