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Students will demonstrate knowledge of economical, social, cultural and political developements of today.
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Sandra Day O'Connor
First woman supreme court justice. Appointed by Reagan. She has retired.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Second female Supreme Court justice.
Second African American 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.
basic liberties and rights of all citizens are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
Right to Privacy
The right to a private personal life free from the intrusion of government.
Movement of individuals into an area occupied by an existing population.
Many immigrants come to the United States to participate freely in the political process, choose and remove public officials to be governed under a rule of law.
Many immigrants come to the United States for a chance to better oneself by getting a better job.
A strategy in which school subjects are taught in both the learner's original language and the second (majority) language.
The state of having a variety of cultures in the same area.
American Space Program
This worked harder to put man on the moon in the 1960s.
First American to orbit the Earth
First man on the moon. He proclaimed," That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
First American woman in space.
This led to expansion of satellites and global communications.
A spacecraft that can carry a crew into space, return to Earth, and then be reused for the same purpose.
Used to perform experiments on and test soil of Mars.
Journeys to study the region in space where the Sun's influence ends and the dark recesses of interstellar space begin.
Large space telescope able to see farther than any other telescope at the end of the 20th century.
Man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
Global Postitioning System
A method of finding latitude and longitude using network of sattelites
Mechanical devices programmed to do routine tasks.
Employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem.
Removes work from one company and sends it to another company that can complete it at a lower cost.
Moving work to other countries.
Pioneered by Ronald Reagan who cut spending food stamps and job programs, rose federal spending drastically, and gave tax cuts to the wealthy to stimulate the economy; a huge gap would form between rich and poor.
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments.
Philosophy proposing that judges should interpret the Constitution to reflect what the framers intended and what its words literally say.
First baby boomer president and the second U.S. president to be impeached and acquitted.
The central bank of the U.S. Controls the the supply of money and attempts to control interest rates.
A government policy for dealing with the budget (especially with taxation and borrowing).
Passed after September 11th, 2001; this law broadens law enforcement's powers of arrest and investigation, especially for suspected terrorists; some claim this is a violation of civil liberties.
George W. Bush
President after Reagan, President when Cold War ended and when Sadam Hussein invaded Kuwait, sent troops to Iran which started the Persian Gulf War.
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