Historians are often called on in the media to put current events into historical
perspective, comparing then and now. Imagine you have been asked to write an editorial
for the “Made by History” feature in the Washington Post or one featured on Bunk
History. In your historical editorial, draw a direct comparison to an issue, event, or
law/policy today and one that captivated Americans at some point between 1877 and
1920. Your editorial will briefly touch on the current moment, but should spend most time
illuminating what the historical example you highlight teaches us as we navigate the
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