I'm a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in Environmental Humanities and Filmmaking. I love writing and storytelling, and I love sharing my work so I can continue to improve my written voice.
A Voice of Democracy
Why is American history so significant? After all, the vast majority of students nationwide have been told since day one to focus on preparing for the future, so why do teachers, professors, and even parents insist that we learn so much about the past? Well, while many of us might not aspire to be historians when we grow up, there is something to be said for how history has impacted all of us as Americans, even if none of us were around when our nation was founded. Sure, everything that our nation has been through up until now can’t be changed, as there’s no going back in time. Slavery, segregation, political and economic reform, industrialization, and even war, happened, and are now permanently documented in the history books. If we can’t change anything about history, even the parts we aren’t proud of, what’s the point in learning about it?