Intolerance can only be countered by education and cultural relativism. Ethocentrism is the continual enemy of diversity.--James Zaworski
I am completely appalled by this poll. 4 out of 10 Americans aged 18-29 do not know that the United States declared independence from Great Britain (England)!!!!!
Wake up, America!
Tomorrow is Independence Day, July 4th, 2010. On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence was signed and adopted. The 13 former British colonies had declared independence from England.
Check out the poll here: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/72-don’t-know-much-about-history/ and here: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US100617/July%204th_summer%20vacation/Country_From_Which_US_Declared_Independence.htm