5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Bill Clinton
- Saddam Hussein
- Persian Gulf War
- Affirmative Action
- Jimmy Carter
- a A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
- b President who stressed human rights. Because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, he enacted an embargo on grain shipments to USSR and boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
- c 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.
- d 42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached.
- e A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected.
- 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.
- president 1974-77, Nixon's Vice president, only person not voted into the White House, appointed vice president by Nixon: became president after Nixon resigned.
- Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberalization effort improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
- A break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington was carried out under the direction of White House employees. Disclosure of the White House involvement in the break-in and subsequent cover-up forced President Nixon to resign in 1974 to avoid impeachment.
5 True/False Questions
Reaganomics → 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.
Osama Bin Laden → Arab terrorist who established al-Qaeda (born in 1957). Planned attack of 9-11. Reportedly in Afghanistan.
NAFTA → French word meaning an easing of tensions between the world's superpowers during the Cold War.
Richard Nixon → He was elected to be US President after Johnson decided to not to run for US president again. He promised peace with honor in Vietnam which means withdrawing American soliders from South Vietnam.
Al Gore → Vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)