After wrapping up Tuesday night's economics-oriented debate at Dartmouth, Rick Perry stopped by the school's Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter to deliver a little history lesson about the American Revolution. And he slipped up on the exact date of the war by about two centuries. As ABC News quoted him, he seems to have misremembered either the date of the American Revolution or the way that centuries are counted:
"... it was actually the reason that we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown if you will," Perry said.
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