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Hello, I'm Chip.

    I am a member of American History Club for Kids (AHCK) - pronounced (AhCheck).

If you are 6-17 years old I hope you will join AHCK....it's FREE!  Free is good!

Only AHCK members are authorized to be Kids American History Bloggers and submit short stories, articles or comments about prople, places or events they find interesting in American History. Accepted stories will be published on this page which is just for stories from Kids American History Bloggers who are members of the American History Club for Kids. Be sure to provide your membership number with your submission. Your number is on the membership card you will receive when you join. Your membership number is never published but is needed to confirm that you are a member of American History Club for Kids and are authorized to submit your American history story, article, or comment for publicaion consideration.

Did I mention that membership is FREE? Showing your Membership Card provides additional benefits such as a discount on entrance fees and/or other items available at historic sites participating in the discount program. Be sure to check with the site before you go and ask if they participate in this generious offer. Please remember that only the American History Club for Kids member is eligable for the discounnt. Members MUST show their Membership Card when asked.

You can, however, without showing your membership card, share with your family and friends information about American history you will find in your monthly, American History Club for Kids Newsletter.

Another suggestion, you might consider writing a column about a historic site you visited. You might find some of the sites here on the Americans History Network.

I have written a sample column to provide a guide for writting the history story, article or comments.

If you have questions or suggestions relating to the Club you are welcome to send them to me and I will get them to the appropriate department. My email address is: Chip@AmericansHistoryNetwork.com.

Remember what Abe Lincolen said, "Every effect must have its cause. The Past is the cause of the present and the present will be the cause of the future".

Your history stories, articles or comments will help serve to educate, and communicate REAL American history to those interested in the people, places and events that made America great.

In the column immediately to the right of this column you will find instructions from Grandma Ginny Americas History Lady on how to submit that which you have written about American history.

Immediately to the right of the instructions from Americans History Lady you will find an article I have written as an example of that which you, as a member of the American History Club for Kids, are invited to submit for publication on this page. Please let me know your thoughts about my article, again my email address is: Chip@AmericansHistoryNetwork.com..  

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To join, the Americas History Lady - American History Club for Kids (AHCK) , and become an American History Blogger, simply email your applicationn to: KidsHistoryClub@Americans HistoryNetwork.com.

Include your:
Age: (6 throught 17 years old)
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Address to which you want to receive your Membership card

Your membership number is on your membership card, so after you receive your menbership card  and membership number you are welcome to submit your American history stories, articles or comments.

You have already met, Chip, He has written a sample column just to the right of this column. If you have questions about how to format your work, just follow his lead. Be sure to include the following when you send your submission.
Title of your article:
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We need your card number to ensure that you are a Club member, authorized to be a Kids American History Blogger and post your history stories, articles, or comments on this  web site. We never post your membership card number.

Remember, you must first receive your Membership Card with your Membership Number so you can include your Membership Number with your submission.

Articles you submit must be in English and no longer than 500 words, using Times New Roman 12pt Black. There is no limit to the  number of  American history stories, articles or commentsyou are authorized to submit.

WARNING: Once posted to this site, your article might be copied by others.

Looking for suggestions for your stories, articles, or comments? You will notice, if you click on the Front Page of this site, or on each "state" button in the far left column, that many of America's historic locations have shared information about the person, place, or event that made their location historic.

You might consider reading the content provided in the information posted by the historic locations you find listed on this web site and then develop a story around the historic location or even writing a fictional story around a real historic person, place or event.

Then watch the columns on this page each week to learn if your story has been accepted. Your article, if accepted, will be posted as received. No editing will be done. so have your parents or teachers review it before you send it to insure itis gramatically and factully correct.

Also posted will be the photo you send along with your submission. This photo will also be poisted on the American History Club for Kids, photo page we are developing.

I look forward to receiving your request for membership. Send to: Membership@AmericansHistoryNetwork.com

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This month of May I am going to share with you more information about the father of our nation, George Washington. He was born in 1732 in Virginia to a family of English descent. During his youth George Washington was said to have chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but that was myth that was told to illustrate that he was an honest man.

At age 19 Washington became a surveyor, which is someone who survey's land and draws property boundaries. 

