Week Four Blog

One human who accomplished so much. Frederick Douglas was such an inspiration to so many I’m sure. Someone who was born into slavery and was able to escape to become a world renewed anti-slavery activist is just amazing. Someone who supported the thought that no one human should be “owned” makes me so passionate on the person he is. The fact that he had no shame in being a well educated black man in the time he lived just thrills me. He probably faced so much hatred throughout his life because many people thought that Blacks didn’t deserve to have an education but he truly made something of himself. From being an editor for an an influential black newspaper, to becoming an inspirational and motivated speaker. This man truly did give a completely different image for African Americans back in the day. He was the start to change I believe.

Week Two Blog

Though History books tell us that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover America, do you think its possible that he was just the first to inform people about it? I have always thought about this in the past when learning about Christopher Columbus. I truly believe that he couldn’t have been the first person to cross over onto the land but that he was the first to realize it was something different than areas that have already been discovered. With such a large Country I think that several people had crossed over into the United States but weren’t aware that it was anything different.

Week 3 Blog

Why is it that our brains choose to remember bits and pieces of information we learn throughout the years? I have always remembered the saying “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” However I guess I never really knew why this saying was famous or who made it famous.

The reading on James Otis was an interesting one for me to read and actually gain some knowledge out of. I enjoyed this article because it has early on information about the government that many question the change in today society.

Introduction

To explain myself in a few short words I was born and raised in Pueblo and can tell you a lot about the history in this town. However history is not my strong point when it comes to learning and retaining the knowledge. When asked the question why is history important, it all comes down to allowing us to understand the past, which in turn allows us to understand the present.