19 terms

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Bill Clinton
42nd President, advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached
Welfare Reform
Major change by Clinton and Congress in 1996 which eliminated federal guarantees of cash assistance
NAFTA
1993 agreement allowed unrestricted trade with Canada and Mexico (North American Free Trade Agreement)
Oklahoma City Bombing
Bombing of Murrah Federal Building. The blast, killed 168 people, including 19 children.
Vernonia School District v. Acton
Random drug testing of athletes does not violate the search and seizure clause of the fourth amendment
Election of 2000
Bush v. Gore; Bush won although Gore won popular vote; controversy over the final vote count in Florida; settled by Supreme Court decision in favor of Bush
George W. Bush
After attacks of September 11, 2001, declared war on international terrorism and ordered US forces into Afghanistan
•Led the US into a war against Iraq
September 11, 2001
AI-Qaeda terrorists, living in the U.S., hijacked several commercial airliners and crashed them into the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
USA Patriot Act
Law passed due to 9/11 attacks; sought to prevent further terrorist attacks by allowing greater government access to electronic communications and other information; criticized by some as violating civil liberties
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp
An American Base in Cuba where suspected terrorists are held
Barack Obama
First African American president, major legislation passed included Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Affordable Care Act
Law enacted March 23, 2010 that put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms. (also known as Obamacare)
Internationalism
The idea that trade between nations creates prosperity and helps prevent war
Surplus
When quantity supplied is more than quantity demanded
Inconsistant
Not regular or predictable
Population Density
The average number of people in a square mile
Humanitarian
A person who is concerned with reducing suffering and improving the conditions that people live in
Localities
A surrounding or nearby region
Diversify
To change (something) so that it has more different kinds of people or things
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