The first step is to pick a topic related to American history from 1865 to the present that you would find interesting since you will be spending time researching it.
Once you have an idea, do a little background research to learn more about it by searching encyclopedias, the library catalog, or Wikipedia. Here are a few places to begin:
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115