Essay on George Washington And Abraham Lincoln

2246 Words Mar 5th, 2015 9 Pages
We all know the story of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, right? Every American knows that these people were much more than Americans, they were great American Presidents. These were men who physically changed the world to be the way it is today, imagine if our nation was never born or turned away from racial discrimination. America would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for these men and many other great Americans like them. Why could I safely assume that you knew who these men were? Why is it that if you are over the age of seven and have had any form of education that you did know who these men were? The fact of the matter is that as we are educated in school we are all ‘forced’ to take a history class at one point or another. Personally, I love history class, as a matter of fact I wish I could take more of them, but why is it so important that we take history. There’s a great quote said by Edmund Burke; “Those who don 't know history are destined to repeat it.” If we were never educated about history we wouldn’t know better about things and as Burke said we would more than likely repeat something terrible. If we didn’t know better who’s to say that there wouldn’t be another holocaust type movement start. We don’t see this today because no one is literally stupid enough to do something like that, although some groups are getting close. The reason that Hitler finally came to an end was because he ticked enough people off and eventually it all caught up to him.…

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