French and Indian Wars Facts for Kids

The French and Indian War was a conflict that lasted from 1754 to 1763. In the New World, it was a three-way conflict between French-allied Indians, British troops, and their colonial settlers. The French and Indian War was the North American part of a bigger war. In Europe, Great Britain and France were enemies and … Read more

Napoleonic Wars Facts for Kids

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most well-known figures in European history. Napoleon was a French general who rose to power during the War of the First Coalition. He won many famous battles against European forces and conquered much of Europe before he was finally defeated by British and Prussian forces at Waterloo. The Napoleonic … Read more

French Revolution Facts for Kids

The French Revolution was an event that changed the course of history. It was a watershed moment in modern European history, and during this period French citizens uprooted old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system. The upheaval was caused by widespread discontent with the French monarchy and King Louis XVI’s poor economic … Read more

Bastille Day Facts for Kids

Bastille Day is a holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille.  It was a military fortress and prison. There was also gunpowder and other supplies there.  The Bastille symbolized the bad government of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. The Bastille was a prison taken by an angry mob of the people of … Read more