Global History & Geography for 14-15 Yr olds USA) (Thomas Caswell)

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Thomas describes this database: "This 800+ term glossary is based on the New York State curriculum for 9th and 10th grade social studies. Called "Global History and Geography," this curriculum culminates in a high-stakes Regents examination that all students must pass in order to graduate and earn a high school diploma."

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civil war

A war between groups of people in the same country, culture, or political system.


The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region.(e.g., The Maya or the Roman Empire).

Clemenceau, Georges

(1841-1929) French Premier during World War I. He was one of the formulators of the Treaty of Versailles.


The average weather conditions of a certain region.

Cold War

Non shooting conflict between the Soviet Union and their allies and the United States and their allies. Numerous secondary conflicts arise due to the Cold War.

collective farm

A government owned farms where peasants work on a quota system.


The policy of maintaining colonies as a source of raw materials and new markets. Practiced during old and new imperialism.


A group of people moving from their homeland to a new area in large numbers.

Columbian Exchange

The exchange of goods and other things, such as disease from the Old World (Europe) to the new World (North and South America) and back.

Columbus, Christopher

(1451-1506) Italian explorer working for Spain who, in 1492, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and discovered the Americas for Spain.

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