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the goal of the Democratic Party under the leadership of President Johnson, ultimately to enact domestic programs to improve education, provide Medical care for the aged, and eliminate poverty.
Gulf of Tonkin resolution
The resolution was not an official declaration of war against North Vietnam but it gave the president the freedom to send troops into combat.
a White House political scandal in the 1972 presidential campaign, growing off of a break-in at the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
an organization founded in 1960 of nations that export large amounts of petroleum: formed to establish oil-exporting policies and set prices.
Iran Hostage Crisis
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took approximately seventy Americans captive. This terrorist act triggered the most profound crisis of the Carter presidency and began a personal ordeal for Jimmy Carter and the American people that lasted 444 days.
Iran Contra Affair
a clandestine action not approved of by the United States Congress. It began in 1985, when President Ronald Reagan's administration supplied weapons to Iran¹ — a sworn enemy — in hopes of securing the release of American hostages held in Lebanon by Hezbollah terrorists loyal to the Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's leader.
Persian Gulf War
A war fought in 1991 in which a coalition of countries led by the United States destroyed much of the military capability of Iraq and drove the Iraqi army out of Kuwait.
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