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I Love History

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    I thoroughly enjoy and have been teaching high

    school for 18 years now in the area of world and American history. I majored in history in college and have a masters degree.
    olderandpregnantfemale olderandpregnantfemale 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    150th Anniversary Of The Gettysburg Address

    In early July, 1863, 71,000 confederate troops attempted to win a major civil war victory in northern territory. The Union army of nearly 94,000 settled around Gettysburg to make a stand. A confederate victory at Gettysburg could tilt the fragile balance of the war towards the...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M Nov 19, 2013

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    For quite a few people,

    history seems like a very boring subject. I have never understood why it is viewed that way as all history tells the incredible story of humanity and it's achievements and downfalls. My favorite area of history is during the war era, 1939 - 1945, a time where leaders rise and...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    The Ancient Of India

    Collections of interesting facts:*The game of chess was invented in India.*The birth of Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus happened in India.*The earliest school of medicine known to mankind was Ayurveda and it originated in India. It was consolidated 2500 years ago by Charaka...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Some once told me that I had a unique

    perspective on history... I guess that's true. The things I say about history are usually right, factually at least, but I usually have a different take on it than most people. If I had to guess it might be because I was mostly self taught on matters of history... at the age of...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M May 20

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    A Trip To Nowhere

    A group of 80-year-old survivors currently living in Seattle, Washington became film makers and created an animated documentary (DVD) and an accompanying graphic novel sharing their personal stories of Soviet deportation of Poles during WWII to Siberia.    A Trip to...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Abraham Lincoln Lost The Black Vote

    I got this title from a lecture by a historian at a bicentennial of Lincoln's birth . It's one of the great ironies of history that Abraham Lincoln's, the Great Emancipator, stock has fallen so sharply in the black community. David Blight, civil war historian and Harvard...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 7 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    History Teaches Me About The Present

    I've always loved fascinating stories.   And to me history is a fascinating story unraveling throughout time, throughout the world, with new characters and plots and twists.Yet there is a continuity of theme throughout the human element.    Goals, achievements, failings...
    Cliffside Cliffside 51-55, M 3 Responses May 6, 2011

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    Industrial History

    History is important to understand to get a glimpse of the future. Learning for example, how dictators gained power in the past is a window into how to prevent them from gaining that power today. History includes all types of activities including industrial history. By looking...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    A Dark November Day

    I can't believe it's been 49 years to the day. Seems like yesterday that JFK was murdered. Everyone glued to the TV and grabbing every newspaper there was to be had. Watching the new media crucify a man named Oswald. Listening to every lie and taking it as fact. How the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    English and history is by far my favorite

    subjects. It's so amazing to learn what happened way back then when you weren't even alive. You can view things from a difference perspective. I think I could watch documentaries all day if I could! Haha I deidnirelt don't think I'll major in history when I get in college...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am a South African,

    history has taught me so much about my country and the world. I want to get more knowledge especially about my country and then the world. History is vital, if you don't know your history, you can not have a clear picture of where you are going! Tell me a history of you, you...
    Wayini1 Wayini1 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    "Those who do not study history are doomed to

    repeat it." (I forgot the author) I love this because it meant two things: it means that if you do not learn from the mistakes of others, you will fall to the same fate that those before you did. AND it means that if you don't study your history then you will fail that class and...
    Phoenix259 Phoenix259 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Operation Barbarossa Today it’s

    exactly 70 years ago that the allied forces landed in Normandy and started with Operation Overlord, commonly referred to as D-Day. World leaders and veterans gathered today to remember the event. Operation Overlord was the largest military seaborne invasion in history. D-Day is...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 6

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    GCoppola GCoppola 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm just pondering this question now.

    ..cuz I'm studying it in school right now... Who really caused the Korean War? People might say the North Koreans but that is just on a superficial level, they might say that because in june1950, they were the first to launch an invasion on the south. However what caused them...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 18-21 4 Responses May 23

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    My favorite of American history has to be the

    Cold War. It was an era of pure hatred towards the soviet until nixons policy to be friends towards the Soviet Union and other communist countries. Then Ronald Reagan (who I dislike) calling the u.s.s.r an evil empire. It was just a weird time in history
    anthrax54 anthrax54 16-17, M 1 Response May 13

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    History is really important to me

    and also fascinating. Everything adds up when you think about it. Being apart of history is even better!
    leannia2000 leannia2000 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I find life in 15 century very exciting.

    Im into history fashion and the dresses people were wearing were just great. All this grace, beauty and difference to our awful clothes today. Sigh......i live in a wrong era. Im out of place here.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    We Are A Product Of Our History

    What we are now or ever will be id due to where we have come from. It's our personal history. I think every person should know the history of the country in which they live. I don't think exact dates are that important just a general knowledge of what happened first etc. I...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    What I love about history is

    that there is so much to it. It is years and years full of interesting people, facts, ideas and beliefs. Some were amazing, some not so much. The only thing we can do is to learn from our past and shape the future.
    beautyangel beautyangel 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Although the day has already changed in Europe,

    here it is the last 20 minutes of the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo in 1914. While not the cause, it was the precipitating event for WWI. While I don't care much about Hapsburg nobles, I think the anniversary...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I love history :) castles ,

    battles , Hero's , secret agents , planes , ships , vehicles , uniforms , maps , technology - this year it is a hundred years since the 1914-18 war to end all wars.. But it didn't :( Let's make war history ! A history project in time & space. Episode one-
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    History Is A Window Into Human Nature

