Video: Americans clueless about history of Independence Day

Video: Americans clueless about history of Independence Day

WellDUH-99696669708In a video posted to YouTube Monday by activist Mark Dice, beach goers in California show just how clueless they are about the history behind Independence Day.

Not only do they not know what country we declared independence from, they have no clue who signed it or when it was signed.

You really have to watch this to believe it:

Finally, a German tourist displayed more knowledge of U.S. history than many others Dice spoke to.

This isn’t the first time Americans have displayed complete ignorance about basic U.S. history.

A 2011 Marist poll showed that over a quarter of Americans do not know the United States separated from Britain.

What can we expect when we have an education system that believes July 4th fireworks shows are propaganda that hurts children?


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