As a superpower, it’s only natural that the United States’ Independence Day, which falls every July 4th, is celebrated in a big way. Generally, the 4th of July is celebrated with parades, parades and fireworks.
However, when Americans are randomly asked what the 4th of July means, ironically, they know nothing about their own country’s historic day.
This is evidenced by the video uploaded by Mark Dice, a media analyst. In the video he uploaded on YouTube, he randomly asked residents in San Diego, California, about the United States’ independence day.
It turned out that from the people he interviewed, many did not know anything about this historic day. Some were completely confused when asked the meaning of the 4th of July. There are also those who say it is a celebration of independence, but ironically, they do not know who colonized the United States from before.
They also do not care about the year of their country’s independence. Some say that the United States became independent in 1984, far from the truth.
Many citizens are also confused when asked who the founder of the United States of America was. They mention the name Abraham Lincoln, who was born 33 years after the declaration of independence.
“It’s very sad. American society is very ignorant,” Dice said.
On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies in the US signed the declaration of independence. The historic event was presided over by the nation’s founders, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
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