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ThePresident of the United States from 1988 to 1992 and the VicePresident under President Reagan’s second term. He supported manyof the programs and policies started by his predecessor, RonaldReagan, though he was more liberal. He was President during both thecollapse of the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf War. Additionally,he created the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ThisAct prevented private employers as well as all three levels of theU.S. Government from discriminating against people who were qualifiedfor the position but disabled in a way which would not prevent themfrom performing the position. Led to the widespread installation ofwheelchair ramps and elevators.
Anoperation by the United States Army in response to Iraq’s invasionof Kuwait. The invasion was justified by the U.S. through the ReaganDoctrine, which stated that the United States would protect all ofits interests in the Persian Gulf. America counted Kuwait as an“interest” due to its being one of the major exporters of oil.
Thecontinuation of the Persian Gulf War by the United States with anoffensive on Iraq when they refused to cooperate with our requestspertaining to the previous operation, Desert Shield. This was anall-out invasion of Iraq, and ended when Kuwait was declaredcompletely free from Iraq’s influence.
Theoverarching term used to describe both operations carried out by theUnited States in Kuwait and Iraq. It contained both Operation DesertStorm and Operation Desert Shield, both intended to free Kuwait fromIraqi influence, in order to protect America’s interests there.
Thelaw that created the first federal spending cap on the United StatesGovernment in American history. It was created to prevent thegovernment from overspending, causing a budget deficit which causedeconomic recessions such as the previous time of stagflation. Itfailed to do this, however, as the caps were not enough to preventthe country from spending into a deficit.
Hewas the first “baby boomer” to become President, and is known asthe third youngest President to take office. Though he enactedpopular reforms such as NAFTA, an agreement removing all tariffs fromCanadian and Mexican goods, His presidency is marred by severalacts of terrorism and, more notably, the Monica Lewinski scandal.During the scandal, He lied under oath to a federal jury over anaffair he had with Lewinksi, and was nearly impeached for it.
Atrade agreement initiated by the United States between America,Mexico, and Canada. The agreement would remove tariffs from all tradebetween the three nations, in order to promote the economy and exportof products in both countries.
Anagreement created by the United Nations in 1948 to lower to reducetariffs on goods throughout the world. It was eventually replacedby the World Trade Organization in 1993.
Anorganization created by the United Nations to supervise and reformworld trade. It was created by the United Nations to replace thelong-standing GATT (agreement), as it was able to cover more areas ofthe world economy than GATT was.
A document writtenby the United States Republican Party which listed off promises tothe American people on what the party would change if the RepublicanParty gained a majority in the House of Representatives.
Afederal law which shifted the focus of the United States' _____ program to one which promoted unemployed people to search for jobs.It was enacted mainly to cut government spending, of which welfarewas a large amount.
Acountry in Southeast Europe which was once part of Yugoslavia. Duringthe collapse of the country, the Slavs began committing genocide uponthe ____, as the ____ were Muslim. NATO eventuallyintervened, starting the Kosovo War.
Thewar between Yugoslavia and Bosnia/NATO forces. NATO intervened afterit was discovered that the Slavs were committing genocide upon theBosnians. The NATO intervention was largely successful, due to thelarge-scale bombing by air of Yugoslavian targets.
TheSouthern part of San Francisco (in California) where much of theworld's technology corporations are located. It gained its name dueto the large amount of computer chip inventors and manufacturers inthe area, as microchips are made with silicon.
A United StatesAnti-Illegal-Immigration Law which made it illegal for employers tohire illegal immigrants. They also had to vouch for their employeesto the government over their citizenship status.
Thefirst terrorist attack on the ___________ in modern America.A car bomb was driven into Tower One of the WTC and detonated, which,the terrorists hoped, would knock the first building onto the secondone causing the collapse of both buildings. The bomb, however, wastoo light to do this, and only caused minimal structural damage,though it killed six and injured over a thousand.