Washington was involved with the military from age 22. He fought in the French and Indian War with the British as a 23 year old colonel; he would later fight against the British in our war for independence.  During the French and Indian War, the unit in which Washington served was ambushed by the French soldiers and the Indians who were fighting with them.  Many of the soldiers died, but Washington miraculously survived with four bullet holes in his jacket and 2 horses shot out from under him.  

The Continental Congress asked Washington to be the General of the Continental army, during which time Washington fought many battles.  Many did not think the Americans would win, but Washington had faith that God would see them through. After years of fighting, the British finally surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown. 

Washington was given high praise for his work in the military and the people asked him to be king, but Washington did not want to be a king because he thought that we should not go back to the form of government that we fought so hard against. In 1789 Washington was unanimously voted to be the first president of the United States, he accepted the nomination and was sworn in April 30, 1789.  He also added “so help me God” to the end of the oath. Washington spent two terms as president and then went back to Mount Vernon, his farm in Virginia. 

Washington died December 14, 1799. Washington was a great statesman, loved and respected by his soldiers and a great leader of our nation. He was first in the heart of his countrymen.

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I have decided that for the month of April my article will be about the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.


He was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Kentucky. Lincoln spent most of his time in Kentucky, Indiana and moved to Illinois in his early 20’s.  He studied law in Illinois and there he entered politics. His election campaigns were there.


He once worked as a clerk at a general store. At one point a woman overpaid a nickel and he walked five miles to re turn it, that shows how he cared about honesty.


Lincoln's first political office was as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives; after that he moved up to the U.S. House of Representatives until 1849.  He ran for president in 1860 and won the election.


In 1861 President Lincoln declared war on the states in the south that had broken off from the union, which started the Civil War, the biggest and bloodiest war in American history. Lincoln had a lot on his shoulders at this time, the states were falling apart, at the end of the war we could have had two different countries, but Lincoln stood strong and made the right decisions.


On January 1,1863 Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which did not immediately free all slaves, but said that it would soon.  On November 19, 1863, five month’s after the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln gave his most famous speech of his life, the Gettysburg Address. This short, but powerful speech impacted the hearts of many Americans then and it is still doing so today. Lincoln proposed the Thirteenth Amendment which would free all slaves and it passed by a majority. Shortly after, the Confederate army surrendered and the war was over. Lincoln had accomplished what he was here to do. 


In 1865, while at Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln left a lasting legacy by keeping the nation together.  As Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address, that the men did not die in vain and that this nation, under God ,  shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.


Please check here next month to read another of my articles.

Thank you.



I wrote the following article for the month of March.

           This month my article is about Ronald  Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. Ronald Reagan was born in 1911 in the state of Illinois. He spent his boyhood years there in the town of Dixon until he went to college. He attended Eureka College and then went on to a career in the movies. In 1967 he was elected to his first political office as governor of California and  served there until 1975.

          Reagan first tried to run for president in 1967 but lost to Gerald Ford; however Reagan tried again in 1980 and became the 40th president of the United States. Reagan inherited some very hard things from former President Jimmy Carter, but Reagan did not complain and got immediately to work. Reagan was a fighter for prayer in schools.  He proposed a constitutional amendment to allow prayers to be said in school, unfortunately it never passed.  On March 30th, 1981, Reagan was shot as he came out  of a hotel; luckily he survived.  He believed God spared his life for a greater purpose.

          During his time as president the unemployment rate went lower, so did federal income taxes, and the economy was  doing better than it had been in a long time. When Reagan was president one of the hardest things he had to face was the escalation of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was getting stronger and stronger, but Reagan would not back down, in fact because of his courage he helped end the Cold War. Reagan  decided to run for reelection and he won in a landslide, the only state that he did not win was his opponent’s home state of Minnesota. It was
during this term that Reagan gave his famous "tear down this wall" speech, which led to arms treaties between the Soviets and the U.S.

           Reagan left the White House in 1989 and went back home to his ranch in California. Soon after his return home Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease which he would later die from in 2004. Ronald  Reagan left the country with a powerful legacy and will be remembered until the end of time as, “the great communicator.” 





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