American History for Kids and Teachers Illustration

American History for Kids and Teachers

Special Section: Creating a New Nation

New World Explorers

Native Americans in Olden Times

13 Colonies

Road to Revolution

The American Revolution

Special Section: Creating a New Government

Declaration of Independence

1st and 2nd Continential Congress

Articles of Confederation

The Constitution

3 Branches - Executive, Legislative, Judicial

Checks and Balances

Bill of Rights

Constitutional Amendments

Creating a New Government for Teachers

Special Section: Western Expansion

Jefferson and the
New Republic

Louisiana Purchase

Lewis & Clark

War of 1812

Monroe Doctrine

Manifest Destiny

The Oregon Trail

Santa Fe Trail

Wagon Trains

Pioneer Life & Frontier Life

Andrew Jackson

Trail of Tears

The Alamo 1836, Texas Revolution

Mexican - American War 1846-1848

Gold Rush

US Mail, the Pony Express, Morse Code, and the Telegraph

The Wild West

Special Section: The American Civil War

Slavery in America

Events Leading up to the American Civil War

Industrial Revolution

The Cotton Gin

American Civil War - 1861-1865

People of the Civil War - Lincoln, Davis, Grant, Lee, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Dred Scott and more

13th Amendment ending slavery forever

Reconstruction, Carpetbaggers & Scalawags

14th & 15th Amendments


The Nation Grows

The Homestead Act 1862

The Railroad Act 1862 - The Transcontinental Railroad

Cowboys and Cattle Ranches

Ellis Island for Kids

Immigration for Teachers

Industrial Growth:
Factories, Child Labor, Unions


Spanish - American War 1898

Populist Party

Gilded Age, Progressive Era & Progressive Party

World War I

1920s - The Roaring 20s

1930s - The Great Depression and the New Deal


Japanese - American

WW2 Home Front

The Marshall Plan

Segregation for Kids

Civil Rights Movement

Korean War

Vietnam War

Cold War

Desert Shield, Desert Storm

Other Wars, Terrorism

20th, 21st Centuries

US History

Entire Year, Overviews,
Multiple Units

Patriotic Symbols

Jim Crow Laws

Civil Rights & Liberties


Political Parties



US 50 States

American Women

US Holidays


African Americans


GAMES! American History Games

QUIZZES - Interactive, with Answers for Student Review

Classroom Activities & Project Ideas



Our Lesson Plans & Resources for Teachers:

American Revolution Unit

Civil War Letters - Primary Documents

Supreme Court Landmark Cases - Plessy v. Ferguson (lesson plan)

Progressive Party - La Follette Platform (lesson plan)

Great Depression - FDR's Fireside Chats (lesson plan)

Great Depression - Music of the Great Depression (lesson plan)

1930's - Life on the Farm (short stories)

WW1 lesson plans

WW2 Homefront (mini-unit)

Segregation - 1935, 1945, 1955

Symbols - Smokey Bear

Visit the 1962 Seattle World's Fair

See Also!

Free Use Video Clips

American History Projects and Classroom Activities Ideas

American Government Project and Classroom Activities Ideas