How well do our politicians know their American history? Not necessarily very well, as Michele Bachmann demonstrated yet again this morning. Here are nine previous historical gaffes by key players in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
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Anna Van Hollen is a student fellow at the Pulitzer Center, and a senior at Davidson College in North Carolina. She has worked as a reporter for National Journal Daily and National Journal.
Kate Stonehill is a former editorial fellow at National Journal.
Hana Rouse is a former editorial fellow at National Journal.