Chapter 30&31

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Chapter 30&31
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The Reagan Revolution and the End of the Cold War/ A Dynamic Economy, A Divided People, 1980-2000
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  1. Religious Right
    United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools
  2. Moral Majority
    group that supported Reagan; returned to conservative, religious values
  3. "Reagan Democrats"
    traditional Democratic middle-class voters turning to Ronald Reagan during the 1980s
  4. supply-side economics
    a school of economics that believes tax cuts can help an economy by raising supply
  5. Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA)
    A major revision of the federal income tax system.
  6. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
    a space based missile-defense system very controversial "Star Wars"
  7. Geraldine Ferraro
    Mondale's Running mate, first female vice president nominee
  8. Iran-Contra Affair
    Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran and used the money to support the Contras in Nicaragua, CIA operation
  9. Sandra Day O'Connor
    first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan
  10. Mikhail Gorbachev
    Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms
  11. Commonwealth of Independent States
    confederacy of independent states of the former soviet union that have united because of their common economic and administrative needs
  12. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Act that prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual.
  13. Planned Parenthood v. Casey
    reaffirmed Roe v Wade but upheld certain limits on its use
  14. Clarence Thomas
    2nd African American Supreme Court Justice; current member
  15. Saddam Hussein
    Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran
  16. H. Ross Perot
    billionaire who ran in the 1992 election against Clinton and Bush as an independent. Wanted to end deficit spending.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Contract with America
    Plan signed by many Republican candidates who promised to work for a balanced budget amendment and other reforms
  20. Slobodan Milosevic
    President of Serbia; oppressed all non- serbs; responsible for genocide
  21. Yuppies
    Financially secure upper-middle class of the 1980s (usually in their 20s or 30s).
  22. Lee Iacocca
    Self-made Italian immigrant who became head of Ford and bought out Chrysler
  23. Group of Seven (G-7) nations
    international organization established to facilitate economic cooperation among the world's largest industrial nations
  24. 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
  25. Montreal Protocol
    meeting in 1987 where a group of nations met in Canada and agreed to take steps to fight against Ozone Depletion-CFC's banned
  26. Kyoto Treaty of 1998
    an international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
  27. Microsoft
    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
  28. World Wide Web
    collection of web pages available through the internet
  29. Human Genome Project
    an international study of the entire human genetic material
  30. Columbine massacre
    Two high school students commit murder-suicide shooting, killing 13 students and teachers
  31. Rupert Murdoch
    His media empire includes Fox television and 20th Century Fox movies
  32. California Proposition 187
    Grants welfare benefits to immigrants
  33. California Proposition 209
    intended to end affirmative action programs in the state
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. National Right to Life Committee
    An organization opposed to abortion.
  37. 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

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