Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy: the Middle East, Haiti, African & Northern Ireland


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1. Why was the peace created by the Dayton Treaty highly fragile?

2. Why was President Clinton's diplomatic intervention in Northern Ireland considered one of his most significant foreign policy achievements?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Bill Clinton was President of the United States from 1992-2000, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on his foreign policy benchmarks and major foreign policy events that happened during his presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • President Clinton's foreign policy goals
  • Successful vs. unsuccessful foreign interventions that took place during the Clinton administration
  • The significance of the Dayton Peace Accords
  • The reason for the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding President Clinton's foreign policy strategy in the Middle East and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and identify main historical events, such as the Dayton Peace Accords and the Oslo Accords
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the success of President Clinton's foreign policy in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about President Clinton's foreign policy, review the accompanying lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between President Clinton's foreign policy strategy in the Middle East, Haiti, Africa and the Balkans
  • Understand how President Clinton's foreign policy differed from that of his predecessor, George H.W. Bush
  • Identify when and why President Clinton's foreign policy succeeded