The Vietnam War Facts for Kids

The Vietnam War is one of the most famous wars to date. It was a long, costly and divisive conflict between the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than … Read more

The Korean War Facts for Kids

The Korean War is a war that was fought between two countries, North Korea and South Korea. It all started in 1950 when 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel which divides Korea into North Korea (communist) and South Korea (democratic). American troops soon entered as well to help … Read more

V-J Day Facts for Kids

The end of World War II is a significant moment in history, not only because it ended the deadliest and most destructive conflict in recorded history, but also because it was the time that America emerged as one of the world’s two superpowers. The conflict between the US and Japan began when Japan bombed Pearl … Read more

American Amendments Facts for Kids

People in the US wanted to make sure that they could trust the government by adding additional rules and restrictions to the Constitution.  The creators of the US Constitution knew that it would need to be changed in the future. They made it so people could change it, but not too easily. Since the Constitution … Read more

The Kansas-Nebraska Act Facts for Kids

The Kansas-Nebraska Act had a profound effect on America. The act, proposed by Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois in 1854, was seen as an attempt to extend slavery into the territories where it had been banned. It created divisions over slavery in the United States that would later be at the center of the Civil … Read more

The Battle of Gettysburg Facts for Kids

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began.  It was a pivotal moment in US history and one of the most famous battles ever fought on American soil.  The battle lasted three days and changed the course of the civil war forever.  Overview The Battle of Gettysburg was a fight against the Union Army … Read more

The Underground Railroad Facts for Kids

The Underground Railroad was a group of people (both black and white) who helped enslaved people escape from the South. They did this by offering shelter and help to them.  The exact date that they started is not known, but they probably started it in the late 1800s.  They continued their efforts until the Civil … Read more

The American Civil War Facts for Kids

The American Civil War was a major conflict in the history of the United States. It lasted four years (1861- 1865) and resulted in 620,000 deaths. Southern states felt threatened by Republican Abraham Lincoln’s election as President as they believed he would abolish slavery with his anti-slavery agenda so eleven seceded from the Union forming … Read more