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Lies You Learned In History Class

History has a funny way of repeating itself, especially when the people repeating it aren't exactly telling the full story. Indeed, many of the clean, easy, wholesome "facts" you learned in history class would earn you a big fat F in the decades-long class that is Real Life. Here are a few historical lies that will make you rethink your entire education...

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    Lies You Learned In History Class

    Lies You Learned In History Class

    History has a funny way of repeating itself, especially when the people repeating it aren't exactly telling the full story. Indeed, many of the clean, easy, wholesome "facts" you learned in history class would earn you a big fat F in the decades-long class that is Real Life. Here are a few historical lies that will make you rethink your entire education...

    Major Historical Events You Didn't Learn About In School

    Major Historical Events You Didn't Learn About In School

    School history books are designed to make students think everything is cool. Good defeats evil, progress defeats stagnation, and war doesn't suck that much. As adults, we know that the sanitized version of history doesn't tell the whole truth, and probably not even most of the truth, but we don't complain because we mostly don't want to have to spend...

    The Truth About The Deadliest Battle In American History

    The Truth About The Deadliest Battle In American History

    Fought on September 17, 1862, at Maryland's Antietam Creek, the Battle of Antietam decided the fates of men and nations alike. History explains that in the lead-up to the conflict, Abraham Lincoln wrestled with the question of when to issue his Emancipation Proclamation. A solid win would permit him to speak from a position of strength...

    False American History Facts You Always Thought Were True

    False American History Facts You Always Thought Were True

    History tends to take on a life of its own over time. This leads to popular misconceptions forming in the public's mind about important people and events, particularly with early American history, and even with some events occurred during modern record-keeping. In the present day, every line a politician speaks publicly is meticulously documented and can be...

    Famous Events That Never Actually Happened

    Famous Events That Never Actually Happened

    The ancient Greek writer Herodotus had two nicknames, "the father of history" and "the father of lies," and the people who called him by these names used them to mean the same thing. History as we receive it is often skewed by various biases and propagandistic impulses; it is, as the saying goes, written by the winners. As it turns out, a lot of things you...

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