American History

QUESTION 1
In order to match these items, determine their significance.
California v. Bakke
Roe v. Wade
Grove City v. Bell
Iran-Contra scandal
Iran hostage crisis
Strategic Defense Initiative
Watergate
Globalization
USA Patriot Act
Fireside Summit
Evil Empire
Supply-side economics
World Trade Organization
North American Free Trade Agreement
No Child Left Behind

A.
Propagandist terminology referring to the U.S.S.R., coined by Reagan

B.
Attempted holding of U.S. embassy workers by Ayatollah Khomeini in retaliation against U.S. support of his ousted predecessor

C.
The intended encouragement of increases in supply and demand through tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and businesses (Reagan’s vocal support of the program led to the more recognizable term “Reaganomics.”)

D.
Controversial Supreme Court decision which attempted to remove influence granted by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

E.
A reference to the shift from a primarily isolationist economy to interdependence of a world economy

F.
Landmark decision, which determined abortion to be a legal option for women up to, a certain point in their pregnancy

G.
An agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to not bar or tax goods shipped between the three neighbors

H.
A collection of 135 nations agreeing to increase/support mutual trade by lessening the taxation and laws related to commerce between the member governments

I.
A largely ineffective attempt at government regulation in public schools by the use of universal standards and testing, as opposed to regional profiling, to rank schools and determine the necessary allocation of resources

J.
A highly secretive lease agreement in which the CIA provided aid during the Iran-Iraq War for influence in separate conflicts in Lebanon and Nicaragua

K.
Highly controversial program, which limited civil rights and liberties by granting the U.S. government the right to secretly collect and monitor personal information

L.
A laser-grid based defense program (Its detractors would dub this program as “Star Wars,” a negative reference to its similarities to the popular movie franchise.)

M.
California case that upholds affirmative action and allows for race to be considered in admissions

N.
A reference to the series of break-ins at the Democratic Party Headquarters and the subsequent cover up by Nixon’s administration, which led to his later resignation

O.
Unexpectedly “friendly” gathering between Reagan and Gorbachev which would set the tone for the end of Communism and eventual fall of the U.S.S.R.

QUESTION 2
Provide items in correct order.

AIDS virus discovered
PLO peace accords in Oslo
World Trade Center attack
Ford pardons Nixon
Barack Obama elected president
Berlin Wall torn down
Oklahoma City bombing
Watergate arrests
Iran-Contra scandal
Iran hostage crisis begins

 

 

 

 

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