What formed the Tetons?

A 2.7 billion-year old metamorphic rock called gneiss makes up much of the Teton Range. These rocks were formed when sea floor sediments and volcanic debris were buried up to 18 miles deep as two tectonic plates collided – similar to the collision of India and Asia today forming the Himalayas. How was Teton National […]


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Does Mexico have wine?

Wine producing areas and vintages in Mexico. Nearly 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) are planted to grapes in Mexico. Principal white wine grapes include chenin blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier, and reds include all five Bordeaux varietals plus Grenache, tempranillo, dolcetto, syrah and petite sirah. Does Mexico produce any wine? Mexican wine is still very […]


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Who settled in New France?

The first were companions of great explorers like Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain; later on, others settled for the long term. The latter were usually the engagés, labourers also nicknamed “trente-six mois” (thirty-six months) because they were hired on three-year contracts. What were the French colonies in North America? New France, French Nouvelle-France, (1534–1763), […]


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How did the idea of Manifest Destiny impact the United States?

The philosophy drove 19th-century19th-centuryThe 19th (nineteenth) century began on 1 January 1801 (MDCCCI), and ended on 31 December 1900 (MCM). The 19th century was the ninth century of the 2nd millennium. How has America benefited from Manifest Destiny? With its triumph in the Mexican-American War, the United States seemingly realized its Manifest Destiny by gaining […]


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