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A_CHAPTER34 - The United States in Todays World Advances in...

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U.S. marines in Al-Ferdaous square in Baghdad, Iraq (2003). The United States in Today’s World Advances in technology and high hopes for the global economy are marred by White House scandals and terrorism, including attacks on the World Trade Center that kill thousands. NEXT
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SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 The 1990s and the New Millennium The New Global Economy Technology and Modern Life The Changing Face of America NEXT The United States in Today’s World
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Section 1 The 1990s and the New Millennium The Democrats gain control of the White House by moving their party’s platform toward the political center. NEXT
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Clinton Wins the Presidency The Election of 1992 • Pres. Bush cannot convince public he can end recession, create jobs • Third-party candidate H. Ross Perot : deficit is biggest problem • Gov. William Jefferson Clinton of AR first baby- boomer president The 1990s and the New Millennium 1 SECTION NEXT A “New” Democrat • Clinton moves from traditional Democratic positions toward center • - wants to create “new,” more inclusive party
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Health Care Reform • Clinton pledges affordable health care, especially for uninsured • First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton heads team creating plan • 1993, President presents health care reform bill to Congress - bill controversial, does not get voted on 1 SECTION NEXT Moderate Reform and Economic Boom Continued . . . Image
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continued Moderate Reform and Economic Boom Balanced Budget and an Economic Boom • Clinton, Republican Congress agree on legislation to balance budget • Federal budget has surplus; used to pay off national debt • Economy booms: unemployment drops, stocks soar, tax revenues rise 1 SECTION NEXT Reforming Welfare • 1996, states get block grants for welfare, other social programs - limits placed on how long people can receive welfare benefits • Millions of people successfully move from welfare to work Chart Chart
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Crime and Terrorism Americans Are Shocked by Violent Events • 1999, 2 Columbine students kill 13, wound 23; copycat crimes follow • 1993, terrorists bomb World Trade Center in NYC • 1995, federal office building in Oklahoma City bombed, 168 dead • 1990s, U.S. embassies, military targets abroad subject to attacks • Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists hijack 4 planes; 1 crashes into Pentagon - two planes destroy World Trade Center, fourth crashes in field 1 SECTION NEXT Image
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New Foreign Policy Challenges Relations with Former Cold War Foes • 1990s, U.S., Russia cooperate on economic, arms-control issues • Clinton supports giving China permanent trade rights 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . . Troops Abroad • 1994, Clinton sends troops to Haiti to oust military rulers • 1995, helps negotiate peace agreement in Bosnia, sends peacekeepers • 1999, U.S., NATO bomb Serbia to stop attacks in Kosovo - later sends peacekeepers
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continued New Foreign Policy Challenges Trade and the Global Economy • Clinton wants North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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