History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty. The past causes the present, and so the future. Any time we try to know why something happened – we have to look for factors that took shape earlier. Only through studying history can we grasp how things change; only through history can we begin to comprehend the factors that cause change. History is indispensable to understanding why such changes occur. Historians have in fact greatly contributed in recent decades to our understanding of trends (or patterns of change) in alcoholism and to our grasp of the dimensions of addiction as an evolving social problem. American politics is low voter turnout. History, then, provides the only extensive materials available to study the human condition.
The importance of History on Our Own Lives
Biography and military history appeal in part because of the tales they contain. History as art and entertainment serves a real purpose, on aesthetic grounds but also on the level of human understanding.
Historians- dramatic and skillful writing.
Contributes to Moral Understanding
“History teaching by example” is one phrase that describes this use of a study of the past.
Americans, studying the history of one’s own family is the most obvious use of history, for it provides facts about genealogy and a basis for understanding how the family has interacted with larger historical change.
Essential for Good Citizenship
History provides data about the emergence of national institutions, problems, and values—it’s the only significant storehouse of such data available. More important, studying history encourages habits of mind that are vital for responsible public behavior, whether as a national or community leader, an informed voter, a petitioner, or a simple observer.
The ability to assess evidence, The ability to assess conflicting interpretations, experience in assessing past examples of change, and...