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History by the Numbers: Confederate Monuments in the U.S.

IQ2US Staff
Saturday, June 27, 2020

In the U.S., there are an estimated 1,747 public Confederate symbols, and 52 percent of Americans think they should come down. But it isn’t only the U.S. that is having a reckoning with a divisive past – Britain, Belgium, and New Zealand are just a few countries in recent weeks that have witnessed a backlash against sites and statues meant to memorialize a specific history. As House Democrats call for the removal of Confederate statues, and President Trump threatens prison time to those who destroy federal property, we ask: When were these monuments erected, and what is the government’s responsibility to make citizens feel included in national narratives?

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