I know my history but I have a lot of trouble connecting the different events and creating contextualization. Do you have any recommendations on how I can fix that or connect events easier?
Try connecting across themes [identity, tech/econ, geography, migration, politics, social, cultural, and foreign relations]. The US has had very similar policies over different periods: take policy on Native Americans - the US consistently pushed them out of “American land” for hundreds of years. Try and find trends in themes.
Hope this helps!