Capitalization at a Glance
Months: May, June
Holidays, holy days: Christmas, Easter
Periods, events in history: Renaissance, Middle Ages
Special Events: Battle of Gettysburg
( Gettysburg? A special event? Seems like an understatement to me)
Official Documents: Constitution
Trade Names : Kleenex tissues, Honda Pilot
(Gotta pay attention to these in your writing. Like Jeep vs a jeep.
Formal epithets: Attila the Hun
Planets, heavenly bodies: Mars, Pluto, the Milky Way
Continents: Australia, Africa
Streets, roads, highways: Fifth Avenue, Route 66
Sections of a country, of a continent: the Northwest, the Far East
Landforms: Mohave Desert, Blue Ridge Mountains
Bodies of water: Lake Powell, Amazon River
Public areas: Yellow Stone National Park
Things you don't capitalize:
Seasons, a.m. or p.m., or compass points.
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