Results from a new Roper survey on American historical literacy
Less than half of the college graduates surveyed could identify George Washington as the general at Yorktown.
Only 20% could identify the "Father of the Constitution."
Only 17% knew the source of the phrase, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people."
Less than half of college graduates surveyed could identify the war in which the Battle of the Bulge occurred.
Less than 17% of college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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