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  1. September 11, 2001
  2. Saddam Hussein
  3. Newt Gingrich
  4. Al-Qaeda
  5. Presidential Election of 2000
  1. a A 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. b 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.
  3. c Republican speaker in the House. He pushed for more conservative legislation during Clinton's presidency.
  4. d Terrorist attacks on the united states that killed thousands of people at the twin towers and the pentagon.
  5. e Reported 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. This contraversial 2001 law allows anti-terrorism authorities to monitor e-mail and Internet traffic in order to prevent terrorist attacks. The government argues that cyberspace is public domain and that no warrants should be needed to access information.
  3. 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.
  4. A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities.
  5. A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Iranian Hostage CrisisIn 1979, Iranian fundamentalists seized the American embassy in Tehran and held fifty-three American diplomats hostage for over a year. The Iranian hostage crisis weaked the Carter presidency; the hostages were finally released on January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president.


  2. Jimmy CarterVice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)


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


  4. Oliver NorthOne 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.


  5. Oil EmbargoEconomic 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.


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