Those that do not appreciate history have no perspective. So is it a conspiracy for our schools to teach "Social Studies" rather than "History"?
posted on 05/28/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT
Nice Memorial Day post SES.
In my experience, they still taught history in our schools. It was “Civics” they replaced with “Social Studies”.
posted on 05/28/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT
Pre-colonial history treats the French/Indian war as being something that happened, but of little significance. It was a critical war in our nation’s founding - without it, George Washington wouldn’t have had the experience to lead our militias, and our militias would have been dreadfully unprepared to meet anyone on the field of battle.
posted on 05/28/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT
(Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
I actually had an ancestor that fought in the French & Indian War so I have been honoring those who fought for a number of years.
P.S. He was a frontier scout and died of a heart attack in 1756 while leading troops to the enemy (the French).
posted on 05/28/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT
(My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
My GG Grandfather, Brigadier General George Bibb Crittenden, CSA (served with the Union prior to the Civil War).
posted on 05/28/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT
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