History Eric Foner Analysis

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1.what is history I believe that the author Eric foner would respond to the stated questions that history isn 't the past but the present and how we interact with objects as well as each other. " 'History ' writes James Baldwin, an unusually astute observer of twentieth century American life 'does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past, on the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all we do '". What the author means by this is that everything we do and what others have done and will do, shapes history, that the actions we do affect others and so-on. In physics there 's a theory called the butterfly effect that states that the butterfly effect "is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state." This relates to this because people make small change in their environment all the time, so unconsciously their affecting the people around them,…show more content…
the reason why we study history (or at least the reason i 've been told) is to learn from our mistakes and to see where we came from. because of this i believe teaching history is really important. an example would be that presidential candidate donald trump whose (unfortunately) leading in the republican polls at 30% wants to end birthright citizenship and deport immigrants if he were made president, which would result in 11 million people getting deported (and a lot more people leaving on their own accord just to avoid trump). in america 's history theres been a few huge populations transfer like the japanese-american internment with 120,000 people and native-american relocation, trail of tears with 17,000. both times they weren 't very successful. now its seems that the japanese were put into camps over racial prejudice, instead of actual concern over the nations
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