A brief history of The United States of America


“It’s time for a brief history of the United States of America. Hi, boys and girls! Ready to get started? Once upon a time there were these people in Europe called Pilgrims, and they were afraid of being persecuted. So, they all got in a boat and sailed to the New World where they wouldn’t have to be scared ever again.” (Oh! I’m SO relaxed! I feel so much safer!) “But as soon as they arrived, they were greeted by savages, and they got scared all over gain.” (INDIANS!)…

Note: This is a part of the famous documentary Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore which tries to explore the causes for the Columbine High School massacre and other acts of violence with guns.

Related links: 
Bowling for Columbine: Wikipedia
Gun politics in the United States: Wikipedia

Vocabulary Help:
» pilgrim:a person who makes a journey, which is often long and difficult, to a special place for religious reasons
» persecute: If the authorities prosecute someone, they charge them with a crime and put them on trial.
» scared: frightened
» savage: uncivilised; in an early stage of social development
» massacre: an act of killing a lot of people:

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