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Watergate scandal

cover-up of political break-in

Bill Clinton was

impeached.

Nixon's "Vietnamization" called for

the South Vietnamese to take over fighting.

Charges of human rights violations clouded U.S. relations with China.

T

Mexico refused to join NAFTA because of uncertainty about free trade.

F

What effect did the Watergate scandal have on American society?

It affected politics because it made people distrust politicians.

The Watergate Scandal was a revelation that the Nixon administration had been involved in

a break-in at DNC headquarters.

Richard Nixon inherited the

Vietnam War.

Richard Nixon planned to

withdraw troops from the Vietnam War.

In 1970, Richard Nixon ordered the invasion of

Cambodia.

Watergate scandal

cover-up of political break-in

The Watergate break-in became a major issue because

of the discovery that Nixon knew about it and covered it up.

Margaret Thatcher

against government involvement in economy

Helsinki Accords

expressed cooperation among European nations

In Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher

privatized many government-owned companies.

The Maastricht Treaty

created the European Union.

The Maastricht Treaty was a plan to reduce nuclear arms in Europe.

F

What type of government did France move towards under Francois Mitterand?

Socialist

During this time, Spain was forced to confront the separatist Basque movement and the terrorist tactics of the Basques.

T

In 1988, Great Britain signed the Good _____________ Peace Accords.

Friday

The Watergate break-in became a major issue because

of the discovery that Nixon knew about it and covered it up.

Ostpolitik was a German plan to

improve relations with Eastern bloc nations.

The Maastricht Treaty was a plan to reduce nuclear arms in Europe.

F

Brezhnev Doctrine

Soviet promise to crush anticommunist movements

The "Velvet Revolution" took place in

Czechoslovakia.

Under the leadership of Brezhnev, the Soviet Union

invaded Afghanistan.

Gorbachev's reforms included introducing a plan for a transition to a mixed economy.

T

Bosnian Serbs began a program of ethnic cleansing to rid the country of Yugoslavians.

F

After the breakup of the Soviet Union many former Soviet nations came together and organized _______________.

the Commonwealth of Independent States

In Poland, the movement against communism was led by

labor unions.

The Good Friday Peace Accords granted Northern Ireland independence.

F

Gorbachev's policies of perestroika and glasnost meant

restructuring and openness.

The Bosnian "ethnic cleansing" program was meant to rid the nation of

Muslims.

al Qaeda

terrorist group

Investigations revealed that the September 11 attacks were the work of

Islamic fundamentalists.

After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, NATO invoked Article 5 of its treaty which stated

that allied nations must support a nation under attack.

The September 11, 2001, attacks affected the New York Stock exchange for a few days, but had little large scale impact on the world economy.

F

To help prevent further terrorist acts, the U.S. felt that it was necessary to end the Taliban regime in

Afghanistan

Which of the following statements accurately describes the organizations involved in the September 11th attacks?

The Taliban was supporting and sheltering Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.

The Taliban did all of the following, except

they were closely connected to the Pakistani government.

The Bosnian "ethnic cleansing" program was meant to rid the nation of

Muslims.

All of the following events happened after the terrorist attacks in America on September 11, 2001. Which of the following events was the result of an incorrect perception of the conflict between America and Al-Qaeda?

The killing of a Sikh man in Phoenix, Arizona

The World Trade Center attack was carried out with

commercial planes.

The earliest successes in the space program were accomplished by

the Soviet Union.

The greenhouse effect is the

increase in earth temperature due to trapped gases.

Urbanization refers to

migration from country to city.

Cloning is based on copying DNA.

T

Jets, high speed trains, highways and the increase of automobile ownership means that people travel more __________.

a and b

The "Chunnel" was meant to connect ___________.

Britain and France

Who was Yury Gagarian?

He was the first man in space.

al Qaeda

terrorist group

genetic code

sequence of DNA

Radiation is a

byproduct of atomic energy.

In response to the horrors of World War II, the UN drafted the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Despite having a _________ system of government, China has a ____________ economy.

communist / free-market

Which of the following events does not represent violations of human rights?

Free market

Human rights abuses usually have their roots in any of the following conflicts, except

monopolistic.

The UN's Universal Declaration of ___________________ was intended to prevent the kind of atrocities seen in World War II by guaranteeing basic rights for all humans.

Human Rights

Organizations such as Amnesty ________________ help to end cases of human rights abuses.

International

Countries with the best economies, and therefore best healthcare, are most likely to produce a population with ____________ life spans.

longer

The fall of the World Trade Center on September 11, immediately caused enormous damage to lower

Manhattan.

The revolution in Eastern Europe was spurred by economic troubles and the reform policies of

Gorbachev.

The Watergate Scandal was a revelation that the Nixon administration had been involved in

a break-in at DNC headquarters.

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) __________.

carried out terrorist attacks in an attempt to force the British out of Northern Ireland

Peace was reestablished in Bosnia by the signing of ___________________.

the Dayton Accords

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