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    There’s good news for American education. About three-quarters of residents — 74% — know the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. The bad news for the academic system — 26% do not. This 26% includes one-fifth who are unsure and 6% who thought the U.S. separated from another nation. That begs the question, “From where do the latter think the U.S. achieved its independence?” Among the countries mentioned are France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain.

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    Also 26% don't know why we celebrate the 4th of July.
     
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    Interesting. No mention of Canada.
     
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    6% think the U.S. evolved from Scientists.
     
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    Shhh, don't tell Toro they didn't conquer us!
     
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    And 8% think the US was a free gift from Oprah. Go figure.
     
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    That would be hard to hide under those chairs!
     
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    What the hell do those 26% think all that noise is about on the 4th? Do they ever turn to someone and ask "Hey, what's all the fuckin noise about?"
     
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    Thank you for this post. I now understand rdean much better.
     
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    I think that's scheduled for next year. I'll check my calender.
     
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    Funny story... one July 4th I invited a few Brit friends around to help us celebrate.... one of them actually asked why the Brits don't celebrate. I explained why we celebrate and she was not aware that the US and UK were ever connected in any way. I still laugh about it.
     

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