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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Members of the upper class in some social class systems.
Theory of the universe that states the earth is the center, and that the sun revolves around it.
One of the west African Trading Kingdoms. They were rich in gold and established a vast trading network across the Sahara desert.
Term given to poor areas of town where Jews were sent during World War II.
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev which called for more openness with the nations of West, and a relaxing of restraints on Soviet citizenry.
Economic and political designation given to industrialized countries such those in North America and Western Europe, and also including Japan, and Australia. These nations have high standards of living and a high literacy rate.
Political revolution in Great Britain in 1688 that put William and Mary on the throne, while limiting the power of the monarchy and making Parliament supreme. This event marks the beginning of a constitutional monarchy in England.
Name given to the parts of the west coast of Africa by European imperialist due to the amount of gold found in the region.
The first age of the world, an untroubled and prosperous era during which people lived in ideal happiness.