Flashcards in Chapter 26 Fill in the Blank Deck (16):
The Space Age began on Oct. 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union launched -the world's first space satellite into orbit
Soviet cosmonaut became the first person to orbit Earth and became the first American to travel in space
In 1981; the US launched its first space shuttle
The worldwide ( ) epidemic began in the early 1980s
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
In 2001, an international team called the mapped the chemical structure of DNA
Human Genome Project
is the process of making a genetically identical copy of an animal's cell
President Nixon searched for ways to end American involvement in the Vietnam conflict " "
Nixon was able to use to force communist leaders to accept peace on .
The US failed to achieve its main goal in Vietnam- preventing the unification of a
As a result of Watergate, many Americans began to associate Washington politics with
dishonesty and corruption
A scandal known as the was associated with money received from weapons used to fund rebels in Nicaragua
During the late 1960s government spending soared to finance the programs and the
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
by the 1970s the US was importing much of its oil from the
An by oil-producing countries (1973) and the (1979) caused oil shortages and price hikes