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Reagan promised an "across the board" reduction in income tax rates and capital gains tax rates; George H.W. Bush named this supply-side policy, ______ ________
1972 Democrat nominee; Vietnam conflict; South Dakota; pull troops out in 90 days; Thomas Eagleton (his VP) had undergone psychiatric care, cost him the election
Strategic Defense Initiative
Star Wars; high-tech missile defense system aimed as orbiting battle stations in space to fire laser beams; defensive, which upset many people
Dictator of the Philippines, America supported Corazon Aquino in his overthrow 1986
Indictment during Iran-Contra scandal = America sold weapons to Iran in hopes of freeing American hostages in Lebanon & aided the Contras in Nicaragua, even though Congress did not allow this; presidential pardon
The Moral Majority
Against sexual permissiveness, abortion, feminism, and spread of gay rights; 2 - 3 million voters; radio, direct mail, televangelists to reach people in the 80s, millions of dollars, conservative
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
Upheld a Missouri law that set restrictions on abortions; states can legislate in an area previously forbidden
Planned Parenthood vs Casey
States can restrict abortion as long as no "undue burden"; Don't have to tell husband, but minor must tell parents
Sandra Day O' Connor
Conservative-minded justice to US Supreme Court; first woman to ascent to the high bench
Democratic Chinese flourished a "Goddess of Democracy" put down by China's autocratic rulers 1989
"Stormin Norman!"; American/Allied general; relentless bombing and then suffocate them with troops and armor; vs. Hussein
Operation Desert Storm
"100 hour" war; UN outflanked Iraqi forces in Kuwait and the enemy could not retreat or reinforce; many Iraqui casualties; Feb. 27, Saddam accept cease-fire
Accused black jurist Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, but he then became the 2nd black person in Congress; applauded for focusing attention on issues of sexual harassment
H. Ross Perot
Independent Presidential candidate from Texas; federal deficit (!!!); never held a public office
The Brady Bill
1993; gun-control law after James Brady (assistant to president) had been wounded & disabled in an assassination attempt of Reagan
The Branch Davidians, Waco, Texas
Schism w/ Seventh Day Adventists; their property was seized @ Waco by ATF, FBI, and National Guard
arrested and convicted anti-government extremist; truck bombing that destroyed Oklahoma City building that happened after Waco
Palestine Liberation Organization; met w/ Israeli premier Yitzshak Rabin & Clinton @ White House to degree for Palestinian self-rule
Tried to prosecute Clinton for lying under oath in the Jones case but never succeeded in finding evidence
Clinton Impeachment Charges
perjury before a grand jury & obstruction of justice; did not rise to the "high crimes & misdemeanors"
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