Resources About Historic Battles For Kids

Operation Desert Shield and Storm Facts and Timeline

On the morning of August 2, 1990 the mechanized infantry, armor, and tank units of the Iraqi Republican Guard invaded Kuwait and seized control of that country. The invasion triggered a United States response, Operation DESERT SHIELD, to deter any invasion of Kuwait’s oil rich neighbor, Saudi Arabia. On August 7, deployment of U.S. forces began. On August 20 President Bush signed National Security Directive 45, “U.S. Policy in Response to […]

Facts about the Battles of Saratoga for Kids

The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. British General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army up the Champlain Valley from Canada, hoping to meet a similar force marching northward from New York City; the southern […]

Battle of the Alamo Facts For Kids

The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Annalaunched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar, killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna’s cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a […]

Facts about The Battle of Waterloo for Kids

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with […]

Pearl Harbor Attack Facts, History, and Timeline

What events were leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? In 1939 President Roosevelt cancelled the US trade agreement with Japan. In 1940, he imposed a trade embargo, halting exports to Japan of petroleum products including gas and lubricants, iron and steel scrap. In July 1941, Roosevelt ordered the freezing of all Japanese assets in the United States, ending all trade between […]

Facts about The Naval Battle of Actium

Actium Fought in the Ionian Sea in Western Greece – Mike Streich photo Image Octavian’s victory in 31 B.C.E. shifted Roman power to the West and resulted in the incorporation of Egypt into the empire, vastly increasing wealth. The battle of Actium ended the Second Triumvirate and shifted the power base of Roman rule of the Mediterranean to the West. Octavian’s subjugation […]

The Battle of San Jacinto Facts and History For Kids

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the last battle in the struggle of the Texan Republic to become independent of Mexico. The battle lasted just 20 minutes, and led to the total rout of the Mexican Army and a complete Mexican retreat from the area now known as Texas. The Texas […]

Battle of Trenton Facts for Kids

The Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. […]

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