Ch 60: GACE History: Contemporary America

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Explore the fine points of contemporary American events to know for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) History test. Our convenient video lessons and quizzes pack a powerful punch to help you review the subjects and pass this exam.

GACE History: Contemporary America - Chapter Summary

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  • Presidential image
  • President Bill Clinton's domestic and foreign policies
  • The United States Congress in the late 1990s and Clinton's impeachment
  • Election of 2000 and President George W. Bush
  • The 9/11 terrorist attack and the War on Terror
  • Key events of Bush's second presidential term
  • The American economy and government policy in 2008
  • President Barack Obama's election and policies

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Objectives of the GACE History: Contemporary America Chapter

The GACE History exam determines the professional knowledge of prospective history teachers in Georgia public schools. It is a computer-delivered exam that is made up of two tests. Questions pertaining to this chapter on contemporary America are on the United States History from 1877 to the Present section, which constitutes approximately 40% of Test II.

There are 65 questions on both tests and all questions are selected-response.

9 Lessons in Chapter 60: GACE History: Contemporary America
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The Presidential Image: Contributing Factors & Importance

1. The Presidential Image: Contributing Factors & Importance

A president's public image, or perceived character, plays an important role in the presidential campaign. It also plays an important role in the president's popularity and lasting reputation. This lesson takes a look at the presidential image.

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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