Asect of the Protestant Christian religion in which the followersbelieved that the apocylypse would occur during their lifetime (e.g.the Second Coming of Christ), and that Christ's new name would be“____.” They are known for the Waco Seige, a siege on the_________ ranch by the Texas National Guard which ended in agunfight.
hebombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in _________. The bombing was an act of revenge against the federalgovernment's handling of the Waco Siege and the Ruby Ridge incident.The front of the building was composed of glass, which caused theentire building to collapse, creating a massive amount of casualties(168 killed, 608 injured).
Theideology that promotes communities being composed of multiplecultures. It is held in contrast to the policy of assimilation whichthe United States once held, as individuals in the community areencouraged to keep and express their own culture.
Theproposed California state law which would deny illegal immigrants theability to become social servants, health care, and public education.This law was repealed by a federal court, as they believed thatimmigration was a federal matter.
TheConservative law preventing homosexual marriages. Its goal was to“protect the sanctity of marriage and spousal laws,” claimingthat the benefits of marriage only applied to heterosexual couples.
The policy of theUnited States Armed Forces regarding homosexuality. Soldiers who werehomosexual were allowed to join the U.S. Armed Forces as long as theywould not admit to their sexuality.
Aninvestigation into the failed real estate deals with the Clintonfamily. Though there was not enough evidence to convict any of theClintons, President Bill Clinton lied under oath during theinvestigation, launching the Lewinski Scandal.
ThePresidential Scandal where President Bill Clinton was caught lyingunder oath over an affair he had with intern ______. Thiscaused Clinton to be impeached by the House of Representatives,though he was eventually acquitted by the Senate due to the nature ofthe incident.
AUnited States Guided Missile Destroyer which was attacked by suicidebombers when it was docked in a port in Yemen. The incident isthought to be the first attack on America by the terroristorganization, Al Qaeda. The incident ended with 17 sailors killed and39 injured.
Theelection between Republican candidate George W. Bush (jr.) andDemocrat Al Gore, the Vice President under Bill Clinton. The electionwas the closest in American history since 1876, and the eventualoutcome of the election was decided in several counties in Florida(which Al Gore wanted recounted multiple times).
Theplan drafted in Japan to reduce the production of GreenhouseGases by 5.2% in 2012. Both the United States and Japan did not signthe treaty, even though it was supported by the European Union.
The terrorist attackon both World Trade Center towers and the U.S. Pentagon (along with afailed attack on the U.S. Capitol/White House). Members of Al Qaedagained control of four commercial airliners which had just departedfrom airports (to ensure there was enough fuel to do damage), andpiloted them into the tops of both World Trade Centers and thePentagon. The terrorists were overpowered in the fourth airliner,however, and it crashed harmlessly in Pennsylvania.
ASunni Muslim militant terrorist organization led by Osama Bin Laden.The terrorist group was sheltered by both the Taliban and later thePakistan government causing the U.S. invasion of the Middle East onceagain. These terrorists were responsible for the sinking of theU.S.S.Maine,the 9-11 catastrophe, and several failed terrorism attempts whichwere foiled by the CIA and FBI or ended up backfiring.
The government incontrol of Afghanistan after it was freed from Soviet rule in 1996.They created a repressive, sectarian government that was strictlySunni Muslim. They were responsible for sheltering Al Qaeda as wellas preventing women from working and the slaughter of Shiite Muslims.
Theofficial name by the United States for the presently ongoing War inAfghanistan. The United States invaded Afghanistan to rid the countryof the Taliban, who were sheltering Al Qaeda, as well as committingatrocities of their own.
Alaw created by the Bush Administration in order to give the UnitedState government the tools it needed to combat the multiple instancesof terrorism occurring. It was created after the 9-11 attack toprevent Al Qaeda from striking again.
TheUnited States' _______ in 2003 to finally remove SaddamHussein from power after his many acts of aggression towards theUnited States, starting with the invasion of Kuwait. The invasion wasultimately provoked through Hussein's blatant attempt at developingnuclear weapons in the country and his support of Al Qaeda.
Theelection between Republican George W. Bush (Incumbent) and DemocratJohn Kerry. Bush's campaign was supported by his victory in Iraq aswell as his actions in Afghanistan, his handling of the 9-11incident, and the ongoing War on Terror.
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