A Moment in History That Shapes Our Future

The First World War Begins

All of Europe protested the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie. Who could not sympathize with the aged Emperor Franz Josef, who had suffered so many tragedies in his life and now had to bear with the loss of his heir? Such an outrage demanded justice, and few European leaders would have blamed Austria-Hungary for seeking it.

But, besides the murderer himself and the Black Hand, who was responsible for the archduke’s assassination?

…and…

The Opening Campaign of the Spanish Civil War

The fall of the monarchy gave hope to socialists, anarchists, and other radicals that they could at last take revenge…

These brief insights into historical moments that continue to shape our history, are drawn from the Catholic Textbook Project . This history curriculum will be implemented in the parish school this fall (2014). They are written so well that they will interest even those who “aren’t interested” in history.