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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Bessemer, Sir Henry

(1813-98) Inventor who developed a more cost efficient process for making steel.

Bhagavad Gita

A Hindu holy book where the god Krishna teaches the importance of selflessness, performing religious duties, and of devotion to God.

bill of exchange

A document purchased from a bank that allowed a person to travel without having to carry large amounts of money. Worked like a modern check.

Black Hand

Serbian nationalist/terrorist group responsible for the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand which resulted in the start of World War I.

blended family

A stepfamily

blitzkrieg

German word meaning lightning war. It was a German army tactic during World War II which called for quick moving, hard hitting drives into enemy territory.

block printing

A system of printing where characters are carved onto a wooden block. The block is then inked and pressed onto a sheet of paper.

Blüt und Eisen

Blood and Iron policy of Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck to unify all of Germany under Prussian control and build and expand it into a great empire. Very successful.

Boer War

(1899-1902) War between Great Britain and the Boers in South Africa over control of rich mining country. Great Britain won and created the Union of South Africa comprised of all the South African colonies.

Boers

Dutch descended colonist living in South Africa. Also called Afrikaners.


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