California Gold Rush for Kids

Before gold was found, the US had been fighting for two years with Mexico. In 1848, the US won, and they got control of California. People didn’t know that gold had been found in a sawmill near Coloma. Keep reading to learn more California Gold Rush facts. California Gold Rush: The Discovery of Gold John … 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

The New Deal Facts for Kids

The New Deal was a series of plans made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fix the country after the Great Depression. When he became President in 1933, he acted quickly to help the economy and provide jobs for those hurting. Between 1933-1938, there were many different programs and projects that the government created. These … Read more

The Mormon Trail Facts for Kids

The Mormon Trail is a trail that American Mormons took when they moved to Utah. They were fleeing their place in Illinois because other people were hunting them. Brigham Young proposed the trail and said it would be 1,300 miles long. He told them to walk for two months and create ‘winter quarters’. Religious freedom … Read more