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Republican; Reaganomics, "rollback" of communism, Iran-Contra affair, second term-ended cold war.
These policies used supply-side economics (cut income taxes), and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth, unemployed started going back to work.
The Reagan administration found a way to sell arms to Iran for millions. That money was then used to buy weapons for the Contras in Nicaragua.
Marines in Lebanon
Muslim suicide bomber killed 239 marines at barracks in Beirut in 1983 (peacekeepers during Lebanese Civil War). Reagan removed all U.S. forces from Lebanon.
George H.W. Bush
41st President of the United States from 1989-1993, made the decision to invade Kuwait and free it from Iraq (Persian Gulf War).
Persian Gulf War
Conflict between Iraq and a coalition of countries led by the United States to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait. United Nation forces emerged victorious (1990).
President of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the first Persian Gulf War (1991). Saddam was deposed by the U.S. and its allies during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
A United Nations agency created to promote trade by the reduction of tariffs and import quotas.
Oil exporting countries in the Middle East. Placed an embargo on the US in the 1970s, raising oil prices.
Genocide of Muslims by Christians in the Balkan region. Clinton sent troops to stop the fighting and keep peace.
Election of 1992
Bill Clinton won over George H.W. Bush because of the economy's problems and the presence of a third party candidate, Ross Perot.
People who generally favor limited government, low taxes, deregulation and a strong military.
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Reagan administration plan to create a missile-defense system over American territory to block a nuclear attack. Known as "Star Wars"
Sandra Day O'Connor
First female supreme court justice. Appointed by Reagan.
Peace Through Strength
Reagan's policy of having a strong military to scare enemies
Family and Medical Leave Act
Provides employees with job-protected leave for family or medical conditions.
American with Disabilities Act
Law that prohibits employers from discriminating against people with physical disabilities
Political scandal emerging from a sexual relationship of Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate.
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