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  1. Oil Embargo
  2. Reaganomics
  3. George H. W. Bush
  4. Richard Nixon
  5. George W. Bush
  1. a 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. b 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. c 43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. French word meaning an easing of tensions between the world's superpowers during the Cold War.
  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. 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.
  5. Republican speaker in the House. He pushed for more conservative legislation during Clinton's presidency.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Roe vs. WadeThe 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.


  2. 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.


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


  4. Clinton's ImpeachmentResult 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.


  5. NAFTAA trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.


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