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History CH 31 The Age of Globalization
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Bill Clinton's presidency marked the beginning of what in American political life?
In 1993, when Bill Clinton assumed the presidency, he
- did not have a powerful electoral mandate for change.
- entered with a highly ambitious domestic political agenda.
Which of the following statements about the welfare reform bill passed by Congress in 1996 is correct?
It shifted the bulk of welfare benefits away from those without jobs and toward support for low-wage workers.
Inquiries associated with the Paula Jones suit against President Clinton led to
charges that the president had a sexual relationship with a White House intern and lied about it under oath.
On December 19, 1998, the ______ voted along party lines to approve two counts of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.
House of Representatives
At the turn of the twenty-first century, partisanship in American political life
fundamentally impacted the functioning of the White House and Congress.
When were the 2000 election results decided?
after the Supreme Court ended all efforts to recount the votes in Florida
Controversies in the Clinton administration during its first months in office included which of the following?
- a banking and real estate venture involving the Clintons from the 1980s
- several early appointments, which Clinton was forced to withdraw.
- an attempt to end the policy barring gays and lesbians from serving in the military
- the "suicide" of a White House counsel and longtime friend of the president
What was Bill Clinton's greatest strength going into the 1996 campaign?
the state of the economy
Which of the following statements is true of the George W. Bush presidency?
Bush won passage of the largest tax cut in U.S. history.
What charge did Paula Jones bring against Bill Clinton?
Which of the following describe aspects of the 2008 election season that were unique in the history of the United States?
- An African American had a realistic chance of being elected president.
- A woman had a realistic chance of being elected president.
In January 1999, Bill Clinton became the first president since ______ to be tried for impeachment before the Senate.
Which of the following were among the significant achievements of the first two years of the Obama administration?
- passage of an $800 billion stimulus package
- passage of a healthcare reform bill
- passage of significant financial regulations
Who won the election of 2000?
George W. Bush
In the Whitewater affair, the Clintons were
not cleared of wrongdoing until 2000.
Which of the following is true of George W. Bush's first term in office?
He generally had the public's support for his resolute stand on terrorism.
True or false: President Obama easily won a second term in the election of 2012.
The Republican nominee for president in the 2008 presidential election was
Which of the following have created difficulty for President Trump in his first two years?
- his Twitter habits
- intense partisanship
- his lack of experience
President Obama's success in his first two years in office was in large part due to
large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress.
In the presidential election of 2000, which state's results were hotly contested, leading to vote recounts and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court?
In what way did the "new economy" represent a shift in the nation's financial history?
Corporations changed they way they worked and reduced job security for American workers.
What company first introduced the microprocessor in 1971?
True or false: The election of 2012 was the most expensive campaign in history.
The individual that introduced the World Wide Web to the world in 1989 is
A special prosecutor was appointed near the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency to investigate whether Trump's
campaign staff had unsanctioned ties or contacts with the Russian government.
What is the main reason for uneasiness about genetic research?
fear that it allows the alteration of aspects of life previously beyond human control
The most dramatic changes in American life over the last three decades are the result of the
transformation of American trade and industry.
The increasing agedness of the U.S. populations presents a problem for
- the workforce.
- entitlement programs.
Which general category of technology had the largest impact on life in the last decades of the twentieth century?
True or false: The percentage of black high school graduates going to college is the virtually the same as that of white high school graduates.
In 1963, a U.S. government agency started a project called ARPANET to link
computers over large distances.
For abortion rights advocates, which of the following did they believe settled the issue of abortion rights in the United States?
the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade
The Human Genome Project
has identified and classified more than 20,000 genes.
AIDS was first documented in
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled that the
U.S. Constitution guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marry.
Which of the following was responsible for increasing the median age of Americans?
the "Baby-Boom" generation
During the late 1900s and early 2000s, the number of African Americans increased among which of the following groups?
- white-collar workers
- middle-class wage earners
The environmental movement in the decades after the 1980s drew inspiration from the
growth of the older international environmental movement.
Opponents of abortion rights formed around which issues?
- religious doctrine
- a perceived assault on the traditional role of wives and mothers
Why was the increase in drug use in the 1980s significant in the emergence of the AIDS epidemic?
The HIV virus can be spread between drug users sharing contaminated needles.
Which of the following are the opponents of globalization most likely to oppose?
Which of the following accounts for the success of legal challenges to laws against same-sex marriage?
- the political savvy of same-sex marriage supporters
- a profound change in public opinion
Which of the following was the first large and visible manifestation of the power of Islamic orthodoxy?
the Iranian Revolution
Why did the U.S. bomb Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks?
It was believed to harbor Al Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden.
Which of the following are true of the 1980s-2000s?
- The federal government intermittently displayed interest in matters of the environment.
- Environmentalists won significant battles at the local level.
Which of the following claims proved to be accurate?
The Hussein government in Iraq had committed major violations of human rights.
Among the following, the right-to-life movement found its most powerful support among
Which of the following accurately describe the opposition to globalization?
- Labor unions argued that free trade led to the export of jobs.
- Groups concerned with humanitarian issues argued that the global economy led to "slave labor" in horrible conditions.
Which of the following are true of the word "terrorism"?
The word refers to violence used to intimidate people and governments.
Which country did the United States bomb in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks?
Which of the following is true of the war in Afghanistan under Obama?
He escalated the war in 2011 and ceased combat operations there in 2014.
In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush described an "axis of evil" made up of Iraq, Iran, and
Why did China become a focus of the Trump administration in its early days?
Trump needed China to help establish better relations with North Korea.
In a move reminiscent of the Cold War, in March 2014 President Vladimir Putin
annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.
Which of the following statements about specific incidents of terrorism are accurate?
- Revolutionary groups in Italy, Germany, and Japan have all engaged in terrorist acts.
- It was used in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
- Jews in Palestine used terrorism against the British before the creation of Israel.
Which of the following were among the challenges faced by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010-2012?
- conflict between Israel and Palestine
- Iran's nuclear program
- increasing turmoil in the Middle East
Which of the following claims were made by the Bush administration in support of invading Iraq?
- Iraq was supporting terrorist groups that were hostile to the U.S.
- Iraq either had or was developing weapons of mass destruction.
- The Hussein government in Iraq had committed major violations of human rights.
Which of the following was one of President Obama's and Secretary Clinton's biggest foreign policy concerns while in office?
China's growing military and economic power
In the summer of 2017, Robert S. Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate
links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
According to U.S. intelligence officials, during the 2016 election, Russian hackers
leaked Democratic Party emails with the express intent of benefiting the Trump campaign.
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