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How do historical events affect people today?

February 19, 2014

Use text evidence from the four sources we reviewed to answer the essential question. Make sure that you: 1. Re-state the question as a statement, 2. Use at least two pieces of text evidence to answer the question, 3. cite your sources and tell which historical event the source discussed, 4. Explain the text evidence with your own thinking and 5. check your post for correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.


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Historical events affect people today. The article "The Day the President Was Shot" discusses JFK's assassination. The article states that "Medicaid and Medicare were created to help the poor and elderly with health care costs." That affects us today because now the elderly have medicare and medicaid to help them and keep them from getting ill. Another reason historical events affect people today as the author states in Dr. Martin Luther King ,Jr."More and more Americans grew to understand that it was wrong to treat black people differently from white people." That affects us today because it helped blacks and whites come together as one and fight for their rights and stand up for what they believe in whether the community liked it or not. Now blacks and whites can go to the same school, use the same bathroom, and play together.

 Malika   Wed, February 19, 2014

Historical events affect people today because as discussed in source 1, "The Cold War," if it wasn't for the Cold War, we wouldn't have highways or spy planes. Without the Cold War, we wouldn't have a way to travel quickly today. Furthermore in source 2, "The Day the President Got Shot," we read about John F. Kennedy's assassination and how it affects people from today. After Kennedy's death, several laws were passed that Kennedy had been urging. In "The Day the President Was Shot," the author states "medicaid and medicare were created to help the poor and the elderly with healthcare costs." And we have that today. It helped us a lot. That is how historical events affect people today.

 Faith N.   Wed, February 19, 2014

Historical events affect people today. The article Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the civil rights movement. It states "His (MLK Jr) efforts helped bring about new laws to create equal rights for all Americans." How it affects people today is that black and white people have the same rights and are treated the same way. The article also says "But more and more Americans grew to understand that it was wrong to treat black people differently from white people". How this affects people today is that everybody thinks the same about black people and white people. There is no difference but our skin color.

 Briana Tate   Wed, February 19, 2014

Historical events affect people today. The Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. article is discussing the civil rights movement. In the article Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. it stated in paragraph#4 that he helped change what people thought and how they treated each other. Additionally, it also stated in paragraph 5 ''His efforts helped bring about new laws to create equal right for all Americans.'' It affects us because if we hadn't ever had Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., black and white people wouldn't eat with each other,play with each other and would not be in the same classroom together.

 Darren-_-   Wed, February 19, 2014

Historical events affect people today. In the "Cold War" video it was talking about how nuclear bombs would wipe out most of the people everywhere. This affects us today because Russia can bomb us anytime. Additionally, the video states that the U.S. government built the longest highway network during the Cold War. It was 40,000 miles long. That affects us today because we don't have to take hours delivering things from one place to another.

 Adam   Wed, February 19, 2014

Historical events affect people today. In the article ''The Day The President Was Shot'' it discusses John F Kennedy's assassination. The author states, ''After Kennedy's death, several laws were passed that Kennedy had been urging including civil rights bill and tax cut." Without the civil rights bills whites and blacks would not be able to go to the same schools or the same restaurants today. Also, in the article ''The Day The President Was Shot'' it declares ''Medicaid and medicare were created to help the poor and elderly with health care costs.'' Without medicaid and medicare many people would be sick and suffering with disease.

 Jada H.   Thu, February 20, 2014