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Have a History Test? How to Memorize Dates

Using Rhymes To Memorize Dates

  1. Leave off the century. Example: the American Civil War in 1861 becomes 61.
  2. Think of a term that rhymes with your date. Example: 61 = Sticky gun
  3. Make sure your rhyme is a little silly and that it paints a strong picture in your head. Example: Imagine Civil War soldiers struggling with a gun that has been covered with honey. 

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Have a History Test? How to Memorize Dates

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Tips To Memorizing Dates With Lines

The most important element of this method is to come up with a great, amusing image. The funnier it is, the more memorable it will be. If possible, come up with a little story to connect all your mental images.

If you have trouble coming up with a rhyme or have a lot of connected information to remember, you could make up your own song or replace the words to a song you know.

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Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mark Mexican Independence, as many believe.

Instead, it’s meant to celebrate the Battle of Puebla, which was fought between the Mexican and French armies in 1862.

Beating back an empire
  • After Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, other nations did not want to recognize its autonomy.
  • After a civil war in the late 1850s, Benito Juárez became Mexico's first indigenous president in 1861.
  • Juárez canceled repayments on foreign loans to protect Mexico's struggling economy.
  • It angered Britain, Spain, and France, and they jointly sent a force to Mexico but withdrew when it became evident that Napoleon III had plans to overthrow the new Mexican government.
  • On May 5, 1862, the Battle of Puebla took place. Although the Mexican Army was outnumbered two to one, they repelled attacks by the French army on the city of Puebla.
  • Four days later, on May 9, 1862, Juárez declared Cinco de Mayo a national holiday.
  • Even though the French eventually defeated the Mexican Army, the battle of Puebla proved that Mexico was a formidable opponent worthy of international respect.
An inadvertent impact

By defeating the French at the Battle of Puebla, Mexicans stopped the French army from moving northward toward the U.S. border, where they would likely have helped the Confederacy.

Mexico's victory likely changed the course of American history. The state of California viewed the victory as a defense of freedom.

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Crafts
Crafts

Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery—traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly—carry passive associations.

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Crafts during difficult times
  • In Ireland, during the famine of the 1840s, crochet schools were established to train impoverished farming families to make lace for export that grew into an art form.
  • During World War I, French peasant women cross-stitched military scenes that were sold to raise funds.
  • After the war, shell-shocked soldiers were prescribed embroidery therapy.
  • In London, people sheltering from the blitz were encouraged to pass the time by knitting.
Make something

Many have turned to yarn crafts as a form of stress relief.

You can learn too. To crochet, or knit, or cross-stitch is to make something and to make sense of it, creating something lasting out of solitude.