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Unit 12 - 1990s visual supplement for notes

Unit 12 - 1990s visual supplement for notes

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  • 1. The 1990s
  • 2. William J. Clinton
    • Born William Blythe.
    • Education: Georgetown, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law
    • Governor of Arkansas
    • Married to Hillary Rodham – 1 daughter, Chelsea.
  • 3.
    • Independent Party
    • Received 18.9% of the popular vote, approximately 19,741,065 votes (but no electoral college votes), making him the most successful third-party presidential candidate in terms of the popular vote since Theodore Roosevelt in the 1912 election.
    H. Ross Perot
  • 4. Election of 1992
  • 5. Clinton Victory
  • 6. Contract with America
    • The Contract detailed the actions the Republicans promised to take if they became the majority party in the House for the first time in 40 years.
      • Balanced Budget Amendment
      • Term Limits
      • $500 Tax Credit per child
      • Anti-Crime Laws
  • 7. NAFTA
    • N orth A merican F ree T rade A greement.
    • The goal of NAFTA was to eliminate barriers of trade and investment between the USA, Canada and Mexico.
  • 8.
    • President Clinton (D) ran for re-election in 1996.
    • Bob Dole (Senator from Kansas) was the Republican candidate.
    • Why was Clinton confident of victory?
      • Economy was booming and relative peace in the world and people were content.
  • 9. Election of 1996
  • 10. Clinton 379 - Dole 159
  • 11. Bill Clinton…. … .and his women
  • 12. Gennifer Flowers
    • While Clinton was Governor of Arkansas, he had a long time affair with her.
    • Came out during 1992 primaries, and Clinton admitted to the affair
  • 13. Juanita Broderick Accused then Governor Clinton of raping her in Florida in 1978
  • 14. Paula Jones
    • Sexual harassment lawsuit brought in Arkansas in May, 1994.
    • Clinton made a series of increasingly aggressive moves, culminating in his dropping his pants.
  • 15. Kathleen Willey
    • Former Miss America
    • Mrs. Willey said on "60 Minutes" that in 1993 the president embraced her, kissed her on the lips, touched her breasts and placed one of her hands on his genitals.
    • Her husband killed himself the same day, shortly after this happened.
  • 16. Monica Lewinsky
    • Monica Lewinsky came to Washington in July 1995 to work as a White House intern at age 21, newly graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
  • 17. Linda Tripp
    • With friends like that…..
    • Began secretly taping her own conversations with Lewinsky.
    • Tripp learned that her friend had in her closet a blue dress  that still bore the semen stain from a sexual encounter with the President some nine months earlier.
  • 18. The New Economy
    • One major reason for the economic boom of the 1990s was the growth of the personal computer and the Internet.
    • Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft and technology visionary .
  • 19. Rodney King
    • Led LA police on a high speed chase and was severely beaten .
    • 4 officers were charged with assault but were found not guilty.
    • Verdict led to rioting all over south central Los Angeles.
  • 20.  
  • 21. OJ Simpson
    • Hall of Fame football player who was charged with murder.
    • Controversial not guilty verdict; race was a major factor in the case.
  • 22.  
  • 23. Oklahoma City Attack
    • April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma a federal building was blown up and 168 people were killed in the blast.
    • Timothy McVeigh was found guilty and executed for this act.
    • He was motivated by his hatred of the federal government.
  • 24.  
  • 25. US Embassy Bombings
  • 26. Osama Bin Laden
    • Member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founding leader of the Islamist terrorist organization al-Qaeda
      • Means “The base”
      • terrorist Islamist group founded sometime between August 1988 and late 1989.
  • 27. USS Cole
      • The USS Cole was attacked by a suicide bomber while refueling in Yemen in December 2000
        • 17 sailors killed; 39
        • injured
      • The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • 28.  
  • 29.  
  • 30. Operation Uphold Democracy
    • Response in 1994 to the overthrow and expulsion of the duly elected government of Haiti by a military coup.
    • President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was exiled to the US .
    • Clinton ordered an invasion of Haiti to return Aristide to power, but before the assault, a US delegation was able to convince the coup leaders to step down.
  • 31.  
  • 32. Operation Desert Fox
    • Clinton attacked Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.
    • Why was this ordered? Hussein refused to allow UN weapons inspectors in Iraq.
  • 33.
    • NATO's bombing campaign lasted from March 22 to June 11, 1999, involving up to 1,000 aircraft operating mainly from bases in Italy and aircraft carriers stationed in the Adriatic.
    • Tomahawk cruise missiles were also extensively used, fired from aircraft, ships, and submarines.
    NATO Bombing