History is not boring! It is the story of real people who did real things. Teaching history must go beyond hard facts and dates to the real people who made it. People like George Washington, who crossed the partly frozen Delaware River to attack the British at Trenton, like the bold Americans who bravely fought against the Barbary pirates, about Andrew Jackson and the miraculous victory at the Battle of New Orleans. Each concise chapter is sure to delight student's ages ten and up, as well as adult who want a snapshot view of American history.