The Importance Of History During The United States

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Miguel Bohrer
English 102
16 July 2016
Research Essay
The Importance of History Many Americans do not appreciate history. They do not take the time to delve into how the United States was founded, and how it has stood for many years as the symbol of hope. For more than two hundred years, the United States has stood under many beliefs, but all have been defended with the blood of many fallen heroes. When countries told the United States to submit, it stood firm. When war was at America’s footsteps, she planted her feet and said, “No, you move.” America’s history is vast. America has had missteps, but at the end of the day she is worth defending. Eighteen percent of eighth graders are not proficient in history, which in turn are the future Americans who will take charge of America. These future leaders must learn that many men and women have died for their freedom, and many mistakes have been made that need to be addressed and learned more about. Parents, your children must learn the history of this great country. Ask yourself, do not we owe it to the future of America to learn our wrong doings and our greatest achievements? This country will not know where it is going, if it does not know where it came from. If students do not know the wars fought in this country, students will never understand the sacrifices made for their freedom. A survey conducted by Common Core showed out of 1,200 seventeen year olds, nearly a quarter could not identify Adolf Hitler, less that
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