LATE REVIEW POWERPOINT QUESTIONS
1. For which candidate in the 1976 elections did most of the southern states vote
2. What was Carter’s foreign policy dedicated to?
3. Why was Allan Bakke denied admission to medical school?
4. What did Bakke claim?
5. What rose during Carter’s administration?
6. Where was there a nuclear accident during the 1970’s?
7. Who were Carter’s foreign policy advisors?
8. How did Carter and Brzezinski disagree on relations with the USSR?
9. Name the important waterway Carter gave away?
10. Name the action undertaken by the U.S.S.R. that caused a chill in détente?
11. What weapon system did the U.S.S.R. begin deploying in Europe?
12. What was the one success of Carter’s presidency?
13. Who were the leaders of Israel and Egypt?
14. Explain the camp David Accords.
15. Name the event that turned the American people away from Carter’s human
16. Describe what brought the Marxist Sandinistas to power in Nicaragua.
17. What caused the U.S. to aid the Contras?
18. Where did Nicaragua turn for aid after the U.S. turned them down?
19. What was Carter forced to confront and what actions did he take?
20. From what nation would Carter’s greatest challenge come from?
21. What does “America’s Humiliation” refer to?
22. What happened in December of 1979?
23. What three things did Carter do to punish the U.S.S.R. for invading
24. What future president was in Reagan’s first cabinet?
25. What were two groups that supported Reagan?
26. Describe what Reagan’s supply side economics led to?
27. Define deregulation.
28. What happened to the national debt under Reagan?
29. Name the first female appointed to the Supreme Court.
30. When did AIDS start?
31. Name the teacher killed in the Challenger disaster.
32. Who were the two candidates in the 1988 Presidential election?
33. In what year were there the most bank failures?
34. Where was the focus of the Reagan Doctrine?
35. Which nation was the “evil empire”?
36. What did Nicaragua look like to the Reagan Administration?
37. Describe the Boland Amendment.
38. What message did the Grenada invasion send?
39. Why did Israel invade Lebanon in 1982?
40. What happened in Lebanon in April of 1983?
41. What race did Reagan reignite?
42. What did Lech Walesa want from the Polish government?
43. What did Reagan think SDI was?
44. Why did a new era of U.S./U.S.S.R. relations begin in 1985?
45. Explain the word apartheid.
46. Explain what “El Dorado Canyon” was.
47. Name the scandal Oliver North was involved in.
48. What important events happened in 1989-90?
49. Why did the U.S. invade Panama and capture Noriega?
50. What does the Americans with Disabilities Act do?
51. What is the goal of NAFTA?
52. Describe the results of the Los Angeles riots.
53. What was the original purpose of the world wide web?
54. Name two Clinton Supreme Court nominees.
55. Describe the purpose of the National Voter registration Act.
56. What was Timothy McVeigh’s motive for blowing up a federal building in
57. What did the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
of 1996 end?
58. What was the result of Clinton’s impeachment?
59. Who was elected president of Nicaragua in 1990?
60. Saddam Hussein accused Kuwait of ……
61. How many days did the Gulf War last?
62. List five reasons the Soviet Union fell.
63. Name the leaders who signed the Oslo Peace Accords.
64. Who was convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing?
65. What broke out in 1995 in Kosovo?