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1970's to Present

Mrs. Brown's 1970's to Present

Organization created to regulate international trade and settle trade disputes GATT, later WTO
Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Balkans was stopped Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Kosovo
Agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico to phase out tariffs between the countries. Important policy under Clinton NAFTA
When a president is removed from office Impeachment
Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky had an affair and lied about it, leading him to go up for impeachment Sex Scandal
He was the most successful 3rd party candidate ever Ross Perot
President from 1993-2001 Bill Clinton
Bush sent troops here to stop starvation and genocide Somalia
Sent troops into Iraq to get Saddam Hussein to stop trying to take over the middle east Persian Gulf War
1989 -1990 saw the end of the Cold War that started in 1946. The Berlin Wall is torn down End of Cold War
People with disabilities had to be given jobs and all public places had to have wheelchair access. ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
African American affected by the recession began to act out Civil Unrest
Where old factories were closed down and people left to look for work Rust Belt
People move to the south looking for work Sun Belt
President from 1989 - 1993 George H.W. Bush
Gorbachev gave Soviet's more freedoms Glastnost
Gorbachev tries to convert Russia to a capitalist economy Perestroika
Appointed leader of Russia, ended Cold War policies Mikhail Gorbachev
Main person responsible for the Iran-Contra Affair Oliver North
US secretly sold weapons to Iran to get hostages released and gave the profits to Nicaraguan Contras fighting Communism Iran-Contra Affair
Fighting anyone engaging in Terrorism War on Terror
Strategic Defense Initiative, using lasers to shoot down missiles to prevent a nuclear attack Star Wars
Increase military spending and research to show America's enemies that it would act to stop aggression. Peace through Strength
1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Conner
Legalized "illegal" aliens who had been living in the US since 1981 (the past 5 years) Mazzoli-Stimpson Act 1986
Wanted to reduce Stagflation by cutting taxes and decreasing business regulations (aka. Supply-side Economics) Reaganomics
President from 1981-1989, wanted to decrease government and renewed Conservativism Ronald Reagan
Iranians swarmed the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. They took 42 American hostages and held them for over a year. Iran Hostage Crisis
Egypt and Israel met with President Carter and signed a treaty that ended 30 years of war Camp David Accords
Returned control of the Canal to Panama in 2000. US had controlled it for over a hundred years. Panama Canal Treaty
Required banks to make loans available to low income, minority communities Community Reinvestment Act
Nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania that exploded causing harm to people and the environment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was formed to set rules on use of Nuclear energy Three-Mile Island
US was dependent on Foreign oil. OPEC's prices caused an energy crisis and oil shortage. Energy Crisis
President from 1977-1981, wanted to clean up Washington, cut taxes and end the energy crisis Jimmy Carter
NATO signs with Warsaw Pact - The countries agree to recognize Post WWII borders and promote human rights Helsinki Accords
The government stops trading/buying oil from OPEC countries to bring down oil prices Oil Embargo
All of the major oil producing countries join up and establish policies and set oil prices, causing price of oil and gas to rise. OPEC - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Economy Crisis: combines inflation with high unemployment Stagflation
Ford pardon's Nixon of any crimes he may or may not have committed. Nixon Pardon
President 1974 - 1977, the un-elected president Gerald Ford
Creator of Microsoft Bill Gates
Founder of Wal-Mart Sam Walton
Creator of a famous make-up company Estee Lauder
Creator of B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television) Robert Johnson
Founder of a large Hispanic advertising company Lionel Sosa
Businesses are expanding all over the world. The internet makes the world smaller. Globalization
1st Hispanic Woman Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Passed because the US was in a recession - BAILOUT of big business, led to Obamacare American Recovery and Investment Act 2009
President from 2009 - 2017, 1st African American President Barack Obama
Important election that led to Barack Obama being elected the 1st African American President 2008 Election
Government can monitor citizen's everyday life (phone calls, emails, etc.), passed after 9/11, many thought it infringed on basic Constitutional Rights. USA Patriot Act
US was attacked by terrorists. Launched a global war on Terrorism and immediately troops were deployed to Afghanistan. US security became more important afterwards September 11, 2001
Made annual testing for math and English mandatory between 3rd and 8th grade No Child Left Behind
Costliest natural disaster in US history, highest storm surge ever recorded, New Orleans levees didn't hold up and it sets below sea level causing bad flooding Hurricane Katrina
The US had fallen into a bad recession. This act gave money to banks so that they didn't have to shut down Emergency Economic Stabilization Act 2008
Elected President in 2000 and served until 2008 George W. Bush
Controversial election showed that a person didn't have to win popular votes, but electoral votes to be President. Came down to Florida Election of 2000
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