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Visuals for 1990s


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Visuals for 1990s

  1. 1. The 1990s
  2. 2. William J. Clinton <ul><li>Born William Blythe. </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Georgetown, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and Yale Law </li></ul><ul><li>Governor of Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Married to Hillary Rodham – 1 daughter, Chelsea. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Independent Party </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>H. Ross Perot
  4. 4. Election of 1992
  5. 5. Clinton Victory
  6. 6. Contract with America <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balanced Budget Amendment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Term Limits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 Tax Credit per child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-Crime Laws </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. NAFTA <ul><li>N orth A merican F ree T rade A greement. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of NAFTA was to eliminate barriers of trade and investment between the USA, Canada and Mexico. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>President Clinton (D) ran for re-election in 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Dole (Senator from Kansas) was the Republican candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Clinton confident of victory? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economy was booming and relative peace in the world and people were content. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Election of 1996
  10. 10. Clinton 379 - Dole 159
  11. 11. Bill Clinton…. … .and his women
  12. 12. Gennifer Flowers <ul><li>While Clinton was Governor of Arkansas, he had a long time affair with her. </li></ul><ul><li>Came out during 1992 primaries, and Clinton admitted to the affair </li></ul>
  13. 13. Juanita Broderick Accused then Governor Clinton of raping her in Florida in 1978
  14. 14. Paula Jones <ul><li>Sexual harassment lawsuit brought in Arkansas in May, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton made a series of increasingly aggressive moves, culminating in his dropping his pants. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Kathleen Willey <ul><li>Former Miss America </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Willey said on &quot;60 Minutes&quot; that in 1993 the president embraced her, kissed her on the lips, touched her breasts and placed one of her hands on his genitals. </li></ul><ul><li>Her husband killed himself the same day, shortly after this happened. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Monica Lewinsky <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Linda Tripp <ul><li>With friends like that….. </li></ul><ul><li>Began secretly taping her own conversations with Lewinsky. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The New Economy <ul><li>One major reason for the economic boom of the 1990s was the growth of the personal computer and the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft and technology visionary . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Rodney King <ul><li>Led LA police on a high speed chase and was severely beaten . </li></ul><ul><li>4 officers were charged with assault but were found not guilty. </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict led to rioting all over south central Los Angeles. </li></ul>
  20. 21. OJ Simpson <ul><li>Hall of Fame football player who was charged with murder. </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial not guilty verdict; race was a major factor in the case. </li></ul>
  21. 23. Oklahoma City Attack <ul><li>April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma a federal building was blown up and 168 people were killed in the blast. </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy McVeigh was found guilty and executed for this act. </li></ul><ul><li>He was motivated by his hatred of the federal government. </li></ul>
  22. 25. US Embassy Bombings
  23. 26. Osama Bin Laden <ul><li>Member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founding leader of the Islamist terrorist organization al-Qaeda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Means “The base” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>terrorist Islamist group founded sometime between August 1988 and late 1989. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 27. USS Cole <ul><ul><li>The USS Cole was attacked by a suicide bomber while refueling in Yemen in December 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17 sailors killed; 39 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>injured </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 30. Operation Uphold Democracy <ul><li>Response in 1994 to the overthrow and expulsion of the duly elected government of Haiti by a military coup. </li></ul><ul><li>President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was exiled to the US . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  26. 32. Operation Desert Fox <ul><li>Clinton attacked Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. </li></ul><ul><li>Why was this ordered? Hussein refused to allow UN weapons inspectors in Iraq. </li></ul>
  27. 33. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Tomahawk cruise missiles were also extensively used, fired from aircraft, ships, and submarines. </li></ul>NATO Bombing