Bell Ringer List and explain one way Ronald Reagan was successful in his foreign policy. Although the economy was booming and the Cold War was ending, what problem did Reagan’s budget create?
George Bush Reagan’s VP Pledged no new taxes Forced to raise taxes Costs him election of 1992
Persian Gulf War Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait US comes to aid Coalition of 34 nations Ground war lasts 100 hours 382 US casualties 235 accidental
Persian Gulf War Outcomes Saddam allowed to stay in power UN keeps watch America establishes bases in Saudi Arabia Terrorist groups like Al Queda form to repel “infidels”
George Bush Review What was George Bush’s biggest FoPo success? Why did Bush have to break his campaign promise? What was the outcome?
Bill Clinton FoPo Continued support of Israel Gave humanitarian aid to Somalia Blackhawk Down Led NATO to stop Genocide in the Balkans Behind Enemy Lines
Terrorism of the 90’s World Trade Center Bombing (1993) Islamic radicals detonate truck bomb in parking garage US Embassy Attacks in Africa Clinton approves CIA’s plan to kill Bin Laden Misses him by a few hours USS Cole (2000) Suicide attack on US ship in the Persian Gulf
Clinton Domestic Unemployment Reform Limited time frame Increased taxes on the wealthy to pay down deficit Pushed for Health Care reform but failed Balanced the budget Surplus
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement Reduced tariffs with Mexico and Canada Led to outsourcing of jobs Americans lose industrial jobs Union membership drops Rustbelters move South
The Tech Boom Invention of the Internet, cell phones, and email American culture forever changed .com businesses boom
Scandal Clinton tied to several affairs throughout his political career Monica Lewinski White House intern Has proof of affair Clinton impeached for perjury “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Clinton Review What was the goal of NAFTA? What were two unintended outcomes of NAFTA? How did technology begin to shape Americans lives in the 1990’s? What issue scarred the Bill Clinton’s presidency?
Election of 2000
September 11, 2001 First plane hits the North Tower Second plane hits South Tower Third Plane hits the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Fourth plane crash landed in PA Nearly 3,000 people killed
Invasion of Afghanistan Goals: Destroy terrorist training camps Overthrow Taliban government Spread democracy in the Middle East
War in Iraq Why Iraq? Believed to be purchasing supplies to build atomic bomb Blocked UN weapons inspectors from cities Military goals accomplished within three months Saddam hanged in 2006 Weapons never found