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IGHS Winkels

US History 2000-2015

TermDefinition
The presidential election of 2000 was decided by the Supreme Court rule 7 to 2 in Bush vs. Gore
The heroic flight of the 9/11 attacks Flight 93
Osama Bin Laden was hiding in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan
The mayor of New York during the 9/11 attacks Rudy Gioulanni
The WTC West Tower was not a possible target during the 9/11 attacks
Al-Queda Extremist Muslin group which traces its origins back to the 1980's
Osama Bin Ladin was born in Saudi Arabia
The "Axis of Evil" countries Iraq, Iran and North Korea
The Secretary of Defense under George Bush Donald Rumsfeld
Operation Iraqi Freedom officially started on March 20, 2003
Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks? Al-Queda, Taliban, and Osama Bin Laden
Which Muslim nations are mostly Shia? Iraq and Iran
The Bush Doctrine Preemption and unilaterism were proposed in dealing with Operation Iraqi Freedom
Anthrax a white powdery substance that caused several deaths and illnessess
Sunni the westernized branch of the Islamic faith
Shia the strict, conservative branch of the Islamic faith
Abu Ghraib the prison in central Baghdad
Al-Queda terrorist network
Taliban the dictatorial regime government of Afghanistan
Saddam Hussein the leader of Iraq who was captured near Tikrit and was eventually tried and executed
Osama bin Laden the leader of Al-Queda who was killed in a top secret U.S. military operation
John Kerry the 2004 Democrat U.S. Presidential candidate
John McCain the 2008 Republican U.S. Presidential candidate
Ralph Nader the 2000 Green Party candidate
Ray Naggin the mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina
Tony Blair the former Prime Minister of Great Britain who joined coalition forces of his country with the US when going to war in Iraq
Rudy Giuliani the mayor of New York during 9/11 attacks
Hamid Karzai the 1st freely elected President of Afghanistan after the US invasion
Hillary Clinton the former 1st lady who became a US Senator from New York, served as Secretary of State, and is now running for President
Russell Feingold the former senator from Wisconsin who voted NO to the USA Patriot Act due to its stripping of rights from citizens
5 pillars of the Muslim faith Muhammad, pray 5 times a day, visit Mecca at least once, Ramadan, give 2.5% of savings to poor and needy
Y2K event that was expected for the turn of the clock from Dec. 31, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000 when all computer systems would shutdown
Created by: Winkels