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Period 9 APUSH
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The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.
Roe v wade
1973 All state laws prohibiting abortions were made unconstitutional based on a woman's right to privacy
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.
Initiative/ star wars
Popular name for Reagan's proposed space-based nuclear defense system, officially called the Strategic Defense Initiative
glasnot and perestrokia
Policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the 1980s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union./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
Site in Beijing where Chinese students and workers gathered to demand greater political openness in 1989. The demonstration was crushed by Chinese military with great loss of life.
President Reagan authorized the off-the-books sale of stolen weapons from the Pentagon to Iran in order to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; Congress had forbidden him to use government funds to support the Contras; helped keep Iraq from winning the Iraq-Iran War (did not want a Middle Eastern superpower); very illegal (Iran was considered a terrorist state) and almost caused Reagan to be impeached.
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
Increased imports and exports link the U.S. economy with the world. Brought more products at lower prices but took industrial jobs overseas.
campaign finance reform
Legislation aimed at placing limits on political candidates accepting money and gifts from individuals and special interest groups
axis of evil
A term coined by President Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address; this "axis" included Iraq, North Korea, and Iran.
Beginning in the 1960's, congress passed laws to protect consumers. (lemon laws)/strategic arms reduction talk, 30 percent less nuclear weapons
Persian gulf war
Conflict that was triggered by a dispute over oil-drilling rights, Iraq's president, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait for access to the Persian Gulf. Both Kuwait and Iraq are oil-rich, and Kuwait was once a part of Iraq. The US and other members of the United Nations declared war on Iraq and Iraqi forces were quickly withdrawn from Kuwait.
"don't ask don't tell"
The policy was intended as a "compromise" — one that purports to restrict the United States military from "witch-hunting" secretly gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members or applicants, while absolutely barring "openly" gay or bisexual people from joining the military, and expelling those already serving.
Result of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. December 19, 1998 in the House two count of impeachment were approved, lying to the grand jury and obstructing justice, voting along partisan lines. Moved to the Senate and a trial of the president began, it ended with a decisive acquittal of Clinton.
Election of 2000
W. Bush v. Al Gore. Gore won the popular vote. Bush won Florida and the election.Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and the Senate was evenly divided by the parties.
war on terrorism
Terrorism and countries supporting it (supposedly); much of the terrorism on the US was caused by Middle Eastern countries, mainly as results of the Persian Gulf War and the placement of US troops in Palestine following the war.
Following the govt's refusal to turn over bin Laden, it was quickly taken over in the fall of 2001 by combinations of US bombing, "anti-Taliban Northern Alliance troops" and American Special Forces.
operation Iraqi freedom
An operation launched with a combination of US and British armed forces to overrun Iraqi defenses, capture the capital city of Baghdad, and end Hussein's dictatorship. Although most of it was successful, the violence did not end with the defeat of the Iraqi army and the capture of Saddam Hussein.
the great recession
worst economic period for the United States since the Great Depression
affordable care act
An expansion of Medicaid, most of employers must provide health insurance, have insurance or face surtax, prevents rejection based on pre-existing condition. Also referred to as "Obamacare", signed into law in 2010.
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