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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day Three Hundred Forty-Nine

It's no surprise I love history; I graduated college with a BA in the subject. While I enjoy all history, I have a very special spot in my heart for American history. Specifically, 19th century American history.

I stumbled upon it by accident, really. I went into the subject of history thinking I was all into European history. I still love reading and learning about Europe, don't get me wrong. Sophomore year I took an introductory course into pre-Civil War America and was fascinated. I loved learning about the building and expansion of the country, of Manifest Destiny, of the market revolution, and why the Civil War happened. I took several courses on American history throughout my four years there and just loved it. Yep, American history is my thing.

I've been watching the John Adams mini-series the last couple of days and I've been really enjoying it! I always liked John Adams, especially after I read a novel set around him back when I was a young teenager. Anyway, my favorite quote popped up this episode and thought I'd tell you about it.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

Nice, huh? I love a good quote!

Happy Army Birthday and Flag Day! My day was fairly uneventful, but aren't they all these days? It was a beautiful day outside and if Brandon were here, we would totally be going to the beach. Soon though!

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