U.S. History Chapter 27 Test: Bill Clinton's Administration
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What were the details of the federal budget that was passed in 1993?
combined tax increases and spending cuts to reduce the federal deficit.
Explain how the economy was strong by 1996?
1. national debt decreased
2. unemployment decreased
3. inflation decreased to 3%
How did the success of the economy affect the stock market?
stock market boomed
What was Operation Restore Hope in 1992?
provided relief to famine-stricken people in Somalia
What happened in Palestine in 1993?
Palestine and Israel signed an agreement setting guidelines for Palestinian self-rule in occupied areas of Israel.
What happened in 1995, after the peace agreement was signed, that outraged the people of Israel?
young Palestinian extremist killed the Israeli Prime Minister sparking violence for 6 years.
What did the United Nations and NATO do in 1993 in Bosnia?
sent military forces to Bosnia to investigate war crimes as 150,000 people were dead.
What did the United States and NATO do to Bosnia in 1995?
began bombing Bosnian Serb positions
What took place in 1996 regarding Bosnia?
Bosnian war trials were held on the leaders of the warring groups.
During the 1990's, was the United States economy weak?
No, it experienced the largest boom in United States History.
How did economic expansion affect the government's budget?
created a surplus in the government's budget
What did President Clinton want to use the surplus of money for?
Social Security, Medicare, and education
What did the Republicans in Congress want to use the surplus of money for?
How did President Clinton respond to the proposed federal budget that focused on tax cuts?
Clinton vetoed it.
What was the Initiative on Race in 1997?
encouraged people to discuss racial issues and concerns
What happened in 1998 after the Initiative on Race?
James Byrd Jr. was lynched in Texas by white racists.
What lawsuit was brought against President Clinton in 1994?
former Arkansas state employee sued Clinton for sexual harassment while Arkansas Governor
White House Aide had an improper relationship with President Clinton.
How did the House of Representatives vote regarding President Clinton's lawsuit?
voted for impeachment
What did the Senate Judiciary Committee decide on President Clinton?
Senate acquitted President Clinton saying the actions were immoral but not unconstitutional
What did the United States military do in 1999?
United States and NATO began air strikes in Serbia to attack the invaders in Kosovo
How did the air strikes affect the war in Kosovo?
Serbia agreed to withdraw troops from Kosovo and sign a peace agreement.
What was invented in 1990 that allowed the people to transmit information from space.
Hubble Space Telescope
What did Shannon Lucid do in 1995?
broke the record for the most consecutive days in space (188 days)
What did John Glenn do in the 1990's?
first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, came out of retirement, to be the oldest person to fly into space.
Who led the computer revolution in the 1990's?
What did Bill Gates invent in the 1990's?
Internet and World Wide Web
What was the Telecommunications Act of 1996?
regulated Indency on the Internet
How did the Supreme Court respond to the Telecommunications Act?
struck down the law, because it violated Freedom of Speech
What was the Y2K bug?
Belief that computer systems would fail, because computers read the year 2000 as 1900.
Did the Y2K bug happen?
What was the Immigration Act of 1994?
Congress set a limit of 675,000 immigrants per year.
It authorized special visas for overseas investors interested in establishing businesses in poor parts of the United States.
What action did Congress take on immigration in 1996?
strengthened control of U.S. borders to halt illegal immigration.
Explain marriages of the 1990's?
only 26% of American homes had married couples.
Explain employment of women in the 1990's?
60% of women worked outside the home
What was the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993?
required companies to provide workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family and medical emergencies.