US Government - QUIT 34 The United States in Todays World...

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34 The United States in Today’s World QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION The 1990s and the New Millennium 1 SECTION The New Global Economy 2 SECTION Technology and Modern Life 3 SECTION The Changing Face of America 4 MAP GRAPH
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34 The United States in Today’s World HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To summarize the political and social events of the 1990s and early 2000s
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34 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What are the most important issues that affect the world today? Examine the Issues You are a high school senior who is active in student government and community service. You have been chosen from among thousands of students nationwide to address an international youth symposium on global issues and reforms. As a U.S. delegate to the event, you address the crowd, confident that young people will be able to change the future. • How does technology affect society worldwide? • What makes nations increasingly dependent on one another? HOME • What are the ways to foster cooperation among nations? The United States in Today’s World
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34 The United States The World 1992 Twenty-seventh Amendment prohibits midterm congressional pay raises. William Jefferson Clinton is elected president. 1993 Russia and United States sign START-II reducing warheads and ICBMs. 1994 Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. 1994 In South Africa’s first all-race election, Nelson Mandela is elected president. 1997 Madeleine Albright is the first woman to become secretary of state. 1997 Scottish scientist clones “Dolly” the sheep. TIME LINE HOME 1995 “Million Man March” held in Washington, D.C. 1995 Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated. 1996 President Clinton is reelected. continued . . . The United States in Today’s World
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34 The United States The World 1999 Senate acquits President Clinton. 2001 On September 11, terrorists attack New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon with hijacked jets. 2001 Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic is brought before the UN war crimes tribunal. TIME LINE HOME 2000 George W. Bush is elected 43rd president. 2000 The dreaded “Y2K” bug proves harmless to computer systems globally. The United States in Today’s World 1998 President Clinton is impeached. 1998 Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, and the United Kingdom sign peace agreements.
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The 1990s and the New Millennium Bill Clinton is elected and moves the nation’s politics toward the center. The second Clinton term is marred by scandal and an impeachment. George W. Bush wins the Presidency amid
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US Government - QUIT 34 The United States in Todays World...

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