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What is taught about American history in UK schools?
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Wherever the US ministry of international propaganda dictates.
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>>531921

We learn about the Great Whining as a minor side note to why we celebrate Good Riddance Day.
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>>531921

literally nothing, and I mean literally nothing.
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You guys get involved in every war going. And if there's no war going, you start one.
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>>531921
Very little, too much of our own to cover and that gets barely touched in the scheme of things.
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>>531988
I barely did any British history in school. I have fleeting memories of tudors but mostly remember the suffrage movement and our role in WWII. The main focus of years 10 and 11 were WWII and Cold War. Years 12 and 13 modern history was all Cold War, US civil rights and Tsarist/Soviet Russia.
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>>531921
Well I was taught about the Native American stuff with Westward expansion and shit, WWII (though we mostly focussed on Europe and the war through the British Empire like in Asia and shit), spent a long time on the Cold War and especially Kennedy's presidency, also the US Civil War, Vietnam and Iraq.
The Civil Rights movement too, that was a big one we spent ages on
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here is what I did between ages 11 and 18

>English civil war
>Crusades
>WW1
>WW2
>some Cold War stuff like Berlin Airlift, Cuban Missile Crisis
>Germany and Russia in the interwar period
>Ancient Rome from the Gracchi to Augustus
>Ancient Sparta and Athens

so not much
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>>532149
This minus ww2. Mostly focusing on civil rights and race relations.

US history is a bit boring for most part
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>>532519
Yeah, I enjoyed Civil Rights but otherwise meh
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>>532519
>US history is a bit boring for most part

For a nation that's only existed almost 250 years, their history is fascinating.
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that you murdered all the natives and then had a hissyfit and killed each other for a while
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>>531921
They don't pay taxes and are always late for world wars.
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Nothing.
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Hey OP,

I'm in my second year of Uni right now so this was relatively recently.

Primary School - nothing
Secondary School - Brief mention of McCarthyism
Sixth Form - Vietnam & The American Civil War
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>>531921
Cold War but thats more about what happened under the Iron Curtain than anything else
Then when you eventually go over the 1st and 2nd World War and the interwar period the US gets mentioned every now and then but its focused on Germany, Italy,France and the UK more

In other words the US ,in my experience, has never had a year of history class dedicated to it but it gets a fair mention.

However in A-level (16-18yo) politics you have a year of British politics and then US politics
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>>531954
>>533950
Yeah, that's a shit education system then. Your country is doing you a disservice.
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>>535089
Considering a few other replies have said they have been taught, it's hardly the country is it m8
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>>535089
why on earth would we bother learning about American history

do you study the English Civil War in America?
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>>536302
If you take European history in Highschool then yeah you do.
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Mine went something like this:

Scottish Wars of Independence
Scottish Wars of Independence
The '45 Rebellion
Scottish Wars of Independence
Europe 1870-1914
Interwar Europe

Fucking Scotland
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>>531921
At my school, we covered the Great Depression and naturally US involvement in both world wars. We did not cover the founding of New England or and of that shit.
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>>533978
Which uni?
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>>536343
*or any of that shit
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>>531921
You don't have a history
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>>531954
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>>531921
Basically nothing. The British history curriculum is politically a fucking minefield, with each subsequent government changing it.

Right now we have lessons about Roman Britain, but no Churchill. I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't anything on America.

At Universities, there are some views which Americans would fucking shriek at if they knew. Such as the American revolution being absolutely jack fuck about Rights and nearly entirely fought over as the right to keep and hold slaves, which the British were edging closer to outlawing (in the eyes of the American colonies).

>>536313
>Scotland
You fellas learn about Pic?
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>>537129

>the American revolution being absolutely jack fuck about Rights and nearly entirely fought over as the right to keep and hold slaves, which the British were edging closer to outlawing (in the eyes of the American colonies).
>implying that is wrong
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>>531921
the great depression

roosevelt's stuff

the cold war
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I covered the slave trade in secondary school and WW2 in primary, that's the only time America was focused on.
Frankly there's been a lot of History and America has only been important for a tiny period. Most of my history lessons focused on ancient history, Egypt and Roman mainly.
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>>537129
>American revolution isn't about right
It wasn't.
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>>537129
>at universities
So you mean academic work produced by world-leading experts? I am sure they just must be wrong.

Which universities "teach" this?
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>>537129
It was about rights in a general sense but slavery wasnt a primary concern. Mostly business interest really.
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>>531921
we learnt about the plains indians... besides that, nothing
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When I was in school about six years ago? The Transatlantic Slave Trade for a bit and maybe Martin Luther King. The rest was about Romans, Saxons, Tudors, Stuarts and I think the Victorians were involved as well. If you picked it as a GCSE you also learnt about what I think was Victorian medical advancements and the Jack the Ripper case.

