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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A contagious viral disease originating in Africa. It is transmitted by blood and body fluids and causes body organs and vessels to leak blood, usually resulting in death.

economic rights

Rights such as owning property, or the choice to be employed.


Social science that deals with production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and with the theory and management of economies or economic systems.

Edict of Milan

(313 CE) Proclamation by the Roman Emperor Constantine outlawing the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.

Edison, Thomas Alva

(1847-1931) American inventor. He is best know for the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

Eightfold Path

Code of behavior for followers of Buddhism.

Einstein, Albert

(1879-1955) American scientist best known for his theory of relativity.

Elizabeth I

(1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland between 1558 and 1603. She was an absolute monarch and is considered to be one of the most successful rulers of all time.


Political ruler of a country of nation. Similar to a king.


1. A collection of nations or peoples ruled by a single authority, usually a monarch, but can be other systems of government as well. 2. A very large and powerful industrial organization

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