Do you know why we celebrate the Fourth of July?

This was posted on YouTube by in 2015 and has 1.7 million views. If you were still of the impression that your friends and neighbors were informed citizens, I’ve got some bad news.

Watch this video and prepare to lose your faith in humanity.

For those of you who somehow snuck onto this site not possessing the historical knowledge to properly appreciate this video, let me break it down for you in a simple sentence.

On , we celebrate the date in 1776 that we declared our independence from England.

As a bonus, in case you are ever asked to name some of our founding fathers, know that and are not among them. Instead, just name one of the following so that you do not embarrass your fellow Americans:

George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Alexander Hamilton
John Hancock
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry
John Adams

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