I definitely think historical events from the past influence the present. History is meant to teach us about mistakes made in the past so we can grow, and become more aware as a society. I like to watch historical videos on my own time, but I would say I learned something new each video I watched in this series that gave insight or more depth into events I already knew about. I think these events aren't generally covered in history classes across America, but they should. Recently there has been a shift in how we are teaching history to the younger generation, and how history is often taught from an Anglo-lens. With America's diverse population our history when being taught often leaves out many groups.