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Ch 13: Contemporary American Politics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Contemporary American Politics chapter of this American History Since 1865 Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about politics from the 90s to now. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the late 20th century policy issues required in a typical American history course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other American history work.
  • Identify the contemporary American politics concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our American History Since 1865 Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about contemporary American politics and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding Clinton's domestic and foreign policies, outcomes of the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush's response to the September 11 attacks, causes of the 2008 recession, Obama's policies or any other contemporary American politics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their contemporary American politics unit
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  • Want to get ahead in American history
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and re-watch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the three-way presidential race of 1992 between Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George H.W. Bush.
  • Examine the policy changes implemented by Bill Clinton, including corporate regulation, military and healthcare changes.
  • Study Bill Clinton's foreign policies and the role the U.S. played in events in the Middle East, Africa and Northern Ireland.
  • Describe the activities of the Republican-controlled Congress in the late 1990s, including the impeachment of President Clinton.
  • Learn about the 2000 election and George W. Bush's early domestic policies concerning taxes and education.
  • Study the 9-11 terrorist attack and President Bush's war on terror.
  • Explore the American economy and government policy in 2008 and find out what led to the economic recession.
  • Discuss President Obama's election and foreign and domestic policies.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Contemporary American Politics: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Barack Obama: Speeches & Quotes

10. Barack Obama: Speeches & Quotes

This lesson will look at some of President Barack Obama's major speeches and quotations. President Obama was known as an excellent orator and speech-maker, and his speeches both inspired and gave a dose of reality to the people who listened.

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