This brings up the question of what were the "support columns" behind the founding and development of the US?houndawg wrote: ↑Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:20 pm....maybe not the foundation but it was certainly one of the main support columns, important enough that the bloodiest war in our history was fought over its existence and future as part of the nation.UNI88 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:16 pm
Which is it? All history has political bias or all history does not have political bias?
I've support teaching about racism and slavery, they are critical elements in the history of the US. I'm against teaching that slavery and racism are the foundation upon which the US was built. The problem with the way that CRT (and the 1619 Project) is taught is that it can be taken too far by politically biased people trying to push an agenda and indoctrinate students in what to think rather than trying to teach history and how to think.
I would argue that free trade and self-determination were more important and I would guess that there are others. Slavery was a significant factor for half the country, there were other factors that had a greater impact on the entire country.