10 of the Biggest Lies in American History That We Were Led to Believe

The Trail of Tears was a peaceful relocation.

The Civil War was fought over states' rights.

Christopher Columbus discovered America.

The American Revolution was a just war.

The United States won the Vietnam War.

The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a real attack.

The Watergate break-in was a political prank.

The Iran-Contra affair was a one-time mistake.

The Iraq War was based on faulty intelligence.

The United States is the greatest country in the world.