    I love history! My parents bought me lots of history books as a kid, and my father would regularly take me to local libraries and let me check out an armful of books at a time, which I read constantly. I later pursued my interests in history by studying like crazy, and earning a...
    bighungryshark bighungryshark 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    Rare Historical Photos

    RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS.... And descriptions as we wonder what it was like to be there and surprises us with something we have never seen.  Look carefully at each picture. There are some you have never seen before and they are amazing. A boxing match on board the USS Oregon...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I decided this semester to officially switch

    from a business major to a history major. I love history more than anything. Learning it comes effortlessly to me. My favorite books, TV shows, movies, etc have always been history related. But I'm afraid now for my future career. I don't want to be a teacher. And I don't want...
    mkk414 mkk414 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I have over 10 history books

    but this is my favourite, anybody wanna talk about history x
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 4 Responses May 19

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    Is History A Lost Art?

    I was watching a 60 minutes interview with historian David McCullough. In the interview, he said: We are children who are historically illiterate.  He goes on to say that a student at a mid western university said to him, Until your talk today, I didn't know that the original...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am always surrounded with people

    who dislike history. Like a lot. Believing it to be boring and having no value in their lives. Well that is far from true. I love history with a passion! Ever since I was a little girl. It has opened my eyes to the world in a whole new way. History teaches us about society...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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    I Read Encyclopedias Like They're Novels.

    History has always been my first love, the topic of my daydreams, the focus of my life. I'm fascinated by the world and what made it how it is today. I read encyclopedias, atlases, National Geographics and history textbooks. This has filled my head with so many little tidbits...
    cinnamonlips cinnamonlips 16-18, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    Just a bit of historical mirthThe stuff I

    write is a poly metrical curseSo i go to the tube to get my witty rhymeStuff I write is literary crime,ain't worth a dimeIts whack! like crack from a hack,keyboard slither slimeSo now,back to the match,just in time(GROAN 
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    History to me is like the novel mankind wrote

    without ink but rather their lives.
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M Jan 4

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    I am really into history.

    We must take American history in my grade. Currently, we just finished the civil rights movement. It made me so sad and so sick to think that that stuff happened in this "great" country. I am 100% percent African, born in America, a part of my family's first generation to be...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    zarnold19 zarnold19 18-21, M 1 Response May 22

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    History

    ......they say history has a way of repeating itself so i guess in a certain way it has an impact on our present and future thats why if you know your history then you will know where you are heading to.
    Borne Borne 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    anthrax54 anthrax54 16-17, M 2 Responses May 13

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    I didn't like it much in school,

    now, 5 years later it really interests me. I love finding out about our world.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Feb 6

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    Essential To Understanding

    An understanding and appreciation of History is vital if we are to appreciate the world in which we live.We cannot know where to go unless we know where we have come from. We all need to read lots of history  and biographies if we are to understand the world around us and make...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jun 2, 2013

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    I Love History

    I love history and I hate to see it abused. I know that history is an on going argument, but some people like to carry that argument on without use of facts.  This is no more blatant then when discussing the Civil War.  Very shortly after the Civil War, the South has attempted...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I absolutely love history,

    particularly political history and the history of monarchy. The wars I find intresting.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm Writing A Historical Novel . . .

    . . . it's an erotic novel, but i swear i love the research as much as i love the erotic bits.  takes place in the early 13th century.  after the norman invasion, but there are still little pockets of saxon culture.  there is magic in it, but it's everyday magic...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda 51-55, F 23 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Love it just love it,

    my favourite are the revolutions especially French Revolution and American war of independence, history is so great I can't believe people don't take it seriously
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I am a real fan of historic books ,

    movies or every another thing which is related to history.
    Lordiran Lordiran 18-21, M Feb 13

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    What is the best way to make people

    that don't like history like it? I like history in different dimension-from Albania to Zimbabwe, from daily lives of the past to the important historical figures, from fun trivia to its impact of our daily lives. However, I noticed that people around me just don't enjoy it as...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I have always been fascinated by history.

    When I was little I loved Cleopatra and John F. Kennedy to name a couple. I always imagined myself living in a different era. English history has been my love since I was in high school or before. I especially love the Tudors. Anne Boleyn is my all time favorite historical...
    caitlin7781 caitlin7781 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I find the notion of creating something in my

    head, which I write, edit and publish as an ebook; then see people from all over the world buy it, one of the most exciting things I've ever experienced. It almost rivals the thrill of doing stand up comedy for almost three years in the 90's.
    Evolutionrocks Evolutionrocks 46-50, M Feb 1

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    Family History

    I believe family history is important too. I love listening to the stories about my grandparents and grand grand parents and how they lived, what they went through during the war and about the happy times.
    TheSeeker88 TheSeeker88 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    It's my favourite subject in school :) I'm

    taking history again next year, can't wait!~~ I just wish the textbooks had more representation for people of colour as well....Their stories aren't often heard or studied in detail during generic history classes. If you want to hear world history written from a non-white point...
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    Big Fan

    I love history. Everything about it. Wether it was in school is just doing research on your own and learning something you didnt know before. I am a big fan of the middle ages. Also anything about Rome.
    GabbyGabbers GabbyGabbers 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Why History?

    I was once asked why I loved history so much; after all, what practical purpose did it serve?  A question of this nature, it seems to me, is largely self-referential, already containing, in an age-old rhetorical fashion, its own answer. What practical use is history?  ...
    Constance1 Constance1 22-25, F 27 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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