Modern America by panniuniu

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									        Bell Ringer!
1) Write down ALL of the MAJOR
   HISTORICAL EVENTS you
   remember from your lifetime
2) Which one impacted you the
   most?
Modern America
     Essential Understanding
 Since the END of the Cold War, it has
 been common for the United States to get
 INVOLVED IN CONFLICTS around the
 world
  Post-Cold War Goals/Policies
1. FOREIGN AID
2. HUMANITARIAN AID
3. Support HUMAN
  RIGHTS
 George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
 FALL OF COMMUNISM in
 Eastern Europe
  REUNIFICATION of Germany (1990)
  Collapse of YUGOSLAVIA
     CONFLICT between ethnic/
      religious groups
  BREAKUP of the Soviet state
     15 new countries
 Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
   “LIMITED military operation to drive Iraqi
    forces out of Kuwait”
   Saddam Hussein, IRAQ INVADED
    KUWAIT (wanted Kuwait’s OIL)
   “Operation DESERT STORM”
    = air strikes launched on
    Iraqi forces
 FIRST war where American WOMEN
 served in a COMBAT role
  William J. Clinton (1993-2001)
 North American FREE TRADE
  AGREEMENT (NAFTA)
 Full DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
  with VIETNAM
 LIFTED economic SANCTIONS
  against SOUTH AFRICA (after
  government ended policy of apartheid)
 NATO action in former YUGOSLAVIA
 George W. Bush (2001-2009)
 TERRORIST ATTACKS on United States
  soil (9/11/2001)
 War in AFGHANISTAN
 War in IRAQ
           The Supreme Court
 MEMBERSHIP of the Supreme Court has
 included WOMEN and MINORITIES:
     Sandra Day O’CONNOR
     Ruth Bader GINSBURG
     Clarence THOMAS
     Sonia SOTOMAYOR
       Supreme Court Today
 Protects INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS laid out in
  the Constitution
 Identified constitutional basis for “RIGHT
  TO PRIVACY” that is protected from
  government interference
 INVALIDATES laws & presidential actions
  that EXCEED AUTHORITY granted by the
  Constitution to Congress or the president
      Women in the Work Force
 Increased participation of women in the
  workforce
   Increasingly large % of labor force
   Many working mothers
   Non-traditional jobs
 Issues of working women
     Need for affordable day-care
     Equitable pay
     “Pink collar ghetto” = low prestige, low-paying jobs
     “Glass ceiling”
             Immigration
 New immigration to the U.S. has been
 occurring from many countries, including
 ASIAN & LATIN AMERICAN countries
 Reasons for immigration:
   Political FREEDOM
   Economic OPPORTUNITY
 Contributions of immigrants
   DIVERSITY in music, the arts, literature
   Role in LABOR FORCE
   Expanded source of
    SCIENTISTS and
    ENGINEERS
 Issues related to immigration policy
   STRAIN on government services
   Filling LOW-PAYING JOBS in U.S.
   BORDER issues
   CITIZENSHIP
   BILINGUAL education
   Increasing cultural DIVERSITY
Scientific & Technological
         Advances
          Space race
            JFK pledged support for
             American space program
            JOHN GLENN  first
             American to orbit Earth
            NEIL ARMSTRONG 
             first man on the moon
            SALLY RIDE  first U.S.
             female astronaut
 Examples of technological advances over
 last 30 years:
     CABLE TV / 24-hour news
     PERSONAL COMPUTERS
     CELL PHONES
     INTERNET (World Wide Web)
 Changes in
 work/school/health
 care:
   TELECOMMUTING
   DISTANCE learning
   Growth in SERVICE
    INDUSTRIES
   Breakthroughs in medical
    research  Dr. Jonas
    Salk developed
    VACCINE FOR POLIO
   OUTSOURCING and
    OFF-SHORING
       “Reagan Revolution”
 CONSERVATIVE political philosophy of
 President Reagan prompted RE-
 EVALUATION of SIZE/ROLE of
 government in economy and society
 President Reagan wanted…
     TAX CUTS
     More responsibility for state governments
     Judges who used “JUDICIAL RESTRAINT”
     FEWER government programs/regulations
     Stronger MILITARY
The “Feds” and the Economy
          GOVERNMENT promotes
           a healthy economy
          Full employment + low
           inflation = HEALTHY
           ECONOMY
          FEDERAL RESERVE:
           controls supply of money
           and credit
          PRESIDENT/CONGRESS
           : controls government
           spending and taxation
                 U.S. and Terrorism



 Heightened SECURITY at home
 PATRIOT ACT
 Creation of the Department of
  HOMELAND SECURITY
 DIPLOMATIC and MILITARY initiatives
    Case Study: Afghanistan
 Why are we doing a “case study”?
   Great practice for senior-year/college
    level work
   History affects current events
   Ms. O’Malley thinks it’s cool 
Afghanistan: How We Got There
Stinger Missiles: The Basics
Soviet commander: U.S. faces
         similar fate
Johnson looks back at 1980
     Olympic boycott

								
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