Saturday, October 15, 2005

De-Disneyfying History

Warning: Pocahontas did not marry Captain John Smith.

George Washington did not chop down a cherry tree with his little axe.

Richard Nixon was not impeached.

Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson WERE impeached.

Impeachment does NOT mean conviction.

Christopher Columbus was not Spanish, and John Cabot was not English.

The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breed's Hill.

The 3/5 Compromise was based upon the idea of the amount of work a coerced worker would produce in comparison to the amount of work a free worker would generate working for himself.

The Battle of New Orleans accomplished nothing -- or did it?