The story of the American Revolution...
In 1776, all the colonists rose up to rebel against the horrible burden of unfair taxes the British had imposed upon them for over a hundred years and against the rule of a tyrannical king. They were led by a group of enlightened men now known as the Founding Fathers. These men were guided by a divine hand to create a democracy - "a more perfect union."
During the long war that followed, American patriots united to fight the British, citizen soldiers shivered in the cold, and won the war single handedly against the most powerful army in the world. The victorious Americans immediately created a democracy and everyone lived happily ever after.
Except for the part about shivering in the cold, this story is largely mythological.