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Title: America: The Modern Era


1
America The Modern Era
  • 1988 Present

2
Election 1988
  • Michael Dukakis (D)
  • Bush (R)
  • Wins easily
  • Calls for a kinder, gentler America

3
Democracy on the Move
  • Reagan Speech 1987
  • 1989 Wall comes down
  • Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, East Germany,
    and Romania all break free from USSR
  • Germany Reunifies
  • Yugoslavia collapses
  • 1990 91 Military Coup, USSR gone
  • Eventually Yeltsin Pres.

4
Democracy on the Move
  • 1989 China, Tiananmen Square

5
Dealing With the Fall
  • Nuclear stock piles
  • START I II 1991, 93
  • America without a rival what is our role?
  • Close military bases
  • Cancel Contracts
  • Hurts economy

6
Post-Cold War Goals
  • Foreign Aid
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Support Human Rights

7
Issues Abroad
  • China and Human Rights
  • Haiti Foreign Aid
  • Peace between Israel (Rabin) and Palestine
    (Arafat)
  • Rabin assassinated ends hopes
  • Trade with Africa with the ending of Apartheid
  • Diplomatic relations with Vietnam

8
World Leader
  • Persian Gulf
  • Hussein attack Kuwait
  • Desert Shield
  • UN and allies bomb Iraq
  • UN moves to invade Operation Desert Storm 4
    days
  • First war where American women served in a combat
    role
  • UN wins easily no Vietnam
  • Vietnam syndrome gone

9
Domestic Bush
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Bans Discrimination against people with
    disabilities

10
Domestic Bush
  • Clarence Thomas takes over Thurgood Marshalls
    seat
  • opposed by NAACP

Sexual Harassment
11
Domestic Bush
  • Read my lips, no new taxes!
  • 27th Amendment
  • Congressional Pay raises

12
1992 Election
13
Election 1992
  • Issues
  • Iraq War
  • decisive victory
  • Bad Economy
  • Its the Economy Stupid
  • Cold War Gone
  • Now what?
  • Clinton
  • Wins promoting growth, defense and anticrime
  • Dems control both houses

14
Attempting Reforms
  • Dont ask, dont tell
  • National Health Care
  • Brady Bill
  • Gun control bill
  • Anti-crime bill

15
Terrorism
  • 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
  • 1993 Branch Davidians
  • 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

16
Change in Washington
  • 1994 Newt Gingrich Contract with America
  • Welfare reform cuts grants
  • Government shut down
  • Bottom 20 of workers have greatest increase in
    wages last 15 years
  • Second female SC justice
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

17
Free Trade
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Between Canada, US and Mexico
  • Eliminates tariffs
  • Positive and Negative effects all 3 countries

18
Lewinsky Scandal
  • Clinton with Lewinsky
  • Brings Impeachment
  • Perjury and obstruction of Justice
  • Not convicted

19
Immigration
  • Issues
  • Strain on Govt services
  • Filling low paying jobs
  • Border issues
  • Pathway to citizenship
  • Bilingual education
  • Cultural diversity

20
Contributions by immigrant groups
  • Diversity in
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Role in Labor Force
  • Expanded source of scientists and engineers

21
Clinton Legacy
  • Helps lower crime
  • Low standard for personal conduct hurt him
  • Helped to balance budget
  • Free Trade
  • Does little with Terrorism
  • Works to transition American into Post-Cold War
    Era

22
Election 2000
  • Gore (D)
  • Bush (R)
  • Reminiscent of 1876
  • Bush v. Gore Supreme Court
  • Buzz words
  • Pregnant Chad
  • Hanging Chad
  • Dimpled Chad
  • Over the obscure recount rules

23
Early Bush
  • Kyoto Treaty World environmental treaty
  • Does not sign
  • Tax cuts
  • Boost economy and deficits
  • Expansion of Medicare
  • Claimed to be a uniter but the country becomes
    very divided over Red and Blue states

24
Defining a President
  • September 11, 2001
  • Axis of Evil Speech
  • Not the first time we were attacked
  • 2000 USS Cole
  • 1998 Embassies in Africa
  • Several more

25
US Reaction
  • Move to attack Terror
    where it lives
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Other diplomatic and military initiatives
  • Pass Patriot Act

26
Iraq
  • March 2003
  • Why?
  • WMD
  • Fear of Terrorism
  • Bush Doctrine
  • Liberation
  • Regional Stability
  • Both Houses approve attack on Iraq

27
GGGAAASSS!!!!!
28
2008 Election History
  • Issues
  • Iraq
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Social Security
  • National Security
  • Experience
  • Health Care

29
Current issues
  • National Debt
  • Health Care
  • Cap and Trade
  • Environment
  • Wars
  • Terrorism

30
Trends over the Last 30 years that have given
Americans great access to information
  • Space exploration
  • Space shuttle
  • Mars Rover
  • Voyager Missions
  • Hubble Telescope
  • Communications
  • Satellite
  • GPS
  • Personal communication devices

31
Changes in work, school and health
  • Changes in Work
  • Telecommuting
  • Online course work
  • Service Jobs increase
  • Medical Breakthroughs improved medical
    diagnostic and imagining technologies
  • Outsourcing and off-shoring of jobs

32
Females and Minorties
  • Larger Minority and Female participation in the
    work place and Government.
  • Women in non traditional jobs
  • Sally Ride First American female in space.

33
Important Government Information
  • Govt promotes a healthy economy with full
    employment and low inflation by
  • Federal Reserve controlling the money supply
    and credit, being able to expand or contract the
    money supply
  • President and Congress makes policy decisions
    that determines taxes and spending, and regulates
    the economy
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