Primary sources are evidence written by people who witnessed or experienced the events that happened. Primary sources can be government documents, oral histories, memoirs, biological evidence, and paintings. They were created at the period when the events were occurring. The most useful primary sources are the ones that were created the most recently to the time period that the historian is reaching. Histories should assess their validity carefully because not all primary sources are true. Historians do not know if Captain John Smith was telling the true about “Pocahontas”. Historians should ask themselves questions before they believe in the primary sources. Historians should assess their validity by asking questions like did the writer of
In his article, The Owl Has Flown, author Sven Birkerts suggests that knowledge has lost nearly all of its depth and reading has shifted from vertical to horizontal. The author supports this suggestion by providing the example of Menocchio, a 16th century man who nearly memorized the few books that he owned. He argues that the generations before the 17th century did not have access to the vast number of books that those of the future generations do. This allowed people of the past to take more time to analyze and make inferences about books. With the exponential growth in the number of available books and limited time to read them, Birkerts believes that the newer generations have neglected wisdom altogether. He
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games stand out as a critical affair in history around the world. Specifically to the United States, there was much contention over the participation of the USA team during the Games due to Germany’s aggressive behavior towards Jewish people. Two men were vital in leading the debate on both sides: Jeremiah Mahoney and Avery Brundage. This investigation focuses on one crucial question: why did the debates on the 1936 Olympic boycott in the United States ultimately lead to American participation in the Games?
Ancient Greece was devided in two periods: Hellenistic and Classical Greece. The Hellenistic period covers the time of ancient Greek (Hellenic) history and Mediterranean history between the passing of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the rise of the Roman Empire as connoted by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the consequent triumph of Ptolemaic Egypt the next year. Classical Greece was a time of around 200 years ( 5th and 4th centuries BC) in Greek culture. This Classical period saw the addition of quite a bit of cutting edge Greece by the Persian Empire and its resulting autonomy. Classical Greece affected the Roman Empire and on the establishments of western human advancement. I am going to say something about differences between these
History is made from stories, stories that have been passed from generation to generation, eventually written down and recorded as a record. Most often History is written by the powerful, the victorious, and so facts can become twisted and history can grow to not truly reflect reality. In context, the winners of a game may justly say they won but intentionally leave out the penalties they took or the goals the other team scored. Similarly, this happens in history and so history must be revised upon the discovery of new facts and evidence to be able to do justice to the reality of events.
Asking me to write about the History of Flagger Force is like asking me to write my autobiography. I say this because I am officially the longest tenured operations employee in King of Prussia.
History can be said to be the study of past events. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, history is a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes.
The events that occurred during 9/11 have shaped American society in monumental ways. When the planes crashed into the world trade center, the pentagon, and the remote field, it finally forced America to open their eyes. They were forced to realize the importance of the inhabitants and the Dharma (role) that we all play in this world. As said in an article, history is never concrete. From what we can tell, history always reflects the current events. After 9/11, historians started to think about changing the study of foreign policy; including things that they once thought as insignificant came into the light and began to be re-analyzed.
In your answer, consider the perspectives provided by both the sources and the reliability of each.
Eric Foner is an american historian that grew up all his life to be what he is today. He has grown up to become a famous historian and, he knows the importance of history. This is a biography and this biography shows how Eric Foner becomes a historian. The point of the book is to demonstrate how history has greatly impacted someone 's life. Eric grew up in New York with his father who taught him all about history and its importance, he says he was his “first great teacher.” His father was a college professor who taught history to many students and says his son was his best student. Eric would later go to study physics but, eventually he graduated as a historian. If I were to explain this to someone I would say that this is a biography about a person who will become a famous historian and how history impacted his life.
History, by definition, is made from unchanging facts and events. Despite this, most history books teach the past differently. How can the same information be taught in a way so that the reader gains something different from each text? America Past and Present by Robert A. Divine and A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn write about common events and ideas, however, they convey them in both different and similar ways.
“Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” Consider this claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.
Our history or our past is what defines our existence in the present. It decides what measures we should take to safeguard our future. Through history we identify with who we are, where we come from and what defines us as a person. Take our history away from us and we are left alienated and confined to a world that is meaningless. George Orwell 's novel 1984 is a 20th century political novel, that depicts a dystopian society built on a totalitarian ideology. In the novel, the lives of the people of Oceania is controlled and confined to a world based on the rules set out by the totalitarian government under the rule of the Big Brother. The history and the past is changed and altered in such a way that people do not even realize
With each new discovery, our prior knowledge is either being further proved or disputed. Robust knowledge refers to knowledge claims that have withstood these constant challenges and have not been disproven, despite any attempts to disprove it. However, the claim that “robust knowledge requires both consensus and disagreement” is justifiably false to me, in certain areas of knowledge. I believe that this claim is entirely false in the mathematics area of knowledge but can be true in the natural sciences area of knowledge. The reason for my belief is that the claim explicitly states that “Robust knowledge requires both consensus and disagreement”. While this claim may be true, especially in the context of today’s political tumult where every
One can gain knowledge by reviewing and reflecting on information one possesses. You cannot have knowledge without information; and once knowledge is obtained, understandings about that area are formed through new ideas. Ambiguity also plays a part in knowledge acquisition and understanding as information can be understood in many possible ways. Given access to the same facts, how is it possible that there can be disagreement between experts in a discipline? Many people might think with the same fact comes a certain fixed conclusion among experts, but surprisingly, there is often not one answer to questions regarding knowledge. A claim that this question could possibly make about knowledge could include that knowledge is subject to interpretation