Are you about up to your limit in finals studying? There's more than one way to get info into your brain. Let's try a little video. Maybe you're taking American Constitutional History or US History to/since 1877. (Maybe you can tell me what happened in 1877 that makes it such a breaking point?) In any case, here are a few videos to help you learn some basic American history.
The Presidents, explained in song by Jonathan Coulton. Now needs a new final verse, but still great:
One I've already linked on this blog, but still can't get over. I blame the 80s.
Hope a little history in song gets you through a final or two.