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Founding Myths

Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

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The Revolutionary War confrontation that was supposed to have taken place on Bunker Hill actually occurred on nearby Breed's Hill, as shown in this illustration of a 1775 painting by John Trumbull. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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