Teaching kids about past mistakes

By Antonio Nunziata

Why we need to teach kids about past mistakes

The reason we need to teach kids about past mistakes is because they need to learn about past mistakes so we do not do them again and so we can move on and learn from them

How will I organize this ?

I will be organizing this by doing 3 decades with 2 mistakes from each decade starting with the 1930's then the 1950's and finish with the 1980's

A past mistake that America made in the 1930's was...

Getting involved in World war 2. Even though japan had attacked Pearl harbor on December 7th 1941. What we should have done is tell Europe and the other countries we are not going back into war with you because of what had happened in world war 1. World war 1 was a very deadly war were "more than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war" Wikipedia. So america should have stayed out to keep our citizens safe. The way we can approach this next time is instead of immediately declare war we take time and tell them we have been there and done that and it only hurt our country.

Another past mistake America made in the 1930's was...

Another past mistake America made was when the stock market crashed on October 29th 1929 also known as black Tuesday which would start the great depression that would not end until 1939. This time was the longest and worst economic crisis in American history. It started when the stock market crashed. It crashed because people stopped buying goods and all the unsold goods became a huge problem which slowed down production. So if this problem happens again we should try harder to sell the products so this doesn't happen again

A past mistake America made in the 1950'S was...

Going into the Vietnam war the Vietnam war was a war that started in 1955 and ended in 1975. The war started because the United States wanted to stop Vietnam from becoming a communist government which was a spreading government that everything is publicly owned and you get paid on your abilities and needs. Since this was a very long war that killed a lot of people we should have stopped fighting. What we should do next time if this happens again is fight for only about 2 years at most or not go into war at all and let them have their way.

Another past mistake America made in the 1950's was...

The Cold War which started in 1947 and did not end until 1991. The Cold War was a war between the United States and its allies against the soviet union(USSR and its allies). This was were were there was no actual fighting just a lot of tension. The cold war started because the Soviet Union and United States were allies in WW 2 within a few years the became enemy's stuck in global struggle. So what we can do next time is try to avoid becoming enemy and tell them we will not fight like this because this wasting time

A past mistake America made in the 1980s was...

A mistake America made in the 1980s was when president Ronald Reagan was shot and nearly died on march 30 1981 by John Hinckley JR. The reason it was a mistake is because the government failed to protect the president of the United States if Reagan had died he would have become the 5th president of the U.S. to be assassinated. But he did not so now he is with 13 other presidents including current president Barack Obama (14 if you included him) to have survived assassination attempts. With that being said this is a mistake that has happened before and needs to be fixed. What we can do next time is get better protection for the president and only send them to safe areas.

Another past mistake America made in the 1980s was...

A mistake America made in the 1980s was the exxon oil spill in 1989. This spill released 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's prince William sound. "The spill was the worst that had occurred up to that point in American history" (THE NEW YORK TIMEShttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/e/exxon_valdez_oil_spill_1989/index.html). It destroyed more than 1,300 miles of shoreline,and killed thousands of birds and sea animals. Also exon had to pay 2 million in damage they were originality supposed to pay 5 million. With that being this is obviously a mistake. What we need to do next time to prevent a mistake like this is have safer and stronger tanks so they do not erupt and cause a lot of problems.


In conclusion I hope you learned about a few mistakes america has made in the past and what we can do to prevent them from happening again.