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    I'm getting my bachelors degrees here in the US

    at the end of this term in May in US history and American government specializing in American minorities today. but when I graduate I will be able teach 6th grade through 12th grade here in the US US and world history and also US government and European history with emphasis in...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I went to visit the town of Marblehead,

    Massachusetts yesterday in hopes of photographing the homes there, but since there was no place to park, I roamed around until I found the 'Old Burial Hill', where numerous British and American soldiers from the Revolutionary War were buried.  The inscriptions on the stones...
    LostDragon LostDragon 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    Actually I don't like history.

    In fact a lot of it sickens me. Here's some of my countries history.Germany was slow to win a place in the sun but quick to turn it into a hell on earth. Bismark long opposed the acquisition of tropical colonies, arguing that they were a luxury the Fatherland could not afford...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 1 Response Feb 27, 2015

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    A lot of history is boring to me,

    but some things really interest me. I have always been interested into World War 2. And out of all of the countries I have been more interested into Germany. I always wondered if I had a family member that fought in the German Army, i'll talk to my grandma about that and see if...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    catsNbooks catsNbooks 26-30, F Oct 14, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    I think history is the thread

    that unites the generations. Your family and national histories are part of your being. You cannot escape your history as it is part of your identity, and you are it's product.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I Wish They Still Taught History

    What they call "History" is just garbage that came from disputes by lobbyists, special interest groups, and overprotective parents but now due to all this discord the children suffer they are given bogus facts and don't realize this usually until college we teach children bs and...
    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Song Honoring General Mad Anthony Wayne: Pennsylvania Continental Line

    The old Tory rout Had spread round about That our brave Wayne,with five hundred Were taken or slain Upon Georgia's plain But Tories, you've cursedly blundered The case was, one Brown Had marched out of town Well-armed and prepared for a tramp; But Wayne was aware Prepared for the...
    Studmuffin11 Studmuffin11 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Until me sees the bad parts Repeating With

    increased devastation But same crap lies to justify it.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 8, 2015

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    History is a dying subject in high schools.

    It is believed that math and science are more important and history takes a back seat. But, you can’t know where we are going without knowing where we have been. I wish high school students could see and hear the passion our founders had when they formed this nation. I wish...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 10 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    i live in a place called winlaton its

    pronounced win late on and apparently at the end of the 17th century a man called Ambrose Crowley turned winlaton and winlaton mill and a place near called swallwell into the biggest pig iron manufacturing sites in europe but theres no heritage of it here.
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M Jun 10, 2015

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    Historical Month

    We celebrate a couple of things this month, one is 150 year celebration of the Gettysburg address. Just out of curiosity I asked around some of the younger people I come in contact with, like those working in coffee shops, fast food places etc. These are college students and...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Ok, I'll tell you something about a recent

    history in my country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's about a war we had. I come from a catholic background but I'm a leftist and a liberal, so I'm not biased by nationalistic propaganda. It's a bit complicated but I'll explain. The neighbour countries of Bosnia are Croatia and...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response May 21, 2015

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    Greek mythology and philosophy

    and the Hellinistic Culture is just my jam. I love learning about the Roman Empire and World War II and the Russian Revolutions are just incredible. History is amazing and I want to study it my whole life.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    13robert13 13robert13 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    I like history. But I'd

    rather make history.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    The Worst Strategic Judgment Ever

    I've been re-reading some military history material recently. Although it is written as a textbook, I recommend Collin Gray's book War, Peace, and International Relations. This reading brought me back to one of the questions I've never found a satisfactory answer to: why did...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Ever since I was small,

    I always liked watching the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the Military Channel. I don't why I liked watching those channels specifically other than cartoons. It would seems normal to watching cartoons other than old boring historical stories about all sorts of subjects...
    Panzar Panzar 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    Never paid enough attention in school

    but since then I've always looked up history myself and love when people are actually interested in it
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    I Love Old Houses

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Baddesley Clinton – a beautiful moated Manor House and Garden which partly dates back to the 15th century. I have been numerous times before but certainly not for a while and again, I was struck with the charm of the place. It is...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Love everything about history the past is

    amazing and has a lot of cool stories granted some painful but its the pst its all I read is non fiction history
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    Native americans were asked to tell their

    associations on the name: Christopher Columbus. These were their answeres: https://www.facebook.com/storiesbycut/videos/522456597917232/
    DragoSeksi DragoSeksi 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    History Is Not About The Past

    Faulkner said that the past is not dead. It isn't even the past.  He is more right than ever today. Interpretations of facts are always subject to the biases of the interpreter.  This is not new, Julius Caesar's history of the Gauls is less than objective.  In fact his...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    History has a way of repeating itself

    although it may come in different forms than it did before. That is why it is so important to know it, so that you will recognize it when it happens.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Sep 24, 2015

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    archaeology is a beautiful tedious,

    tiresome ,passionate craft but i cant help but see the harm in plucking away at earth's  scabs
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    Im finding a tough time finding people

    who are also historians here in my place. Is anyone here also interested in it? Im good at contemporary or modern history. Anything above WW1 to Modern times. Oh, and I also love planes!
    Tomcat2938 Tomcat2938 16-17 1 Response Jul 12, 2015

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    Love!

