Last Coach Kelly Test

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  1. New Federalism
    Nixon's plan to shift power held by the federal government back to the state and local government
  2. Election of 1972
    Richard Nixon- Republican- winner
  3. Southern Strategy
    Nixon's plan to woo conservative whites away from the Democratic party
  4. Stagflation
    an economic condition marked by both inflation and unemployment
  5. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    founded in 1960 an economic association of oil-producing nations that is able to set world price at oil
  6. realpolitik
    practical politics
  7. dentente
    Nixon's policy for reducing tension with Russia and China
  8. SALT I
    • a five year agreement between the US and Soviet Union
    • signed in 1972 that limited the nations' numbers of intercontinental ballistic missles
  9. Watergate Scandal
    arose from the Nixon administration's attempt to cover up its involvement in the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate complex building
  10. Plumbers
    was created to prevent government information from leading to the public/newspapers
  11. Committee to Reelect the President (CRP)
    • organization that ran President Nixon's Campaign 
    • used 'dirty tricks' to undermine the democratic party
  12. Spiro Agnu
    VP for Nixon who resigned for accepting bribes from engineering firms while governor of Maryland
  13. Saturday Night Massacre
    a name given to the resignation of the US attorney and the firing of his deputy after they refused to carry out Nixon's order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate affair
  14. Executive Privilege
    the right to keep information about Presidential matters a secret
  15. impeachment
    removing an executive officer from their position
  16. Richard Nixon resigns
    • August 9, 1974
    • Gerald Ford is sworn in as prez 
    • VP is Nelson Rockefeller
  17. New Right
    late 20th century alliance of conservative special interest groups concerned with cultural, social, and moral issues
  18. Moral Majority
    • a fundamentalist Christian organization founded in 1979
    • led by Jerry Fallwell
  19. Election of 1980
    Ronald Reagan- Republican
  20. Reaganomics
    the economic policies of Ronald Reagan
  21. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
    • a proposed defense system intended to protect the US against nuclear attacks 
    • AKA star wars
  22. Sandra Day O'Connor
    first woman supreme court Justice
  23. Deregulation
    the cutting back of federal regulation of industry
  24. Election of 1984
    Ronald Reagan- Republican
  25. Election of 1988
    George H. W. Bush
  26. AIDS
    • a disease caused by a virus that weakens the immune system 
    • makes the body prone to infections and otherwise rare forms of cancer
  27. Challenger
    was the space shuttle that exploded after take-off in 1986
  28. Sunbelt
    the south and southwest region of the US was named this because of their warm climate
  29. Rust Belt
    The north and northeast region of the US was called this because of their aging factories had been closed
  30. Makhail Gorbachev
    became leader of the Soviet Union in 1985
  31. Glasnost
    the open discussion of social problems that was permitted in the Soviet Union in the 1980's
  32. Tennamin Square Massacre
    1989 demonstration in Beijing, China in which Chinese students demanded freedom of speech and a greater voice in government
  33. Iran-contra Affair
    political scandal under president reagan involving the use of money from secret arms sales to Iran to illegally support the Contras in Nicaragua
  34. Persian Gulf War
  35. Desert Storm
    • 1991
    • American led attack on Iraqi forces after Iraq refused to withdraw its troops from Kuwait
  36. Norman Schwarzkopf
    commander of the US forces in the Persian Gulf War
  37. Election of 1992
    Bill Clinton Democrat
  38. Family Medical Leave Act
    a law guaranteeing most full time employees 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year for personal or family health reasons
  39. 1993
    WTC bombing by the terrorist group Al Quaeda
  40. Oklahoma City Bombing
    • 1993
    • Killed 168
    • Timothy Mcuay was the Gulf war veteran who set the bomb
    • Executed in 2001
  41. 9-11
    WTC and Pentagon bombing killing about 3,000
  42. NAFTA
    • 1993
    • treaty that lowered tariffs and brought Mexico into the trade-free zone established by the US and Canada
  43. Contract With US
    • drafted by Newt Gingrich 
    • signed by 300 republican candidates in 1994
    • setting forth the republican conservative agenda
  44. Election of 1996
    • Bill Clinton Democrat
    • Impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice
  45. Election of 2000
    • George W Bush Republican- Winner
    • Al gore Democrat
  46. Bush V Gore
    Supreme court ruling that hand recounts of the 2000 presidential election votes in several Florida counties were not valid
  47. Election of 2004
    george bush wins Republican
  48. Election of 2008
    Obama- Democrat- First Black Prez
  49. Election of 2012
  50. GATT
    • General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade
    • international created to reduce tariffs and promote free trade
  51. WTO
    • World Trade Organization
    • international organization formed in 1995 to encourage the expansion of world trade
    • replaced the GATT
  52. Bill Gates
    founder of Microsoft
  53. Internet
    computer network that links people around the world
  54. Y2K bug
    widespread computer programming problem created by date abbreviations that threatened to shutdown computer systems on January 1, 2000
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