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Learning the dates of the American Civil War – Method 2

An alternative method for remembering that the war started in 1861 and ended in 1865 is:

1. Ignore the 1 as we know the millennium in which the American Civil War occurred

2. Count the number of letters in these words:


NORTHERN    STATES     1 (won)

   8 letters      6 letters         1


learning the dates of the civil war – method 2


  8 letters        6 letters   5 letters


You lost

NOTE: This method only works if you use precisely the correct words and don’t get confused between won and 1 or zilch and zero!

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