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Sectionalism is an exaggerated devotion to the interests of a region over those of a country as a whole. Throughout American history, tension has existed between several regions, but the competing views of the institution of slavery held by Northerners and Southerners was the preeminent sectional split and the defining political issue in the United States from the founding of the country until
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J.C. Penney | History & Facts | Britannica
By the early 21st century, J.C. Penney had entered a period of declining sales, and it undertook various efforts to boost revenue. In 2006 the company announced a partnership with Sephora, a cosmetics chain, to open Sephora outlets inside select J.C. Penney stores.
Kraft Foods | History, Products, & Facts | Britannica
Kraft Foods, division and brand of Kraft Heinz Company, one of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers that was formed by the 2015 merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation. Kraft Foods’ headquarters are in Northfield, Illinois.
North American Free Trade Agreement | History, Purpose
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), trade pact signed in 1992 that gradually eliminated most tariffs and other trade barriers on products and services passing between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It effectively created a free-trade bloc among the three largest countries of North America.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | American company | Britannica
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American manufacturer of tobacco products. The origins of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company date to the post-Civil War era, when Richard Joshua Reynolds (1850–1918) began trading in tobacco, first in his native Virginia and then in Winston, N.C., where in 1875 he
billiards | Definition, Games, Rules, & Facts | Britannica
Billiards, any of various games played on a rectangular table with a designated number of small balls and a long stick called a cue. The most notable of the games are carom, or French, billiards; English billiards; snooker; and pocket billiards, or pool. Learn more about various billiards games in this article.
brown bear | Facts & Habitat | Britannica
Brown bears have an extremely large geographic distribution, and their worldwide population totals more than 200,000 individuals. For these reasons, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has classified the brown bear as a species of least concern. Brown bears living in close proximity to humans are often regarded as pests because of the
Willis Tower | Height & Facts | Britannica
Willis Tower, formerly (1973–2009) Sears Tower, skyscraper office building in Chicago, Illinois, located at 233 South Wacker Drive, that is one of the world’s tallest buildings.The Sears Tower opened to tenants in 1973, though construction was not actually completed until 1974. Built for Sears, Roebuck and Company, the structure reaches 110 floors and a height of 1,450 feet (442 metres
The Coca-Cola Company | History, Products, & Facts
The drink Coca-Cola was originated in 1886 by an Atlanta pharmacist, John S. Pemberton (1831–88), at his Pemberton Chemical Company. His bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, chose the name for the drink and penned it in the flowing script that became the Coca-Cola trademark. Pemberton originally touted his drink as a tonic for most common ailments, basing it on cocaine from the coca leaf and caffeine
Ukraine | History, Geography, People, & Language | Britannica
Geographical and historical treatment of Ukraine, including maps and statistics as well as a survey of its people, economy, and government. Ukraine is located in eastern Europe and is the second largest country on the continent after Russia. Its capital is Kyiv (Kiev). Learn more about Ukraine in this article.
Land | economics | Britannica
Land, In economics, the resource that encompasses the natural resources used in production. In classical economics, the three factors of production are land, labour, and capital.Land was considered to be the “original and inexhaustible gift of nature.” In modern economics, it is broadly defined to include all that nature provides, including minerals, forest products, and water and land