Ch 31: The American Journey Chapter 31: New Challenges

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The New Challenges chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with new challenges. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the New Challenges textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe The American Journey chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover new challenges topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Reagan's election and foreign policies
  • Reaganomics
  • The presidency of George H.W. Bush
  • Presidential election of 1992
  • President Clinton's foreign and domestic policies
  • The 2000 election and presidency of George W. Bush
  • The War on Terror
  • American economics and policies of 2008
  • Accomplishments of President Barack Obama
  • Global climate change
  • Changes in the global economy
  • U.S. population growth and changes
  • U.S. immigration policy

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17 Lessons in Chapter 31: The American Journey Chapter 31: New Challenges
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The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

1. The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

The presidential election of 1980 witnessed the transition from liberal to conservative politics in America. Learn about Ronald Reagan's campaign to become President of the United States in 1980 in this video lesson.

President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

2. President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy was an aggressive attempt to renew the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Learn about the policies, actions and results of Reagan's foreign policy in this lesson.

Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

3. Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

'Reaganomics' represented President Ronald Reagan's attempt at energizing the inert American economy following the 1970s. Learn about the program, as well as its successes and failures, in this lesson.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

4. President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

President George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda reflected a change in ideology. Learn about the domestic challenges Bush faced, his handling of the issues and his overall achievements.

President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

5. President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

President George H.W. Bush's foreign policy was a pragmatic blend of diplomacy and force. Learn more about Bush's international affairs during his tenure as President of the United States.

The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

14. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

15. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

Changes to the U.S. Population Over Time

16. Changes to the U.S. Population Over Time

According to the U.S. Census the population of the U.S. has grown from about 4 million to about 320 million in 2015, but that's not the whole story. In this lesson we'll learn the cause of that growth and how demographics have changed over the same time.

Challenges With U.S. Immigration Policy

17. Challenges With U.S. Immigration Policy

The United States, which was originally formed by British settlers seeking religious freedom, has always been a country of immigrants. Since its founding, the United States has struggled to balance strong national identity with a desire to be open and inclusive of people from across the world.

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