Significance of Embracing History
Significance of Embracing History
History embracement is essential to the people of America and has been emphasized by many in the nation. The journey of civilization and independence was a struggle, and it is virtuous to keep a commemoration symbol of the legends who were substantially involved in the civil war. The Lost cause is among the most influential intellectual movements that were focused on reuniting traditional Southern white people to the conquest of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. The United Daughters of the Confederacy are well known for their commitment to defending and preserving the memory of the Confederate soldiers and the impact they facilitated to the society (Curtis, (2002). The union also played a significant role in writing the Civil War history and naming it the Lost Clause. In this paper, ways of teaching the next generation about the Civil War, Issues concerning the erection of Confederate symbols, matters regarding renaming public schools and the interpretation of the civil war are well elaborated.
Embracing history extremely depends on the personal interpretation and believes of the causes of the Civil War and how it should be remembered by the people. Therefore, there is the urge of the coming generations about the Civil War and precisely make them aware of the struggle that the ancestors underwent through in bringing up independence. As the United Daughters of the Confederacy emphasized, the history of the civil war should be introduced to the education system, and the students are taught as any other relevant discipline. The lost Cause should be taught in schools as it the best way to make the next generation about the nation’s history (Cook, 2017). The founders of the movement tend to portray the causes union as honorable and it leaders as conquerors not defeated because the superiority of military skills but for the reason that the antagonists had devastating power.
The Confederates are being removed from standing places as there are claims that nothing in history that supports the fact that the African Americans fought for the Confederacy. The act of doing away with Confederate symbols is not patriotic as the act as a representation and remembrance of the soldiers who fought for the liberation. Therefore, they should remain standing in place as they are also significant elements of teaching the next generation the history of the country (Censer, 2016).
There have been claims about renaming the public schools which have been supported by some members of the public. It is true that there can be a handful reason behind the urge and why they are behind it but there is a high point of contradiction regarding the sovereignty and history of the nation. A good example for this instance is the issue regarding the renaming of the Robert E. Lee High School which was named after the Confederate Robert E. Lee. For the mentioned above reason involving preservation of the country’s national and embracing the Confederacy legends, one would not support the fact about renaming the Robert E. Lee High School.
In dealing with the interpretation of the Civil, War people have first to understand the history behind its significant causes and other essential factors that facilitated its commencement. The primary cause of the Civil War was slavery which was against the states’ rights among other factors such as succession and the bleeding of Kansas. There is no will of protesting the nation’s history as these are the facts that facilitated to the attainment of independence and shaping the federal government.
As discussed above, it is recommended that every person take it with passion and help the coming generations to learn about the nations and Confederates. By giving chauvinistic movements such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy is vital in embracing the sovereignty of the country.
Censer, J. T. (2016). Lisa Tendrich Frank. The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March.
Confederate Soldiers- https://t.co/8lT4ciCieaCook, R. J. (2017). Civil war memories: contesting the past in the United States since 1865. JHU Press.
Curtis, M. K. (2002). John A. Bingham and the Story of the American Liberty: The Lost Cause Meets the Lost Clause. Akron L. Rev., 36, 617.
Here’s What San Antonians Want to Rename Robert E. Lee High- https://t.co/TAdEL6vPP7United Daughter of the Confederacy (UDC)- https://t.co/I83ZGxHk5J
The Lost Cause- https://t.co/qvVVEvakbu