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The U.S led the United Nations to liberate the country of Kuwait from Saddam Hussein and to secure oil reserves in the Middle East
Persian Gulf War
Balanced federal budget; cut government spending-closed military bases; raised taxes on Rich; Created NAFTA
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN (MINORITY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2008- BARACK OBAMA
Green party candidate Ralph Nader took crucial votes away from the other candidates that caused a virtual tie between electoral vote winner George W. Bush and popular vote winner Al Gore. Went to Supreme Court, Bush wins 5-4
Impact of third party on an election
Islamic fundamentalist hijacked 4 planes and crash them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania
September 11, 2001
President George W. Bush deploys troops & begins military operation in Afghanistan to destroy an international terrorist organization & Iraq and begins fighting a GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM
Impact of 9/11
Created by George W. Bush for the War on Terrorism
Department Homeland Security
to prevent acts of terrorism in the United States.
Passes the US Patriot Act
Federal Debt increased due to excessive military spending to supply forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Economic impact of War on Terrorism
In 2005 Storm waters flood the city after several levees broke & unable to hold back flood water in New Orleans (Below Sea level)
Hurricane Katrina
US culture spreading to other parts of the world, ex. hip hop music, McDonalds, Walmart, Coca-cola, etc in China; baseball in Japan
Cultural Diffusion
causes the outsourcing of Domestic jobs to foreign countries resulting in fewer job opportunities for Americans
Globalization
first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court (Reagan 1981).."the power I exert on the court is based on my argument, not my gender"
Sandra Day O'Connor
first Hispanic woman to be appointed to the US Supreme Court (Obama 2009)
Sonia Sotomayor
1st Lady of the US; appointed by Clinton to had a task force on health care for uninsured and underinsured Americans. (Clinton 1993
Hillary Clinton
Microsoft founder, and among the 1st to recognize the potential of the personal computer; developed software: windows
Bill Gates
founder of Walmart, a five and dime department store that grew to become a worldwide chain
Sam Walton
Founder of one of the worlds largest cosmetic lines
Estee Lauder
African American; founder of BET (Black Entertainment TV.
Robert Johnson
Hispanic advertising genius
Lionel Sosa
African American woman & highest paid daytime television host in the world
Oprah Winfrey