5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Watergate Scandal
- Mikhail Gorbachev
- Camp Davis Records
- Oliver North
- Department of Homeland Security
- a ...
- b One of the chief figures in the Iran-Contra scandal was Marine Colonel Oliver North, an aide to the NSC. He admitted to covering up their actions, including shredding documents to destroy evidence. IMP. Although Reagan did approve the sale of arms to Iran he was not aware of the diversion of money to the contras. This still tainted his second term in office.
- c 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.
- d 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.
- e US federal agency created in 2002 to coordinate national efforts against terrorism.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Result of a political sex scandal emerging from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
- A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
- 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.
- Vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Regents of UC vs. Blake → The U.S. supreme Court ruled that there is a fundamental right ro privacy, which includes a woman's decision to have an abortion. Up until the third trimester the state allows abortion.
September 11, 2001 → 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.
Gerald Ford → Vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
Detente → 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.