Video: College students don’t know who won Civil War

civil war1It’s no wonder America is in the shape it’s in right now.  A video posted to Facebook on Monday shows just how little college students know about basic U.S. history.

When asked, students were unable to say who won the Civil War or when it was fought.

One student thought the South won.  Another student thought the Civil war was fought in 1965.

Two others didn’t even know who fought the Civil War.

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

“I’m drawing a blank,” another student said.

Worse yet, one student thought the Confederates won the Civil War.

Only one student in the video got the right answer.  Students were also unable to name the vice president and unable to say who the U.S. got its independence from, but were able to answer questions about celebrities.

The YouTube video, first posted in 2014, can be seen below:

Of course, this is nothing new as we’ve reported several times, but it’s amazing to actually see it.

And to think these people vote.  Now you know why so many embrace socialism.

It’s enough to make you weep for America.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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