Lies My Teacher Told Me

Your classmate, Melissa S., has forwarded choice excerpts from a book called Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. For example, did you know that:

  • “The United States dropped three times as many tons of explosives in Vietman as it dropped in all theaters of World War II, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki?”
  • “Ponce de Leon went to Florida mainly to capture Native Americans as slaves for Hispaniola, not to find the mythical fountain of youth?”
  • “Woodrow Wilson, known as a progressive leader, was in fact a white supremacist who personally vetoed a clause on racial equality in the Covenant of the League of Nations?”
  • “The first colony to legalize slavery was not Virginia but Massachusetts?”

You will need to access TLEARN in order to view the excerpts. Thanks, Melissa, for sharing this!

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