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1975 to Present

Vocabulary for 1975 to the Digital Age (Present)

TermDefinition
Soviet Union in the 1980’s the Soviet Union was struggling with its economy and in a losing war with Afghanistan
Collapse of the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, as member states individually broke away to become independent countries
Ronald Reagan became president in 1981 after defeating Jimmy Carter and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War
September 11, 2001 the attacks on the US done by a terrorist group called al-Qaeda, when they hijacked 4 American airplanes and crashed them into important buildings in the US
terrorism actions against individuals or large groups
War on Terrorism President George W. Bush’s response to the 9/11 attacks for Congress to pass laws to make it easier to find terrorists in the US
Patriot Act gave new powers to the government to monitor the American people to find terrorists
Afghanistan country in Asia where the Taliban supported al-Qaeda and in October 2001 the US invaded and took over the country
Iraq country in Asia where they had ties to al-Qaeda and dangerous weapons and in March 2003 the US invaded and took over the country
Al-Qaeda Islamic terrorist group led by Osama Bin Laden
Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985 he became the leader of the Soviet Union and allowed for the independence of all former Soviet states
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) an agency of US Department of Homeland Security that helps secure public transportation (airplanes) in the US
personal computer 1st digital one was built in 1941 and in 1977 Apple created the 1st personal computer, a small computer designed for use by one person at home or in an office
internet developed in the 1980’s by the military and universities, worldwide digital communication system that links individuals and businesses
Created by: bethjenkins