Ch 40: NMTA: America from 1992 to the Present

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Prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam with these video lessons discussing American government and policy since 1992. Get test-ready by completing the lesson quizzes and chapter test.

NMTA: America from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Summary

Bring your NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam preparation into modern times with this chapter covering U.S. history from the Clinton administration to the presidency of Barack Obama. You will be treated to video lessons from our esteemed instructors which review the presidents, Congress, and domestic/foreign policy throughout the period. Specific topics expounded upon here include:

  • Bill Clinton's election, policies, and impeachment
  • George W. Bush from election through 9/11 and the War on Terror
  • The economy and policies in 2008
  • Presidential policies and accomplishments under Barack Obama

Test preparation is made extraordinarily convenient with our simple navigation features and bite-sized lessons. The self-assessments provide essential test-taking practice using material similar to that you'll find on the real test. The site and videos are designed to be viewed both on your laptop and mobile device, ensuring quality review no matter where you are.

NMTA: America from 1992 to the Present - Chapter Objectives

Our lessons in this chapter were developed to respond to the competency 0008: Understand major developments in U.S. history from 1929 to the present. This falls under the History content domain, which comprises 50% of the 150 multiple-choice test questions included on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam. With the memorable information and graphics we include here, you'll have ample fodder to jet through related material in the three hours you have to complete the test. The test is scored on a scale of 100-300, with a score of 220 needed to receive your Middle Grades Social Science endorsement in New Mexico.

9 Lessons in Chapter 40: NMTA: 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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