The Reagan Revolution and the End of the Cold War/ A Dynamic Economy, A Divided People, 1980-2000
United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools
group that supported Reagan; returned to conservative, religious values
traditional Democratic middle-class voters turning to Ronald Reagan during the 1980s
a school of economics that believes tax cuts can help an economy by raising supply
Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA)
A major revision of the federal income tax system.
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
a space based missile-defense system very controversial "Star Wars"
Mondale's Running mate, first female vice president nominee
Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran and used the money to support the Contras in Nicaragua, CIA operation
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms
Commonwealth of Independent States
confederacy of independent states of the former soviet union that have united because of their common economic and administrative needs
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Act that prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
reaffirmed Roe v Wade but upheld certain limits on its use
2nd African American Supreme Court Justice; current member
Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran
H. Ross Perot
billionaire who ran in the 1992 election against Clinton and Bush as an independent. Wanted to end deficit spending.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Act that provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for family members or because of a serious health condition of the employee
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Agreement signed by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1992 to form the largest free trade zone in the world.
Contract with America
Plan signed by many Republican candidates who promised to work for a balanced budget amendment and other reforms
President of Serbia; oppressed all non- serbs; responsible for genocide
Financially secure upper-middle class of the 1980s (usually in their 20s or 30s).
Self-made Italian immigrant who became head of Ford and bought out Chrysler
Group of Seven (G-7) nations
international organization established to facilitate economic cooperation among the world's largest industrial nations
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
a bloodborne infection in which the virus damages or kills the cells of the immune system, causing it to progressively fail
meeting in 1987 where a group of nations met in Canada and agreed to take steps to fight against Ozone Depletion-CFC's banned
Kyoto Treaty of 1998
an international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
This computer company sent the U.S. down an information superhighway. The internet and computer discs allowed for more information to be avalible to anyone at the click of a button
World Wide Web
collection of web pages available through the internet
Human Genome Project
an international study of the entire human genetic material
Two high school students commit murder-suicide shooting, killing 13 students and teachers
His media empire includes Fox television and 20th Century Fox movies
California Proposition 187
Grants welfare benefits to immigrants
California Proposition 209
intended to end affirmative action programs in the state
Los Angeles riots 1992 (LA riots)
A brief account of the six days of rioting which set Los Angeles aflame following the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed beating black motorist Rodney King.
OJ Simpson trial
This case gained world wide exposure because OJ was a star football player and was acussed of murdering his wife. The main issue in this case that may have caused turmoil was the allowing cameras in the courtroom.
National Right to Life Committee
An organization opposed to abortion.
Defense of Marriage Act
allows state to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage performed in other states: federal govt does not recognize same-sex marriage