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Damascus
Syria
Peleg
Descendant of Shem
General George S. Patton
Babylonians
Their greatist achievement was government & law
Chaing Kai-shek
issyed the Postdam Declaration
A famous citizen of Ur
Abraham
Zwemer
Established the Arabian Mission and known as "the Apostle to Islam"
behaviorism
a psychological theory which places man "beyond freedom and dignity"
Australia
threatened to be captured by Japan
Which tribe shared the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims?
Wampanoags
__________________ was a famous missionary to the Middle East.
Henry Martyn
Nimrod
Builder of the first world empire, descendant of Noah, leader
Albert B. Fall
became President Harding's secretary of Interior; later arrested for secretly leasing the huge oil resrves at Teapot Dome (in Wyoming) and Elk Hills (in California) to private oil companies
Hessians
German soldiers hired by King George to fight against the Americans
Holocaust
6 million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis during World War Two
Harry S. Truman
succeeded Franklin Rossevelt as President; won the election of 1948
Alan Shepard
First American to fly in space
____________ are areas of high, level land.
plateaus
His laboratory was Called "the Invention factory"
Thomas Alva Edison
David
2nd king of Israel & established his capital at Jerusalem; A "man after God's own heart"
J. Edgar Hoover
chosen to head the General Intelligence Division and soon to be head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
bank runs
when depositors lose confidence in a bank and rush to withdraw their money
Haile Selassie
emperor of Ethiopia who claimed to trace his ancestry back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
North Atlantic Treaty
provided military aid to European allies and other friendly nations
The pictograph was an early form of Sumerian writing using pictures of what the writer was trying to represent
True
The giving away of large sums of money to needy individuals and private charities is called _________.
Philanthropy
Sherwood AndersonSinclair Lewis
two men whose works ridiculed small- town citizens by depicting them as hypocritical, materialistic and narrow minded
Amelia Earhart
first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
George Washington
he was chosen to command the American army during War for Independence
Iwo Jima
volcanic island where some of the most desperate fighting in human history was fought
what does piedmont mean
at the foot of the mountains
Who was the first prime minister of Israel?
David Ben-Gurion
Soren Kierkegaard Friedrich Nietzsche
developed the philosophy that says man has excistense but no meaning (existentialism)
Neutrality Act of 1937
said the President could forbid trade with belligerents on Amercian ships and limit trade with warring countries to goods paid for in cash and carried from Amercian ports in foreign vessels
Define "deep ocean"
The "deep ocean" is the ocean areas with depths of 3,000 to 13,000 feet.
Battle of the Phillipine Sea
battle where the Japanese lost 4 aircraft carriers and 400 planes
Sinclair LewisEugene O'Neill Pearl S. BuckWilliam FaulknerErnest HemingwayJohn Steinback
seven American writers to win the Nobel prize for literature in the 20th century
Noahs Ark believed to have come to rest on Mount Everest
False, it was on Mount Ararat
why do cities grow up along or near waterfalls Name three cities that have done so.
the water falls provide a good source of power for manufacturing, and the ships can go no farther inland than the fall line
Columbus,GA
Washington, DC
Richmond, VA
New York, NY
Baltimore, MD
Raleigh, NC
Philadelphia, PA
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