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Understanding History

by Ron Kurtus (updated 16 March 2023)

History is the study of past events. Often it includes anaysis to try to determine the reasons certain events happened, as well as patterns involved.

Lessons learned from historical events are important in politics, business and life itself. Historical lessons come from the successes and mistakes of people who were doing something. Recent history is often more relevant to today's world.

There is a need for people who have a sense of history and have learned from previous events, especially those that are relatively modern. Your knowledge and skills in this area can help advance your career or improve your business.

The purpose of these free online lessons is to give you a start at improving your history interpretation skills.

History Contents

Types of historical studies

Oral History

Recent historical events


Failures of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's Son and Assassinations


Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940


When the Japanese Attacked Santa Barbara - 1942


Lyrics of Song "School Days" Represent Teen Attitudes - 1957


Relationship Between John F. Kennedy and James Bond 007

When Kennedy and Nixon Swore

Similarities Between the Assassinations of Kennedy and Lincoln

Communist Symbols on U.S. Coins

How Lyndon Johnson Vetted Hubert Humphrey


How Henry Kissinger Helped Start Acupuncture in the U.S. - 1971

Did Dick Tuck Cause Watergate?

Was Gerald Ford Really a Klutz?


"We Didn't Start the Fire" (Lyrics) History Summary from 1949-1989

"We Didn't Start the Fire" (Facts) History Summary from 1949-1989

History of United States' Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

Presidential inaugural addresses

Harry S Truman's Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address

Bill Clinton's Second Inaugural Address

George W. Bush's First Inaugural Address


History Resources


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