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Ch 55: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Contemporary America

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Get ready for OAE Integrated Social Studies exam questions with this chapter's video lessons on the presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. We'll help you review the domestic agendas, foreign conflicts and economic issues shaping contemporary America.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Contemporary America - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to make sure you're prepared for OAE Integrated Social Studies exam questions on contemporary American politics and foreign policy. Videos and quizzes can refresh your memory of:

  • The 1992 presidential election
  • Clinton's domestic and foreign policy
  • Congress in the late 1990s
  • The 2000 presidential election
  • George W. Bush's domestic agenda
  • Responses to the 9/11 attack
  • Government economic policy in 2008
  • Obama's foreign and domestic policy

Focus on the topics you want to study, when you want to study them. Our self-paced video lessons and quizzes can be viewed in any order, as many times as you want, allowing you to tailor instruction to fit your test-prep needs.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Contemporary America Chapter Objectives

Before aspiring integrated social studies teachers can qualify for licensure in Ohio, they'll need to pass the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. This standardized test includes 150 multiple-choice questions.

U.S. history is one of five main subject areas tested by the exam. Questions falling under this content domain account for around a quarter of your test score. We've put together this chapter to make sure you're prepared for test items measuring your knowledge of such topics as Clinton's impeachment, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the outcomes of significant presidential elections.

9 Lessons in Chapter 55: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Contemporary America
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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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