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Visuals for 1990s

Visuals for 1990s



Unit 12 - 1990s visual supplement for notes

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    • The 1990s
    • William J. Clinton
      • Born William Blythe.
      • Education: Georgetown, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law
      • Governor of Arkansas
      • Married to Hillary Rodham – 1 daughter, Chelsea.
      • 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
    • Election of 1992
    • Clinton Victory
    • 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
    • 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.
      • 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.
    • Election of 1996
    • Clinton 379 - Dole 159
    • Bill Clinton…. … .and his women
    • 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
    • Juanita Broderick Accused then Governor Clinton of raping her in Florida in 1978
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 .
    • 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.
    • OJ Simpson
      • Hall of Fame football player who was charged with murder.
      • Controversial not guilty verdict; race was a major factor in the case.
    • 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.
    • US Embassy Bombings
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
      • 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