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In the year of our Lord / before Christ A.D./B.C.
False philosophy of origins based on chance and progressively advanced over eons of time Evolution
An institution that has both authority and power to control, direct, and rule in the actions and affairs of others Government
Having supreme power Sovereign
The Flood Deluge
Death Penalty Capital Punishment
After the Flood Postdiluvian
Lower Mesopotamia Plain of Shinar
City Later known as Babylon, built by Nimrod Babel
The worship of man Humanism
A large group of people who think of themselves as one and act in history as a single entity Nation
Race Several large groups into which mankind is divided, each differing in skin color and other physical features
Common language of the Japhetic peoples, which diverged into about 50 modern tongues Indo-European

Mesopotamia Civilization Characteristics Crossword

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river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertille Crescent Tigris River
river in southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the Fertile Cresent Euphrates River
complex societies; Civilizations
located in presentday Iraq Mesopotamia
fertile region in southwestern Asia that includes region or Mesopotamia Fertile crescent
system of watering crops through use of canals, dams, channels Irrigation
long period of time with out water Drought
city-state in southern part of Mesopotamia Sumer
city-state near Euphrates River, center of trade Babylon
system of writing using wedge shaped, ideas and objects Cuneiform
person who writes Scribe
"mountain of god' or hill of heaven; Ziggurat
belief in many gods or goddesses Polytheism
self governing city, often with surrounding lands and villages City-State
group of many diffrent lands under 1 ruler Empire
king of akkadians, conquered all of Mesopotamia in 2340 B.C. Sargon
king of Babylon;created code of Hammurabi Hammurabi
over 200 laws for people of Babylon Code Of Hammurabi
Empire in north, near Tigris River had fertile valleys that attracted outside invaders so they had to build large armies to defend themselves Assyrians
chaldens king; chaldens controlled mesopotamia from 605-562 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar
skilled crafts person Artisians
group of people who share a similar positions in society Social Class

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

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The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

Mesopotamia Vocabulary Crossword

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river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertile Cresent Tigris River
River in Southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the fertile crescent. Euphrates River
Complex Societies, must have cities, organized govt., art, religion, class division Civilizations
Located in the present day Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamia
Fertile region in southwestern Asia that includes region of Mesopotamia, good soil able to grow crops Fertile Crescent
System of watering Crops through the use of canals, dams, channels that allow farmers to grow enough crops to feed population and get water when needed irrigation
Long period of time without water. Drought
City-State in the southeran part of Mesopotami, invented wheel, writing, irrigation Sumer
City-State near Euphrates River, center of trade, created by King Hammurabi Babylon
System of writing using wedge shaped symbols to represent sounds, ideas ans objects. 1st form of writing cuneiform
Person who writes, usually wealthy boys trained for many years to write scribe
"Mountain of God" or "Hill of Heaven" , large temple located in the centers of ancient Sumerian cities, built to honor Gods Ziggurat
Belief in many Gods and Goddesses polytheism
Self governing city often with surrounding lands and villages City-state
Group of many different lands under 1 ruler Empire
King of Babylon, conquered all of Mesopotamia in 2,340 BCE, created world's first empire which lasted 200 years. sargon
King of Babylon, created code of Hammurabi Hammurabi
Over 200 laws for people in Babylon, listed law and punishment, oldest written laws in the world code of hammurabi
Empire in north, near Tigris River, had fertile valleys that attracted outside invaders, 1st army to use iron tools, collapsed by 612 BC Assyrians
Chaldean King controlled Mesopotamia from 605-562 BC, many of descendents were Babylonian people nebuchadnezzar
Skilled craftperson artisan
Group of people with a similar position in society social class

Industrial Revolution Crossword Puzzle

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the totality of the changes in economic and social organization that began about 1760 in England and later in other countries, characterized chiefly by the replacement of hand tools with power-driven machines, as the power loom and the steam engine, and by the concentration of industry in large establishments Industrial Revolution
a supply of goods kept on hand for sale to customers by a merchant, distributor, manufacturer, etc.; inventory Stock
a tract of land surrounded by a fence enclosure
an association of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members corporation
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar or different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. It helps in reducing soil erosion and increases soil fertility and crop yield croprotation
Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations adamsmith
the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc industrialization
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth capitalism
a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods factory
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole socialism
Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist karlmarx
a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk entrepreneur
a group of states or nations united into one political body union
to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit strike
of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle class; bourgeois middleclass

Executive branch Crossword

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Term for president as the ceremonial head of the United States Chief of state
Term for president as vested with executive power of the United States Chief executive
Term for president as main architect of foreign policy and spokesman to other countries Chief diplomat
Term for president as commander of nation's armed forces Commander in chief
Architect of public policy and the one who sets agenda for congress Chief legislator
President as leader of his political party Chief of party
Representative of the people , working for the public interest Chief citizen
People chosen every four years who make formal selection of president and Vice President Electoral college
Communication that reach large audiences ex.television,radio,newspaper,Internet Mass media
Oath taken by president on day he takes office stating he will faithfully execute and preserve ,protect, and defend" Oath of office
Regulation issued by a chief executive , based upon constitutional authority and having force of law Executive order
Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states Treaty
Pact made by president with head of a foreign state Executive agreement
Large complex administrative structure that handles everyday business of an organization Bureaucracy
Also called cabinet departments , traditional units of federal administration Executive departments
Head of department of justice Attorney general
Release from punishment or legal consequences of a crime by the president or a governor Pardon
All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs Domestic affairs
Nations relationship with other countries Foreign affairs
A refusal to become generally involved in affairs to rest of world Isolationism
When House of Representatives give formal charges against a public official Impeach
Find not guilty of charge Acquit
Lying under oath Perjury
President takes no action over a bill for 10 days Pocket veto
Rejection by president of a bill Veto
Official who leads an executive department Secretary

