Triangular Slave Trade Facts for Kids

For more than 2,000 years, people have enslaved other people. They took away their freedom and made them work for them. In West Africa and West-Central Africa, Europeans took millions of people against their will to Europe and the Americas between 1500-1900. The “triangular trade” means a three-stage trade where Europeans traded their goods in … Read more

The Wild West Facts for Kids

In the Wild West, there were a lot of lands. The people who lived there were brave. They did their talking with guns. In Hollywood movies, it always ends happily. But in real life, things weren’t so good for the people living in the Wild West. During the Old West, the history, people, and culture … Read more

California Gold Rush for Kids

In 1848, people found gold in the Sacramento Valley. The California Gold Rush was started by the discovery of gold in 1848. Thousands of people came to this area looking for money. In total, $2 billion in precious metal was extracted from the area by 1849. Before gold was found, the US had been fighting … Read more

Great Awakening Facts for Kids

The Great Awakening was a religious revival that happened in the 1730s and 1740s. The movement came at a time when people were emphasizing rationalism rather than religion. Many different religious leaders preached about the gospel, promoting salvation from sins and encouraging enthusiasm for Christianity. It made a significant impact on various Christian churches from … Read more

Statue of Liberty Facts for Kids

This statue was a gift from France to the United States. Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi was created out of hammered copper. Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel made the steel frame. The Statue of Liberty was given to the US and put on a pedestal to be safe in New York Bay. It stood tall for many years because people came … Read more

Cuban Missile Crisis for Kids

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the US and Soviet Union had a tense 13 days where they disagreed about putting missiles in Cuba. The US was afraid that it would make them less safe because they were so close to America’s shores, but Russia did not care because they thought it would keep … Read more

Mayflower Facts for Kids

In September 1620, a ship from England called the Mayflower set sail. It usually carried wine and other goods, but this time it had 102 passengers who wanted to start a new life in the New World. Nearly 40 of these passengers were Protestant Protestants that we call today “Saints.” They wanted to have their … Read more

The Wall Street Crash for Kids

On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday happened. Many investors lost money on the New York Stock Exchange. Money was also lost in Europe and Japan. The Great Depression (1929-39) started because of this day. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market increased. It reached its peak in August 1929 after a lot of speculation during … Read more