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U.S. Since 1975 #01

GA 5th Grade Common Core Social Studies Standards

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What happened on September 11, 2001 in New York? A plane was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center
What is violence against regular citizens for a political goal called? Acts of terrorism
What signified the end of the Cold War? The fall of the Berlin Wall which reunited East and West Germany, eventually the Soviet Union itself fell apart
Why was America considered a world power after World War I? They became the richest country
What is the purpose of a coalition? When people, organizations, or countries work together for a common goal
Who is the United States biggest trade partner? Canada
What has American economy been like since the turn of the century? A boom economy
What is a free-trade agreement? A treaty designed to increase trade between two or more countries
What is NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. designed to increase trade by eliminating or reducing restrictions like tariffs and import quotas.
How did the U.S. respond to the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein? Troops went to the Persian Gulf to fight Iraq
How did the U.S. win the war in the Persian Gulf? They won quickly by using advanced weapons and highly trained soldiers
How did President Bush respond to terrorist attacks? He led a coalition of nations in a war against Afghanistan
How was President Bill Clinton’s beliefs similar to earlier Democratic Presidents? He believed that one function of government was to help Americans improve their lives. Clinton was the second U.S. president to be impeached (accused of a crime / or wrong doing) but was found not guilty
What technology did people learn to use in the 1990s to get information and communicate quickly? Personal computers and the internet
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