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WHAT A DIFFERENCE

I was walking through the house and just randomly picked up a pamphlet/booklet from some of the material that Gina uses for her homeschooling.

The little book was about the life of James K. Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.

It was a quick read and a most interesting one.

He seemed to be a man dedicated to doing his very best  to serve his country and improve it in any way possible.

The one thing that stood out about the booklet...... I had to go back and re-read and do a lot of searching to find out if he was a Democrat or Republican!

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  •  cosmicrat: 
     

    I wonder if the book brought up the issue of expansionism-- "manifest destiny", and the question of whether initiating war on Mexico to take half its territory was the right thing to do.  History is more valuable if you understand the issues of the day and think about them.

     
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  •  viccles2004: 
     

    There are days I think I need to go back to school and take a few refresher courses! I think I have forgotten half of what I learned. I hate to think how even less it will be in another 20 years!

     
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      History was not my favorite subject in school. I have learned more in the past five years than in all the previous years put together.

       
       23 days ago 
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  •  legacycowgirl: 
     

    What a wonderful read.

     
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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    “History would be a wonderful thing – if it were only true.” ― Leo Tolstoy

    “History is written by the victors.” ― Walter Benjamin

    Don't believe everything you read in the history books; it often isn't true. - SecretCorners

     
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  •  DebbieJo: 
     

    In my book if he did a good job and really did serve his country and the American People, it does not matter what party he was.  A Whig{#}

     
     24 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      That was my point, exactly, Debbie. 

       
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  •  beatleguy: 
     

    Or a Whig!

     
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      I hated history in school, but I always thought that word was funny, (That and, mugwump)

       
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Posted: 28.08.2019
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