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MuslimAgorist
10-24-2010, 11:24 PM
On the website of the United State Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) is a document titled, "Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test." It is intended to prepare immigrants for the civics test. The government subjects them to a simplified, highly propagandized version of American history. As a result, many immigrants enter American society with a false sense of utopianism only to be disappointed by the rude awakening of actual life in America.

As a public service, this will serve a guide to the top ten misrepresentations that appear in this document.

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Lynx
10-25-2010, 03:21 AM
Originally Posted by MuslimAgorist
On the website of the United State Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) is a document titled, "Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test." It is intended to prepare immigrants for the civics test. The government subjects them to a simplified, highly propagandized version of American history. As a result, many immigrants enter American society with a false sense of utopianism only to be disappointed by the rude awakening of actual life in America.

As a public service, this will serve a guide to the top ten misrepresentations that appear in this document.

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Some of those are hefty topics that need more justice than a little paragraph like the entry about FDR's new deal.
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titus
10-25-2010, 06:18 AM
The guide also misrepresents a few things.

If the person writing this thinks that slavery was not the major issue of the Civil War then they need to relearn their history. If there had been no slavery then there would have been no Civil War. Simple as that.

Most of the other "lessons" in this story are one sided and, as Lynx said, more complex than the author would have you believe.
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