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  • George Herbert Walker Bush
  • 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