I would travel back to the 2000’s because they had the best music, clothes, and T.V shows.
I would go back to when slavery wasn’t against the law I would bring good food and better clothes and things to do and I would let them know things are gonna get easier.
Wow! Awesome answer!
I could see this book also being written in a slavery setting. There are lots of parallels. Interesting!
I would travel to 1985
The 80s as a whole in my experience was great especially living in New York City. Thanks to me my kids know most of the 80s songs.
I would travel to when England made the colonies in America. I would then go to England and try to get famous for making inventions with the technology from 2018. This then would progress the world by years.
I would go back when the twin towers to warn all the people that the buildings are going to fall down and save all there lives.
That would be nice for so many!
Yet some people would not believe you because they would think that is absurd.
Yeah, it would be really nice!
That would be so great! So much heartbreak… just gone. It would be revolutionary.
Ans then THEIR lives would have changed so many more
How can I pick just 1 time to travel back to? My first thought goes to the 1940’s, because that seemed like a nice era to live in – in America, at least. Another thought that comes to mind is 1912, to ride the Titanic. Another thought is the time of Christ. Another is the early 90’s, when there was less technology and more of s simple life.
I agree hard to choose only one time period.
The time of Christ would be awesome to go to! I think that’s were I would go but I agree it would be hard to pick 1 time.
The 40’s was a hard decade, even in America. (Sorry, I am a complete nerd.)
I would travel 2018 years back to see what really had happened to Jesus.
Then I would like to see what kind of man was Mohamed.
And of course I would love to meet Moses just as he gets the Ten Commandments. “
I always thought of this question. As a woman there really isn’t a great time where women had a voice or respect. I would love to sit in an open time machine much like one in the movie The Time Machine and watch the time rewind. I would love to hear The Sermon on the Mount. I believe that’s where I would stop.
I would go back to the 80s and do a whole lot of things differently.
Wouldn’t we all!
I would visit July 15, 1986
I would go to when I was in 1st grade so I could get a better impression on my classmates(I am only 10) or go to 20 AD to see Jesus.
If I could travel into the past I would’ve liked to visit the time where Prophet Musa (PBUH) made the water split.
I personally would travel back when there was greasers and bikers. Like the Hair Spray days
I would love to time travel, but the more I read about history, the more I realize that there were many societies that that did not accept people of color. I would love to travel to the English courts or early American colonies. But would I get a warm reception.
I’m not sure exactly when I would travel to, as there are so many interesting events, but I think that I would probably choose somewhere in Europe or Russia. I would also probably choose a time in the 1900s. World War II has always been of interest to me. I might choose to go to Poland and warn everyone of the blitzkrieg, or I could go to Japan and try to warn everyone of the Bomb, even though people probably wouldn’t listen to me. I’ve always thought that it would be neat to help Corrie ten Boom or Anne Frank,… Read more »
It’s easy to say the 1940’s or whenever, but it is much more complex. There are many variables involved. Which country? Are you in a city or a rural area? Are you rich or poor? Are you sick or healthy? How long are you there? Do you know it is temporary or are you afraid you are stuck? Are you participating or just watching? Would it be any easier to research before so you know what to expect? Are you still you? what if you are the opposite sex? Are you a different race? What if you are sent back… Read more »
Nicely put. I often argue with myself about those same questions. I often catch myself wishing I lived in a different time and/or place, and then realize that although there are many pros (at first glance), there are at least as many cons. As much as I would like to go back to Europe during World War II or the cold war, I need to factor in the fact that it was a hard time for everyone, much less an introvert and (sort of) outcast like me. Even with and of my knowledge about that time and place, it would… Read more »
I am not sure, after reading so many SciFi stories around time travel, that I would want to travel back in time (at least to human historical periods) even if returns were possible. I suspect I would encounter the same old human conditions, gritty and without the glamour and the myths historians have built around past events. We recently came back from a road trip which included the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada (www.tyrrellmuseum.com) and I might be interested in travels back in “deep time” to see how accurate those reconstructions of life in the past are. Novels… Read more »
I would love to back to days days when Jesus was teaching so I could personally hear and see Him.
