hi, i had my SAT exam today. The topic was: Can the past influence the present? there was an example i included in the essay, which now i'm feeling unsure about. I talked about the holocaust (past event) and the recent apology of Angela Merkel to the jews (present). and i also talked about the Australian prime minister taking measures to restore the integrity of the australian natives who were victims of many atrocities. can these be taken as examples of past events influencing the present?