A lot of people who live in the United States know shockingly little about how this country came to be. To be fair, many of us weren't really given a comprehensive education on the subject of U.S. history. But that doesn't excuse the extent of our ignorance on the subject. Unless you live off-the-grid with no access to a WiFi signal, there's no excuse not to do a little Googling and brush up on the basics of Colonialism 101: the U.S. origin story. But, hey, if you're not going to learn it on your own -- someone on the internet might teach you.