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Republican; Reaganomics, "rollback" of communism, Iran-Contra affair, second term-ended cold war.
Southern and Western population grow. Technology industry booms.
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.
The northern industrial states of the United States. These states lost much of their economic base to the sun belt, leaving old machinery to rust in the moist northern climate.
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.
George W. Bush
43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism. President during 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq.
Election of 2000
Bush won although Gore won popular vote; controversy over the final vote count in Florida; settled by Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore.
Two planes were hijacked by terrorists and were flown into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Resulted in the death of over 3,000 people.
War in Iraq
The United States leads a coalition that includes Britain, Australia and Spain to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States.
The costliest hurricane to hit the United States. It destroyed 80% of New Orleans and more than 1300 people died, while the damages were $81 billion.
Illinois Senator who won the presidency in 2008, first African-American President, advocate for universal healthcare, an end to the Iraqi War, and economic recovery.
Osama bin Laden
Arab terrorist who established al-Qaeda. Planned attack of 9-11 in Afghanistan.
War in Afghanistan
After Afghanistan refused to turn over bin Laden, the U.S. took military action, attacked the Taliban and drove them from power; U.S. then helped Afghanistan rebuild.
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.
First Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. Appointed by President Obama.
Affordable Care Act
Also referred to as "Obamacare", signed into law in 2010. An expansion of Medicaid, to extend health insurance to more people. Requires most employers to provide health insurance.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Provides employees with job-protected leave for certain family or medical conditions.
Americans with Disabilities Act
This act banned discrimination against the disabled in employment and mandated easy access to all public and commercial buildings.
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.
American computer software designer who founded Microsoft and made the personal computer affordable.
Computer developer who started Apple Computers and changed the way people interact with technology.
This election came down to the state of Florida, between George W. Bush and Al Gore. George Bush won the Presidency by a Supreme Court vote.
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.
Election of 2008
Election of the 1st African American President, Barack Obama.
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another. Ex: the NBA is popular in China.
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.
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"
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