Ch 40: AEPA: America from 1992 to the Present

About This Chapter

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam has been replaced with an NES assessment. In preparation for this certification exam, review these lessons to improve your understanding of the domestic and foreign policies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as other events in American history from 1992 to the present.

AEPA: America from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been assembled to help you review the major events, presidencies and government policies in the U.S. since 1992. Follow along with our expert instructors as they discuss the following topics in this series of short, engaging lesson videos:

  • Presidential election of 1992
  • Bill Clinton's domestic and foreign policy
  • Acts of Congress in the late 1990s
  • George W. Bush's domestic agenda
  • 9/11 terrorist attacks and other events of Bush's presidency
  • American economy and government policy of 2008
  • Elections and accomplishments of Barack Obama

Following these lessons, take the quizzes to find topics you don't understand, then return to the lessons via video tags to fortify your understanding of these topics. The video tags allow you to skip over the material you already know so that you only study the material you need. Once you've completed all of these lessons and quizzes, test your overall understanding of the chapter topics with the chapter exam.

AEPA: America from 1992 to the Present Chapter Objectives

Prospective educators in the state of Arizona take the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science to demonstrate their knowledge of the social sciences as part of the certification process. Test takers are asked to complete 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. On test day, you can expect 50% of the material covered by this exam to fall under the History domain, and some may be about the events in U.S. history since 1992. Complete the activities of this chapter to improve your understanding of these events so that you will be prepared for test day.

9 Lessons in Chapter 40: AEPA: America from 1992 to the Present
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The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

1. The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

Learn about the three-way presidential race of 1992, which pitted Republican incumbent George H.W. Bush against Democrat Bill Clinton and independent Ross Perot. The campaign focused heavily on the economy.

Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment

4. Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment

In 1994, Republicans took control of both houses of Congress, elected on the promises made in the Contract with America. President Clinton endorsed several of these measures, but conflict was inevitable, culminating in his impeachment in 1998.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

5. 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.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

6. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major Events of George W. Bush's Second Term

7. Major Events of George W. Bush's Second Term

President George W. Bush's second term domestic agenda focused on widespread reform, yet many of his initiatives fell flat. Learn more about Bush's domestic policy, as well as several issues that impacted his legacy, in this lesson.

The American Economy & Government Policy in 2008

8. 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.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

9. 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.

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