For many years I did French and Indian war to Revolutionary War reenactments and living history (fancy talk for dressing up in period clothes and camping out in period tents and having fun with drink and flinklock shoots (not at the same time)).
As such I have more of a living history perspective of the period and it's breathtaking changes and developments. But this bit by Cracked is a neat start: 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America.
One of the saddest things about Political Correctness is how boring it makes things. The PC versions of History and Literature are even duller and more die-cut than the old "Go Go USA" versions.