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Ch 22: STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government

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This chapter will enhance your competency before you take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) US history test. The subject matter covered in these lessons is domestic and global accountability in government.

STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have assembled lessons to help you answer test questions when you take the STAAR US history test. This chapter will boost your knowledge of domestic and global accountability in government. Lesson topics include:

  • 1920s American politics
  • United States v. Nixon
  • Clinton's impeachment and Congress in the late 1990s
  • The Patriot Act
  • The impact of post-WWII reinvestment acts
  • Politics and globalization
  • Human rights treaties, political mindsets and humanitarian intervention

Lessons are short and focused. Since they can be viewed on your mobile device it is easy to make progress whenever you have even a little bit of time for study. A short multiple-choice quiz is available to take after each lesson to test your comprehension of what you are studying as you go.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government
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American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

1. American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

Americans looked forward to the start of a new decade in 1920. They also looked for a president that would ease their fears and return the nation to 'normal,' but big business and corruption would come to symbolize politics of the decade.

United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

2. United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

The case of United States v. Nixon prompted the resignation of President Richard Nixon and established that no one was above the law. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the case and its historical impact.

Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment

3. 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.

What Is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons

4. What Is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons

Learn about the U.S. Patriot Act in this lesson. Review a summary of the Patriot Act and the key components of the law. Examine the pros and cons of the act to gain a thorough understanding of the law.

Modern Era Reinvestment Acts: Summary & Impact

5. Modern Era Reinvestment Acts: Summary & Impact

Economic programs have a great impact on the US economy, even if we don't remember them. This lesson will demonstrate how the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 impacted the economy 30 years later.

Globalization & Politics

6. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

7. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

The international community acknowledges the existence of certain universal human rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the international community seeks to enforce these rights and hold sovereign states accountable for their violation.

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