I would travel to medieval Europe… Or maybe the 1800s so I could meet the Brothers Grimm. I’m a huge fairy tale person. 🙂
I’d go back to the 1940’s to visit Harlem in its heyday. I’d like to visit the Cotton Club and see the jazz greats.
No thanks I might want to travel into the future
I would love to travel back to Renaissance time period, because of beautiful artworks and the revival of classics.
I would go to about 1834-1836, because t hats when I think my great-great-grandfather arrived from England. So many questions to ask details to fill in.
I would travel back to June 27, 1914 to prevent the assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand by South Slav nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914. This in turn i pray would prevent WWI, and WWII. Possibly saving millions of lives.
Finally, someone who agrees with me. You do have to admit, our lives would be much different. I mean, I may not even be alive if history didn’t happen the way it did. And the last hundred years would be significantly different, what with no World War I, or World War II, or cold war. Even the Russian revolution would be affected. Europe’s (and the world’s, for that matter) geography and politics would be much different. Hawaii and Alaska would not be states, and there may not be equal rights for African-Americans and other minority groups.
I would go back to the 60s because that it when the tie dye era was huge but also because of discrimination adn I would help protest against it.
I wouldn’t travel back in time, only back to my birth place for a bit of closure, then forward from there. I believe firmly that everything happens for a very specific reason, and to travel in time regardless of the direction you choose, would be unwise, and detrimental. Life is unpredictable, and we grow every day. I’m very happy with who I’ve become as a person and look forward to achieving great things in life.
If I had the chance, I would go back to the sixties. I always daydreamed about meeting my own parents either as children or teenagers. That would be so cute! And that’d help me understand them a bit more. If not so close to us, I’d pick Ancient Egypt in the Pyramids period. This has always been my favorite time period and women could own businesses and divorce. In other words, they were respected. The food, music, and country were amazing. I’d try to blend in and live life like they used to, honoring the gods and such. It would… Read more »
So many good answers! Made me think about my choice, the 1860’s to 1880’s, and live in the American West. But not a good time for women. And life was hard then, way harder then it is now. It would be cool to go back to when I made certain decisions that changed the course of my life, and make the “other decision” and see where that would take me.
I would love to be present at my grandparents wedding.
I love the diversity in responses. I’d love to go back and walk through time with the disciples (Peter, John Mark, Timothy) and talk with Eunice, Mary, and others to learn from them there strengths that got them through. I’d love to go back to the 1970’s Bicentennial. Oh and then there’s the Titantic I would love to be there seeing it created and then to ride on it. Instead of it sinking I’d like to redirect the path of travel for it to reach its destination.
I think I would travel to the 1940’s. I think that would be a really cool time to live. Plus, the dresses in that time had POCKETS!
I would travel back to when the settlers first came to Turtle Island to prevent them from the continuous attempts to ‘Kill the Indian’ and drive us into extinction, so many tribes have been lost and, still, the assimilation continues to this day. The infected blankets that killed hundreds of thousands would be turned away. The Government-sponsored christian Residental Schools would not take our children and abuse, maim, rape, and kill them. They would not be given the chance to kill their own children, these ‘Holy people’, with their butter boxes filled with the remains of the babies of abused… Read more »
ca 1785-early 1800, Königsberg, East Prussia, when my tip something grandfather was born, to find out who his family was and find out why he left
i would travel to the time when slaves were allowed and tell the president he is setting a bad example
I’d like to go back to hear famous classical musicians perform in person
I would first do my research and pick the time period where there was a need for help. I would try to put in as much time as I could to try and make people life better either by encouragement, helping build, help with teaching, or just lending a hand period.
I’d go back to 99 and stop my sister from dieing