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SOL 15

The membership of the United States Supreme Court has included women and minorities such as Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader ginsberg, and Clarence Thomas.
How has the membership of the Supreme Court changed over time? Provide examples.
The cicil rights movement of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s provided a model that other groups have used to extend civil rights and promote equal justice.
How have the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Protects the individual rights enumerated in the Constitution of the United States.
Identifies a constitutional basis for a right to privacy that is protected from government interference.
Invalidates legislative acts and executive actions that the justices agree exceed the authority granted to government officals by the Constitution of the United States.
What are three jobs of the U.S. Supreme Court?
The first female American astronaut.
Who is Sally Ride?
Over the past three decades, improved technology and media have brought about better access to communication and information for buisnesses and individuals in both urban and rural area. As a result, many more American have access to global information and viewpoints.
What are some of the issues facing working women?
Low prestige
What is the "pink collar" gettos?
Women can't get top jobs.
What is the "glass celling"?
Immigration to the United States has increased from many diverse countries, especially Asian and LAtin American countries.
Where and why are most immigrants coming to the United States today and what are some of the effects?
Diversity music, the visual arts, and literature
Roles in labor force
Achievements in science, engineering, and other fields
What are some of the contritutions of immigrants today?
In the early 1960s, President Kennedy pledged increased support for the American space program.
How did the American space program start?
The first American to orbit the Earth.
Who is John Glenn?
The first person to step onto the moon's surface. He proclaimed, "That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind."
Who is Neil Armstrong and what is his famous quote?
Improved technology and media have brought about better access to communication and information for businesses and individuals in both urban and rural areas. As a result, many more Americans have acsess to global information and viewpoints.
Over the past three decades what has improved technology done and provide examples?
On-line course work
Growth of service industries
Breakthroughs in medical research, including improved medical diagnostic and imagining technologies
Outsourcing and off-shorting
Describe some examples of changes in work, healthcare and school.
Tax cuts
Transfer of responsibilities to state governments
Appointment of judges/justices who exercised "judicial restraint"
Reduction in the number and scope of government programs and regulations
Strengthening of the American military
What five things did Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Revolution advocate for?
The election of his vice president, George H. W. Bush
The election of a centrist Democratic, William Clinton
The Republican sweep of congressional elections and statehouses in the 1990s
The elections of George W. Bush as president
The "Reagan Revolution" extended beyond his venture in office with what four things?
Government promotes a healthy economy characterized by full employment and low inflation through the actions of.
How does government promote a healthy economy?
Monetary policy decisions control the supply of money and credit to expand or contract economic growth.
What is the Federal Reserve?
Fiscal policy decisions determine levels of government taxation and spending; government regulates the economy.
What do the President and congress do to promote a healthy economy?
Heightened security at home (Patriot Act)
Diplomatic and military initiatives
What is the United States policy response to terrorism?