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The social heritage and customs of an organized community,society or ethnic group.

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An acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS describes an illness that attacks and weakens the body’s immune system, making it difficult to fight off diseases. Thus, ...

Wise Use movement

Culture; American culture

An ideological consortium that opposes federal authority over rural public lands. Most adherents reside in the far West, where the federal government exercises substantial ...

Algiers Motel incident

Culture; American culture

An incident of police brutality occurring during the Detroit, MI, race riots of 1967, when a report of sniping led the Detroit police to invade the Algiers Motel. During ...

conceptual art

Culture; American culture

An international avant-garde visual arts movement that emerged in the mid to late 1960s, conceptual art was concerned with the idea of art, and questioned the extent to which the ...

physical fitness

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An issue of federal concern since the early 1960s when concerns about the obesity and poor health of many Americans prompted President Kennedy to create the President’s Council on ...

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

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An outgrowth of the Freedom Summer of 1964, the MFDP was formed when leaders of the umbrella civil-rights organization in Mississippi, the Council of Federated Organizations ...


Culture; American culture

Anabolic steroids, artificial synthetic derivatives of the male sex hormone testosterone, promote the growth of muscle tissue, increase overall body strength and improve athletes’ ...