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==Yes==I argue that history does matter because otherwise you have a skewed and unrealistic perception of the way things really are. History is key to understanding one's current situation and the world in which one lives. To understanding the obstacles and dilemmas confronting today's society. You cannot fix the problem if you do not understand the problem. You cannot properly understand where you should stand if you do not understand the background of the groups which exist. In short, without an understanding of history, there is but confusion about oneself, about principles, about organizations, and about society. --[[User:Jzyehoshua|Jzyehoshua]] 17:02, 20 July 2012 (EDT)  OF COURSE HISTORY MATTERS. This is ridiculous that the "No" section exists and that it'NOs too defensive: An Amber Rant: There's a requirement in our country that all students need to pass United States history in order to graduate. Imagine if students weren't taught history. They wouldn't be educated about the past. “History repeats itself” is a common phrase that speaks nothing but the truth. Growing up, we need to be well aware about what happened in history and how our government has functioned. We can learn from the past and know what not to do to our country. If we're not educated about history, people of higher power that are well-educated can manipulate what the truth of the past is for the uneducated. The dangers of people not paying attention to what’s around them enables realities to be manipulated, so people accept changes in reality, which ultimately creates the “Big Lie.” The “Big Lie” can be created if the past is erased because lies about the past become the truth. Therefore, in 2012, society needs to pay attention to their past and surroundings. Students don't have to pass United States history in high school for no reason; they need to learn their country's past in order to have a prosperous future. “Lies become truth” (George Orwell, ''1984''). Perhaps people that are too engrossed in their RELIGION don't want to remember history because they're embarrassed of the separation of the church and the state. Perhaps if more individuals read about the Enlightenment in Europe, overly religious people would fear that more and more people would be inspired by the beautiful "Age of Reason," where individualism rather than strict morals and order seemed much more appealing to the eighteenth century people. That's why most people on this website disagree that history matters because they're religious, and history has shown tons of religious faults. In a society today, history matters very much in the political aspect. Religion might continue to be embarrassed history, and politics can, too, but that's how any aspiring political leader learns. Everyone learns from mistakes. It wouldn't be a cliche phrase if it wasn't so true. How could any president become a sufficient leader if he or SHE didn't understand the making of the laws in the United States, how our government was formed. Presidents can learn from other presidents' terms and know what best works for our country.  It's funny that most people here site the bible for religious evidence, but isn't that historical? It's contradicting all of their arguments when they say that history doesn't matter. How could we even have any opinions on modern day controversies today without seeing changes over time, without having a foundation (a history) of those modern day controversies? Someone below implied that history doesn't matter to most teenagers. I'm just here letting you know that I'm a seventeen year old, and I think that learning about history can affect someone's views in the present. I see many people my age become too ignorant and forget about what the reality is like around them. This gives me zero faith in humanity. How many of them are going to be actual "somebodies" if all they care about is materialistic-oriented? -- Amber ==No==
Just ask the average teen! --[[User:Peterporcaro|Peterporcaro]] 16:29, 11 November 2009 (EST)
I say let the govrnment take the history books and make their own history, then preach it to us Albobsman 13:03, 10 August 2007 (EDT)
I feel it is relevant to note that Henry Ford was a Nazi killer.
Actually, Henry Ford was a Nazi sympathizer but not an actual Nazi. Also, the quote is "history is more or less bunk." Just FYI. Pecant 20:45, 15 June 2008 (EDT)
We can learn from it.
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Even if you aren't living right now in the past, what happened then still happens now. If you're ignorant of that you might as well lack language, technology, and rebuild civilization every year.
History is what gives us foresight. It lets us know why and how we are in whatever situation we are in, and how to get out.
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