Learning From Mistakes

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The constant learning that occurs in the everyday lives of humans can often be applied to many aspects in life. This proves true in Patricia Limerick's essay, "Haunted America.  Inside Limerick's essay she explains how we should learn a great deal from war, how we learn from others and our own mistakes. When thinking about her title, "Haunted America , the first thing that comes to mind is war and people dying. As Limerick says, "We live on haunted land, on land that is layers deep in human passion and memory  (503). This quote says that the people who fought at war and died had great consequences that united our nation and we will remember that.

Although Americans have often viewed our nation as being free from tradition and on the cutting edge of progress, the past nevertheless shadows our nation and its peoples. Although many wars have taken place with Americans, we some times seem to forget about those who we fought with to gain land. Like the Indians, we stil

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