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Modern Amer. Terms

Modern America

TermDefinition
Watergate Scandal a political scandal that resulted in President Nixon's resignation in 1947
Iran Contra Affair secret US sales of weapons to Iran in attempt to secure the release of US hostages held in Lebanon in1986
Operation Desert Storm US led war to end Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in 1990/1991
Terrorism The use of violence by individuals and groups to advance political goals
Bush v. Gore Supreme court case that ruled the Florida's recount in the 2000 presidential election.
9/11 Terrorist attacks on the world trade center in NYC and the Pentagon in Washington , DC
Al -Qaeda Osama Bin Laden's terrorist network
Taliban Group that took control over most of Afghanistan following the soviet occupation in 1979
Department of Homeland Security US government department created by the Bush administration after 9/11 to protect the US from terrorist attacks
US Patriot Act law passed by congress making it easier for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to secretly collect information about suspected terrorist
Oklahoma City Bombing before 9/11 the deadliest terrorist attack to occur on US soil by anti-government activist Timothy Mcveigh
Conservative Ideology favors lower taxes,smaller government,less government intervention
Liberal Ideology favors active government and higher taxes to provide programs to help people
AIDS a correction of infections and symptoms caused by damage to the immune system
War on Cancer 1971 President Nixon declared a war on cancer where the government began to spend billions of dollars on cancer research
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