2018 APUSH - Era 9 - Summer
Terms in this set (16)
Contract with America
Republican plan headed by Newt Gingrich that focused on scaling back the government, balancing the budget, and cutting taxes
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Under Clinton administration. Concerns allowing gays into military but forbids begin openly homosexual.
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
Reagan's proposed Strategic Defense Initiative (1983), also known as "Star Wars," called for a land- or space-based shield against a nuclear attack. Although SDI was criticized as unfeasible and in violation of the Antiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, Congress approved billions of dollars for development.
Conservative activist. Campaigned against ERA and founded Eagle Forum.
The principle that when civilizations interact there is an exchange of ideas as each culture, way of life impacts the other.
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberalization effort improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
Trickle Down Economics
economic theory that holds that money lent to banks and businesses will trickle down to consumers
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev which called for more openness with the nations of West, and a relaxing of restraints on Soviet citizenry.
A policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society
This billionaire was a third-party candidate in the 1992 presidential election won 19 percent of the popular vote. His strong showing that year demonstrated voter disaffection with the two major parties.
Fall of the Soviet Union (USSR)
the soviet union's weakening economy along with great discrepancies between worker's wages and the privileges their leaders enjoyed, led the the breakup of the soviet union.
a radical Islamic group organized by Osama bin Laden in the 1990s to engage in terrorist activities.
A fundamentalist Muslim movement whose militia took control of much of Afghanistan from early 1995, and in 1996 took Kabul and set up a radical Islamic state. The movement was forcibly removed from power by the US and its allies after the September 11, 2001, attacks
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.
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