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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:57:34 PM
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US History

Why do we study history?  What role does the past play in the present?
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:34:14 AM
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Destiny McDowell

     We study to look back on past events and see how they are similar to today event. Also we study history so history will not repeat itself. We look back at what we did wrong in the past and try to make it right in the future time around.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:35:55 AM
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Trey Prescott

The reason we need to study history is so we don't repeat the past. The past plays a important part in the present so we can learn from are mistakes and move forward.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:40:49 AM
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The reason we need to study history is so we don't repeat the past. The past plays a important part in the present so we can learn from are mistakes and move forward. We don't need to keep looking back on are mistakes. We need to keep are heads up and look forward.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:38:23 AM
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Chelsea Martinez   

    The reason we study history is not only to go back and see the past that our ancestors have set for us, but also to not follow the same mistakes that have been set in stone. History has played a strong foundation to where the world is physically, economically, and emotionally. Events such as The Civil War and 9-11 have made examples of themselves that exemplify how the past has affected us as a society. Since then, we are now economically wounded through the lack of jobs and this causes our worldly neighbors to be affected as well. The past plays a role to present as a "foundation". The events that take place now affect the world tomorrow and years to come.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:38:43 AM
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Dillon Christen

We study history so that we do not repeat the past. Studying history helps us make better decisions. The past helps us understand what we are capable of doing without making the same mistakes. The past helps us understand what is acceptable in our decisions.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:39:19 AM
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  Jacob Scoggins

      We study history because if we were to look at the mistakes in our past as a whole we would be bound not to repeat it.  If we were looking at the positives in our history like when roosevelt brought our country out of the great depression we can look back on his issues he concentrated on and we can relate those issues to the ones we have today to help better out economy and country as a whole.  The past plays an important role in the present because if we look back into our past and we see problems that are occuring today and we can look into our past and seek the easiest way out of the problem, or in other cases justify the problem.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:39:26 AM
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Amber Vance

I think we study history so we don't forget the past, people, decisions we've made, things our country has been through, etc. The past reminds us of everything we've done, and doesn't let us forget about our mistakes, so if we always study history, we won't make the same mistake twice! Also, the future is the product of the past, so whatever we have now, someone else made it this way. The only way we can continue to make this better is if we know what has happened previously.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:39:30 AM
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I believe we study history to expand our knowledge and increase our understanding of what is going on in the world now and what has went on in the past of not only our country but others as well. History plays an extraordinary part in every country. The past allows us to look back on everything that our country has done horribly or incredibly great due to what economic problems or concerns are. History can repeat itself, so that also plays a part into why we look back on history when thing are good or bad.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:41:20 AM
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Haley Lovelace
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:39:37 AM
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We study history so that we know how we have what we have to this very day. If we did not study history, we would not know about the courageous soldiers that lost their lives fighting for our land. If we did not study history we would never know about our past mistakes. We as a nation, as a people are and need to prosper and grow as nation, we have to make sure that we do everything in out power to maintain this nation as great or even greater that it is today. The past plays a very important role in the present. The past helps us to learn how and why we do things. If no one studied how to make a car, then we would only have what cars Carl Benz had created himself. Henry Ford would have never known how to mass produce cars. We study history so that we know what were doing in the future, either to learn from our mistakes or to use everything we have learned to prosper the world.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:43:58 AM
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:40:02 AM
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Steven Holland: We study history to learn about the past an hopefully make for a better future by realizing our mistakes. And the past teaches us about our ancestors and how the world has evolved in technology, and in human development over time. We also study history to learn in depth about important events in the past. This way we can kno what happened even if we weren't there.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:40:18 AM
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Simon Davis    
    We study history so that we don't repeat the problem that happen in the past. We may learn from the mistakes that the country or countries had made in the past. We use the data that we observed from the past wars and event, so those types of war or events don't happen again. We also use the information that we have collect to help invent or improve things, or ideas.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:40:21 AM
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Macy Phillips

I think the reason we study history is because some of the mistakes or things that we didn't do exactly right in the past are things we can learn from now. Some of the decisions they had to make several 100 years ago are some of the same things we will have to face today. If we look back at what the outcome of the decision was, then we can decided whether the decision would be efficient for today's society. Also, we can look back and see what great things our country has accomplished over the past several 100 years. It provides a great sense of accomplishment and motivation to make our country the best it can be.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:40:52 AM
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Emmy Ward

We study history so that we can learn all about the past. This helps us to understand things today and why things happen. If we didn't learn about things in the past then we wouldn't understand some of the things that happen today. Like the special days that we celebrate, if we didn't learn about them we would understand the importance of them.  These days are because of things that happened many years ago such as 9/11. That was an important day in history and its still recognized today.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:43:53 AM
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Michael Short

          We study history because we need to learn about the past and don't forget the great things that happen like who made the first car or how was the first man who went on the moon. The role in the past could be good or bad and we can fix the things we did wrong and move on and do it right.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:47:27 AM
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     I believe we study history , so we don't forget all the struggles we went through to get our country where it is today . The past plays a big part of the present , because if we hadn't fought for our freedom , we would not be the nation we are today . We've made alot of mistakes in the past , and the fact that we've learned from them , just shows how united we've become . I feel we study history , because it's such a big part of who we are . If we didn't have history , we wouldn't know where our ancestors were originally from . We wouldn't know about Hitler , or The Great Depression . History teaches us about our past mistakes , and expects us to learn from them . 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:48:15 AM
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ashley varney
Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:52:01 AM
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Brittany Ortiz

We study history to increase our knowledge of what has happened in the past. Many great events have taken place in the past that we should not forget. Battles are depressions are two examples of things things that we can study and learn from. If we study past events we can learn from our mistakes and make better decisions for the present.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:43:33 PM
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Jenna Dotson
History is a very important part of our lives. With history, we can travel back in time and see how different our world is today.  We study history because we can see how our world has come together.  We can be certain when the first plane was flown and when our presidents were in office. If we did not study history we would not know any of this important information. The great inventions of the car or the computer is a way history has been brought to the present. The car and the computer have been perfected over time to what they are now. We have learned the more we study history the more we can grow.
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