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Importance of History

History is important for numerous reasons. We learn from our

mistakes. We share a common experience that binds us together. Our minds

are store our experiences(history). Our roots, which is basically our round

and where we come from. Society can build upon past accomplishments, and

it also helps us to speculate the future.

The first, and most significant reason history is important is because

we learn from our mistakes. If there was no history then everyone would

make the same mistakes over and over. That is why it is very good for

someone of high rank in the United States Military to know a good sum of

history. They can review what their past commander's faults were and not

make the same mistakes over. As in any job, if you can evade any mistakes

you or someone else made in the past then you would run a more efficient

working place. An intelligent person would not make the mistakes

themselves but learn from other people's mistakes. For example, if my older

brother were to get burned by an iron, I would be very careful the next time

I use the iron, since I would have the same chances of getting burned if not

The second reason history is important is because we share a common

experience which binds us together as a country, society, and people. We an

relate with our neighbors, peers, or even someone off the street if we could

have the same cultural background, the reason is because we know where

the other person is coming from and essentially how their parents brought

them up. If we didn't have history than we would not have any thing to share

with one another. For example imagine if you didn't know where you came

from, who any one else was, or where they came from. You just know that

everyone was there when you got there. Then you would really have no

races or anything. You would just have "that's how that person looks and ... Continues...

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