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US Policies & Advancements from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Summary
This informative chapter discusses the United States' policies and advancements from 1992 until today. Topics covered include the welfare, economy and healthcare policies that made up President Bill Clinton's domestic policy, as well as his foreign policies with regards to Africa, Haiti, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Our lessons also discuss some of the major scientific advances in the 21st century. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline the accomplishments of President Barack Obama
- Detail America's government policy and economy in 2008
- Describe the atmosphere of President George W. Bush's 2000 election
- Explain the climate of international trade in the 1990s and beyond
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1. Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies
During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton met many of his domestic policy goals, including stimulating the economy, reforming welfare, and advocating for social change. He did not successfully achieve a national healthcare system.
2. Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy: the Middle East, Haiti, African & Northern Ireland
During his two terms as president, Bill Clinton intended to focus on domestic policy over foreign policy. But between 1992 and 2000, the U.S. was involved in several international conflicts and diplomatic interventions, which will be covered in this lesson.
3. George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda
President George W. Bush overcame numerous obstacles before and after entering office. Learn about the Republican Primary Election, the presidential election of 2000 and Bush's domestic goals.
4. President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments
Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States in 2009. Learn about his first term including his domestic and foreign initiatives, and his successes and failures.
5. The American Economy & Government Policy in 2008
The rise of sub-prime mortgage loans and heightened real estate speculation led to the collapse of the housing market, which ushered in the Great Recession in 2007. Learn more about this economic downturn and its effects in this lesson.
6. Scientific Advances in the 21st Century
Think that science hasn't changed the world in the past 20 years? Hopefully, you don't have the audacity to think that while watching this on a smart phone! This lesson details how the space race and the internet forever changed science.
7. International Trade in the 1990s and Beyond
On the news, we often hear terms like globalization, NAFTA, and WTO thrown around. But what do those ideas and groups really mean for us? This lesson serves to shed some light on the state of international trade.
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