The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America
American Revolution


Contest: Rhetoric and Thomas Jefferson

Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

The Blogora announces its first ever contest.


Quick, Name the Supreme Court Justices!

Submitted by Adria on July 4, 2010 - 10:21am

A recent poll gauging U.S. knowledge of civics and Revolutionary-era history pointed up all sorts of sobering gaps. The American Revolution Center sponsored a national survey of 1,001 U.S. adults who took a multiple choice test. Before the test, 89 percent of respondents expressed confidence they could pass it; 83 percent went on to fail. Among the findings:

• More Americans could identify Michael Jackson as the composer of "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" than could identify the Bill of Rights as a body of amendments to the Constitution.