This class was tough.
I think it is very important for students to have a thorough understanding of our nation's history. I loved learning about our country's past, and I think that it helped give me a better understanding of current political affairs and events happening worldwide.
I loved learning all about the Revolutionary War, as well as the American Civil War. As a kid, these events in history just seemed like a lot of fighting and bloodshed. However, I learned about the root causes of these wars, and it helped me understand reasons for war in general. One of the most interesting pieces of information that this course taught me was the fact that the American Civil War was really not fought solely over the dispute of slavery. There was a lot more political strife that set off the bloodiest war in American history, in terms of American lives lost, and it was fascinating to learn about this in great detail.
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Advice for students:
In order to be successful, you must be willing to stay up with the readings from the textbook and take thorough notes. In our class, we would get assigned a new reading section almost every night, and if you hadn't read and taken notes on the previous chapter, you would be completely lost in the in-class lecture, and you would have even more homework piled on you the next night. Although all of the reading and note taking can seem monotonous and tiresome, the information is interesting to learn because it directly had an effect on us and the country we live in today.