Shoot. Where to start? The first thing is the way independence was taught to us they made it seem that Britain was a foreign country occupying the USA. They skipped the whole part that the USA was part of Britain and that the revolution overthrew our own government.
The Constitutional Convention discussion focused on slavery and the rights of white men over everyone else and it skipped the Bill of Rights and etc.
The War of 1812 was an act of imperialism when the USA tried to annex Canada.
The Mexican American War was totally unjust and the Mexicans should get back all that they lost.
The three most important things we needed to know about the Industrial Revolution were the Triangle Shirt Waist fire, the Triangle Shirt Waist fire, and the Triangle Shirt Waist fire.
In World War Two the USA dropped atomic bombs on innocent people in Japan.
We fought against the Vietnamese who just wanted to be free.
Ronald Reagan nearly started WW3.
The Seneca Falls Declaration was the most important event of the 1800’s. We spent like a month on that.
At the end of it all you just feel that the USA is a sucky, evil country.
Then you get out of school and find out that the teachers lied. That’s why my kids will never go to public school. They don’t have Social Security numbers so we do not take them as tax deductions but that also means we don’t worry about public school social workers bothering us about them. It’s worth the tax deductions to be left alone.
I guess I graduated from high school before we became an evil country. I went to Catholic schools where I had teachers who were concerned about “creeping socialism.” They were agin it. But that was back in the sixties.