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Title: Moving towards modern-day America


1
Moving towards modern-day America
2
President Johnson
3
Revisiting the Great Society
  • The BIG 4
  • Aid to education
  • Medical care for the elderly
  • Immigration reform
  • New voting rights bill

4
Education Society
  • War on poverty
  • Office of economic opportunity (2billion)
  • 1billion for foothills of Appalachian mtns
  • Medicare (elderly) Medicaid (poor)
  • Federal money to schools
  • Head Start
  • National endowments for the arts humanities
  • Dept. of Transportation HUD

5
Immigration
  • Immigration Nationality Act of 1965
  • Eliminates the quota system
  • Strict limits on Western Hemisphere for the 1st
    time
  • Family unificationallowing family members of
    naturalized Americans
  • Opens door to many more immigrants esp. Asians

6
Civil Rights
  • Civil right act of 1964 (desegregates all public
    facilities)
  • Title VII-1965 (on the basis of sex)
  • EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity commission)
  • Affirmative Action

7
The Politics of President Nixon
8
World Affairs
  • Communist China (Détente)
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Soviet Union
  • SALT I
  • Nixon Doctrine
  • Crises in the Middle East
  • Yom Kippur War
  • OPEC

9
Domestic policy and demise
  • Reduction of the Great Society
  • Creation of the EPA OSHA
  • Clean Air Act of 1970
  • Stagflation
  • Title IX (opens athletic opportunities to
    females)
  • Educational Amendments Act of 1972
  • Watergate
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew
  • U.S. v Richard M. Nixon
  • Impeachment hearings

10
The Supreme Court
  • The Warren court and the Burger court
  • Retirement of Chief Justice Earl Warren
  • Blackmun, Powell, Rehnquist
  • Court legislation
  • Engel v Vitale
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • Swann v Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • Roe v Wade

11
President Gerald Ford
12
Fords Downfall
  • Presidential pardon
  • Helsinki Accords
  • Recession of 1974 1975
  • Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974

13
President Jimmy Carter
14
Carter Politics
  • Energy and economics
  • Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education
  • Voluntary constraint
  • Fuel shortage
  • Malaise speech

15
Lines at the gas stations
16
World Affairs
  • Advocate of Human Rights
  • Soviet Union
  • SALT II
  • Afghanistan
  • The Panama Canal
  • Egyptian-Israelis Peace TreatyCamp David
    Accords
  • Opening the door to China
  • Iranian hostage crisis
  • The Shah of Iran
  • Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Boycott of the Summer Olympic Games
  • Election of 1980
  • Jimmy Carter since his Presidency

17
President Ronald Reagan
18
The Excess of the 80s
19
Big Hair
20
Reaganomics
  • supply-side economics
  • Economic Recovery Tax Act
  • Tax Reform Act
  • deregulation of natural gas production
  • cutting funding for domestic programs
  • Are the Yuppies running the country?

21
Reagan-Pro Big Business and Govt
  • Air Traffic controllers strike
  • S L Scandal

22
Reagans foreign policy
  • Star Wars
  • Reagan Doctrine
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Bombing in Lebanon
  • South Africa and Apartheid
  • Thawing of the cold war
  • Meeting with Gorbachev
  • Glasnost Perestroika
  • START

23
The Cold War Thaws
24
Bombing of the Marine barracks in Beruit
25
The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
26
Scandals in the White House (again)
  • Iran-Contra hearings
  • Oliver North
  • President Reagan in the later years
  • The Election of 1988

27
Lt. Col. Oliver North
28
President George Bush
29
Bushs domestic agenda
  • The Veto President
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

30
Foreign Events during the 1980s-1990s
  • The fall of the Soviet Union
  • The Berlin Wall comes down
  • Students rally at Tiananmen Square
  • The Persian Gulf War
  • Saddam Hussein

31
The Election of 1992
  • William Jefferson Clinton (D)
  • George Bush (R)
  • Ross Perot (I)

32
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

33
Hillary Rodham Clinton
34
Clintons Domestic Policy
  • Americorps
  • Health Care Reform Plan
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Dont ask, dont tell policy
  • Oklahoma city bombing
  • NAFTA

35
Scandal in the White House(again, again, again)
  • White water scandal
  • Paula Jones scandal
  • Monica Lewinsky
  • Special Investigator
  • Kenneth Starr

36
Foreign affairs in the 1990s
  • Bosnia
  • Kosovo
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Terrorism
  • Kenya and Tanzania
  • Iraq
  • Desert Fox

37
The Economy in the 1990s
  • Large stock market gains
  • Booming business in IT
  • The Internet
  • Computer geeks turn millionaires!
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bill Gates
  • Michael Dell

38
The Election of 2000
  • George W. Bush (R)
  • Albert Gore (D)
  • Pat Buchanan (I)
  • Ralph Nadar (I)
  • Disputed Election Returns

39
George W. Bush
40
The Bush Family
41
President George W. Bush
  • Politics and policy
  • Tax Rebate
  • Ongoing war on terrorism
  • September 11th attacks
  • Restructuring the federal government
  • The creation of HomeLand Security

42
Topics in recent history
  • Terrorism and the hatred of Americans
  • The September 11th Attacks
  • Biological and chemical warfare
  • Energy crisis-will we have enough?
  • High gas prices
  • Environmental issues-are we destroying our world?
  • Going green
  • School violence
  • Columbine
  • Legislative issues-One Nation Under God
  • Legalization of Gay Marriages

43
Homelessness
44
Urban renewal of NYC
45
The way things were
46
September 11th
47
U.S. Marines in Afghanistan
48
Bombing of Baghdad 2003
49
Historic Election 2008
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