#MemeHistory is here to teach you about the history of the world

Why read a history book when you can read this instead?

Feb 29, 2020, 10:17 am*

Internet Culture

Ziwe Fumudoh 

Ziwe Fumudoh

On Thursday, the hashtag #MemeHistory started trending when @TylerIAm encountered a student’s slideshow presentation about Adolf Hitler. Inspired by the slide, he began adding memes to history’s greatest moments. #MemeHistory soon took over Twitter, with people using GIFs and memes to characterize historical events. It was the Internet’s best offering of edutainment (educational entertainment).

Here are a few of the most important historical moments.

Lesson #1: Dawn of the United States of America

https://twitter.com/redlightIive/status/708140648306573312

Lesson #2: Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue in 1492

https://twitter.com/MikeElChingon/status/708402351489556481

Lesson #3: 245 Years A Slave

https://twitter.com/MichellCClark/status/708087732040560640

Lesson #4: Salem the Teenage Witch Trials

Lesson #5: The British are coming

https://twitter.com/MichellCClark/status/708095174107246592

Lesson #6: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

https://twitter.com/MichelleHux/status/708087342653956096

Lesson #7: Deals, deals, deals and the  Louisiana Purchase

Lesson #8: Free at last, free at last!

https://twitter.com/lalaurennerual/status/708460099552059392

Lesson #9: The bloodiest war in American history

https://twitter.com/MelechThomas/status/708048320669691904

Lesson #10: Let there be light

Lesson #11: My heart will go on…

https://twitter.com/RespectTheAfro_/status/708954094820524032

Lesson #12: World Of Warships 1

Lesson #13: Herbert Hoover here is screwed

Lesson #14: USA! USA! USA!

https://twitter.com/_Symonds_/status/708047837204905984

Lesson #15: World of Warships 2

https://twitter.com/RuffneckRefugee/status/708115903414726656

Lesson #16: Sober Season

Lesson #17: New Deal in town

https://twitter.com/KofieSpeaks/status/708032018236514305

Lesson #18: Tutti Frutti and Rock ‘n Roll

https://twitter.com/Ashbootheone/status/708124070311690240

https://twitter.com/_maleficentt/status/708161589992501248

Lesson #19: Sick and tired of being sick and tired

https://twitter.com/hyemist/status/708105678687248384

Lesson #20: Ebony and Ivory

https://twitter.com/MelechThomas/status/708100914150768641

Lesson #21: You’re All Communists

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Lesson #22: Deepthroat Nixon

Lesson #23: Cold War Kids

https://twitter.com/femme_esq/status/708040032653803521

Lesson #24: I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman

Lesson #25: The Thanks Al Gore Gets For Inventing The Internet

Lesson #26: Solid As A Rock

https://twitter.com/XLNB/status/708163810469609472

Lesson #27: When the levees broke

https://twitter.com/WickedBeaute/status/708121166183923712

https://twitter.com/WickedBeaute/status/708121166183923712

Lesson #28: Yes We Can

Lesson #29 : Zero Dark Thirty

https://twitter.com/MikeElChingon/status/708411872387555328

Photo via Emanuel Leutze/Wikipedia (PD)

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*First Published: Mar 14, 2016, 11:25 am