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Conservative political movements in industrialized democracies that have arisen since the 1960's and stress "traditional values," often with a racist undertone.
a situation in which the government spends more than it takes in
governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
a lawyer who pleads cases in court
First elected president in 1980 and elected again in 1984. He ran on a campaign based on the common man and "populist" ideas. He served as governor of California from 1966-1974, and he participated in the McCarthy Communist scare. Iran released hostages on his Inauguration Day in 1980. While president, he developed Reagannomics, the trickle down effect of government incentives. He cut out many welfare and public works programs. He used the Strategic Defense Initiative to avoid conflict. His meetings with Gorbachev were the first steps to ending the Cold War. He was also responsible for the Iran-contra Affair which bought hostages with guns.
a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
the most famous of the trading routes established by pastoral nomads connecting the European, Indian, and Chinese; transmitted goods and ideas among civilizations
The system a government uses to govern, or set rules for the safety of, its people.
thre pursuit of improved economic and social well being by a country
selecting, managing, and motivating individual channel members and evaluating their performance over time
strategic defense initiative
Popularly known as "Star Wars," President Reagan's SDI proposed the construction of an elaborate computer-controlled, anti-missile defense system capable of destroying enemy missiles in outer spaced. Critics claimed that SDI could never be perfected.
patterns by which government decision making power is organized, exercised, and transferred
A peaceful protest by the Czech people that led to the smooth end of communism in Czechoslovakia.
41st U.S. President. 1989-1993. Republican
a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems
President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. Waged war on Iran in 1980-1988. In 1990 he ordered an invasion of Kuwait but was defeated by United States and its allies in the Gulf War (1991). Defeated by US led invasion in 2003.
Cofounder of Apple Computer; became media, technological visionary.
United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere
the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
an excess of tax revenue over government spending
First woman appointed as national security advisor, by President George W. Bush, in 2001.
department of homeland security
US federal agency created in 2002 to coordinate national efforts against terrorism
the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism