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APUSH Chapter 41 16th Edition Key Terms and People to Know
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weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons that can cause a massive number of deaths in a single use.
International treaty to acknowledge that humans induced climate change exists and the developed world must reduce greenhouse gasses.
On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda members flew planes into world trade center towers one and two, the pentagon, and crashed one into a field in Pennsylvania.
Islamic fundamentalist group; originally supported by U.S when fighting Russia in Afghanistan; anti-us; Osama bin Laden is Leader.
USA Patriot Act
law passed due to 9/11 attacks; sought to prevent further terrorist attacks by allowing greater government access to electronic communications and other information.
Department of Homeland Security
A proposal by President Bush in 2002 which would consolidate 22 federal agencies and nearly 170,000 federal employees.
Guantanamo Detention Camp
Located in U.S. territory outside the United States that serves as an extra-legal holding area for suspected terrorists.
Abu Ghraib prison
Prison in Iraq made famous by revelation of photos taken by Army Reserve MP guards in the acts of humiliating and torturing prisoners.
No Child Left Behind Act
A U.S. law enacted in 2001 that was intended to increase accountability in education by requiring states to qualify for federal educational funding by administering standardized tests to measure school achievement.
Considered to be the one crisis of the Bush administrations second term and in is inefficiency to deal with the crisis. It destroyed 80% of New Orleans and more than 1300 people died, while the damages were $150 billion.
A time period when credit use shrinks in an economy instead of expanding as during normal economic times.
American Relief and Recovery Act
President Obama's stimulus plan that contained tax/mortgage relief as well as new spending.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Health care reform law passed in 2010 that includes incentives and penalties for employers providing health insurance as a benefit.
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Legislation passed during 2010 that was intended to reform regulation of the financial system.
A grassroots conservative political movement mobilized in opposition to Barack Obama's fiscal, economic, and heath care policies.
Occupy Wall Street
Youthful radicals pitched tents and occupied Zuccotti Park in New York's financial district beginning in September 2010 to protest inequality and corporate power
This Republican senator was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and was seeking the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election.
Governor of Alaska who was the first female to ever be nominated for VP as a Republican.
George W. Bush
43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001.
The Vice President and President of the Senate as of January 19, 2009, Secretary of Defense under George Bush. Oversaw Operation Desert Storm.
Became the first female Speaker of the House following the 2006 elections, current Speaker of the House.
44th U.S. President 2009-current Democratic, 1st African American president.
Current Vice President under Barack Obama.
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