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

Declaration of Independence Facts for Kids

The United States was founded on the ideas of fairness, liberty, and equality for all. These ideas were written down in a document called the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States.  It was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776, and it tells the people that … Read more