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- Describe the presidential election of 1992.
- Understand Bill Clinton's domestic and foreign policy.
- Learn about the actions of Congress in the late 90s.
- Discuss the domestic agenda of George W. Bush.
- Explain how the 9/11 terrorist attack affected George W. Bush's foreign policy.
- List the major events of George W. Bush's second term.
- Describe the government policy and American economy in 2008.
- Discuss Barack Obama's policies and accomplishments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Al Qaeda: Definition and History
This lesson will discuss the terrorist organization, al Qaeda. You will learn how and why the group was formed, what it aims to achieve, and how it is currently organized. You will also learn about two examples of terrorist attacks committed by al Qaeda.
11. Camp David Accords Summary
The Camp David Accords were a series of negotiations that lasted for twelve days between US President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The result was two-part agreement in September 1978.
12. The Taliban: Definition and History
This lesson highlights the formation of the Taliban and the significant historical events that led to its creation. We will look at the history of Afghanistan and what happened when the Taliban was in power. We will also discuss current Taliban activities.
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