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.
Types of historical studies
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
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