07/01/2011 02:12 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

14 Myths About America

America is the land of the free, home of the brave... the white picket fences, the 2.5 kids in every "modern family." Or so we've been led to believe.

In honor of the Fourth of July and the celebration of our independence from a country that taxed us without representation, looks at some of the ridiculous myths and outright lies that have people entirely misled about the United States.

From Jackie Robinson to who really discovered America, these are the true stories about our history...