What is your favorite part about U.S.History?

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    My daughter just got done with her AP Euro Class for the year, and she LOVED IT!

    Next year she takes AP US History. She said she doesn't think it will be as interesting since our country isn't as old as Europe. I told her there are MANY interesting things to learn abour our country.


    What is/was your favorite thing to study/read about in US History?
     
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    World War II.
     
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    Colonial and Constitutional Era. The Civil War is probably one of the most interesting in AP though.
     
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    The battle for the Alamo in Texas
     
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    The best part of US history, in my view, is the extent to which ideas and principles have overcome self-interest and lust for power. It's not a perfect record, not even close, but there are shining examples. One I find particularly inspiring is something that is often used to discredit the formation of our nation, and that is the history of slavery.

    It's often pointed out that many of the founders were in fact slave owners. To me, the remarkable aspect of this observation is not the hypocrisy or personal weakness of men who espoused principles of freedom and equality, while actively violating them. What was remarkable was the transcendent strength of the ideas they espoused, eventually overturning the status quo and upending a system that many of the founders and their heirs depended on for their wealth and privilege.

    To me that's a beautiful and powerful thing. Our ideals can raise us up and make us better as people.
     
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    I find the Reconstruction Era the most interesting, as the Nation struggled with various conflicts and issues in an effort to re-unite.
     
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    I took US History a few years ago in college. My favorite part was the civil war.
     
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    I agree with Annie..the 10 years leading up to, then the war, then the 5 years there after.
     
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    Civil War
    WWII
    Civil Rights Era
    60s
     
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    The Founding Era. Understanding everything else rests on and stems from that.
     

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