    I used to hate history in middle school and the beginning of high school. Probably because I had bad and rude history teachers that seemed to isolate and try to humiliate me. Needless to say I didn't get the best grades on my history tests. Until 10th grade history came around. I...
    TalarSkye TalarSkye 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    I'm actually thinking of majoring in history

    when I go to this new college. My ultimate job goal right now is probably communicating with other countries through other curators and making plans between my country and others to set up different exhibits to increase interest for my countries residents to learn about that...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    I'm obsessed with antiques

    and older homes. I love to hear the history behind things.
    hopefull2014 hopefull2014 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    For all the people that want to see a broader

    perspective on the 9/11 attack, and to see how the attack can be interpratated and what are the facts about it, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fUT7XgLiTY It's a lecture of a Swiss professor, doc. Daniel Ganser. If you're interested in the topic and if you...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M May 24, 2015

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    I am very interested in history.

    I also think that history has the sense to learn from the mistakes who were done in the past that they won´t happen in future again. It´s just a pity that many people don´t understand this sense because it seems that many mistakes from the past are repeating and repeating...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    My favorite thing I've seen

    and enjoyed was visiting the USS Iowa BB-61
    Weasel031 Weasel031 16-17, M Dec 14, 2015

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    Not the kind they teach you in school.

    It's one-sided and you never get the whole story. The history books are written by whoever wins the war. If you really are interested in history, read history written from different perspectives. We have a tendency as humans to see our enemies as evil, but I don't believe that...
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    Ive often wondered why

    so much of history is framed in the context of who conquered who. Why not recall how the people lived and aspects of life. What inventions were made. History cant ignore the warring folly of countries "leaders" as it affected the many. But perhaps the cultural sensibilities are...
    Thethought Thethought 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    The Unusual

    Not the pretty history all dressed up not to offend, the stuff that people try to bury in the past. If we don't understand how we got to the point we are at we are destined to repeat yesterday's mistakes. If I offend you, I'm sorry but maybe that was my intention to get you to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    From ancient Egypt and Greece to medieval

    castles as well as world Wars I am an avid fan of history. I love reading and watching anything about history since I was a kid.
    LadyOceania LadyOceania 26-30, F 16 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    A realistic history of the slavery in the US:

    http://www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/a-future-history-of-the-united-states
    DragoSeksi DragoSeksi 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    The 9th April 1940 was a dark day in Danish

    history..The day Germany took over Denmark. I saw a movie yesterday that made me realize how terrifying it must have been. 20:35 came the message that the German forces had surrendered. But the Danes only won because we got help from England. I know there's more to the story...
    Deepess Deepess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

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    I think the first historical

    even that interested me was the period known as the Black Death. @1347 I remember maybe seeing a documentary on it when I was maybe 9/10. Around that time I think the BBC were showing a drama about modern day Britain if the same thing had happened today. (The survivors...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    D Day , yesterday , 6th June 1944 here are

    some interesting links ! http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/d-days http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/allied-advance-stalls-at-normandy http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/a-key-to-victory http://www.history.com...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jun 7, 2015

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    Dan Carlins Hardcore History Podcast is

    FANTASTIC .... He goes into the personal about the past. How must it have been for those warriors of Ghengis Khan to spend days on end riding on, sleeping on and eating on their horses?
    sumitoo sumitoo 56-60, F Jul 6, 2015

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    I love reading some things about history.

    ..though I hated history in high school. I think that human beings are crazy & sadistic for the most part..but I think we should all read about the Holocaust...so that it never happens again. I like reading about the Titanic, about Vietnam, about the Romanovs, the Holocaust...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2015

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    I spent a few years studying the broad view of

    the field. I spend my energies these days reading targeted works and research.
    Itsneverasitappears Itsneverasitappears 46-50, M Nov 9, 2015

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    I don't know how some people claim to dislike

    history. Everything we do is history related - everything we say, wear, eat or see is history related. I love it - read it, study it, and write it when I can
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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