5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- War in Iraq
- Oliver North
- Saddam Hussein
- Oil Embargo
- Jimmy Carter
- a One of the chief figures in the Iran-Contra scandal was Marine Colonel Oliver North, an aide to the NSC. He admitted to covering up their actions, including shredding documents to destroy evidence. IMP. Although Reagan did approve the sale of arms to Iran he was not aware of the diversion of money to the contras. This still tainted his second term in office.
- b 2003 - March 20, 2003. The United States leads a coalition that includes Britain, Australia and Spain to invade Iraq with the stated goal being "to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States.
- c As president of Iraq, Saddam maintained power through the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the first Persian Gulf War (1991). During these conflicts, Saddam repressed movements he deemed threatening to the stability of Iraq, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements seeking to overthrow the government or gain independence, respectively. While he remained a popular hero among many disaffected Arabs everywhere for standing up to the West and for his support for the Palestinians, U.S. leaders continued to view Saddam with deep suspicion following the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Saddam was deposed by the U.S. and its allies during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- d Economic crisis of 1973 that occurred when OPEC nations refused to export oil to Western nations. Ensuing economic crisis plagued Gerald Ford's time in office.
- e President who stressed human rights. Because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, he enacted an embargo on grain shipments to USSR and boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected.
- Republican speaker in the House. He pushed for more conservative legislation during Clinton's presidency.
- A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
- Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberalization effort improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
- Terrorist attacks on the united states that killed thousands of people at the twin towers and the pentagon.
5 True/False questions
George H. W. Bush → 43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001.
Department of Homeland Security → In 1979, Iranian fundamentalists seized the American embassy in Tehran and held fifty-three American diplomats hostage for over a year. The Iranian hostage crisis weaked the Carter presidency; the hostages were finally released on January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan became president.
Affirmative Action → A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities.
Detente → Vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
Presidential Election of 2000 → Reported that gore had won the crucial state of florida but polls were still open. In the morning FL went to Bush. Netweorks said it was so close that a recount was neccesary. Bush's chief attorney Mark Rosco.