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Mexico
Mexico
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Geography
Geography
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California
California
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Acid Rain
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History of the Dominican Republic
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Mexico
Mexico
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Aztecs
Aztecs
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Corts Hernn or Cortez Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish explorer and conquero
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Cheat Sheet that fits on a note card 65 font on the whole 3rd quarter
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Mauritania
Mauritania
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THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
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Cordillera
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Costa Rica is a small 19714 square miles mountainous republic in Centr
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Costa Rica is a small (19,714 square miles) mountainous republic in Central America. Its area is slightly larger than that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. It is located between the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the south and west. The country is bordered by Nicaragua on the north, and Panama to the east. Most of Costa Rica is rugged highlands, ranging from 3000 to 6000 feet above sea level. There is a chain of rugged mountain ranges (called the cordilleras) that exte
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Lincoln Abraham 1809-65 16th president of the United States 1861-65 wh
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Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a result, his w
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The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in 1994 and the Summ
NEW ATLANTIS
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Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
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Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
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MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY
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