Trump: An Embarrassing History Student

Through embarrassingly inaccurate comments about the past, the President is highlighting the critical need for humanities instruction.

A quick overview of the War of 1812, produced by CBS Sunday Morning.
President Trump’s Feb. 2, 2017 comment about Frederick Douglass.
David Cutler chats with Putlizer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood the significance of the humanities, American history, and President Trump’s comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War.
David Cutler chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham about the relationship between journalism and biography, as well as the significance of the humanities.
David Cutler’s students debate FDR’s New Deal. Photo by David Cutler.

A high school history and journalism teacher from Massachusetts.

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