North American Free Trade Agreement
NAFTA an alliance that merges canada, mexico and the united states into a single market.
Reagan sent money to the Contra's in Nicaragua with the money he got for selling arms to Iran.
Site in Beijing where Chinese students and workers gathered to demand greater political openness in 1989. The demonstration was crushed by Chinese military with many deaths.
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to revitalize the Soviet economy by opening it up to more free enterprise
Laws in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
S & L crisis and bailout
Savings and loans. market crash. US had insured deposited money and had to pay 160 billion in bailout.
Oil tanker that crashed in March 1989, considered largest U. S. oil spill, emptied 35,000 tons of oil into Prince William Sound. brought environmental issues to the public.
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. turned to democracy after the fall of the communism lead by the soviet union.
Dictator of Libya. Fought against the US. was a bad guy., Became a prominent figure in state sponsorship of international terrorism during the 1980s.
Panama leader who was overthrown in a 1989 US invasion; Tried and imprisoned for drug trafficking.
H Ross Perot
Ran for president. was a against the gulf war. Billionaire who ran in the 1992 election agaisnt Clinton and Bush as an independent. Wanted to end deficit spending.
Last leader of communist Russia. helped bring the cold war to an end. Major reforms to the Soviet Union.