Upgrade to remove ads
APUSH Ch. 41, The American People Face a New Century, 2001-2014
Terms in this set (21)
weapons of mass destruction
Biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons that can cause a massive number of deaths in a single use.
a treaty signed in 1997. It requires countries who sign it to reduce thieir gas emissions to levels below what they were producing in 1990
terrorist group responsible for 2001 airplane attack. Led by Osama bin Laden and supported by Taliban. Islamic extremists.
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 Detention Camp
Controversial prison facility constructed after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Located on territory occupied by the U.S. military, but not technically part of the United States, the facility serves as an extra-legal holding area for suspected terrorists.
Abu Ghraib prison
Prison in Iraq made famous by revelation of photos taken by Army Reserve MP guards in the acts of humiliating and torturing prisoners
no child left behind act
Federal law enacted in January 2002 that introduced new accountability measures for elementary and secondary schools in all states that wish to receive federal aid.
Considered to be the one crisis of the Bush administrations second term and in is inefficiency to deal with the crisis. It destroyed 80% of New Orleans and more than 1300 people died, while the damages were $150 billion.
When the value of loans begins to drop, the net worth of financial institutions fall causing them to cut back on lending
american recovery and reinvestment act
ARRA- Law with provisions concerning the standards for the electronic transmission of health care data; intended to create jobs and promote investment and consumer spending during the recession that followed the financial collapse in 2008. No Republicans in the House and only 3 Republicans in the Senate voted for this bill, arguing against the massive growth in federal spending
patient protection and affordable care act
a health insurance reform in the United States passed in 2010 with the goal of achieving nearly universal health insurance coverage through expanded Medicaid coverage, an employer mandate, and the establishment of public insurance exchanges.
wall street reform and consumer protection act
a law that gave authority to the Federal Reserve System to regulate all large financial institutions, created an oversight council to look for growing risk to the financial system, establish a process for the Federal government to sell off the assets of large failing financial institutions, provided Federal regulatory oversight of asset-backed securities, and created a financial consumer protection bureau within the Fed
The Tea Party is a political movement that largely began in 2009 with protests that were sponsored both locally and nationally. In general the movement is considered conservative, favoring decreased taxes & decreased spending by the government. The focus is on fiscal conservatism. So far the Tea Party has endorsed Republican candidates.
occupy wall street
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide.
This Republican senator was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election
Republican vice-presidential candidate with John McCain in the 2008 election, the second woman to run for vice president of a major party and the first Republican. Palin served on the city council and as mayor of her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska from 1996-2002 and then in 2006 was elected governor of the state. Relatively unknown nationally, Palin's social conservatism made her popular among the evangelical wing of the Republican Party, which had been distrustful of McCain.
george w bush
43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001. ill prepared for office. Used republican control of congress to pass major tax cuts (by 1 vote both times). Became increasingly conservative.
The Vice President and President of the Senate as of January 19, 2009, Secretary of Defense under George Bush. Oversaw Operation Desert Storm.
Became the first female Speaker of the House following the 2006 elections
2008; Democrat; first African American president of the US, health care bill; Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster; economy: huge stimulus package to combat the great recession, is removing troops from Iraq, strengthened numbers in Afghanistan; repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell; New Start treaty with Russia
US Vice President, experience under president reagan
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Chapter 21 - The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865
APUSH Ch. 37, The Stormy Sixties, 1963-1973
APUSH: Chapter 22, "The Ordeal of Reconstruction,…
APUSH Ch. 38, Challenges to the Postwar Order, 197…
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Chapter 41: The American People Face a New Century…
APush chapter 41
APUSH Chapter 41 Key Terms
APUSH Chapter 41 16th Edition Key Terms and People…
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
APUSH- Chapter 40: America Confronts the Post-Cold…
Ch. 39 The Resurgence of Conservatism (1980-1992)
Chapter 36: American Zenith (1952-1963)
Chapter 35: The Cold War Begins (1945-1952)