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You'll learn all of the US history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- History of the Internet and information technology's impact
- The 1992 presidential election
- President Clinton's foreign and domestic policies
- The Republicans' contract with America and Clinton's impeachment trial
- International trade in the 1990s and later
- The election of George W. Bush
- 9/11 and the Bush Doctrine
- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
- President Obama's election and policies
- The changing demographics in the US
- Affirmative action
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1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy
2. What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline
While the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, it is a relatively recent technology. Learn about the origins of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The Impact of Immigration on Contemporary American Society
The United States is a 'Nation of Immigrants,' and always has been. This lesson will examine the perception of immigrants on the U.S. as well as the actual effect.
12. How Demographics Are Changing in America
Learn about demographics and how they're changing in the US, specifically with respect to an aging population and increasing ethnic diversity. See how well you know the trends by taking a quiz.
13. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace
Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.
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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall United States History: Online Textbook Help course
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 1: Many Cultures Meet (Prehistory-1550)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 2: Europeans Establish Colonies (1492-1752)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 3: The American Colonies Take Shape (1607-1765)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 4: The American Revolution (1765-1783)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 5: Creating the Constitution (1781-1789)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 6: The New Republic (1789-1816)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 7: Nationalism and Sectionalism (1812-1855)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 8: Religion and Reform (1812-1860)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 9: Manifest Destiny (1800-1850)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 10: The Union in Crisis (1846-1861)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 11: The Civil War (1861-1865)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 12: The Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 13: The Triumph of Industry (1865-1914)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 14: Immigration and Urbanization (1865-1914)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 15: The South and West Transformed (1865-1900)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 16: Issues of the Gilded Age (1877-1900)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 17: The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 18: An Emerging World Power (1890-1917)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 19: World War I and Beyond (1914-1920)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 20: The Twenties (1919-1929)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 21: The Great Depression (1928-1932)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 22: The New Deal (1932-1941)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 23: The Coming of War (1931-1942)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 24: World War II (1941-1945)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 25: The Cold War (1945-1960)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 26: Postwar Confidence and Anxiety (1945-1960)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 27: The Civil Rights Movement (1945-1975)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 28: The Kennedy and Johnson Years (1960-1968)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 29: The Vietnam War Era (1954-1975)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 30: An Era of Protest and Change (1960-1980)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 31: A Crisis in Confidence (1968-1980)
- Prentice Hall US History Chapter 32: The Conservative Resurgence (1980-1993)