42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached
He is a Senator from Massachusetts and the last of the Kennedy brothers. In 1979, he said that he was going to challenge Carter for the Presidency, but an incident back in '69 with a car crash, handicapped his decision.
He was the vice president of Carter and when he won the democratic nomination he was defeated by a landslide by Reagan. He was the first presidential candidate to have a woman vice president, Geraldine Ferraro.
In 1984 she was the first woman to appear on a major-party presidential ticket. She was a congresswoman running for Vice President with Walter Modale.
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
United States civil rights leader who led a national anti-discrimination campaign and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)
he was governor of Massachusetts & George Bush's democratic opponent in the election of 1988
South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
This man was an African American jurist, and a strict critic of affirmative action. He was nominated by George H. W. Bush to be on the Supreme Court in 1991, and shortly after was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. Hearings were reopened, and he became the second African American to hold a seat in the Supreme Court.
opposed ERA, focused on social, cultural, and moral problems, opposed gevernment paying for daycare
a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
Election of 1980
Ronald Reagan won over Jimmy Carter because of the Iranian hostage crisis and America's stagflation.
Space-based missile system that would be merely defensive A protective web of missile satellites above the US (fantastical)
the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)
Commonwealth of Independant States
Confederacy of independant states of the former Soviet Union that have united because of their common economic an admistrative needs
Persian Gulf Crisis
If Iraq took over Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, they would hold most of the worlds oil
Operation Desert Storm
the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
precision-guided military technology that enables a bomb to search for its target and detonate at the precise time it can do the most damage
violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists
Americans with disabilities Act
Passed by Congress in 1991, this act banned discrimination against the disabled in employment and mandated easy access to all public and commerical buildings.
Twenty seventh amendment
banned congress from raising its members salaries until after the next election