As Intellectual Takeout noted yesterday, American students are sadly failing in the areas of civics and history. According to the 2014 Nation’s Report Card, only 23 percent of students achieve proficiency in civics and only 18 percent met U.S. history proficiency standards. Unfortunately, such limited knowledge can often lead to some embarrassing moments.

Check out these quotes and phrases from the American Founders. How many of them do you or your children know?

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