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Reading #69-70 Pages: 1005-1022
Lancaster, OHS, 11th Grade
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What captured the world's attention during the beginning of the Bush Administration?
Democracy spouting through communist nations and then Communism running the Democracy over with a tank
What changes took place in Europe during the Bush administration?
communist regimes collapsed and the Berlin war came down.
What were pro-communist people in Soviet Union trying to do to Gorbachev?
take him out of office
After Gorbachev resigned what did Soviet Union do?
It split into 15 parts called the Commonweath of Independent States Note: they adopted the democratic reform and a free market
This made American and the USSR reduce their nuclear arsenal over 10 years
Because America's principal opponent was now gone what did America do?
1. Closed 34 military bases
2. Canceled the order for a navy attack plane
He was sent to jail because he conspired against the government. After he was released he became the president of South Africa
Why did Saddam Hussein want the oil of Kuwait?
Iraq was in need of money to pay for its war with Iran
Persian Gulf Crisis
Saddam Hussein (Iraq) invaded Kuwait for Kuwaits oil. America then demanded that Iraq need to leave Kuwait alone but they did not and this started Operation Desert Storm
•The war began with bombing of a monumental scale
•This weakened the Iraqis, though many civilians were killed.
•It took only four days to fight the war on the ground and Saddam surrendered and Kuwait was freed.
Operation Desert Storm
This was a military operation that started with bombing then lead to a ground invasion that lasted 100 hours.
What types of counterattacks did Iraq have on the US?
1. chemical weapons
2. Desert forts with oil moats
What was Norman Schwarzkopf's plan in operation desert storm?
bomb the air then storm the ground
What did the Operation Desert storm fail to do?
Completely get rid of Saddam
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This said that you couldn't discriminate against people with Disabilities
Why did the NAACP and the National Organization for Women not want Clarence Thomas to replace the retiring Thurgood?
he was pro-abortion
This woman accused Clarence Thomas of sexual assault. While her accusation wasn't didn't kill Thomas's position as Justice it did raise awareness of the issues of Sexual assault
banned pay raises in congress until the next election seated new people Note: James Madison
election of 1992
Democrat: Bill Clinton (winner)
Republican: Bush Sr.
3rd Party: Ross Perot
First female attorney general
Who did Clinton Fill his cabinet with?
minorities and women
What did Clinton do for Gay rights in the army
Don't ask don't tell
Who did Clinton appoint to help the nationals health and medical care system
His wife Hilary
This was a gun control bill inspired by Reagan's failed assassination
This sect stood off against the government at Waco, Texas
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