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Modern Era Quiz
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1981-1989,"Great Communicator" Republican, conservative economic policies
North American Free Trade Agreement; allows open trade with US, Mexico, and Canada.
GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade)
international agreement first signed in 1947 aimed at lowering trade barriers
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
A policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society
Fall of Soviet Union (1991)
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev started to give more freedom to people which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
the U.S. was attacked by the Al Qaeda which resulted in the War on Terrorism and the Patriot Acts
Gulf War 1991
Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded neighboring Kuwait in August 1990. The United Nations subsequently approved the use of force to evict the Iraqi forces.
The old leader of Iraq who was put on trial for genocide, and crimes against human rights
Phyllis Schlafly (STOP ERA)
➢ Stands for Stop Taking Our Privileges
➢ She argues that women should have different rights
➢ Last state needed to ratify never got to because the bill became unpopular
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique
An American feminist, activist and writer, best known for starting what is commonly known as the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of a book.
Patriot Act (2001)
Law responding to 9/11. Expands anti-terrorist powers (wiretapping, surveillance); 4th Amendment concern for civil liberties.
2000 Presidential Election
supreme court delares Bush beats Gore, Gore won more popular vote, last state was Florida-had to do a recount, Democrats wanted recount, Supreme court voted 5-4 to stop counting, A small number of votes can determine an election's outcome
Nicaraguan political groups representing the standing government and the rebel group
scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected
Title IX of Education Act of 1972
Prohibited gender discrimination in federally subsidized education programs
Family Leave Act
Gave workers up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid family leave for the birth or adoption of a child or the illness of a family member
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
A law passed in 1990 that requires employers and public facilities to make "reasonable accommodations" for people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination against these individuals in employment.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Federal legislation passed in 2010 that includes a number of provisions designed to increase access to healthcare, improve the quality of healthcare, and explore new models of delivering and paying for healthcare.
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Popularly known as "Star Wars," President Reagan's SDI proposed the construction of an elaborate computer-controlled, anti-missile defense system capable of destroying enemy missiles in outer spaced. Critics claimed that SDI could never be perfected.
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