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The 28 Most Enduring Myths in American History>>

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24. The Puritans came to the New World seeking religious freedom.

The problem with that sentence is the ”freedom” part. It all started in 1593, when the Protestant “Separatists” emigrated to Holland from England for the chance to practice their religious preferences without interference. The only problem? Holland allowed too much religious freedom, giving free reign to Judaism and Catholicism and even atheism. It was too much for their pure Puritan hearts. So they jumped on the Mayflower and went looking for a new world.

 

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1975: Fall of Saigon

A Vietnamese man is punched by a plainclothes American while trying to board the last helicopter from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, as communist tanks approached the area on April 30.

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