From New World Encyclopedia
There was no definitive culture
for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas although cultural practices were shared within geographical zones among otherwise unrelated peoples
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began as a defense against [[Communism
Kyoto University was founded to train scientists to support the rapid industrialization of Japan
during the Meiji period
, the penalty of drawing and quartering was usually reserved for commoners, including knights. Noble traitors were merely beheaded
Benito Mussolini was Europe’s first fascist
leader, and ruled Italy
as a totalitarian state using the title "Il Duce" ("the leader")
Willie Mays is the only Major League player to have hit a home run in every inning from the first through the sixteenth. He finished his career with a record 22 extra-inning home runs.
A central tenet of the Church of Christ, Scientist founded by Mary Baker Eddy is spiritual healing of disease
Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon
characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"
Traditionally the Maasai measured wealth
in terms of cattle
The origin of the Dravidian languages, spoken by over 200 million people located primarily in Southern India
, has remained unclear and controversial
Rosa Parks was called "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" for her refusal to give up her seat in a bus to a white passenger
Enrico Fermi and other members of his team died of cancer
incurred by their work on developing the first nuclear reactor
Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina
and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che
, meaning "pal" or "mate"
The term "concentration camp" was coined to signify the "concentration" of a large number of people in one place
Wax resist technique of dyeing fabric
is an ancient art form, dating back more than one thousand years
Akbar the Great, leader of the Moghul Empire
, fostered pluralism and tolerance for all religions
The term "Ivy League" came from the ivy
plants that cover many of these institutions' buildings
Patriarchy literally means "rule of fathers"
The Namib Desert, stretching 1,000 miles along the Atlantic
coast of Southern Africa, is believed to be the world's oldest desert
having been arid for at least 55 million years
The capital and largest city of Albania is Tirana
Michael Argyle suggested the idea that social skills can be learned
Author Charles Kingsley was one of the first to praise Charles Darwin
's book "On the Origin of Species," and seeking a reconciliation between science and Christian doctrine
General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the American Civil War
The most famous buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright include the private home "Fallingwater" and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
The pan flute is named from its association with the Greek god Pan
The Abenaki largely relied on horticulture when it came to their diet, which is why villages often were located on or near river floodplains.
Daniel arap Moi is popularly known as "Nyayo," a Swahili word for "footsteps" which he used to describe his philosophy
Arranged marriages have been employed to unite enemy nations and create a culture of peace
Calvin's doctrine of predestination
teaches that salvation is given only to those whom God has chosen, and that it is a free gift not contingent on anything they have done or will do
The deaths of such popular figures as Davy Crockett
and Jim Bowie
contributed to how the Battle of the Alamo has been regarded as an heroic and iconic moment in Texan and U.S. history
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
, was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Since 1066, the coronations of English and British monarchs
have been held in Westminster Abbey
The British Empire was known as "the empire on which the sun never sets"
In the United States both federal and state levels of government can claim, or waive, sovereign immunity.
One of the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals is to achieve universal primary education, a level of schooling that includes basic literacy and numeracy
The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
are the northernmost islands of Micronesia
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