With the help of this book, you’ll learn a nifty mnemonic device that will let you memorize all the forgettable presidents between Lincoln and Van Buren, in order (spoiler alert: it involves pickles!) . With the help of this book, you’ll learn to concisely explain what World War I was all about! (Okay, just kidding about that one. No one can do that). Not only will the Smart Aleck’s Guide To American History increase your sorry historical knowledge, it will crack you up and give you material you can use to throw your teachers off balance for entire class periods. Identify their lies! Point out their half-truths! And possibly, just possibly, get some extra credit. Each chapter concludes with a “Some Stuff We Missed” section, essay questions, vocabulary words; and multiple choice questions that will have you laughing out loud.