It is Important to have Knowledge of History Essay

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It is Important to have Knowledge of History


Though the past may bring "a revival and restoration of the misery"(Limerick 473), I believe it is necessary to know and study our past. Through this essay I shall explain how knowledge of the past helps improve the quality of future output, satisfy our human thirst for knowledge, and understand certain polices and regulations.

Even in our everyday life we can see how past knowledge helps to improve the future's outcome. Whether it is improvement of policies, electronics or automobiles improvement is always occurring. The computer is one such item which has come a long way. It would taking up entire rooms, run very slowly, and create tremendous amounts of heat. As improvement began
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Even though weapons have improved greatly wars are much less prevalent and the casualties are much less than ever before. For computers knowledge of the past has allowed it to improve upon itself. Mankind in this same way, through knowledge of our past, has improved greatly as well.

Our past knowledge also allows us to quench our human thirst for knowledge. As little children we ask our parents questions on all that we see. As humans we are always questioning the many differences around us wondering how they came to be and why. History aids us in this quest. A person may happen to come across a Native American reservation and wonder why he has never seen many Native Americans in other parts of the country, A family could take a trip to the south and wonder why a greater concentration of Blacks are situated there, or a child might wonder why the state of Massachusetts has a Native American name. As creatures of thought and great intellect, questions such as these are bound to enter human minds. Just in this country alone there is a great deal of cultural history which we as a society could never understand had we not studied the past. At the very least humans history is beneficial in allowing humans to understand why their world is shaped how it is. Whether that knowledge is of good events or ?tales from hell? (limerick 472) is irrelevant, because it is the basic need to acknowledge and understand it that is really important. History…