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Treaty of Ghent Signed

The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom. Although the treaty was signed in December, fighting continued for several weeks because it took time for news of the agreement to reach North America. In signing the accord, the Americans agreed to abandon their campaign to expand US territory north into what is today known as Canada. The treaty included certain progressive terms that called for the US to put a stop to what practices?



Acheulean Tools

Acheulean tools are the stone hand axes, cleavers, and other core tools created by prehistoric hominins across Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Lower Paleolithic Period. These tools date from around 1.5 million to 150,000 years ago, and some believe their development represents the genesis of human art, economy, and social organization. Curiously, some sites contain hundreds of hand-axes that are impractically large and apparently unused. What are some theories about their function?

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Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. Created in 1534, the Jesuit order soon became a driving force in the movement to combat the growing power of the Protestant Reformation. In 1622, Ignatius was canonized and received the title of Saint. Order members are known for their discipline, missionary work, and commitment to education. The spirituality identified with St. Ignatius is characterized by emphasis on what principle?

Last updated on Wednesday, 24th December 2008

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