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What Is History?

Summary: Attempts to define history. Explains the four main causes or forces of history. Compares history to pre-history.
I. Everyone in this world has a different opinion of how history is actually defined. The American Heritage College Dictionary defines "History is a story of recorded events, (in chronological order), including the development and behavior of people; a written account of cultural and natural phenomena; something that belongs to the past; and one that is no longer worth consideration. Some may say history is change usually caused by unreasonable men or history is the fundamentals of ideas. A quote by Mark Twain says "History doesn't repeat itself but often rhymes," (or has patterns.) And Before taking world history, I would have defined history as plainly the study of the past.

II. Pre-history is a totally different subject from history. While regular history is a record of events that humans have written down over the past; pre-history is a record of history before humans recorded history. Without...

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