The question 'Is this a Christian Nation' - and some of the responses therein made me wonder where we're at in terms of interest in unabridged American History. One of the comments cited the treaty of tripoli and Joel Barlow- and a following comment said the treaty wasn't understandable by today's college graduates- and why should Barlow matter today, anyway??
So, I wonder- who is really willing to study our history in it's entirety? And who wishes to keep making conclusions about our Nation based on a slim and sometimes faulty understanding of our history?
Answer by foreverb3 at 9:09 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:19 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
I'm willing to study. I'm married to historian ,so my questions get answered at home. But there are people who don't know anything about history, they will give you the facts how they see things or what they believe.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 9:29 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
OMG...Native Americans are SKIMMED over. When were you in HS? In American History I learned extensively about the Indians (the tribes, where each tribes regions were, their cultural aspects and their tribulations to slowly smaller territories), then we skipped right to the civil war (evil white people) then brief overview of the intervening years till we hit the Civil rights era (evil white people) that we studied extensively. Oh, we also learned this EXACT same way in7th grade too! I didn't learn the deeper aspects of American history until I looked into it on my own!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 10:03 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Yeah...that is crappy. But that's not history...that's current events! lol. I will say that the Native Americans and the Irish descendants and the Jews show considerably more class than the African Americans who are still walking around like they were the only ones wronged throughout history and are still asking for $$ for what they didn't (their ancestors MIGHT) go through!
Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 10:39 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 AM on Mar. 21, 2009
Next question overall
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