Earth History Crossword

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relating or denoting to the most recent era Cenozoic
Era comprising of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods Mesozoic
Largest extinction in Earth's history Permian
Prehistoric period during which stone was widely used StoneAge
Period in Earth's history Eon
A major division of geologic time era
The process of change that produces new life forms over time evolution
All the geologic time before the start of the Cambrian Period in the Paleozoic Era. Precambrian
period characterized by the greatest development, rise of modern insects and flowering plants cretaceous
many sea reptiles;early large dinosaurs; later,flying reptiles, and earliest known birds jurassic
Diverse marine life, including vertebrates; vascular plants Ordovician
Numerous fishes, other sea life; many plants, first trees; wingless insects Devonian
Formation of oceans, atmosphere, and continents; bacteria Archaean
Oldest era; organisms developed hard parts Paleozoic
oldest and longest geologic time period precambrian
subdivisions of eras periods
an extinct terrestrial reptile of the Mesozoic era dinosaur
a cold-blooded vertebrate including snakes and lizards reptile
science of the history of the earth as recorded in rocks geology
record of earths history geologic time scale

Forms Of Government Crossword

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people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf republic
ultimate authority rests in a single national government unitary system
small group of powerful people make most government decisions; membership based on wealth (aristocracy), family or military power oligarchy
having a president that is elected by the people for a limited term in office presidential system
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people living within a clearly defined territory state
the formal institutions and processes through which decisions are made for a group of people government
one person or small group holds unlimited power over government dictatorship
government is headed by one person, such as a king or queen who exercises spreme authority monarchy
form of gov't where citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select leaders direct democracy
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its external affairs sovereignity
king answerable only to God, not to the people he rules divine right of kings

Mayan Vocabulary Crossword

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a cultural region which is made up of Mexico and Central America. Some of the earliest civilizations in the Americas developed in Mesoamerica. MesoAmerica
the Native American name for corn. Maize
the earliest American civilization that emerged in the tropical forests along the Gulf of Mexico, which lasted from about 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. Olmecs
tall stone monuments sculpted by the Mayans. These carvings preserve striking images of nobles, warrior and powerful rulers. They also represent the Maya gods. Stela
lies in the high plateau of central Mexico where after about A.D 1200, bands of nomadic people migrated to. Valley of Mexico
founded as the capital city of the Aztecs I A.D. 1325. Tenochtitlan
artificial islands made of mud piled atop reed mats that were anchored to the shallow lake bed with willow trees. Chinampas
clever, original and effective. Ingenious
payment from conquered people helped the Aztecs turn their capital into a magnificent city. Tribute
a city that dominated life in the Valley of Mexico from about A.D. 200 to A.D. 750. The city was well planned with wide roads, massive temples, and large apartments buildings to house a population of about 200,000. Teotihuacan

Geologic Time Crossword

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The Hadean, Archean, and Proterozoic eons together. Makes up 90% of the Earth's history. Precambrian Time
Divides Earth's history into intervals of time defined by major events or changes on Earht. Geological Time Scale
Began 540 million years ago as the supercontinent Pannotia was breaking up. Paleozoic Era
The new supercontinent that was forming during the Paleozoic Era. Pangea
Began 250 million years ago after a mass extinction. Mesozoic Era
Creatures that dominated the world during the Mesozoic Era. DInosaurs
Began about 65 million years ago and continues to the present. Cenozoic Era
The Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras combined. Phanerozoic Eon
A major division of geological time, subdivided into eras. Eon
A major division of time that is a subdivision of an eon and is itself subdivided into periods. Era

Mesopotamia Crossword Project Menu

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Ancient kingdom in Southern Mesopotamia. Babylonia
Land between the Tigris and Euphrates. Mesopotamia
Neo-Babylonian ruler who was a ruthless Military Leader. Nebuchadnezzar II
Pipe or channel used to carry water into the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Aqueduct
Empire that arose 1,000 years after Hammurabi Empire. Assyrian
Valleys of land that was capable of reproducing crops during the Assyrian Empire. Fertile
As Assyrian Empire was in turmoil, this allowed which empire to take over. Chaldean
Statues, Monuments, and Caravans were used as a ________ to help the Chaldean ecomomy. Trade
Rectangle tiered temple or terraced mount was used as Chaldean technology. Ziggurat
Help build the Persian Empire. Cyrus the Great
Belief in Multiple Gods. Polytheism
Chaldeans military used weapons such as iron swords and iron-pointed _______. Spears
Largest Empire in ancient history. Persian
Main armor used by a Assyrian soldier were shield and ________. Helmet
Babylon became the most powerful ______ - _______ under Nebuchadnezzar II. city state