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Companies that do business in many countries Multinational corporations
Small computers that the average person can use Personal computers
Process by which economies and cultures become connected with those of other nations Globalization
Mechanical devices that send and receive signals while orbiting Earth in space Satellites
Use of technology to solve problems affecting living organisms Biotechnology
World wide connection of computer systems via cables and satellites Internet
Who was the first modern computer designed to benefit? Military
Company that developed the first commercially successful computer IBM
How has globalization negatively affected the American economy? Manufacturing jobs moved to overseas locations where labor was cheaper
How did the growth of the service economy affect labor unions? Enrollment declined
Led the Republican postilion to Pres. Bill Clinton Newt Gingrich
Special prosecutor who investigated Pres. Clinton's investments Kenneth Starr
Wealthy business man who ran in Pres. race against Bill Clinton as an independent in 1992 H. Ross Perot
Act of bringing a Pres. to trial before the US Senate Impeachment
Imposed a waiting period before buying a handgun Brady Bill
Guaranteed most full time employees 12 work weeks of unpaid leave each year for the birth and care of a newborn child Family Medical Leave Act
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 because George H. W. Bush broke this promise made to the American people Not to raise taxes
Pres. Clinton failed to establish this. Health Care plan for American people
Main effect of the "Contract with America" Republican took control of Congress.
Goals of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America" Plan Congressional term limits, reduction of federal bureaucracy, ad a balanced budget amendment to Constitution, large tax cuts, increase defense spending, welfare reforms, tough anticrime legislation
Why was Pres. Clinton impeached? He lied under oath about an affair
Trade agreement among the United States, Canada, and Mexico to remove trade restrictions NAFTA
Why was the EU(European Union) created? Strengthen the economies of European nations
Why did the UN intervene with the sending of humanitarian aide to Bosnia? Serbians were forcibly removing Bosnians from their homes and later murdering them
Goal of Al Qaida End American involvement in the Middle East
State sanctioned mass murder, rape, and violence Ethnic cleansing
Why did Clinton support free trade blocs? To increase the prosperity of particular countries
A positive effect of economic globalization People were being exposed to new ideas and technologies
US military intervention failed to end this civil war. Somalian
Pres. Clinton went to Norway to negotiate an end to conflict between these two countries Palestine, Israel
Legislation that set federal performance standards for schools No Child Left Behind Act
Legislation that broadens government's powers to monitor suspected terrorists Patriot Act
Islamic fundamentalist government Taliban
Agency that coordinates government agencies responsible for domestic security Department of Homeland Security
Large-scale nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons WMD-Weapons of Mass Destruction
Which state's voting results were key to determining the winner of the 2000 presidential election Florida
Who decided the winner of the 2000 Pres. election? Supreme Court
In his first term, why did George W. Bush cut taxes? Stimulate the economy
Women who played a significant role in the 2008 Pres. election Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin
Students taught in their native language as well as English Bilingual education
Improving opportunities for women & minorities by giving preference to them in school admission and job applications Affirmative Action
Transfer from government ownership to control by private business Privatize
Increased quotas to 40%, eased most immigration restrictions Immigration Act of 1990
Stopped flow of illegal immigrants by penalizing employers who hire them and granted residential status to those living in us since 1982. Immigration and Control Act of 1986
Increased federal resources to apprehend and prosecute men guilty of violent acts against women Violence Against Women Act
Largest immigrant group in American society in recent years Latinos
Argument of immigration supporters Immigrants preform jobs that others do not want
At the beginning of this century, in which location did the United States experience the most population growth? Sunbelt
Correct description of how American society is changing Life expectancy is increasing
World wide trade agreement GATT
Result of the development of satellite technology Speed of worldwide communications increased
Effect of globalization in American Growth in the US service industry
Gun control act named for pres. aide who was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan Brady Bill
Plan proposed by Newt Gingrich that attacked big govern and emphasized patriotism and traditional values Contract With America
Created in response to the European Union North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Why did Pres. Clinton send US Military to Somalia? Their government had disintegrated and fighting cause widespread famine.The US led a multinational force to bring peace and distribute food.
Contributing factor in the economic crisis of 2008 Risky bank loans
Why did Pres. Bush call for an invasion of Afghanistan? The Taliban refused to deliver Osama bin Laden to the United States
Today, most immigrants to the United States come from? Latin America and Asia
Replaced GATT, negotiated trade agreements and settled trade disputes WTO-World Trade Organization
What caused the development of the modern computer? Enemy rivalries during WWII
Led to a rise in multinational corporations Globalization laws
Who promoted himself as a centrist which attracted voters in the 1992 pres. election William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton
Believed in strong national defense, tough stands on crime, free trade, welfare reform, and closer ties with corporations Centrists
One victory of Clinton's administration Passage of the Brady Bill-gun control
Why did Pres. Clinton send military troops to Bosnia? To stop ethnic cleansing of Muslims and Croats
Which group was removed from power as a result of the US invasion of Afghanistan? Taliban
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