20.000 ago \"immigration\" from Siberia into North and South America
1492 Columbus \"discovered\" America
Spanish and French colonists (e.g. in Florida)
1607 Jamestown is founded by the British
1620 The Pilgrim Fathers settled in Plymouth, Mass.
1700 British dominance in the central part of North America
1776 the thirteen British colonies declare their independence from Britain
1700-1800 high of ti ... mehr
Begun in 1793, the United States Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored. The Capitol that we see today is the result
of several major periods of construction; it stands as a monument to the ingenuity, determination, and skill of the American people.
Before 1791, the federal government had no permanental site. The early Congresses met in eight different cities: Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Lancaster, York, Princeton, Anna ... mehr
1.1. The Undiscovered South:
Before the first Europeans came to the continent of America the country was vastly unsettled. But in the Southeast of the Tennessee River the tribes of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw and Chickasaw had their settlements. They were farmers.
Further south, mainly around the Mississippi Delta, the tribes of the Natchez and Chitimacha were living. All these Indians were completely driven out of their home country and i ... mehr
The USA has no official national holidays, only federal holidays.
There are eight major holidays:
- Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November): 1620: Puritans with
Mayflower to America; could only survive with the help of amer. Indians;
- Martin Luther King Day (third Monday of January): M. L.King fought for
civil rights for the blacks;
- Presidents\' Day (third Monday of February): to honor the Presidents
- Memorial Day (fourth ... mehr
Homeless youth are individuals under the age of 18 who lack parental, foster or institutional care. These young people are often referred to as "unaccompanied" youth. The causes of homelessness among youth fall into three categories:
1) Family problems: many teenagers leave their homes because physical and sexual abuse occurs in their families. Other causes are strained relationships, the addiction of one family member, parental neglect. In sh ... mehr
Homeopathy is an established system of medical treatment which assists the tendency of the body to heal itself. In recent years it has been the subject of increasing interest and is now widely used for the treatment of a wide range of ailments. There are many reasons for this resurgence of interest, including the fact that the remedies used cause no side effects and are not addictive.
The name homeopathy is derived from two Greek words - Homio ... mehr
Zero balancing - known to the cognoscenti as "zeebee" - was developed about 20 years ago by Fritz Smith, an American osteopath and acupuncturist.
Zero balancing is a form of healing, but on e with a clear theory and practice that can be taught and repeated. While each spiritual healer differs from the next, all practitioners of zero balancing do essentially the same thing.
Their work is based on the Eastern concept that energy flows through ... mehr
Reflexology is a form of "alternative" or "complementary" medicine and involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Most commonly, the feet are used as areas to be treated.
In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body. These areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body ... mehr
Basically the body has its own mechanism of righting itself, and people who go to see their doctors have somehow lost their way in righting themselves. A doctor will give you a chemical remedy to alleviate the pain or to act as a catalyst, and an osteopath will simply attempt to remove the barriers to health.
It is important to treat the body as a whole. Quite often people come to an osteopath last of all. Often they are the end of the line. ... mehr
As an acupuncturist, I think it's important to understand the philosophy of Chinese medicine, which includes the belief in Chi, the body's energy flow. If you have an even flow of Chi, you are in good health. What acupuncture offers in an ability to tap into the Chi. It is then possible to readjust a person's flow of energy, if it has become unbalanced. Before I treat somebody I take some time to study a patient's medical history. I also read t ... mehr
Despite the advanced state of medical science, many people with health problems turn to dubious methods. Faced with the prospect of chronic suffering or a terminal illness, many individuals are tempted to try anything that offers relief or hope. They are thus especially vulnerable to health frauds. Victims of quackery usually have at least one of the following vulnerabilities:
1.) Lack of suspicion: Many people believe that if something is pri ... mehr
Attitudes towards homosexuality have ranged from tolerance to savage punishment, according to the era. People who are homosexual are sexually attracted only or mainly to people of the same sex. In a society which has traditionally been based mainly on marriage between the sexes, homosexuals have often met strong barriers to an open expression of their sexuality.
These attitudes have often shown themselves as hostility, violence and persecuti ... mehr
. The Treaty of Amsterdam, which was signed in 1991, guarantees equal rights for
. Tony Blair is the first gay-tolerant prime minister of Great Britain.
. In 1989 Denmark was the world's first country that recognised gay partnerships.
. The city governments of Pisa and Florenz give homosexual partnerships the same status as
. The EU-Parliament has passed resolutions to support the gay comm ... mehr
. The press is horribly homophobic and it will take far more than a few self-righteous
headlines to win the confidence of the gay community.
. Most of the homosexuals are capable of laughing at themselves. Self-depreciating humour
is one of the gay community's strongest weapons but there is a thin line between humour
. Most of the homophobia perpetrated by the media is subtle but, however seemingly
inoffensi ... mehr
Table of contents
1. Introduction 3
2. Honda's internationalization process 3
2.1 First steps of internationalization 3
2.2 Change of strategic approach 3
2.3 Change in manufacturing 4
3. Conclusion 5
Honda Motor Co., including its subsidiaries, is a large, multi-national company that manufactures a range of products including automobiles, motorcycles and lawn mowers. The company was established ... mehr
Hiangkiang, as it is called in China, consists of the islands Hongkong, Lantao, Kowloon and the "New Territories"; its 6 million inhabitants resident in an area of 1045 km². Former refugees are the greatest part of the population, 166 000 inhabitants live on only one km², therefore they have the highest population density.
Hongkong is also known as the biggest textile exporter and is famous for its second largest container port. Its leading e ... mehr
Macao, the first and last European colony , is owned by Portugal till the 20 of December 1999, then China will get this territory. After that Macao will be a special administrative region for 50 years like Hongkong. Macao with its 450 000 inhabitants is also situated on the isle Taipa where the new airport was built during 1995.
The main state income is based on gambling which is forbidden in Hongkong and so a lot of people come to Macao on a ... mehr
I am doing my special interest topic on Hooligans because it is very interesting for me to find out something about this group of people. If people talk about Hooligans a picture of a violent, male person with shaved head, wearing a bomber jacket, tattooed, always drinking beer and showing a rude behaviour occurs to their mind.
It is true; the average football hooligan is a white, working-class male, someone seeking status through the terraces ... mehr
2.1 Medieval origins:
The first time football is mentioned is in the early beginning of the 13th century in England. From the beginning on, it has always been associated with violence. The original "folk" form of the game has been played most on Holy Days, involved only unstructured battles between the youth of neighbouring towns and villages. The reason for playing this game was very often to set land disputes and "manly" aggression.
In oth ... mehr