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College Students Don't Recognize the Gettysburg Address (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Do you recognize these words: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

Several college students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. were asked on Tuesday if they could recognize President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, noted CampusReform.com (video below).

Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the famous speech.

The interviews were done by Dan Joseph of the conservative Media Research Center, who often interviews students with odd and obvious questions.

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"Oh you're doing one of those things?" a young woman chided Joseph. "Aww, come on!"

"I learned it during history class," said another female student. "I cannot explain it to you."

Joseph tried to help some of the students by stating, "Four score and seven years ago."

While some students knew it was Lincoln's speech, they couldn't say which one.

"It's the most famous speech anyone ever gave, ever," Joseph told one student, but she could not name it.

Some students guessed the the Emancipation Proclamation, but only two correctly said the Gettysburg Address. One of those two asked Joseph if "this was one of those videos to show how stupid college students are?"

Sources: CampusReform.com and Media Research Center