It may be hard to believe, but apparently a lot of Americans don’t even know what the 4th of July is all about. A new Marist poll found a lot of people are fuzzy about the reason why we celebrate Independence Day. According to the poll, only 58 percent of Americans know the United States declared its independence in 1776. Twenty-six percent were unsure and 16 percent said another date. The poll also found that one in four Americans don’t know from which country we declared our independence. It found that while 76 percent correctly said Great Britain, 19 percent were unsure and five percent said a different country.
That’s just absurdly idiotic. Truly. You people who don’t know the simplest facts of American history, please get out of the country. We really don’t need your sort here.
- 26 Percent Of Americans Don’t Know U.S. Declared Independence From Great Britain | ThinkProgress (underpaidgenius.com)
- Americans foggy on history of July 4th (troyrecord.com)
- Video: The Declaration of Independence (history.com)