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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 10:10 p.m. PST

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Quaama05 Oct 2019 10:32 p.m. PST

This is very basic stuff.

The question "How many slave states remained part of the Union during the Civil war?" is a little misleading. I got it correct [I could see from the options what they were doing] but counting West Virginia when it didn't exist until the war was more than half over is somewhat odd.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 9:57 a.m. PST

A lot of Americans now know very little about the American Civil War. I saw a Mark Dice video where he asked that question to a number of people and got some interesting responses. I told my 44 year old chemist friend about the video and she looked at me and said "I don't know who won the civil war" which quite shocked me.

Quaama06 Oct 2019 11:32 a.m. PST


I also recall watching a clip where someone in the U.S.A. went around asking people if they knew whether the north or the south won the American Civil War and getting surprised and puzzled looks from many who said they didn't know the answer or guessed wrongly. Staggering.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 3:49 p.m. PST



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

I agree with Quaama – the right answer is 4, West Virginia was not a state at the start of the war

Quaama06 Oct 2019 4:38 p.m. PST

I found the Mark Dice video. It's at Quite funny, yet a bit sad.

HMS Exeter07 Oct 2019 9:18 a.m. PST

Someone should do a "man in the street" series of interviews on the question of airports in the Civil War.

"Is it true that the Gettysburg Campaign was the result of the Confederates trying to seize the Union Airport outside Harrisburg?"

"Is it true that Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender in 1865 because he had run out of troops, ammunition or frequent flyer miles?"

I'd really like to see the results on that one. Actually, probably not.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 11:14 a.m. PST



Trajanus08 Oct 2019 8:15 a.m. PST

I've seen that video before, didn't surprise me then either!

Tacitus09 Oct 2019 8:54 a.m. PST

I once chaperoned a group of high school students to the Getty center (art museum in Los Angeles). One of the kids saw the sign at the entrance and asked if this was where Lincoln gave that talk…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 11:57 a.m. PST



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