Unfortunately, a lot of Americans don’t know their own history well enough. Specifically, when it comes to the reason we celebrate the 4th of July. Mark Dice took to the beech to conduct “man-on-the-street” interviews about the 4th. You may be surprised at what Americans don’t know. (Or maybe not!) The video is aptly named, “4th of July Zombies – Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth of July!”
The questions were simple enough. For example, why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Who did we fight to gain our independence? What year did the founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence?
If you were able to answer those easy questions, thank your American History teacher. Surprisingly enough, almost all of the people asked in the video could not answer the questions. As Americans, we should know our history. After all, it’s our history that has made us Americans. Watch the video, have a laugh, and then shake your head in disbelief.
BIZPAC Review reports:
Californians quizzed recently on the reason we celebrate the Fourth of July responded with an embarrassing assortment of answers.
Media analyst Mark Dice took to the beach in San Diego, conducting man-on-the-street interviews about the origins of Independence Day celebrations. The results would make any history teacher cringe.
Those quizzed offered a stream of incorrect guesses and an inability to answer facts any American should know. One man even noted his favorite Founding Father was Jesse Ventura, the professional wrestler who was born over a century after the Declaration of Independence was signed.