The Era of Carter, Reagan, & Bush by r16x2u3d


									Mr. DeSantis                                                        American History
                                   The Modern Era

                              1-10 Due - Thursday 5/24
                             11-20 Due - Wednesday 5/30
                                21-30 Due - Friday 6/1
                               31-39 Due - Tuesday 6/5
                              40-47 Due – Thursday 6/7

I.    The Carter Years (1977-1981)
      A. Domestic Policy
            1. Identify OPEC and the impact of that organization’s 1973 decision on
                 the US (& world) economy. (799)
            2. State the impact that the “Three Mile Island” incident of 1979 had on
                 the US energy policy. (822-825)
            3. Define or identify – use the glossary and/or Internet
                     a. Inflation
                     b. Deflation
                     c. Stagflation
                     d. Productivity
                     e. trade deficit
                     f. national debt
            4. Briefly state why (or why not) the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)
                 was successful. (779-780)

      B. Foreign Policy
             5. State the goals of Carter’s “human rights” policy. (815)
             6. State the two major provisions of the Panama Canal Treaties ratified in
                 1977. (815)
             7. State the action Carter took in 1979 to protest the Soviet invasion of
                 Afghanistan. (815)
             8. State the major goal of the Camp David Accords, 1979. (817-818)
             9. Identify the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and its major
                 goal. (Internet)
             10. Identify the terrorist tactic that the Revolutionary Iranians used against
                 the US, 1979-1981. (817)

II.   Reagan- Bush (41) Era (1981-1993)
      A. Domestic Policy
            11.    Define or identify – use the glossary and/or Internet
                   a. conservatism
                   b. New Right (831)
                   c. Moral Majority (831)
            12.    Identify the major goal of “Reaganomics” (supply-side
                   economics). Identify one positive and one negative side of this
                   policy. (834-836)
              13.    Define “deregulation” and cite two examples. (837)
              14.    Identify the areas of spending Reagan urged to be cut and
                     increased. (835-836)
              15.    Identify two changes Reagan made in the direction of the Supreme
                     Court. (836)

       B. Foreign Policy
             16.    Identify the following:
                 a. Makhail Gorbachev (848-849)
                 b. Glasnost (849)
                 c. Perestroika (849)
             17.    What was the “Iran-Contra affair?” (852-853)
             18.    Identify the event in Germany in 1989, which symbolizes the fall
                    of communism in Europe. (849-850)
             19.    Identify at least two nations where communism still exists in some
                    form. (850, Internet)
             20.    What happened in Beijing’sTiananmen Square in April of 1989?
             21.    Briefly state why the US became involved in Iraqi affairs in 1991.
             22.    Identify two (2) major domestic issues and two (2) major foreign
                    policy challenges, which confront the US at the onset of the
                    Clinton Presidency. (861-864)

III.   The Clinton Years (1993-2001)
          A. Domestic Policy
              23.    What happened on February 26, 1993? How did the U.S. respond?
                     (862 and Internet)
              24.    Define NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement).
                     Which countries agreed to it? What were its goals? (864)
              25.    President Clinton was elected to two terms as President. Who was
                     the last Democrat before Clinton who was elected to more than one
                     term? (Internet)
              26.    President Clinton was impeached in December of 1998 by the
                     House of Representatives. With what two crimes was the
                     President charged? (865)

          B. Foreign Policy
             27.    After the Cold War ended, what were relations between Russia and
                    the U.S. like? (863)
             28.    Where were U.S. soldiers engaged abroad after the Cold War?
                    Why? (863-864)

IV.    The New Millennium

              29.    Complete the chart below: (866 and Internet)
     2000 Presidential Election

                                                      % of Popular       Electoral
   Party      Candidate               Popular Vote       Vote              Vote
a. Republican
b. Democrat
c. Party

            30.    Which state was in dispute following the 2000 Presidential
                   election? Why? (867)
            31.    Who won the 2000 Presidential Election? Why? (867)


            32. Identify (Internet)
                a. Bill Gates
                b. Steve Jobs
                c. eBay
                d. My Space
                e. Facebook
                f. dot-coms


            Identify/explain the following (Internet)
            33.     al Qaeda
            34.     Osama Bin Laden
                a. Who was he?
                b. What happened on May 2, 2011? Why is it important?
            35.     U.S. Embassy bombing in Lebanon (October 23, 1983)
            36.     First World Trade Center Bombing (February 26, 1993)
            37.     U.S. Embassy Bombings in Africa:
                a. Tanzania (August 7, 1998)
                b. Kenya (August 7, 1998)
            38.     U.S.S. Cole Bombing (October 12, 2000)
            39.     What happened on September 11, 2001? How did the United
                    States respond? (862-863)

V.   Politics (Internet)
     A.      George W. Bush (43) 2001-2009

            Domestic Policy
            40.   Department of Homeland Security
            41.   Guantanamo Bay – issues/concerns
     42.    The Patriot Act
     43.    No Child Left Behind
     44.    The Great Recession (focus on the Bush Bailout)

     Foreign Policy
     44.    Afghanistan, October 2001
     45.    Iraq, May 2003

B.   Barack Obama (2009 – present)
     46.    National Health Care (2010, “ObamaCare”)
     47.    The Great Recession (focus on the Obama Bailout)

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