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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the presidents of contemporary America for a standard U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The effects of Reaganomics
- Domestic policies of George H.W. Bush
- Bill Clinton's healthcare and social policies
- George W. Bush's election and war on terror
- The election and policies of President Barack Obama
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Calvin Coolidge's Domestic, Foreign & Economic Policy
In this lesson, we'll learn about the policies of President Calvin Coolidge. We'll highlight the key achievements of his administration, and we'll understand the central tenets of his economic, domestic, and foreign policy.
8. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson we will learn about President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. We will explore the historical context in which the address took place, and we will examine the central themes contained in the address.
9. FDR's First Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, we will learn about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address. We will examine the context in which this speech was delivered and the contents of the speech itself to learn why it is important.
10. What was the Nixon Doctrine? - Definition and Summary
After World War II, the world fell into a major ideological conflict. Each president handled this a bit differently, including Richard Nixon. In this lesson, we'll look at Nixon's foreign policy and see how this changed America's presence in an unstable world.
11. Presidential Libraries: Locations & History
Presidential libraries are important institutions that house historical items regarding a U.S. President, but who was the first to have one? In this lesson, we'll look at the history and locations of the major presidential libraries.
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- The Progressive Era
- American Imperialism
- The Roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- America & World War II
- America in the Cold War
- US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
- 1970s America
- Explaining American Traditions
- 21st Century America (1992-2013)
- Elements of American Government
- U.S. Public Policy & Social Programs
- The Economics of Public Policies
- Fiscal & Economic Policy of American Government
- Employment and Unemployment Issues
- Modern Economic Systems Overview
- Types and Effects of Inflation
- Global Trade, Global Markets & Macroeconomics
- Principles and Basis of Business Decisions
- International Trade Treaties & Regulations
- Fundamentals of Geography
- Geography and Farming
- Geography & the Global Economy
- Political Geography Overview
- Settlement Patterns Overview
- World Population
- Human and Cultural Migration