All of us view our country’s history through a narrative of what has happened to the country and what has happened to each of us individually. A narrative is helpful in providing guidance on where we have been and where we should be going. However, if we have major inaccuracies in our narrative, then this guidance can lead us to the wrong conclusions and thus the wrong direction. Our national narrative has become an amalgam of political half-truths, Madison Avenue public relation distractions, and historical disinformation. We can develop a better narrative and it will help direct our actions.