The Canadian Parliamentary System » J.J.'s Complete Guide to Canada A legacy of the country’s colonial past, Canada’s government is based on the British parliamentary system, a democratic model of government adapted from centuries of English tradition. Canada’s national Parliament, housed in an enormous neo-Gothic building in the capital city of Ottawa, is a bicameral legislature, meaning it’s split into two chambers: the House of Commons and the Senate. Here’s the quick summary: As we can see, the House of Commons consists of 308 elected politicians, while the Senate consists of 105 “qualified citizens” appointed by the prime minister. The Senate is fairly ceremonial and inconsequential (more on this later), so when most Canadians refer to “Parliament” they are usually referring to just the House.
Ancient History Encyclopedia The Hittites occupied the region of Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey) prior to 1700 BCE, developed a culture apparently from the indigenous Hatti (and possibly the Hurrian) people, and expanded their territories into an empire which rivaled, and threatened, the established nation of Egypt. They are repeatedly mentioned throughout the Hebrew Tanakh (also known as the Christian Old Testament) as the adversaries of the Israelites and their god. According to Genesis 10, they were the descendants of Heth, son of Canaan, who was the son of Ham, born of Noah (Genesis 10: 1-6). The name they are known by today, therefore, comes from the Bible and from the Amarna Letters of Egypt which reference a "Kingdom of Kheta" identified today as the `Kingdom of Hatti' (the designation the land of the Hittites was known by) but their own documents refer to them as Nesili, as do others of the time.
Facts about Ancient Greece for Kids The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey. The Ancient Greece empire spread over Europe as far as France in the East. The Greek Empire was most powerful between 2000 BC and 146 BC The ancient Greeks developed new ideas for government, science, philosophy, religion, and art. Ancient Greece was split into many different states, each one was ruled in its own way.
Timeline of natural history Visual representation of the history of life on Earth as a spiral Formation of the Universe The earliest Solar System In the earliest solar system history, the sun, the planetesimals and the jovian planets were formed.
Ancient Greece The Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, located on the Acropolis in Athens, is one of the most representative symbols of the culture and sophistication of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Included in ancient Greece is the period of Classical Greece, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Classical Greece began with the repelling of a Persian invasion by Athenian leadership. Because of conquests by Alexander the Great, Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. Chronology
Legislative Assembly of Alberta - Student Zone Welcome to the Zone! Here you will discover some fun activities to help you learn about the Alberta Legislature! Step Inside the Alberta Legislature! 6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Museum Basement Scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia are quite literally cleaning the skeletons out of their closets. Museum staff recently rediscovered a 6,500-year- old human skeleton that's been boxed up in the basement for 85 years. Tucked away in a storeroom, the wooden box had no identifying numbers or catalog card. Rome Reborn Mission Rome Reborn is an international initiative whose goal is the creation of 3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome from the first settlement in the late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.) to the depopulation of the city in the early Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 550). With the advice of an international Scientific Advisory Committee, the leaders of the project decided that A.D. 320 was the best moment in time to begin the work of modeling. At that time, Rome had reached the peak of its population, and major Christian churches were just beginning to be built.
Ancient Egyptian Numbers Egyptian Numbers --- Introduction --- Addition --- Multiplication --- Fractions Enter a number from 1 to 9999999 to see how the Egyptians would have written it, or enter a number to count with. In the Arabic number system, we have ten digits (from 0-9) and we can make as big a number as we want with these. We use all ten digits to count to nine, then we combine them to make bigger numbers. Food in Ancient Greece The Greek diet consisted of foods that were easily raised in the rocky terrain of Greece’s landscape. Breakfast was eaten just after sunrise and consisted of bread dipped in wine. Lunch was again bread dipped in wine along with some olives, figs, cheese or dried fish. Guide to the Canadian House of Commons Photo: Library of Parliament / Roy Grogan Our system of government is part of the reason why Canada is known around the world as a good place to live. Canada's parliamentary system is open and democratic.