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Perry Goofs on Revolutionary War

The GOP field needs to brush up on its Revolutionary War history. After his less-than-stellar debate performance Tuesday night, presidential hopeful Rick Perry talked history with students at Dartmouth College. He answered one question by saying, “One of the reasons we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown.” In fact, the Revolutionary War began two centuries later, in 1775. Earlier in the year, rival Michele Bachmann told supporters that the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in New Hampshire, whereas the war actually started in Massachusetts.

October 12, 2011 11:52 AM