Wars & Revolutions
Read through this comprehensive timeline of the American Revolution to get a good picture of what happened in the late 1700s. You can even play other games on this website, like the Road to Revolution.
Read this article about the French Revolution to learn more.
Have you ever heard of the Haitian Revolution? If you haven’t, read this short article to find out more.
The Civil War was one of the most defining moments in American history. Go through the “Before the Civil War” and the “After the Civil War” webpages in order to learn everything about the war. There are even games to play, like crossword puzzles and word searches!
Simple History (Video: World War I): World War I occurred from 1914-1918 between the Allied and Central Powers, which greatly influenced the politics and economics of the next few decades, including the next World War. Watch this short video to get a good idea of how this war started.
Clarendon Learning (World War II): World War II occurred from 1939-1945 between the Allies and the Axis powers, which set the stage for a decades-long Cold War after it ended. Watch this video to get a good idea of how it started, what happened during it, and the result.
Crash Course (Cold War): Watch this video about the Cold War, which was a 44-year period of tension between the capitalist US and the communist Soviet Union, along with their allies. Although the US and USSR never physically fought each other, there were many indirect conflicts, like the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and even the Space Race.
The Treaty of Versailles in 1918 marked the end of WWI. All of the blame was put on Germany, and they lost their colonies, troops, and a lot of money. Play the “Penalty Shootout Game” to understand what some other terms of the agreement were.
Test your knowledge about the Cold War by playing “Duckshoot”. The more questions you get right, the more toy ducks you can hit!