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Which term could be used to describe the Justices that presidents Reagan and Bush appointed to the Supreme Court such as William Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Conner, and Clarence Thomas?

conservative

What were the primary features of Reagan's supply-side economic policies

tax cuts and deregulation

Amnesty proposals and bilingual education programs are a result of which change in recent years?

increased immigration

What was the name for Soviet economic reform?

perestroika

Which terrorist network attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001?

Al-Queda

Which scandal involved the Reagan administration's foreign policy?

Iran-Contra

Which third-party candidate influenced the presidential election of 1992?

Ross Perot

Which court decision halted the Florida recounts in the presidential election of 2000?

Bush v. Gore

What government program was reformed by the Republican Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1996?

welfare

Which Soviet leader introduced reforms in the Soviet Union?

Mikhail Gorbachev

After the Sept. 11 attacks, what legislation was passed to improve the government's ability to investigate terrorist threats?

Patriot Act

What issues hurt Ford in the 1976 election?

Watergate and pardoning Nixon

Which nations did President George W. Bush refer to as an "Axis of Evil" after the Sept. 11 attacks?

Iraq, Iran, and North Korea

Where did President Clinton send U.S. troops as part of an international effort to stop genocide?

Bosnia

What was the coalition of conservative interest groups called that supported Ronald Reagan for president in 1980?

New Right

The Patriot Act and the need to maintain national security after the Sept. 11 attacks sometimes comes in conflict with which freedom?

civil liberties

What government action affected American daily life the most after the Sept. 11 attacks?

airport security

Which government programs are going to be affected by the "graying of America" in recent years?

Social Security and Medicare

Which cabinet-level department was created after the Sept. 11 attacks to coordinate counter-terrorism and emergency response efforts?

Department of Homeland Security

What two issues hurt Carter in the 1980 election?

high unemployment (recession) and Iran Hostage Crisis

On which issue did political disagreements between Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton lead to a government shut-down in 1995?

budget battle

Who did the United States take military action against immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks?

Taliban regime in Afghanistan

Cutting taxes to create wealth is an example of which economic theory?

"trickle down"

How did Carter counter the Soviet invasion of Afghanstan?

Grain embargo and boycott the Olympics

What was the primary economic problem under presidents Reagan and Bush during the 1980s and early 1990s?

budget deficits

Recent immigration has resulted in which group becoming the largest ethnic minority in the United States?

Hispanics

Name Ford's economic program to counter rising inflation

WIN-tax cuts

Which event symbolized the fall of communism in eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War?

the fall of the Berlin Wall

Which plan for conservative ideas was developed by Congressman Newt Gingrich in 1994?

Contract with America

What was Carter's foreign policy initiative that he insisted other countries follow?

Human rights initiative

What was Ronald Reagan's missile defense plan called?

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or "Star Wars"

Which area of the country has had the fastest population growth in recent decades?

sunbelt

What has been the result of the Bush doctrine to prevent attacks against the United States?

pre-emptive strikes--invasion of Iraq

What was Bill Clinton impeached for in the Monica Lewinsky scandal?

obstruction of justice and lying under oath

Which policy has resulted in more racial and ethnic diversity in colleges and the workplace?

affirmative action

Which president led the international military action against Saddam Hussein in the Persian Gulf War of 1991?

George H.W. Bush

What nation took American hostages in 1979?

iran

What technology resulted in a boom in the NASDAQ during the 1990s?

internet

What economic policy was implemented by President Reagan?

supple-side economics

Which individual is best known for his involvement in the computer revolution of the 1980s and 1990s?

bill gates

Where did President George H.W. Bush send supplies and troops in order to end civil war and famine in 1993?

somalia

What event was the result of international military action against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990?

persian gulf war

What was Carter's greatest achievement in foreign policy?

camp david accords

What minister was a spokesperson for the moral majority?

rev, jerry falwell

What was the name for Soviet reform for more openness in society?

glasnot

What health epidemic dominated the 1980's and sponsored research for a cure?

aids

Where did Ronald Reagan send U.S. troops to turn back communism in the 1980s?

grenada

Which legislation was enacted under the Bush administration to reform public education through increased accountability and school choice?

no child left behind

Which treaty was made between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles?

INF treaty

Which candidate won the presidential election of 1992 by campaigning as a moderate "New Democrat"?

clinton

Which event represented student protest against communism in China at the end of the Cold War?

tiananmen square

Who was the first women to be nominated for Vice President by the Democrats?

geraldine ferrarro

What agreement increased trade by eliminating tariffs and other trade barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico?

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

What technology became widely available in the 1980s?

computers

Which national security issue puts the U.S. at increased risk of nuclear attack by terrorist groups or rogue nations?

nuclear proliferation

Which controversial reform proposed by the Clinton administration failed due to a lack of political support?

national health care plan