Camp David Accords
Carter's most important achievement. A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt where Egypt agreed to recognize the nation state of Israel.
A canal built by the United States in order to create shortcuts through Central America
Nation with a brutal dictator, Somoza, who was overthrown. New government pleaded for help and Congress turned down Carter's request of $75 million in aid.
Nation with Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated. U.S. still followed through with repressive government and AMerica pleaded Carter to withhold future military aid.
UN ambassador for Africa who couldn't persuade Carter to recognize APARTHEID government of ANGOLA that invited Cuban troops to fight against South African rebels.
Warning that any attempt by outside forces to gain control of the Persian Gulf would be met with military force from the US; created because Soviets were in Afghanistan and too close to Persian Gulf oil.
In 1977, President Carter visited this country and declared it "AN ISLAND OF STABILITY IN ONE OF THE MORE TROUBLED AREAS OF THE WORLD."
The speech Carter delivered in response to the energy crisis, it was most notable for Carter's bleak assessment of the national condition and his claim that there was a "crisis of confidence" that had struck "at the very heart and soul of our national will". The speech helped fuel charges that the president was trying to blame his own problems on the American people.
Ronald Reagan's key question: "Are you better of now that you were ____ years ago?"
Reagan's economic policy based on increasing supply. (^ supply means ^ output).
Despite cuts in the programs (MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY), the government increased spending ($2 TRILLION) in what area in particular?
Strategic Defense Initiative
Popularly known as "Star Wars," President Reagan's SDI proposed the construction of an elaborate computer-controlled, anti-missile defense system capable of destroying enemy missiles in outer spaced. Critics claimed that SDI could never be perfected.
New York City
3/4 million demonstrated a halt to spending on deployment of nuclear weapons in this city.
Department of Interior
Assigned JAMES G. WATT to this department that opened protected wild and wet lands to private developers.
Department of Transportation
Assigned DREW LEWIS to this department that eliminated regulations passed in 1970s that reduced pollution. It also improved fuel efficiency
Who did Reagan appoint to the be the head of the FEDERAL RESERVE BORD? He encouraged trends toward dominance of speculation in market trading.
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.
He was an investment broker who illegally manipulated the stock market and in the process redefined the crime of insider trading(1985).
The process by which whites move away from areas as ethnic minorities begin to move in.
A drug that was available to the urban poor, fueled turf wars among the new growing urban street gangs, provided super-profits for international narco-traffickers, and all that good stuff.
The health issue that destroys your immune system. Ignored by Reagan because it had a sense of homosexual prejudice.
U.S. would support freedom fighters trying to overthrow Communist regimes; applied in Nicaragua, Angola, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
U.S. Marines invade this country and claimed it was a Cuban military base and was a threat to the hemisphere.
An act passed by congress in the World Court that said the president could not support the Contras; Reagan ignored it during the Iran-Contra affair
U.S. offered Iran weapons for use against Iraq in exchange for help in securing release of Americans held hostage by Islam groups in Lebanon. What is this called?
National Security Council member involved in the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran. formulated the 2nd part of the plan: diverting proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel group in Nicaragua.
Policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the 1980s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union.
Gorbachev's policy of "restructuring" of economics, allowed for development of Free Enterprise System.
Commonwealth of Independent States
USSR dissolved and was called ____________________ __ ___________ __________.