1. History is sometimes unpredictable.
2. History is not always a story of uninterrupted or continual progress.
3. The impact of religious belief on human behavior – and on history in general – cannot be understated.
4. The relations among nations, cultures, and global economies result in both interdependence and tensions.
5. The role of a citizen in a country and in the world involves rights and responsibilities.
6. Applying past knowledge to new situations is a critical application of history.
7. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
8. Individual and group identity is related to historical events and social contexts, but certain conditions, bias and beliefs result in some people being treated differently from others.
9. Historians use evidence to determine what is “true,” but evidence can change, and people often disagree.