American football

American football

Football, American, distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from soccer (association football) and rugby football. Played by professionals and amateurs (generally male college or high school teams), football is one of the most popular American sports, attracting thousands of participants and millions of spectators annually. The forerunner of American football may have been a game played by the ancient Greeks, called harpaston. In this game there was no limit to the number of players.

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A serve begins every point of a tennis match. The player who initiates the point is called the server, and the one who receives the ball is called the receiver. To serve, a player tosses the ball into the air and strikes it before it touches the ground, hitting it into the opponent's service area, known as the service box. Although players usually employ an overhand motion to serve, it is permissible to strike the ball underhanded.

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American Football - atestat

American Football is a game played on a rectangular field by two opposing teams with an inflated leather ball that is roughly oval in shape. The object of the game is to score points by carrying the ball across the opponent’s goal line or by kicking the ball through the opponent’s goal posts. Football is considered a full-contact sport, meaning that play involves bodily contact by way of checking, blocking, grabbing, and tackling. Because of the rough physical nature of the game, playing football can cause injuries.

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Chicago (city), Illinois, United States. Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States and one of the country's leading industrial, commercial, financial, and transport centres. It extends some 47 km (29 mi) along the south-western shore of Lake Michigan, occupying flatland traversed by two short rivers: the Chicago River and the Calumet River. Both rivers have been linked by canals with the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, establishing Chicago as the connecting point in the waterway route between the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes-St Lawrence Seaway.

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Sport in our life

Sport plays an important role in the life of many people. It makes people healthier and it�s a good way of spending free time.Sport is good for health, but only if you are sport-lover. Professional sportsmen have a lot of injuries. A lot of people in Russia heard about the young Russian gymnast Masha Zasipkina who fell during coaching and injured her spine.

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American vs. British English

American English acquired international significance after World War II, when the United States assumed a more global role and political, economic and technological developments promoted American influence worldwide. American English currently asserts a dominant influence on "world English" (cf. British English) largely due to the following:
Population: U.S. vs. U.K. (SAE/SBE ca 70% vs. 17% of all native English;
Wealth of the U.S. vs. the U.K. economy, & influences
Magnitude of higher education in America vs. the U.K.
Magnitude of the publishing industry in America
Magnitude of mass media and media technology influence on a worldwide scale
Appeal of American popular culture on language & habits
International political and economic position of the U.S.
American and British English are both "variants" of the English Language, more similar than different, especially with "educated" or "scientific" English. Most divergence is due to differences in national history and national ...

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American Literature

By the end of the 19th century American drama was moving steadily toward realism, illuminating the rough or seamy side of life and creating more believable characters. Realism remained the dominant trend of the 20th century in both comedies and tragedies. American drama achieved international recognition with the psychological realism of plays by Eugene O’Neill and their searing investigation of characters’ inner lives. As the century advanced, the number of topics considered suitable for drama broadened to encompass race, gender, sexuality, and death.

Beginnings: 1600s AND 1700s
Because settlement was sparse and living conditions were arduous in the American colonies, little theatrical activity took place before the mid-18th century. The first-known English-language play from the colonies, Ye Bare and Ye Cubb (1665), is lost. The play’s existence is known as a result of the controversy it aroused in the Virginia Colony, where a lawsuit was filed to prevent the play from ...

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African American History

African American History.INTRODUCTION  African American History or Black American History, a history of black people in the United States from their arrival in the Americas in the 15th century until the present day.

In 1996, 33.9 million Americans, about one out of every eight people in the United States, were black. Although blacks from the West Indies and other areas have migrated to the United States in the 20th century, most African Americans were born in the United States, and this has been true since the

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as a leader of the American civil rights movement after organizing the famous 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Throughout his career he pressed for equal treatment and improved circumstances for blacks, organizing nonviolent protests and delivering powerful speeches on the necessity of eradicating institutional racial inequalities.

In 1963 King led a peaceful march between the Washington ...

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African american history

Africans and their descendants have been a part of the story of the Americas at least since the late 1400s. As scouts, interpreters, navigators, and military men, blacks were among those who first encountered Native Americans. Beginning in the colonial period, African Americans provided most of the labor on which European settlement, development, and wealth depended, especially after European wars and diseases decimated Native Americans.

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Football Museum

There should be posters and pieces of information about football on the walls. There should be footballs for sale and other football equipment like famous football player's T-shirts and many more

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Cecurile de calatorie in valuta American Express si Thomas Cook

Cecurile de calatorie in valuta American Express si Thomas Cook - Banc Post a fost infintata in luna iulie 1991, prin Hotarare de Guvern, ca societate comerciala pe actiuni cu capital de stat, fiind autorizata de Banca Nationala sa functioneze ca o banca de tip universal, comercial si de economii. Derularea operatiunilor bancare a inceput in luna ianuarie 1992.

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Banca Inter-Americana de Dezvoltare

BANCA INTER-AMERICANA DE DEZVOLTARE (BID) a fost infiintata in 1959, la initiativa Statelor Americane de catre 19 tari din America Latina, Caraibe si Statele Unite. Sediul este la Washigton DC. In prezent banca are 46 de membri:28 regionali si 18 neregionali.

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Alfred Mahan si geopolitica americana

În viziunea autorului american, pentru a deveni o mare putere, o ţară trebuie să îndeplinească trei condiţii sau criterii. În primul rând, trebuie să se învecineze pe o lungime considerabilă cu oceanul planetar sau să aibă acces la acesta printr-o mare deschisă spre oceanul planetar. În al doilea rând, să nu aibă în vecinătatea imediată vecini puternici. În sfârşit, să dispună de o capacitate navală şi de un potenţial militar ridicat al flotei marine. Toate aceste trei criterii, apreciază Mahan, au fost întrunite de Marea Britanie.

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Quelques donnees concernant le football

1958 - 3eme place a la Coupe du Monde en Suede (c'est le record de buts marques lors d'une phase finale, detenu par le francais Just Fontaine)

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Psihologismul american - etapa a constituirii sociologiei ca stiinta

Socializarea se face intr-un mediu valoric rezultat prin cumularea modelelor de comportament create de generatiile anterioare. De aceea, la inceput, societatea (si socialul ca sistem de valori) ii apar individului ca straine, contribuind la constientizarea existentei "alter-ilor". Ego si alter, prin geneza lor, raman esentialmente sociale si corelative in dinamica spatiului social global. "Omul" e mai curand un produs social,

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