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

The Great Depression Facts for Kids

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn that lasted for many years. It started in the United States and affected almost every country. One of the most important things it did was make people want to get new jobs. The Great Depression was the worst economic event in history. The Great Depression started with … Read more

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Facts for Kids

In 1964, the United States passed a law to end segregation in public places and not let employers discriminate against someone because of their race or color. This law went by the name of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President John F. Kennedy proposed it, but it became law thanks to Lyndon B. Johnson, … Read more

Bill of Rights Facts for Kids

The Bill of Rights is a list of rights that Americans have. It is made up of the first 10 amendments to the American Constitution.  The Bill of Rights gives rights and liberties to all American individuals, including freedom of speech, press, and religion. How did the Bill of Rights come into existence? The first … Read more

Confederate States Facts for Kids

The Confederate States of America was an attempt by 11 southern states to secede from the Union in 1860. Led by Jefferson Davis, it existed for four years before being defeated in the Civil War. The Confederate States of America was made up of states that were pro-slavery. They were a centralized state that wanted … Read more