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I Love History

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    1800's

    Ive been in love with the 1800s since I was 7, I dont know how I fell in love with the 1800s but I just did, and I also really want to go back to the 1800s to see how it really was.
    iloveschoultzki iloveschoultzki 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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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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    It's a ambiguous reality.

    There is two sides to every story. With history we usually only hear the winning or prevailing sides point of view. That's a human trait that has been greatly manipulated over my years. If you want to divulge yourself in what actually happened in past experiences you have to...
    17MadMax1976 17MadMax1976 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    .My First Historical Passion.

    When I was school age I loved certain periods of history. I loved Homers Iliad and Odyssey. Although neither of these are strictly speaking historical documents, they speak of a romantic, heroic time in Greek history. A time of heroes like Hector, Paris, Odysseus, Ajax and...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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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 Sep 17, 2013

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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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    Napoleonic History

    I adore Napoleon, he was a master strategist and I like studying the battles he fought in. Unfortunately acknowledging his two epic disasters which are his most famous, the invasion of Moscow in 1812, and the battle of Waterloo in 1815. I like reading on his personality as well...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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 4 days ago

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    Steph2814 Steph2814 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Awesome History Class!

    In history we have the very attractive, funny, kind, student teacher, Mr. J, and the funny, kind, teacher, Mr. F. Mr. F has a little basketball hoop and keeps on shooting hoops, he's obsessed with Abe Lincoln, and he often shatters our dreams into a million peices. Mr. J tells...
    Missy3210 Missy3210 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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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    Oh No Not The Attic.....

    Mary has been in the home now for three years never to return to her home , alone in her own little world oblivious to her surroundings content in her believe that she is once again a child at home with her mummy and daddy such a cruel situation for a seventy three year old...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 30

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    It's Just So Funxd

    Idk it's just so interesting to me ill spend hours just researching something I find interesting and then go on from their to see how much I can find about that certain subject :3
    Logicc Logicc 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Today in history we where in groups to work on

    something and we had to read the book and we read to ourselves and Mr. F just stood over us for 30 seconds just seriously staring at us and said, "Wow, you guys are just reading quietly." I'm I the only one who finds that just a little creepy? He's nice and I do like him but...
    Missy3210 Missy3210 13-15, F Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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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    A Call For Unity Eight Alabama Clergymen

    I read about this online and thought of posting it here as I admire Martin Luther King a lot .  Martin Luther King Jr. wrote one of history’s most famous open letters—his “Letter from a Birmingham jail.” It’s a powerful piece that we’ve brought up before, but you...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I am driving down to Cambridge tomorrow ready

    for my interview on Wednesday morning to study History there next year... eeeek!!
    magicmillie66 magicmillie66 18-21, F Dec 9, 2013

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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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    More Paper Gems From The Attic

    The Daily Mirror  June 16th 1919 Alcock and Brown fly the atlantic ....... The Evening News September 9th 1929 The Sunday Pictorial Nov 1st 1942 Next Letters from the front 1914 .....
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 12 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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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    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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    An Old Interesting Law

    I love history because it has link with our or our forefather's life. I have interests in finding out & reading history which many people regard as unimportant. One day in a newspaper i read the fact given below. During 15 or 16th century the churches implemented a new law in...
    Crazychrizzy Crazychrizzy 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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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 2 Responses Jan 29

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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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    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 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 1 Response Feb 15

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    GCoppola GCoppola 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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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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    Some Fun American History

    For me, when learning about History, sometimes it makes it more interesting to learn about people in history in a little bit of a more interesting way. When we learn about them as people, it seems to make them less of just a name and date to memorize. Here are some interesting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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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 4 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I enjoy reading about history

    not only my country but others. History is learned in different ways today. You have online, History channels and movies. The best history for me is the written word but I've found that this too is not all true. One have to research and separate fact from fiction these days.
    59annie19 59annie19 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Tired Of Stereotypes

    I am tired of people that prejudge me what type of history I like when they look at my skin color and hear my accent. I am interested in history of different regions around the world, from Argentina to Zimbabwe and I am willing to listen. However, bigots will always exist. I...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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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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    Knowing More Than The History Teacher

    I read to much on history as a little kid I always found it fascinating I always thought wow I wish I could go back to the 20s , and 50s. I'm in world history right now and I know than my teacher I asked him what are when are we gonna learn about Elizabeth bathory, Nero and...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14, 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 1 Response Mar 30

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    Mostly My Own

    We have such a wonderful family history. As a child, when the older generation was still with us, they would all tell great stories and take me around the city showing me where they lived, what they did, family members that I never knew about. They started poor and made something...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 14, 2007

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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 24 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Chinese History

    Chinese history is like Egyptian, Greek and Roman. Old and dates back thousands of years. Like learning about ancient times in China for some reason. My care giver while growing up did not fully care about how I feel nor was it very apparent to her this was my interest. In time...
    honey624 honey624 56-60, M 8 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Fannie Lou Hamer: Never To Be Forgotten

     Fanny Lou Hamer was youngest of twenty children. Born to a sharecropper's family in Montgomery Mississippi, she started to work in the fields at the age of six. She quit school at the age of twelve to work in the fields to help her family. In 1962, at the age of 44, Mrs Hamer...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Oct 5, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I love American history, but they put me in world history and wonder why I fail... AMERICAN HISTORY INTERESTS ME. Not world history. During my dumb student led conference today my...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I love history. I am a teacher and I teach World History, American History, Civics and Economics, and Sociology. I live and breathe history. I think people think I am weird when I...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I love history about are town,, love see picture and the people in then,, I know their all gone now,,, wonder how was it back then,,, no car or t v or computer no electric ,,,I...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Choir took a trip to Dallas and it was amazing. I absolutely love history and exploring museum lets me get lost in it. There are so many more museums I want to visit!
    gmguisadio gmguisadio 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    It must be because I like stories. I don't know how many times have I been fooled by historians, with their mixed up writings, obvious favouritism and hatred towards other...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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