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President George H.W. Bush

41st president (1989-1993); republican representing Texas; foreign policy, including Persian Gulf War, dominated Bush's presidency.

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Desert Storm

A war involving coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion fo Kuwait.

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President Bill Clinton

42nd president of the U.S. helped bring U.S. out of economic struggles of the mid 1990's.

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NAFTA

North America Free Trade Agreement; Agreement brought Mexico into free trade zone existing between U.S. and Canada. Pros- open up growing market; Cons- send U.S. jobs to Mexico.

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Clinton's Impeachment

House of Representatives charged him with perjury and obstruction of justice. Money related to a real estate deal. Was eventually acquitted and allowed to serve out the remainder of his term.

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2000 Presidential Election

Won by George W. Bush in electoral college 271 to 266. Gore won by popular vote by 500,000 votes.

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President George W. Bush

President of the U.S. most known for events of 9/11 and the anti-terrorist response that followed.

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9/11

September 11, 2001; terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon and failed attack resulting in crashing in Pennsylvania. Led by al-Qaeda.

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Department of Homeland Security

Security force charged with protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters.

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Patriot Act

Gives you the authority to look into persons suspected of terrorist actions (wire taps).

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War on Terror

Series of actions in order to fight al-Qaeda network and other terrorist groups.

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Operation Enduring Freedom

Invasion of Afghanistan by U.S. military and allied forces.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

March 2003 invasion of Iraq in search of WMP's.

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Personal computer

Revolutionized the way people and businesses communicate with one another.

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Internet

Network of information connecting people, places, and ideas globally.

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Social Media

Used the internet to disseminate information, events, news, and thoughts instantly. Caused problems with false information.

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Election of 2008

Historical event where the U.S. elected the first African American President.

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President Barack Obama

2008 democrat Illinois; first African American President who brought social and political change to the U.S.