I was enjoying a cappuccino with my friend and her teenage daughter when the discussion turned to history and politics. As her eyes glazed over, my friend’s daughter said, “History is sooo boring. Who cares about politics? It doesn’t affect me!”

Here’s my perspective on history: STORIES are the key. History becomes fascinating and relevant when I learn about people from the past who had the same desires and conflicts I have today. Americans have had disagreements over the same political issues for over 200 years.

History also reveals that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction:

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