Ch 40: NES: America from 1992 to the Present

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This chapter discusses America from 1992 to the present day. Further explore topics you may already be familiar with as part of your preparation process for the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NES: America from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Summary

Revisit the politics of the '90s and 2000s prior to taking the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. The chapter discusses some of the highlights of the years from 1992 to the present. For instance, one video lesson explores the differences between 1992 presidential candidates: Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot. Other lessons will broaden your understanding of Clinton's subsequent impeachment and the troubled economy in 2008. You can expect this chapter to provide help with:

  • Understanding the events of the 1992 presidential election
  • Explaining Bill Clinton's foreign and domestic policies
  • Studying the Republican revolution and Clinton's impeachment
  • Learning more about George W. Bush's domestic agenda and the war on terror
  • Discussing George W. Bush's second term and government policies
  • Exploring the election and policies of President Barack Obama

Although rich in information, these lessons generally don't exceed ten minutes in length. Watch each video or check out its written transcript for an alternative review. You can receive personalized assistance when you submit a question in the Dashboard area. Quizzes and a practice examination help you determine whether you're ready for related questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NES: America from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Objectives

The major events that occurred from 1992 through the present may be found on the computer-based NES Middle Grades Social Science examination's History content domain. The History section makes up 50% of the assessment score. The exam includes three more content domains and 150 total questions in multiple-choice format.

9 Lessons in Chapter 40: NES: 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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