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  1. Iran-Contra Affair
  2. Persian Gulf War
  3. Reaganomics
  4. Bill Clinton
  5. Stagflation
  1. a The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.
  2. b A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
  3. c Scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected.
  4. d During the 60's and 70's, the U.S. was suffering from 5.3% inflation and 6% unemployment. Refers to the unusual economic situation in which an economy is suffering both from inflation and from stagnation of its industrial growth.
  5. e 42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Economic crisis of 1973 that occurred when OPEC nations refused to export oil to Western nations. Ensuing economic crisis plagued Gerald Ford's time in office.
  2. Republican, former director of CIA, oil company founder/owner, foreign policy (panama, gulf war), raised taxes eventhough said he wouldnt, more centrist than his son, NAFTA negotiation.
  3. 2003 - March 20, 2003. The United States leads a coalition that includes Britain, Australia and Spain to invade Iraq with the stated goal being "to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States.
  4. As president of Iraq, Saddam maintained power through the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the first Persian Gulf War (1991). During these conflicts, Saddam repressed movements he deemed threatening to the stability of Iraq, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements seeking to overthrow the government or gain independence, respectively. While he remained a popular hero among many disaffected Arabs everywhere for standing up to the West and for his support for the Palestinians, U.S. leaders continued to view Saddam with deep suspicion following the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Saddam was deposed by the U.S. and its allies during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  5. Vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)

5 True/False questions

  1. Al-QaedaA network of Islamic terrorist organizations, led by Osama bin Laden, that carried out the attacks on the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, and the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.


  2. Presidential Election of 2000Reported that gore had won the crucial state of florida but polls were still open. In the morning FL went to Bush. Netweorks said it was so close that a recount was neccesary. Bush's chief attorney Mark Rosco.


  3. Mikhail GorbachevVice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)


  4. Department of Homeland SecurityUS federal agency created in 2002 to coordinate national efforts against terrorism.


  5. September 11, 200143rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001.


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