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moral majority

group that supported Reagan; returned to conservative, religious values

libya

a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean, former sponsor of terrorist groups

black monday

the leading stock-market index plunged 508 points - the largest one-day decline in history

tiananman square

A series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the People's Republic of China (PRC) between 15 April and 4 June 1989.

persian gulf war

a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq, free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders

operation desert storm

the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours , The code name for the liberation of Kuwait during the Perisan Gulf War of 1991

Edward Kennedy

younger brother of JFK who challenged and lost to Jimmy Carter in the Democratic primary of 1980

Geraldine Ferraro

Mondale's Running mate, first female vice president nominee

Sandra Day O'Connor

first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran, Former dictator of Iraq

Norman Schwartzkopf

Leader of Operation Desert Storm, commander of the allied powers in Iraq

Clarence Thomas

2nd African American Supreme Court Justice; current member

William Jefferson Clinton

42nd President of the United States youngest to be re-elected

H. Ross Perot

texas billionaire, was a third party candidate in 1992 election

Hilary Rodham Clinton

Headed up President Clinton's efforts to reform US healthcare

John McCain

The 2008 republican nominee, Was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Al Gore Jr.

Senator from 85-93, filled spot vacated by Howard Baker

George Walker Bush

43rd President of the United States, Son of a former president who narrowly defeated Albert Gore in the disputed 2000 presidential election

27th amendment

Congressional pay raises, congress may not vote themselves a pay raise until after the next election

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement; allows open trade with US, Mexico, and Canada

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