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Title: A GLOBAL NATION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM


1
CHAPTER 30
The New Millennium
  • A GLOBAL NATION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

CREATED EQUAL JONES ? WOOD ? MAY ? BORSTELMANN ?
RUIZ
2
A GLOBAL NATION Overview
  • The American Place in a Global Economy
  • The Stewardship of Natural Resources
  • The Expansion of American Culture Abroad
  • Identity in Contemporary America

3
THE AMERICAN PLACE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
  • The Logic and Technology of Globalization
  • Free Trade and the Global Assembly Line
  • Who Benefits from Globalization?

4
The Logic and Technology of Globalization
  • Computers increase American productivity
  • Internet, faxes, cell phones Global communication

5
Free Trade and the Global Assembly Line
  • The positives
  • Access to the best goods at lowest prices
  • Work and wages provided to developing nations
  • The negative views
  • Only the powerful, wealthy nations benefit
  • Environmentalists warn of pollution due to
    unregulated globalization
  • Unions decry the loss of American jobs
  • Human Rights activists cite grim working
    conditions of developing nations workers

6
Who Benefits from Globalization?
  • The Stock Market and investors
  • American consumers pay lower prices for many
    products
  • Credit card providers

7
THE STEWARDSHIP OF NATURAL RESOURCES
  • Ecological Transformation in the Twentieth
    Century
  • Pollution
  • Environmentalism and Its Limitations

8
Ecological Transformation in the Twentieth Century
  • Population growth 1990s America increases by 33
    million
  • The Environment affected by
  • Commercial logging
  • Mining
  • Water consumption
  • Energy consumption

9
Pollution
  • Greenhouse gases, the ozone, global warming, and
    the automobile
  • Chemical production, poisonous chemicals, heavy
    metals, and plastic
  • Nuclear waste

10
Environmentalism and Its Limitations
  • A partisan view of the environment
  • Republican use natural resources to produce
    wealth and raise the standard of living
  • Democratic more sympathetic to preservation of
    the environment
  • The Americans view
  • Support of strong antipollution laws and
    preservation of public lands
  • The worlds largest consumer of energy provided
    mainly by fossil fuels

11
THE EXPANSION OF AMERICAN CULTURE ABROAD
  • A Culture of Diversity and Entertainment
  • U.S. Influence Abroad Since the Cold War
  • Resistance to American Popular Culture

12
A Culture of Diversity and Entertainment
  • Hollywood, CNN, and MTV
  • Individual choice, freedom of speech, and large
    spending habits
  • Sports mania

13
U.S. Influence Abroad Since the Cold War
  • American culture, food, music, language,
    entertainment spreads throughout the world
  • America remains the main military superpower

14
Resistance to American Popular Culture
  • The slow food movement in France
  • Nationalism ethnic, religious, and national
    identities found more meaningful
  • Muslim fundamentalists

15
IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
  • Negotiating Multiple Identities
  • Social Change and Abiding Discrimination
  • Still an Immigrant Society

16
Negotiating Multiple Identities
  • Affirmative Action and reverse discrimination
  • The blurring of the race lines and the mapping of
    the human genome in 2001
  • The U.S. Census of 2000 and racial categories
    the ability to choose more than one race

17
Social Change and Abiding Discrimination
  • The desegregation of America
  • 1/3 of black middle class and many participate in
    the political arena
  • Black culture found throughout American arts
  • American women
  • More women work outside of the home
  • 1/3 of students of medical and law schools are
    women
  • 1998 1 in 3 girls play sports in high school
  • Gay men and Lesbians portrayed in movies and TV
    active in politics
  • Native Americans increase in population of over
    a million

18
Still an Immigrant Society
  • 1 in 10 Americans born abroad
  • 15 from Europe
  • 26 from Asia
  • 51 from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Estimated 6 million undocumented Latino workers

19
September 11, 2001
  • Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban
  • Former Afghanistan fighter from Saudia Arabia,
    bin Laden, heads Islamic fundamentalist terrorist
    organization of Al Qaeda
  • Repressive Islamic government of Afghanistan, the
    Taliban, host of bin Laden and al Qaeda
  • 9/11/01
  • 2 hijacked airliners piloted by al Qaeda
    operatives attack the World Trade Centers
    resulting in their collapse
  • 1 hijacked airliner attacks the Pentagon
  • 1 hijacked airline crashes in the Pennsylvania
    countryside, apparently al Qaeda mission aborted
    by passengers
  • A loss of life near 3000
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