Marist Poll: 74% of Americans Know We Declared Independence from Great Britain

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    http://maristpoll.marist.edu/72-don’t-know-much-about-history/

    July 2, 2010 by Marist Poll
    Filed under Celebrations, Celebrations Polls, Featured, Living

    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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    Yay lets spend more on our public schools they clearly work so well.
     
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    the 26% who don't know should be sterilized and stripped of their voting privileges. Jesus Christ, how can anyone be that stupid?
     
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    Gotta love that there public education.
     
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    That would be "their".
     
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    BEt the 26% are either illegal aliens or children of illegal aliens.
     
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    Good point considering we used to actually teach legal immigrants basic English and our history before giving them citizenship.

    Now we let them stay Mexican and just work here.
     
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    :lol: no it wouldn't be.

    Their is the possessive form of there. Ollie clearly wasn't calling it THEIR education. he was talking about the public education over there.

    Massive failure. :lol:
     
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    Sadly, I doubt it. I bet you anything they are good red blooded stupid Americans.
     
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    I was ignoring that. I posted exactly what I meant to post. Some simply don't understand.
     

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