Tent revival parking lot
“During the Second Great Awakening society was totally changed and people didn’t lock their doors, or cars.”
The human condition
“Another cause of so many indentured servants in America was, there were lots of people who suffered from poverty, politics, or religion.”
I see, and say nothing (but hear everything)
“The reformation in England during the Elizabethan Ear was more successful than other European countries.”
Stating the obvious, part VI
“In the South before the Civil War African Americans were treated like slaves.”
Free and responsible search for truth and Nazis
“Democracy and federalism are most threatened by Unitarian dictators like Hitler and Stalin.”
wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff
“John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry would have been successful if he had better propaganda, like Hitler used in Germany a decade later.” * You know you’re jealous of my awesome chart making abilities.
What would Teddy Roosevelt do?
“In the 1950’s America seized Cuba from Mexico.”
So wrong it hurts, part IV
“The Vietnam War was between North and South Korea.”
We're going to need a smarter boat
“The Dreyfus Affair was a scandal concerning Richard Dreyfus.” * We think this is our most disturbing photoshop yet. You’re welcome.
Parental Discretion Advised
“In some situations, white men’s presence was little more than a few dudes taking advantage of North America’s large beaver population.”
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This answer is a lost cause
“The Civil War was inevitable because the South always saw themselves as a separate nation, in fact they had their own president. His name was Stonewall Jackson.
Revolution is just a t-shirt away
“Che Guevara was best friends with Fidel Castro. He was a model for teenagers, but then again so was Castro.”
The year of Jackson
“In 1936 Jesse Jackson won the gold medal in track and field.”
Roundhead or no head
“Charles I eventually got his head cut off because his supporters were mostly old rich guys who wanted to keep England the way it was. But the power of the people won because they had a crazy military guy as their leader.”
Grey's Anatomy has gotten really strange
“Andrew Jackson lost his patients and took drastic measures into his own hands.”
NATO: North Atlantic Talking Organization
“Continents were now communicating in ways of life, religion, and immigrating.”
The crossroads of America
“During the 16th century, Spaniards and Portuguese in the New World supplemented Indiana laborers with enslaved Africans.”
In your heart you know he's delicious
“The members of this group also became strong supporters of Berry Goldwater.” * WE’RE BACK!!!!! You know you missed us (and our factually challenged students).
Stating the obvious, part V
“The Feminine Mystique was a book written by a woman.”
I wonder who won
“Eugene V. Debs was the most important labor case.” * editor’s note - this post goes out to the Texas State Board of Education who just removed all mentions of the labor movement from their high school curriculum. http://www.statesman.com/opinion/history-whose-story-texas-gives-lesson-in-revision-1780554.html
Let my evangelical Protestants go
“The Great Awakening occurred when a massive plague broke out in the English colonies, killing off all the children under 16. With nothing to explain the tragic events the colonists turned back to the bible for answers.”
If we built a large wooden badger. . .
“The Holy Grail was what King Arthur went on a journey to find after the fall of Troy.”
Try turning the other cheek now
“According to the Gospels, Jesus hated the Genitals.”
“The Neighborhood Associations were roaming packs of feral dogs set loose by the Japanese colonialists in Japan in the 1930s. These dogs were trained to identify dissenters of the Japanese government and were largely successful in enforcing Japanese culture through Korean neighborhoods. Alphas of each pack were also taught to speak, spewing catchphrases to passing children in attempts...
They're too sexy for Milan, Homestead, and Japan
“During the Homestead Strike, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick never considered copulating to the workers demands” *online submission
McKinley should have shopped S'mart
“Abraham Lincoln ran for and won election in 1896 on a platform of cleaning up political corruption.” * online submission
Mother of the Gods, Earth Deity, fart joke...
“The members of the Cult of Cybele practiced many shocking things to Roman society, such as self mutilation and flatulence.” * online submission ** editor’s note: We were shocked when we realized that this was our first fart joke. We’re not sure what took us so long. We’re sure there will be various poo jokes soon.
“A group of soldiers marched into the Black Hills, South Dakota, to look for gold led by General Custard.” *online submission
Stating the Obvious, part IV
“I went to caves in France once. They were, like, underground.” * online submission
“They were both Jewish except for one of them.” * online submission
The Defenestration Affair
“Alfred Dreyfus was a diplomat who was thrown out a window. His home country was very upset.” *online submission ** The editor’s note: This might be our history-nerdiest entry, so far.
Time traveler's first lady
“Eleanor Roosevelt wrote the Mayflower Compact.”
The Quiet Boy
“John Wayne was the son of a dad.” *online submission
Nobody expected the. . .
“The Reconquista in Spain was, like, no big deal. The Moors were in no danger because the Christian states of Europe posed no political threat to them.” *online submission
Pretty in Pinkos
“Andrew McCarthy, an ambitious politician in need to do anything to gain popularity, pulled out a list in a press conference of supposedly Communist Politicians and White House Officials.” *online submission
Wait until they look under their seats
“One of the major building projects during Haussmann’s rebuilding of the capital was the new Paris Oprah House.” *online submission
Happy 4th of July!
“After the colonies prevailed in the American revolution the four fathers got together and wrote up a declaration of independence and presented to Britain.” *online submission
Abject poverty is such a bummer
“In the 1930s lots and lots of people were depressed.” *this quote was an anonymous online submission
“In the 50s there were only three channels watched by everybody: NBC, CNN, TBS.” *This quote was thanks to TA/grad student Heather. She was our very first submission! We’ve received a bunch since we got the shout out from Huff-Po and we’ll try to post others soon. Thanks everyone and keep ‘em coming!
So wrong it hurts, part III
“During the English Civil War the English and the French fought over territory in Russia.”
The politics of Bizarro World
“After Robert Kennedy was shot the Presidency got passed down to Vice President Herbert Humphrey.”
Are you not an Army?
“King James was trying to build an army to fight the cone hats.”
Stating the Obvious, part III
“Generally speaking people do not like to starve.”
Alfred Packer's got nothing on me
“Charles I assured Protestants, who now consumed the majority of England, of religious tolerance.” *editors note* The submitter of this quote would like to point out that this picture is inaccurate since Cronus is eating Scotland and the Union Jack did not exist yet. I told her to photoshop up or shut up.
Money is better than poverty, if only for...
“Poor people do crazy things.”
I do not think it means what you think it means
“The sound of disco made people stand up and dance, so it was called party music and it had socialism.”
Louis XVI's World
“The political and economic problems that led to the French Revolution was the nobility’s ability to party on while the working class across France was starving.”
So wrong it hurts, part II
“Racism, although evil, is a necessary evil which allows any country to run.”
What is Latin for wrong?
“Europe at the time, was unified under one language, Latin, and one king, the Pope.”