A Lesson on a History Lesson


This photo collage was posted on Twitter on November 19 with the words “A QUICK HISTORY LESSON… #HamiltonTheMusical #BoycottHamilton #TCOT #PresidentElectTrump #MAGA,” but it’s not completely accurate.

In addition to fake news, I hate these kinds of posts, too.

In this one, at the time the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were passed Republicans followed the same platform today’s Democrats do. Sometime after, and before FDR they switched. Also, women were not allowed to vote until the 19th amendment.

13th 1865. 14th 1868. 15th 1870. The three were known as the Reconstruction amendments.

Live Science writes, “Eric Rauchway, professor of American history at the University of California, Davis, pins the transition to the turn of the 20th century, when a highly influential Democrat named William Jennings Bryan blurred party lines by emphasizing the government’s role in ensuring social justice through expansions of federal power — traditionally, a Republican stance.”

The ACA didn’t need any Republican support because there were enough votes to pass it without them. Also, the Republicans said on day one of the Obama presidency, and repeated ad nauseum for eight years, they would do everything thing they could to block anything the president proposed.

This woman should have titled her post “A quick History lesson in how to make things appear how you want to fit your agenda,” but I guess that was too many words for her to type.