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33 Cards in this Set

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What was the forum where young Democrats met to discuss new ideas for the 1992 election?
Democratic Leadership Council
Who was the Democratic governor of Arkansas who became president in 1992?
Bill Clinton
What independent presidential candidate promised serious measures to fix the economy?
Ross Perot
What treaty was passed in 1989, but never signed by the US because it was a threat to the authority of parents?
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Who was the first woman ever to head the Justice Department?
Janet Reno
What law made most abortion protests a federal crime?
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances
What cult leader had a 77 acre compound in Waco, Texas?
David Koresh
What did Clinton create to promote community service by offering federal money to students?
Who led President Clinton's task force on health care reform?
Hillary Rodham Clinton
What man became speaker of the House after Republicans took control in the 1994 elections?
Newt Gingrich
What promised to bring up ten popular bills for a vote in the first 100 days of the next Congress in 1994?
Contract with America
What would make Congress balance the budget by year 2002?
balanced budget amendment
What gave the president the right to cut individual items in the federal budget without approval from Congress?
line-item veto
What happens when Congress fails to approve the budget and the government fails to pay its debts?
government shutdown
Who believes it is the community that makes sure children are brought up right?
What faction of the Republican Party believed that families must solve America's moral decline?
New Right
What conservative broadcaster gained a large following through his radio show and books?
Rush Limbaugh
What branch of the New Right caused the most controversy and was comprised of various Christians?
religious right
What was the grassroots movement started by Pat Robertson?
Christian Coalition
What bill did Clinton sign in 1995 that rolled back the government's guarantee of financial aid for the poor?
Welfare Reform Act
What law created "voluntary" standards for schools across America?
Goals 2000
What are the scholarships that the government would give that allowed parents to choose the school their children went to?
educational vouchers
What bill did Clinton veto that banned the cruel treatment of the fetus?
partial birth abortions
What was the title of the lawyer appointed by the judges in the scandals of the 1990s?
independent counsel
What scandal involved Bill Clinton's business investment in northeastern Arkansas?
Whitewater scandal
What independent cousel presented evidence for impeaching Bill Clinton?
Kenneth Starr
Who was the first woman to serve as secretary of state?
Madeleine Albright
What did North Korea threaten to withdraw from in 1993?
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT)
What policy was to listen to many nations before making decisions that every side could agree on?
Who was the President of Haiti that was overthrown in a military coup in 1991?
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
What was signed in 1995 that led to an uneasy peace in the Balkans?
Dayton Accords
What was passed in 1993 that was an agreement with Mexico and Canada?
In 1994, what became the permanent enforcer of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade)?
World Trade Organization