62 terms

Unit 9

Ronald Reagan
Began funding for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), aka. "Star Wars"
Gerald Ford
Urged Americans to Whip Inflation Now
Gerald Ford
Pardoned President Nixon of any crimes he may have committed in the Watergate Scandal
James Carter
Helped negotiate the Camp David Accords peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
James Carter
The Iran hostage crisis contributed to this president not being reelected
Ronald Reagan
Said that government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem
James Carter
Boycotted 1980 Olympics and put grain embargo against U.S.S.R. for invading Afghanistan
Ronald Reagan
Initiated deregulation
Menachem Begin
Prime Minister of Israel who signed the Camp David Accords
Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt who signed the Camp David Accords
Mikhail Gorbachev
Last Soviet leader. Signed I.N.F. Treaty with Reagan
Ayatollah Khomeini
Leader of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the Shah of Iran
Geraldine Ferraro
First female vice presidential candidate of a major political party
Sandra Day O'Connor
First female Supreme Court Justice
Jerry Falwell
Televangelist co-founder of the Moral Majority
Oliver North
Involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal
Tom Wolfe
Wrote Bonfire of the Vanities. Called 1970s the "Me Decade"
A slow down of the economy with rising prices is called
Iran-Contra Scandal
Political scandal associated with the Reagan administration
O.P.E.C. is a
These people represented the materialism of 1980s culture
James Watt
Environmentalists were unhappy with this Secretary of Interior
Proposition 13
Movement in California to lower property taxes
Supply-side Economics
Proper term for trickle down economics
Nancy Reagan
First lady behind the Just Say No anti-drug program
Steve Jobs
Founder of Apple Computer Company
Favors tax cuts
Support for social welfare programs
Favors less government regulations on businesses
Supports strong environmental protections
William Clinton
Welfare Reform and Family Leave Acts were passes as well as N.A.F.T.A.
George H.W. Bush
Engaged the U.S. in the first Persian Gulf War to liberate Kuwait
George H.W. Bush
Said, "read my lips. No new taxes," but ended up raising taxes
George W. Bush
No Child Left Behind legislation was passed
William Clinton
Sent troops as part of N.A.T.O. peacekeeping in the Balkans to stop ethnic cleansing
George W. Bush
Engaged U.S. in invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11
George H.W. Bush
President when the Cold War came to an end
William Clinton
Cleared of involvement in the Whitewater Affair
George W. Bush
Election decided by a Supreme Court decision
William Clinton
Was impeached by the House of Representatives
Saddam Hussein
Former dictator of Iraq
Lech Walesa
Led Solidarity union in Poland
Osama bin Laden
Former leader of al Qaeda
Mikhail Gorbachev
Last leader of U.S.S.R.
Yassir Arafat
Leader of P.L.O. terrorist group
Manuel Noriega
Former dictator Panama
Al Gore
Lost 2000 election to George W. Bush after Florida vote controversy
Norman Schwarzkopf
General in charge of Operation Desert Storm
Colin Powell
First African-American Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State
Ralph Nader
Consumer advocate who ran for the Green Party in 2000
Timothy McVeigh
Domestic terrorist responsible for Oklahoma City bombing
Newt Gingrich
Republican who created Contract With America
Ross Perot
Billionaire candidate for Reform Party. Advocated budget cuts
Scandal involving President Nixon
Savings & Loan
Scandal involving President George H.W. Bush
Scandal involving President Reagan
Scandal involving President Clinton
Since 1980 North Carolina has voted Democratic in presidential elections (except one)
Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. currently
The 1990s was the decade that the internet was first publicly available
The U.S. population has moved north and east to the rustbelt
Al Qaeda was not responsible for the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon but was responsible for the 1998 attack on U.S. embassies in Africa, 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole, and 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in N.Y. City