Rosa Parks was called "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" for her refusal to give up her seat in a bus to a white passenger
John Michael Wright was commissioned to paint several royal portraits and paintings of aristocracy, but did not receive the title "King's Painter" nor did he receive a knighthood
Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"
Charles Loring Brace is considered a father of the modern foster care
movement and was most renowned for starting the Orphan Train movement.
The Head Start program was initated as part of President Lyndon Johnson
's War on Poverty
Those previously referred to as "Eskimo" include both Inuit
Prejudice is a prejudgment based on membership in a group
The term "medicine wheel" was first applied to the Big Horn medicine wheel in Wyoming
Cybercrime refers to crime
that involves a computer
and a network either used in the commission of the crime or as the target
Utilitarianism is basically the theory that the right course of action is the one that maximizes happiness
and reduces suffering
Sulfuric acid was known to medieval
European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"
Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina
and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che
, meaning "pal" or "mate"
"Mehndi" is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration
Even within societies which allow polygamy, in actual practice it generally occurs only rarely.
The village of Lidice was destroyed and its people killed in retribution for the killing of one of Hitler
Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War
George Steinbrenner changed the manager of the New York Yankees twenty times during his first twenty-three seasons.
Traditionally, marriage has been a prerequisite for starting a family
, which then serves as the building block of a community
The Kingdom of Mysore was an important center of art and culture in Southern India
Although sightings of Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, continue to be reported the majority of scientist remain skeptical about the existence of such a creature
The preservation of what remains of Hadrian's Wall can be credited to the town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Clayton, who bought land on which the Wall stood to prevent removal of its stones for reuse
American tennis player Arthur Ashe fought against apartheid
and was the first black person to win a title in the South African Open
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
The right to due process is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution
and [[U.S. Bill of Rights
The Great Rift Valley is such a significant physical feature on the earth
that it is clearly visible from space
Cyril Burt claimed that individual differences in intelligence
Scientists have come up with several theories to explain how the Moai of Easter Island
"walked" from the quarry to their stone platforms
Georges Perec's detective novel La disparation
was written entirely without using the letter "e"
The Book of Jeremiah is best known for its theme of the "New Covenant" that involves a personal relationship with God
Iron is an essential element for all known forms of life
The term "Psychology" comes from Greek and means "study of the soul
Despite the meaning of "judo" being "the gentle way," it is very demanding and injury can easily occur
Human sexual activity is more than a physical activity, it impacts the minds and hearts as well as the bodies of the participants
The United Nations was established after World War II
for the purpose of securing world peace
Pueblos are among the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the US
The term guerrillla
, from the Spanish "small war," was first used to describe the resistance in Spain