This month we celebrate the birth of our Nation on July 4, 1776. The origins of the United States of America are a fascinating study in human nature, idealization, warfare, and more. Not surprisingly, the stories that are handed down have become a mix of myth and history. This month’s National Geographic highlights some of the most perpetual myths of the Fourth of July. Read more on the article here.
- The Declaration of Independence was Signed July 4.
- Paul Revere rode Solo
- July 4, 1776, the colonists partied so hard it cracked the Liberty Bell
- Patriots all flocked to fight for freedom (considering I have Tories in my background, I know it ain’t true)
- The Declaration of Independence Holds Secret Messages
- John Adams Died Thinking of Thomas Jefferson
- America United Against the British
- Betsy Ross Made the First American Flag
- Native Americans Sided with the British
To find the real story behind all of these myths, read this article in National Geographic.