Americans Ignorant of July 4th History


A recent ‘Marist Poll’ reveals some sad facts regarding the lack of knowledge from nearly the majority of Americans regarding their July 4th history. Most believe that it’s only about fireworks and barbeque.

Only 58% of Americans know that the United States declared its independence in 1776. 26% are unsure, and 16% mentioned another date.

Younger Americans are the least likely to know the correct answer. Only 31% of adults younger than 30 say that 1776 is the year in which the United States broke away from Great Britain.

One in four Americans don’t know from which country the United States declared its independence.

I have a feeling that the powers-that-be, ‘like’ the poll results, as it further erodes the notion of borders and culture, while promoting more notions of one-world governance.

Mark Dice interviews unsuspecting Americans in San Diego regarding the 4th of July

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