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The Space Age began on Oct. 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union launched -the world's first space satellite into orbit

Sputnik

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Soviet cosmonaut became the first person to orbit Earth and became the first American to travel in space

Yury Gagarin
Alan Shepard

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In 1981; the US launched its first space shuttle

Columbia

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The worldwide ( ) epidemic began in the early 1980s

AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

5

In 2001, an international team called the mapped the chemical structure of DNA

Human Genome Project

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is the process of making a genetically identical copy of an animal's cell

cloning

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President Nixon searched for ways to end American involvement in the Vietnam conflict " "

with honor

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Nixon was able to use to force communist leaders to accept peace on .

military pressure
American terms

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The US failed to achieve its main goal in Vietnam- preventing the unification of a

Communist Vietnam

10

As a result of Watergate, many Americans began to associate Washington politics with

dishonesty and corruption

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A scandal known as the was associated with money received from weapons used to fund rebels in Nicaragua

Iran-contra affair

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During the late 1960s government spending soared to finance the programs and the

Great Society
Vietnam War

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President Nixon tried to stimulate the economy with . However the policies led to , a combination of , , and .

tax changes; stagflation; decreased economic activity; high unemployment; rising prices

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by the 1970s the US was importing much of its oil from the

Middle East

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An by oil-producing countries (1973) and the (1979) caused oil shortages and price hikes

embargo
Iranian Revolution

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Threats to world security existed in late 1900s with Iraq an other countries trying to acquire - , , and

weapons of mass destruction
nuclear, chemical, biological weapons

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