History is being created every day. Decisions are based on what has happened in the recent or distant past, and who has lived before them and impacted them. On a larger scale, every political election, scientific breakthrough, pandemic, or other significant event changes the present and becomes part of history for future generations. History majors seek to understand this connection between the past, present, and future. They critically examine the past, use historical reasoning to make sense of the present, and give advice about the future.