Davis Senior High School  Logo
About DHS Academic Center Councils and Committees Final Exam Schedule Graduation Mission Statement and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes Course Descriptions Parent Information Schedule SolarGuard Special News and Events Summer Office Hours TESTING Tours of Campus Yearbook
Staff Directory Administration Art Career Technical Education Counseling English Library Math Music Physical Education Science Social Science Special Education World Languages
Library Student Resources Subject Resources
Counseling DSHS Student Health & Wellness College Application Information College Night Naviance Career Center Enrollment TRANSCRIPTS
ATHLETICS Athletics Calendar

Turning Points Project Research Essay

Suggested Topics List

    The Treaty of Versailles in 1918 and its consequences
    John Maynard Keynes and the influence of Keynesian economics
    Brown v. Board of Education and the integration of American schools
    Effects of Roe v. Wade
    Korea and limited warfare:  the firing of Douglas MacArthur
    Plessy v. Ferguson and the growth of Jim Crow
    Ronald Reagan and the resurgence of conservatism in America
    The Interstate Highway Act of 1956 and the growth of suburban America
    Television in the 1950s and the transformation of American entertainment
    Ms. magazine and the growth of the feminist movement
    Midway:  turning the tide in the Pacific war
    Walter Reed and the conquest of yellow fever
    The Civilian Conservation Corps:  savior of young men
    The sinking of the USS Maine and the beginning of the Spanish-American War
    The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the American labor movement
    Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse:  a cultural revolution
    The Beatles and the British invasion:  influence on American teenagers
    The Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic revolution in Iran:  Consequences for America
    Watergate and the weakening of the presidency
    Breaking the barrier:  Jackie Robinson
    The Keating-Owen Act and child labor
    The Marshall Plan and the reconstruction of postwar Europe
    The Tet offensive and American Political opinion
    Henry Ford, driving force behind the automobile revolution in America
    The Sears Roebuck catalogue and the rise of mass consumption
    Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and the growth of the environmental movement
    Curt Flood and free agency in baseball
    Harry Truman’s momentous decision:  dropping the bomb
    Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    The Tennessee Valley Authority:  government to the rescue
    Cesar Chavez and gaining a voice for the migrant worker
    The United States v. Nixon: taming the power of the Presidency
    U.S.A. Patriot Act:  Curbing American’s civil rights?
    When the Golden Door Slammed Shut: America’s Responsibility to Jewish Refugees During the Nazi Regime
    Women Aviators Answer the Call During World War II:  Vital to the war effort
    United States Intervention in 1970’s Chile: the world’s reaction to the role of the CIA
    The Navajo Codetalkers: America’s Secret Weapon
    Fed by Fear: The FBI’s Crusade the Black Panthers
    The Scopes trial: changing the way society views creation?
    Internet usage by children and teenagers:  too much freedom?
    Invitro fertilization: childless couples expensive alternative
    Dr. Kevorkian and the right to die
    Tragedy at Columbine:  strains of teenage life
     Cell phones: here, there and everywhere:  changing the way people communicate
     Vietnam War: forcing many to find ways to avoid the draft
     Surprise at Pearl Harbor:  the awakening of the sleeping giant and the catalyst for the building of a “war machine”.
    Korematsu V. United States:  was the decision right or wrong?
    The United States and the creation of Israel
    G. I. Bill of Rights:  building a smarter America
    Creation of the Peace Corps:  putting America’s best foot forward?
    The End of Camelot:  the assassination of John Kennedy.
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act:  Johnson leads America toward a fairer society.
    Medicare:  taking care of senior citizens?
    Closing our borders:  America and its responsibility to the world’s politically oppressed.
    Lady Bird Johnson:  Beautifying America
    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Harlem Renaissance and Black pride
    The United States and the building of the Panama Canal
    Scapegoats and Joseph McCarthy: trying to find someone to blame
    Bankamericard: changing the way Americans spend money
    Warriors Don’t Cry: Melba Beals and the crisis at Central High
    26th Amendment:  giving a voice to 18 year olds
    War Powers Act of 1973:  curbing the power of the President
    Nixon’s visit to China:  opening relations with China
    NOW and the feminist movement
    Birth control pills and power to women
    AIDS and the explosion in sexually transmitted diseases--how will the world be changed?
    Kent State University and the rights of students to protest
    Woodstock Music Festival and the 1960s drug culture
    1960 counterculture movement:  using music to spread message of political and social unrest
    Engle v Vitale: outlawing prayer in public schools
    Miranda v. Arizona:  rights for the accused
    Gideon v. Wainright:  rights for the accused
    Agent Orange:  America’s responsibility to its soldiers
    Affirmative Action:  right or wrong?
    AIM (American Indian Movement):  raising awareness of the plight of Native Americans
    Gaming Casinos on tribal land
    Gay Marriage:  what rights do people have?
    O.J. Simpson:  Media show or maintaining rights for accused
    Product tampering and the safety for consumers
    Fast Food Nation:  modern day condemnation of the food industry?
    The explosion of the plastic surgery industry:  the quest for beauty and youth?
    DNA testing:  Paternity proof and paternal payment
    DNA testing and the Innocence project
    The public’s right to know? Bill Clinton and his impeachment