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Early American History Quotes


"I'm very interested in the early American history, the time when the country came together." - Ben Stiller

"Early American speeches, from Washington's to Patrick Henry's, have been detheologized in history textbooks. No one has called it censorship." - James G. Watt

"Black history is American history." - Morgan Freeman

"I like American history." - Kevin Costner

"History is a vast early warning system." - Norman Cousins

"My history is to find the next big thing early." - Mitch Kapor

"African American history is really American history because African Americans really helped build this country." - Don Lemon

"When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history." - Dave Foley

"I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history." - Morgan Freeman

"I'm aware enough, I guess, of American labor history." - Ani Difranco

"I'm covering the worst president in American history." - Helen Thomas

"Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history." - Robert Dallek

"The school curriculum today, particularly American history, is a shame." - Rush Limbaugh

"Humor is so important to the American scene throughout history." - Bob Newhart

"I'm from the American West. We have forest fires out there. And some of the worst forest fires in our history, the most damage were caused when we pulled the fire crews off the line too early. And so we're going to have to continue to keep the pressure on the enemy - ISIS. There's no room for complacency on this." - James Mattis

"In the early 1970s in Atlanta, I attended what had formerly been an all-white school but had become a black school after integration and white flight. Perhaps because of this, the teachers created a curriculum that included a focus on African American literature and history year-round, not just in February." - Natasha Trethewey

"Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history." - Maya Angelou

"To an American, land is solidity, goodness, and hope. American history is about land." - William Least Heat-Moon

"Cherishing Columbus is a characteristic of white history, not American history." - James W. Loewen

"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime." - James Ellroy

"We are working to deploy a powerful new radar network with American early warning systems," - Joe Biden

"The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing" - Francis Parker Yockey

"People are motivated to vote early, to defend core American values." - Hillary Clinton

"I think early on I was really into ambient music and like American original Emo." - Matthew Healy

"The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing." - Francis Parker Yockey

"Since the early beginning of history, India has been the Klondyke of the world" - Virchand Gandhi

"Our early lessons in love and our developmental history shape the expectations we bring into marriage." - Judith Viorst

"We [Americans] inherited British law, which is like the new "reforms" that are being made now, in the sense that people are permanently entrapped in debt, if they once fall into bankruptcy. The reason that the law was changed in American history - the whole early period of the formation of the country was moving away from British law into a law that is generated here and that conforms to the sense of what is appropriate here." - Marilynne Robinson

"I've always tried to write California history as American history. The paradox is that New England history is by definition national history, Mid-Atlantic history is national history. We're still suffering from that." - Kevin Starr

"Jerry Garcia was a great American master and the Grateful Dead are not just a genuine piece of musical history, but also an important part of American history," - Trey Anastasio

"Eight Hours For What We Will is a major contribution to modern American working-class history and to the history of a changing American popular and mass culture." - Herbert Gutman

"It is imperative that young white men and women study the black American history. It is imperative that blacks and whites study the Asian American history." - Maya Angelou

"Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history - now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history." - Paul Begala

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history." - Newt Gingrich

"The history of America is the history of a genocide that didn't end yet, the genocide of American civilizations." - Luiz Bolognesi

"The doctrine of preemption has a long and distinguished history in the history of American foreign policy." - John Lewis Gaddis

"Well, I'm a history buff, anyway. I love learning about different periods, especially in American history. I'm a fan." - William Sadler

"The 1950s and 1960s had been a period of enormous growth, the highest in American history, maybe in economic history." - Noam Chomsky

"So many people of color who made major contributions to American history have been trapped in the purgatory of history." - Henry Louis Gates

"The notion of 'history from below' hit the history profession in England very hard around the time I came to Oxford in the early 1960s." - Robert Darnton

"All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision." - Kelly Miller

"All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision." - Kelly Millar

"I was a bike rider, a photographer and a history student, probably in that order. (On his early years)" - Danny Lyon

"Politicians against gay marriage now, are the future villains of our American History books." - Natalie Maines

"The struggle between centralization and decentralization is at the core of American history." - Anthony Gregory

"American history is not something dead and over. It is always alive,always growing, always unfinished." - John F Kennedy

"The Grutter and Gratz decisions, taken together, represent a sad and tragic chapter in American history." - Ward Connerly

"The frontier has gone, and with its going has closed the first period of American history." - Frederick Jackson Turner

"...Venice has been the living future of contemporary American history since its inception." - Liam Neeson

"I don't think there's been a time in American history with more innocent people in prison." - Bryan Stevenson

"Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history." - Dinesh D'Souza

"Many of the ugly pages of American history have been obscured and forgotten" - Martin Luther

"He sailed through American history like a steel ship loaded with monoliths of granite." - H L Mencken

"There's not much place for the loyalists - especially the loyalists who left - in standard American history." - Rachel Martin

"Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as 'the president who lost Iran,'" - Barack Obama

"I do think Donald Trump would be a catastrophic turn in American history." - George Packer

"Donald Trump will be a tragedy, a sad joke in American history." - Jonathan Chait

"Donald Trump is obviously the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"This is the worst President ever. He is the worst President in all of American history." - Helen Thomas

"Every American is hard-wired in history or experience to be libertarian about something." - Bob Barr

"Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history." - Dinesh Dsouza

"Considering our history, I can think of nothing more American than an immigrant." - Conor Oberst

"American history is a quagmire, and the more one knows, the quaggier the mire gets." - Sarah Vowell

"Iraq is going to go down as one of the greatest blunders in American history." - Scott Anderson

"American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation." - Herbert Croly

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history." - Mike Fitzpatrick

"I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind." - Luke Ford

"The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history." - Paul Gillmor

"New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino." - Junot Diaz

"It's not painful to relive it. I'm comfortable with my position in American history." - Rodney King

"When you have the worst disaster in American history, you've got to be attuned to expectations,." - Charles Krauthammer

"Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history,." - Douglas Brinkley

"Barack Obama is one of the greatest politicians in American history." - John Podhoretz

"Conflict with the United States is one of the overwhelming facts of Latin American history." - Stephen Kinzer

"In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes." - Rick Perlstein

"Herbert Hoover versus Al Smith in 1928 was one of the dirtiest elections in American history." - Joseph Cummins

"I understood....that in my own life I represented a whole period of American history." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"The musical theater is a glorious and distinctly American innovation in the history of theater." - Diane Paulus

"There is no 20-year period in American history when stocks lost money." - P J Orourke

"History, like religion, unites all learning and power, especially ancient history; that is, the history of the nations of the youthful world - Grecian and Roman, Jewish and early Christian." - Jean Paul

"Black history isn't a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that. It has such an impact on kids and their values and how they view black people." - Karyn Parsons

"Genealogy of American Finance is a treasure trove of information on American banking and its history, in an unusual - and unusually useful - format." - John Steele Gordon

"I always say African American history is the quintessential American story. It's about perseverance and resilience - something everyone can relate to." - Philip Freelon

"I feel sometimes an American artist must feel, like a baseball player or something - a member of a team writing American history.." - Willem De Kooning

"A trillion dollars spent, 2,000 American lives lost - Afghanistan is the longest war in American history. But you don't hear a word about it." - Michael Baumgartner

"I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way." - George W Bush

"what are the objects of an useful American education? classical knowlege, modern languages & chiefly French, Spanish, & Italian; Mathematics; Natural philosophy; Natural History; Civil History; Ethics." - Thomas Jefferson

"Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history." - Oscar Handlin

"You know, if you're an American and you're born at this time in history especially, you're lucky. We all are. We won the world history Powerball lottery." - Bill Maher

"[Donald Trump] ran an extraordinarily unconventional campaign and it resulted in the biggest political upset in perhaps modern political history. American history." - Barack Obama

"We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness." - Yvette Clarke

"American history and the history of baseball are bound up together: our racial politics can be described and traced through it." - Chad Harbach

"When you go back and look at American history, it's not terribly different from Canadian history. If you weren't self-reliant on the prairie, you wouldn't survive." - Alan Greenspan

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did." - Malcolm Bradbury

"American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe." - Harold Rosenberg

"No library of American business achievement is complete without the story of Arthur G. Gaston. . . . Black Titan is a long overdue contribution to the recording of not just black history, but American history." - Earl G. Graves, Sr.

"The defining moment in American economic history is when Bill Clinton lobbied to get China into the World Trade Organization. It was the worst political and economic mistake in American history in the last 100 years." - Peter Navarro

"I was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history. I was the only one who was right about one of the most significant issues in modern American history." - Scott Ritter

"Nowadays, with history not being taught anymore in American public schools, self-esteem is taking its place." - Dennis Miller

"I realised that although I was fascinated with America, its history and culture, I was not interested in becoming American." - Luc Sante

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it." - James Baldwin

"The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But its a joke, a blot on American history." - Frank Waters

"I believe the history of American music is just as important as anything political because it's changed generations of people." - Dave Grohl

"I am the first African-American chairman of any major conservation organization in history. That's a big step." - Jerome Ringo

