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April 1, 2010 4:05 PM

Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives are rewriting it

The Jamestown settlers? Socialists. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton? Ill-informed professors made up all that bunk about him advocating a strong central government. Theodore Roosevelt? Another socialist. Franklin D. Roosevelt? Not only did he not end the Great Depression, he also created it. Joe McCarthy? He was a hero. In articles and speeches, on radio and TV, conservatives are working to redefine major turning points and influential figures in American history.

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