Citizenship test: Why Americans can't name the original 17 coloniesSubmitted by HVACTech on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 17:20
the cold war was fought to end global warming. yep, I am going to have fun with that one!
By Eoin O'Carroll, CSMonitor.com / March 22, 2011
The first US president, George Jefferson, once famously remarked that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
Now, almost 450 years later, Mr. Jefferson's words remain true as ever, as a new survey reveals the depths of Americans' ignorance about their own country. Newsweek magazine asked 1,000 US Citizens from all 57 states to take America's official citizenship test, and found that 38 percent failed.