5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Watergate Scandal
- George H. W. Bush
- Affirmative Action
- Saddam Hussein
- a 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.
- b A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities.
- c A break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington was carried out under the direction of White House employees. Disclosure of the White House involvement in the break-in and subsequent cover-up forced President Nixon to resign in 1974 to avoid impeachment.
- d During the 60's and 70's, the U.S. was suffering from 5.3% inflation and 6% unemployment. Refers to the unusual economic situation in which an economy is suffering both from inflation and from stagnation of its industrial growth.
- e Republican, former director of CIA, oil company founder/owner, foreign policy (panama, gulf war), raised taxes eventhough said he wouldnt, more centrist than his son, NAFTA negotiation.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
- The U.S. supreme Court ruled that there is a fundamental right ro privacy, which includes a woman's decision to have an abortion. Up until the third trimester the state allows abortion.
- A war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders.
- 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.
- 42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached.
5 True/False questions
Camp Davis Records → ...
PATRIOT Act → A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
Iranian Hostage Crisis → 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.
Newt Gingrich → Republican speaker in the House. He pushed for more conservative legislation during Clinton's presidency.
Al Gore → president 1974-77, Nixon's Vice president, only person not voted into the White House, appointed vice president by Nixon: became president after Nixon resigned.