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America Vs. England: The Test

Hits: 17148 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 86 Posts
Friday, July 15, 2011 4:06:18 PM
come on this kid is a drating retard i have like one friend like this and we take the piss out of him constantly about him being a dumbass we are not all like that

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 5 Posts
Friday, July 15, 2011 1:44:08 PM

Male, 13-17, Europe
 678 Posts
Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:55:53 PM
Look's pretty staged to me. Although, in England, we don't (well, I havent) learned about American history.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:57:58 PM
The Articles also fail to mention the United States as a "nation" or establish a "government", something the American Constitution ratifies. So in reality John Hanson literally presided over an unofficial government, that by 1787 had no real power under the Articles of Confederation. The Articles also left the "government" no efficient way to collect money from the states, something that is needed to keep any government going.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:30:49 PM
The Articles of Confederation were considered too weak by many people, and thus was replaced, and superseded by the American Constitution. Whether or not John Hanson was President of the Continental Congress or not has no bearing on him as a "President" as the government was redesigned in the American Constitution, making "President of the United States" a different office than that of President of the CC. Simply because the Articles defines the "United States of America" does not by proxy mean that he must then have been President of the US. And if this is what kids are taught in Europe than they are being taught wrong. Also, I would like to mention that it is within America's own right to acknowledge whom it wills as the first President of the United States, which it has since George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the US. So Washington being first is nothing new, its been that way for hundreds of years.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 89 Posts
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:58:42 AM
looks totally faked... bbc stuff..

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 11:19:39 PM
Lucky Dave

The Articles of Confederation, ratified on 1 March 1781, names the confederacy "The United States of America" and created the office of President. That President had far wider duties than presiding over Congress, and there was no need for any constitution for him to have the authority of the post. In fact the US Constitution was originally negotiated under the Articles of Confederation, so is in principle subordinate to them.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 11:08:46 PM
"...I know four things about British history: Princess Diana, what I saw in Braveheart, what I saw in The Patriot, and what I saw in multiple James Bond movies"

Then you know nothing of British history that actually comes close to the truth, unless you remember the dates!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 11:07:27 PM
Seeing Red Fear say that American history is not that important to him indicates how Barack Obama gained office. If history was important to people he would not have been up for election in the Senate, let alone a candidate for Presidency.

American history is important to us in Europe. The idea that it is unimportant to Americans is utterly insane.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1293 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 11:03:50 PM

Your question suggests that you mistake the importance of knowledge. It would not be possible in most cases to say "I gained this from that piece of knowledge". However from the depth of my knowledge (which was certainly not taught in the British education system; if I relied on that I would struggle to guess within a decade the timing of US independence or to distinguish between Washington and Lincoln) I gain an idea of how the world works. In this case of history, of how a political system, perhaps the greatest political system yet devised, was formed.

Had this been taught in more depth in American schools perhaps that political system would not have suffered so much damage from unwise constitutional amendment, judicial activism and media ignorance.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1602 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 9:43:11 PM
And CrakrJak brings it around back to Obama for the win. Well played, sir.

Also, I'm pretty sure that as an American I know four things about British history: Princess Diana, what I saw in Braveheart, what I saw in The Patriot, and what I saw in multiple James Bond movies.

So there.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 9:33:41 PM
As much as I'd like to laugh my ass off about this, chances are American kids today, and some adults as well, are just as ignorant. After all, How else can Obama getting elected president be explained ?

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 42 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 8:12:06 PM
Chill. it's funny. So wat if the roles were reversed. Chill.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 253 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 5:57:14 PM
We learned that the British school system doesn't cover American history. That was highly informative. Lets all have a quiz on Chinese history, I wonder what we might find out. I'll save you the bother, it's that we dont study Chinese history. I hope you enjoyed my post and you have learned something great.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3603 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 4:19:44 PM
ok, i know if the roles were reversed that the american kid would not know jack about england's history other than what he'd been forced to, but the point of this video is to be FUNNY not to get everybody all butt-hurt.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 68 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 2:34:49 PM
Ok, Wasn't even that funny. There are a few things Id like to raise.
Firstly I'm English and I could answer most of these questions, this kid, if he isn't taking the p**s, he is a f**king idiot.
Secondly, SHOCK HORROR but American history isn't on the british school curriculum, We can pretty much live our lives without needing to know that much about American history, it isn't that important to us.
Thirdly, I would like to see one of these with the nationalities switched. How much does the Average American teen know about the Magna Carta or the British civil war?

Male, 13-17, Europe
 304 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 10:40:23 AM
If he went to British school why is he expected to know American history?

We tend to stick to stuff where we can take the moral high ground, which is pretty much just WW2, and sometimes WW1.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 6 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 9:27:51 AM
He can't be british, the way he said France was the American pronunciation...

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 663 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 8:35:43 AM

There was a similar video at a time where brits went around asking americans who the prime minister was. It happens, we're all ignorant, so we should all stfu.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 7:49:59 AM
Im sorry but in all honesty, I dont think an American should be judging other country knowledge of History....

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 7:20:38 AM
Furthermore, the position of President of Continental Congress was mostly a ceremonial position, and only after one of his grandsons started promoting him as the first "President of the United States" was he even remotely thought of that way. The Articles of Confederation ceased validity when the United States Constitution came to be. The old government was nullified, and the office of President of the US was created.

Just the same as you guys don't count Roman Caesars in your line of rulers, same thing applies here. I'm sure John Hanson was a great man, yada yada yada... but he wasn't a US President.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 7:05:30 AM
@the 2 Europeans who also don't know American history...

Whenever someone from the US mentions the first president, they aren't referring to the first president of the Continental Congress; and being President of the Continental Congress and being President of the United States are two very different things. The current version of the United States Constitution wasn't even established until 1789, meaning that any government that had been established beforehand was reformed and thereby no longer valid. The position of President wasn't even around until the 1789 version of the Constitution was placed into practice. Your claim that John Hanson was the first president isn't even the least bit valid considering the Revolutionary War didn't even end until 1783. Washington was the ninth president of the Continental Congress, but he was the first President of the United States.

Vietnam however, was a guess; oh well.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 3:13:35 AM
"It's so obviously fake, as all of us Brits know, the true British teenager is infinitely more stupid than this."

So true... so very true.

Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 121 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 1:22:47 AM
Staged! And, is it really that fair to quiz a British teen about American history? Many American teens would have very little problems answering those questions as they are learning this in school and it is fresh in their heads.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 47 Posts
Monday, July 04, 2011 12:16:34 AM
No parade, just more pissing contests. drat, can't we get along instead of acting like we are any better than our neighbor?

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