My younger brother by two years was going to learn about the Vietnam War before his death, not sure what else he might have been taught. Nor do I know what they teach now.
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>>538102
I should note. Since I've been in High School. History has been little beyond a hobby for me ever since.
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In Scotland at least, you do a little of the Civil rights movement and the Cold War in your earlier years of secondary school, along with general stuff too


Only other American topic is if you take it to the highest level at advanced Higher

And you've got either the American Civil war, Nazi Germany, or the Russian revolution
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World Wars, Cold War and the New Deal

Keep in mind students here start to specialise at ~14 and drop subjects they don't want to study to any depth
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>>538158
Personally ended up doing the American Civil war and thought it was great

Officially the topic is: The House Divided: America 1848-1865

Other than the Civil war its about the general split in American society over slavery, and the other issues which all contributed to the breakout of the war, looking at things that happened politically and socially 1848-1861 outside of the war, the practice of slavery, John Brown's raid, etc, fugitive slave act, anything following the Mexican-Amrerican war, occasionally mentioning older stuff such as the nullification crisis

Generally you don't go too much in dept with American history at all, you cover the two world wars from a global perspective, along with the cold war, and at an earlier stage you look at the Native Americans.

American Civil War was the only American topic at Higher or Advanced Higher level
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>>536302
actually yes, advanced placement european history.
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Pretty much nothing in Australia
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>>536302
Yes
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>>531921
>US was part of the GLORIOUS BRITISH EMPIRE until the GLORIOUS BRITISH EMPIRE let them go
>There was lots of racism and slavery after the colonists left the GLORIOUS BRITISH EMPIRE
>Americans did nothing in WWI
>They made the world go into depression and were racist in the 1920's
>In WWII the Americans did nothing until the end, leaving the GLORIOUS BRITISH EMPIRE to stand alone, until they dropped nukes on Japan like chumps
>The US army in WWII was racist
>there was lots of racism in the post war period, unlike in the GLORIOUS BRITISH EMPIRE, who are perfect
>All Americans are racist now, and fat and don't need guns and are racist
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>>537129
Kek. Do they have sources to back this or is it the typical baseless speculation and conspiracy theories that Marxian "historians" are so fond of?
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>>537133
It is wrong, you fucking moron. Boston was the catalyst for independence, and Boston wasn't a place where slavery was particularly common or economically integral. In fact, one of the Americans killed in the Boston Massacre was a free black man.
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>>542813

>Boston "Massacre"

Stopped reading there
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>>542820
It's the colloquial term for the event. It doesn't nullify the correctness of my statement, fag.
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>>542820
If five american civilians were killed by soldiers today, the public backlash would be ridiculously strong. The media would be all over the massacre angle. Five deaths is a lot.
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>>531950

I don't get it.
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Slaves and in some cases the "Roaring 20s" and Prohibition of Alcohol.
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> Be European
> Spend like 20 minutes on the American war of independence
> Spend several months on the France revolution

I've heard this isn't uncommon. If I paid more attention in class I would probably have understood why.
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>>543768

American here, but probably because it didn't have quite the same upheavel outside of the country of revolt.

The American revolution threw the British out of a colony of theirs, and instituted a non-monarchy. Unusual for the time, but hardly unheard of, a lot of the independent Italian states and the like didn't have hereditary kings either.

The French Revolution on the other hand, really, and very radically changed things. Unlike America, which at first just wanted to live and let live, and was more than willing to sign treaties with monarchies to get some peace (Morocco), France turned into a radically egalitarian state which was more than a little committed to spreading its new ideology at the point of a gun to all of Europe and possibly the world beyond.
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In high school we did the history of America from 1945-1970 covering stuff like civil rights, McCarthyism/the red scare and the position of women and a larger module on the Vietnam War.

Also did a bit on Native Americans and America as a British Colony, but only in the context of the Slave Trade and the wider empire.
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Burger here. I remember learning quite a bit about European history in high school. Not so much middle ages, but my first two years of history class were all about renaissance Europe up through the American revolution. The school's reasoning was that those events gave birth to the ideas America was founded on and obviously colonialism had everything to do with us. Learned very little about anything between the revolution and the cold war though. Also how can anyone think 1800s America was boring? Shit was dope as fuck desu.
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>>543768

>> Spend like 20 minutes on the American war of independence
>> Spend several months on the France revolution

Funny, considering that the American War of Independence was the direct inspiration for the Revolution.
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>>538098
>we learnt about the plains indians

Why?

The Iroquois are so much more important, we basically based our Union off their Confederacy. And you can't forget the Algonquin.
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>>544803
>we basically based our Union off their Confederacy
There is not a single shred of evidence to support that. I learned that too. I spent a whole semester learning about the Iroquois, and they were incredibly based. But there is no evidence to support that theory, and a conspicuous absence of evidence.
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>>543707
I believe he is making fun of the prime minister saying "If they will whine about this, they will whine about anything" in reference to the Stamp Act which surely led to the Boston tea party and the rest of the revolution.
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>>531956
You're welcome.
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