U.S. History Chapter 28 Test: War on Terrorism
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What happened on October 7, 2001?
United States and Great Britain began air strikes against Afghanistan targeting al Queda and Taliban camps.
Was Osama bin Laden able to elude capture in the initial military operations in Afghanistan?
With the Taliban defeated, what did the United States and Afghan leaders work on?
plans for a new government
Who did President Bush accuse of forming an axis of evil in 2002?
Iraq, Iran, and North Korea
What did key government officials believe should have happened to Saddam Hussein in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm?
government officials believed that Saddam Hussein should have been overthrown and encouraged President Bush to complete unfinished business from his father's presidency.
How did many government officials believe that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would create better conditions?
it would create better conditions for resolving disputes between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
What did President Bush accuse Saddam Hussein of?
1. he had links to Al Queda
2. played a key role in the 9/11 attacks.
3. possessed weapons of mass destruction
What happened to the New York Stock Exchange following the 9/11 attack?
shut down operations for 4 days
had one of the worst weeks in its history
How did the United Nations respond to the United States call for war?
United Nations disagreed with going to war and preferred continued diplomatic pressure.
What did President Bush do after discussing the issue of war with the United Nations?
Invaded Iraq without United Nations support
What happened on September 11, 2001?
passenger jet crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Another plane hit the west side of the Pentagon
What did Congress do to help the nation recover from the attacks?
provided $40 billion dollars in relief aid for emergency assistance and national security measures.
What legislation did the government pass after the World Trade Center was destroyed?
provided compensation to the families of victims.
How did the United States show unity after the World Trade Center was bombed?
1. displayed flags
2. charitable groups helped raise funds
3. American Red Cross gave blood donations.
4. sporting events gave tribute
Who became the main suspect for the bombing of the World Trade Center?
Osama bin Laden
How did President Bush respond to the World Trade Center being bombed?
United States would wage war against terrorist organizations
What was the Patriot Act of 2001?
provided for indefinite imprisonment without trial any non-U.S. citizen whom the attorney general believes is a threat to national security.
permits searches and wiretapping by the attorney general for national security.
What was Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 19, 2003?
air strikes on targets in Baghdad
U.S. and British ground forces invaded Iraq from the South
How long did it take to capture Baghdad?
What did the United States do after capturing Baghdad?
United States began rebuilding Iraq's oil industry and neglected public services.
Did other countries help financially rebuild Iraq?
No, United States spend $87.5 billion dollars
Why did President Bush have difficulty creating a new Iraqi government?
hostility between ethnic and religious groups made the task difficult.
How did Iraqis feel about Saddam Hussein being overthrown?
Iraqis welcomed Saddam being overthrown but resented U.S. troops being stationed in Iraq.
What did insurgents loyal to Saddam Hussein do after he was overthrown?
launched a campaign of anti-U.S. violence aided by al Queda terrorists.
When was Saddam Hussein captured?
What did opponents of the war believe the Iraq War did?
strengthened support for terrorism in the Muslim world and made America less safe.