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Who Invented Peanut Butter?

It's one of the country's favorite things to spread over bread. We dip celery sticks in it. It's often baked into cookies and countless deserts. I'm talking about peanut butter and as a whole Americans consume tons of the pulverized pea -- about a billion pounds worth each year. That's roughly $800 spent annually and a booming increase from the roughly two million pounds produced at the turn of the 20th century.
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The Currency Act of 1764

The Currency Act of 1764 was the second and most impactful of two laws passed by the British government during the reign of King George III that attempted to take total control of the monetary systems of all 13 colonies of British America. Passed by Parliament on September 1, 1764, the act extended the restrictions of the Currency Act of 1751 to all 13 of the American British colonies.
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The Power of Connotations: Definition and Examples

Connotation refers to the emotional implications and associations that a word may carry, in contrast to its denotative (or literal) meanings. Verb: connote . Adjective: connotative . Also called intension or sense . The connotation of a word can be positive, negative, or neutral. It can also be either cultural or personal.
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'The Pearl' Quotes Explained

The Pearl by John Steinbeck is a novel about an impoverished young diver, Kino, who finds a pearl of extraordinary beauty and value. Hardly believing his luck, Kino believes the pearl will bring his family fortune and fulfill his dreams of a better future. But as the old adage goes, be careful of what you wish for.
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How to Construct a Bloom's Taxonomy Assessment

Bloom's Taxonomy is a method created by Benjamin Bloom to categorize the levels of reasoning skills that students use for active learning. There are six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Many teachers write their assessments in the lowest two levels of the taxonomy.
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Understanding and Using Infinitives

Definition of 'Infinitive' The infinitive is the most basic form of a verb. In Spanish, infinitives always end in -ar , -er or -ir , with -ar being the most common. In English, "infinitive" is usually used to refer to the "to + verb" form of the verb such as "to run" or "to eat," although according to some authorities the infinitives are "run" and "eat.
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