Practice freedom

We Americans, to be blunt, suck at history.

If you think U.S. test scores in math and English are bad, look at proficiency rates in civics and U.S. history. They’re appalling. Everyone today likely has a worse grasp of the political structure of this country than their parents did.

We typically wax poetic about liberty in this space when Independence Day rolls around. This year, we thought we’d remind our readers that understanding the events that led to our nation’s founding are critical to appreciating freedom as we enjoy it today.


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