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Ch 10: The Presidents of Contemporary America

About This Chapter

The Presidents of Contemporary America chapter of this U.S. History 2 Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the policies, elections and accomplishments of modern U.S. leaders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus it includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand essential concepts associated with presidents of contemporary America.

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the presidents of contemporary America
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning U.S. history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Presidents of Contemporary America chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
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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

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Presidents of Contemporary America
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Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

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.

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

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.

Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

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.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

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.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

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.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

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.

Calvin Coolidge's Domestic, Foreign & Economic Policy

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.

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis

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.

FDR's First Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis

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.

What was the Nixon Doctrine? - Definition and Summary

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.

Presidential Libraries: Locations & History

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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