"A theory regarding an area or activity" is the definition of philosophy, but not everyone's philosophy is necessarily the same. The philosophy of history is one person's specific theory on why they think the events in history happen. They way that I look at history is not from just one philosopher, they all tie together at some point. Philosophy is important for us to know because it gives us a realization on how things in life happen. Without it we would be left with why things happen as just a mystery.
There are many tragic events that happen in one's lifetime, but why? Looking back on all that has happened such as war, racism, our revolutions, rights, and advances in technology there is not one specific logic to why the events take place. From World War I to the Cold War, I think that history is moved by the struggle for power and material goods tied in with a little bit of history is moved in cycles. Using the knowledge gained from this year in American History all of our wars have started due to the fact of wanting some part of land, or an industry in another country. The United States could have stayed out of World War I, but the government was supplying Britain with ammunitions and food needed for the war. The United States had signed an agreement promising Germany that they would not be selling ammunitions to the allies. The German's and the American's also signed the Sussex Pledge which stated that the German's were not to sink United States ships and for every American life lost there would be strict accounting. Also, during World War II Japan and China were at war. The United States then sided with China, and we began to send supplies overseas to that country as well. When other countries found out that we were sided with China, they did not like it just as the German's did not like it during World War I. The Cold War not only started because we were sided with the Soviet Union's enemy, but because the United... [continues]
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