US History - Unit 10 - Modern America
Terms in this set (20)
George W. Bush
Elected President in 2000, he launched a global war on terror (son of President #41)
Al Gore, Jr
The Democratic nominee for President in the 2000 election. Former Vice President of the USA
Presidential Election of 2000
A contested election that came down to a recount in Florida.
A building in Washington DC that houses military command structure - hit by a jet during 9/11
a terrorist organization behind the 9/11 attacks in the USA.
a strict fundamentalist group that controlled Afghanistan and shielded Osama Bin Laden after 9/11.
USA Patriot Act
A far reaching bill passed after 9/11 that gives the federal government increased powers in surveillance. Some people questioned its Constitutionality.
killed over 1800 people along the Gulf Coast in 2005, and led to criticism of the Bush Administration's poor response.
Presidential Election of 2008
historic election that saw the first election of an African-American to the Presidency.
First Hispanic justice of the Supreme Court.
Just in Time Production
Parts arrive at the moment they are needed in manufacturing by workers.
Vietnam war hero and Senator who lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama.
one of the world's wealthiest women, she endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008.
No Child Left Behind Act
a controversial federal educational reform that required states to tell all students in English, Math, and other subjects.
Bush v. Gore
the Supreme Court decision that stopped the recount in Florida in 2000, effectively making George W. Bush President
Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
Bush era program that attempted to stop the financial crisis in 2007-2008 by providing money to banks to stop their collapse
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
the "Obama Stimulus" bill that provided over $700 billion to create new jobs, and bailed out several large businesses, including General Motors
Ran for President, and lost, in both 2008 and 2016. She became Secretary of State under Obama.
Donald J. Trump
won the Presidential election of 2016. While he lost the total popular vote, his margin in the electoral college was 304 to 227.
the spread of culture (especially American) across the planet.