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Ch 24: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America (1992-Present)

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Get up to speed on the facts you will need to know for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies Test. Go through a quick recap about contemporary American history by viewing these lessons on your mobile device.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America (1992-Present) - Chapter Summary

Although the events in our country during recent decades are fairly fresh in our memories, there is still a lot of information to process. This chapter provides you with the lessons you will need to help you remember all of the important political figures and events. As you get ready for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies Test, make studying easier by using our lessons to recall details about the following:

  • The 1992 presidential election and the candidates
  • Bill Clinton's presidency and his foreign and domestic policies
  • The acts of Congress during the late 1990s
  • The Domestic Agenda and the 2000 presidential election
  • The presidency of George W. Bush, 9/11, and the War on Terror
  • The events during the second term of George W. Bush's presidency
  • The accomplishments and policies of President Barack Obama
  • The state of the American economy in 2008 and government policies
  • Advances in science during the 21st century
  • Trends in international trade since the 1990s

Use this chapter to go over key points that will be addressed on the United States history section of the Praxis Middle School Social Studies Test. Each of our video lessons can be viewed in an incredibly short amount of time, allowing you to use your study time efficiently. If you don't want to watch every video, look through the titles to see which lesson topics seem less familiar to you. You can also skim through the transcripts if you just want to remind yourself about major terms and important dates. We bold our keywords for your convenience, so you can be sure that you will focus on the most relevant information.

11 Lessons in Chapter 24: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America (1992-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.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

8. 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.

The American Economy & Government Policy in 2008

9. 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.

Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

10. Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

Think that science hasn't changed the world in the past 20 years? Hopefully, you don't have the audacity to think that while watching this on a smart phone! This lesson details how the space race and the internet forever changed science.

International Trade in the 1990s and Beyond

11. International Trade in the 1990s and Beyond

On the news, we often hear terms like globalization, NAFTA, and WTO thrown around. But what do those ideas and groups really mean for us? This lesson serves to shed some light on the state of international trade.

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