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  • Learning History
    331 words
    David McCullough had a speech on O'Neill Memorial Lecture about his view of history. In his point, history is the foundation for the humanity, it just like us now, distance and time, bring many human life evidence together. David said "history always one thing lead to another, it do not have to be a model patten in a form". Thus, history is so important in our daily life. David also said that don't look down of the past people who make some odd decisions, think they are foolish and unrealistic, ...
  • History As Important Events
    698 words
    I define history as important events that have happened in the past, and the ones that are presently happening. At some time or another everything will be considered history. History tells a story, whether it's written, painted, carved, or sung; a collection of events that someone explains to you that is usually important. When most people think about history they remember a boring class they took in school a long time ago, they recall memorizing important dates, taking map tests, and falling as...
  • French And Indian War
    527 words
    History has fascinated me since the eighth grade. This is when we started to learn the history of the United States. That year was only about the early ages of the United States. Some of the topics we went over were from the very beginning when Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean, the French and Indian war, the Revolutionary war, and through the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The main topic that really interests me interests me is World War two. World War two interests m...
  • Mistakes Of The Past
    325 words
    There are many reasons to study United States History. A few are, so that we do not commit the same mistakes as our ancestors, to know our heritage, learn about our freedoms, and to learn to become a citizen in our nation. We need history so that we will not commit the same mistakes as our ancestors. A sad thing is that sometimes even though we know what has happened in the past, we do it again, hoping that it will work this time. And usually it doesn't work and the same mistake is made. We need...
  • Your College Education At Hampton University
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    Why do you want to pursue your college education at Hampton University? Growing up, I always envisioned myself being at a historically black university, one with prestige and a high academic standard. I have not only found this with Hampton University, but I also found a school located in an area where so much of our country's history has occurred. At the present time, I plan to pursue history as my major, and I believe Hampton would be the perfect place to study this. A school which opened its ...
  • Important To International Relations
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    Why is studying history both important and contentious for International Relations? All ideas in the world "are both a product of history and a creator of history. Idea does not exist outside of the history of men and women" #. History is one of the most important concepts of our lives, those who disregard it are modern fools who tomorrow will forget the mistakes of yesterday, consequently never learning from them. "those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them"....
  • History Teachers And Textbooks Lie
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    Reading, writing and arithmetic, these three subjects are the basic outline for American schools. In those subjects, where does history fit in? Some believe that teachers avoid history because of how corrupt America's has been. James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, says, "Parents may feel undermined when children get tools of information not available to adults and use them in ways that seem to threaten adult-held values. ' (Loewen 296.) The adults had to learn the same false histo...

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