"The American people are not cowardly. But, living in prosperous isolation, they have been the spoiled children of modern history." - Herman Wouk

"The wort terrorist attack in American history also brought out the best in our country...We are United as Americans." - Barack Obama

"The trouble with American History is that you don't remember it, and why should you? Nobody does." - Barbara Holland

"The conversation seemed just as boring and forgettable as details of American history around 1805, for example." - Patricia Highsmith

"I think so. 9/11 has been a turning point in American history, there's no doubt about that." - Elie Wiesel

"More than any other figure in our history [Tomas] Jefferson is responsible for the idea of American exceptionalism." - Gordon S. Wood

"I think one of the most pivotal moments in modern American history was Donald Trump's immediate withdraw from TPP." - Stephen K. Bannon

"The fault line in American history is now a dividing line in the election and it's changing the conversation." - Bill Moyers

"Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most disliked and untrusted candidates for president in American history." - Jill Stein

"At various periods in American history, people get pretty rambunctious when it comes to our democratic debate." - Barack Obama

"Throughout American history our presidents have invoked our nation's founding fathers. This is particularly true of recent presidents." - Paul Kengor

"Very few wars in American history were prepared better or more throughly than this one by this president." - Bill Kristol

"Obama has been the single worst president in modern American history in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." - Reza Aslan

"The American Negro must remake his past in order to make his future... History must restore what slavery took away." - Arthur Schomburg

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it." - James A Baldwin

"I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it." - George Burns

"Latin life is rich with warmth, family values and history. I want to bring that beauty into American homes." - Cristina Saralegui

"Medicare and Social Security have created the healthiest and most financially secure generation of senior citizens in American history." - Jim Walsh

"By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what's happening today." - Christoph Waltz

"American culture is not about experiencing our shame, it's about denying it. It's been that way our whole history." - Chris Jordan

"Gore Vidal has been a friend of mine for years, and he's one of the greatest writers in American history." - Cybill Shepherd

"From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history." - Marco Rubio

"Throughout human history, the American Idea has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed." - Paul Ryan

"In reality, American girls are among the most outspoken, ambitious, successful girls in the history of the human race." - Christina Hoff Sommers

"Tony Kaye is great with that kind of stuff. Up until American History X, he had only done commercials." - Ethan Suplee

"This is the worst President ever. He George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history." - Helen Thomas

"The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it's a joke, a blot on American history." - Frank Waters

"We are now in the Me Decade - seeing the upward roll of the third great religious wave in American history." - Tom Wolfe

"There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was." - Peabo Bryson

"I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War." - Anson Mount

"These days I wonder more and more why people are pessimistic when American history actually supports optimism." - Bell Hooks

"Without question, the Red Ryder BB gun is the most important gun in the history of American weaponry." - Ted Nugent

"Early America does not deserve to be considered uniquely, distinctly or even predominantly Christian... There is no lost Golden Age to which American Christians may return." - Mark Noll

"African American boys oftentimes fall behind in school early, start feeling discouraged, check out, drop out, end up on the streets and then get into trouble." - Barack Obama

"[Zwarte Piet] is unfortunate, and just like the early American blackface films, if it offends a segment of the population, it shouldn't be shown again." - Roger Ross Williams

"I'm never going to be a modern gal. I love colonial. I love early American. I love a big rectangular piece of brown furniture on a hardwood floor." - Emily Procter

"American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It's an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going." - Harvey Pekar

"The Smithsonian should box and preserve Tim McGraw's Nashville den for a future exhibit entitled 'Early 21st Century American Man Cave.'" - Stephen Rodrick

"I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes." - Terri Windling

"What the United States wanted in Guatemala - and in Iran, where the C.I.A. also deposed a government in the early 1950s - was pro-American stability." - Stephen Kinzer

"Our country today is at a stage in our foreign policy similar to that crucial point in our nation's early history when our Constitution was produced in Philadelphia." - Walter Cronkite

"We sometimes idealize the early church and want our churches to go back to the simple, old ways. We need to carefully read the history. Harmony takes work." - Jerry B Jenkins

"It remains an irrefragable law of history that contemporaries are denied a recognition of the early beginnings of the great movements which determine their times." - Stefan Zweig

"My brother's researched our early family history. He found a letter from a fella who said he used to be in love with my mum." - Paul Mccartney

"We were so ready [with Valerian] that we were early, which is unheard of in the history of the sci-fi film." - Luc Besson

"I'm not an overnight success. My early publishing history, through my first five books, was unfortunate in many respects, typified by a couple of short anecdotes." - John Lescroart



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