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The student will describe changes in national politics since 1968
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a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice
Gerald Ford Administration
the first president to be solely elected by a vote from Congress. He entered the office in August of 1974 when Nixon resigned. He pardoned Nixon of all crimes that he may have committed. The Vietnam War ended in 1975, in which Ford evacuated nerely 500,000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Vietnam. He closed the war.
Roe v. Wade
established national abortion guidelines; trimester guidelines; no state interference in 1st; state may regulate to protect health of mother in 2nd; state may regulate to protect health or unborn child in 3rd. inferred from right of privacy established in griswald v. connecticut
North American Free Trade Agreement
-campaigned limited role of federal gov.
-shifted focus from where money was spent to how much it was spent
-was supportive in military spending (cold war time)
-impact on how money can go to welfare programs and domestic spending
-by increasing defecit spending, more money has to be allocated to the interest in our debt
-changed how much money was delivered to states
-force states to find own ways to provide services
-states increase taxes such as income tax, or they cut services
Camp David Accrods
Peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, brokered by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.
Jimmy Carter Administration
Early Environmental Era. Created Department of Energy to reduce dependence on imported oil. Also the superfund created CERCLA to clean up hazardous waste sites.
Soviet Union Collapse
The Soviet Union's collapse into independent nations began early in 1985. After years of Soviet military buildup at the expense of domestic development, economic growth was at a standstill. Failed attempts at reform, a stagnant economy, and war in Afghanistan led to a general feeling of discontent, especially in the Baltic republics and Eastern Europe. Greater political and social freedoms, instituted by the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, created an atmosphere of open criticism of the Moscow regime. The dramatic drop of the price of oil in 1985 and 1986, and consequent lack of foreign exchange reserves in following years to purchase grain profoundly influenced actions of the Soviet leadership.
House of representitives impeached him for perjury and obstruction of justice.
2000 Presidental Election
George Bush and Al Gore
This law passed after 9/11 expanded the tools used to fight terrorism and improved communication between law enforcement and intelligence agencies
War on Terror
Initiated by President George W. Bush after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the broadly defined war on terror aimed to weed out terrorist operatives and their supporters throughout the world.
U.S World Trade Center Twin Towers
Passed laws requiring a 70% reduction in mercury from coal fired power plants by 2025 but much of the mercury deposition in the western US is from Asian sources. China may build 562 plants in the next 8 years. Mercury is a global problem that will only be solved with international cooperation.
a theocratic islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia
a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action
the economic policies of Ronald Regan; also called supply-side economics. Regan hoped to promote growth and investment by deregulating business, reducing corporate tax rates, and lowering federal tax rates for upper and middle income Americans
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.
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