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 Berlin Wall Facts for Kids

After World War II, four victorious countries wanted to divide Germany.  The Eastern part of Germany followed the Soviet Union and the Western part went to the US, Great Britain, and France. The city of Berlin was divided in two as well for many years. The Berlin Wall split the city in two.  The Berlin … Read more

The Treaty of Versailles Facts for Kids

In June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris. This treaty said that Germany was responsible for starting World War I and also made them pay money and give up land. The Treaty of Versailles was named after the place where it was signed: The Palace (Château) de Versailles. World War I was … Read more

World War II Facts for Kids

World War 2 was a battle between two groups of countries which are known as the Allies and the Axis.  The Allies were Britain, Russia, China, France, and the US. The Axis included Germany, Italy, and Japan. There were lots of people killed and more land destroyed than ever before. When the First World War … Read more

The League of Nations Facts for Kids

The League of Nations was a group of countries that met and wanted to keep the peace.  It was the first organization like this.  The League’s main goal was s to stop wars and disarmament by settling international disputes through negotiation. The League of Nations was an international organization that tried to stop wars and … Read more

The Battle of Britain Facts for Kids

The Battle of Britain was a battle that happened in 1940.  It was between the German army and the British army.  The Germans wanted to invade Great Britain, but they were defeated by the RAF. In June of 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said the British were going to fight Germany in the Battle of … Read more

The Emancipation Proclamation Facts for Kids

The Emancipation Proclamation was an order from President Abraham Lincoln that freed slaves. The Southern states affected by the Emancipation Proclamation included Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. By the end of the war, almost 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union. Causes The Civil War between North and South began because … Read more

Schlieffen Plan Facts for Kids

The Schlieffen plan was made before World War I.  It was a plan for Germany to avoid fighting at its eastern and western fronts at the same time.  But it turned out to be an ugly way of wearing everyone down during World War I Eventually, it led to Germany’s downfall. Germany faced a war … Read more