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1. September 11, 2001

Al Qaeda planned a group of terrorist attacks that killed thousands of people when two passenger planes struck the twin towers in New York

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2. Bill Clinton

impeached, had an affair with Monica Lewinsky and was a president who balanced the National budget and created surplus in it

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3. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bill Clinton's First Lady. She created the healthcare program under Bill Clinton

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4. NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement, worked to bring free trade across the North American Continent

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5. White Water Affair

a real estate deal in which the Clintons invested during the '70s brought out banking and real estate ventures that included the Clintons

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6. GATT

General Agreements on Tariff and Trade made worldwide trading easier by reducing tarrifs

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7. Newt Gingrich

Promoter of the "Contract with America" and the first Republican speaker in 40 years.

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8. Ross Perot

Ran on the independent ticket for the 1992 Presidential election -Harped incessantly on the problem of the federal deficit

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9. Monica Lewinsky

a White House intern who had an affair with president Bill Clinton

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10. Clinton Impeachment

Lewinsky had an improper relationship, impeachment became an issueHouse narrowly approved 2 counts of impeachment; lying to the jury and obstructing justice

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11. Kosovo Intervention

A province of Serbian dominated Yugoslavia where a civil war broke out between them and Serbians

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12. Election of 2000

Al Gore verse George Walker Bush the election ended in a recount of votes from Florida

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13. Florida recount

Gore and Bush needed Florida to win where the votes were counted incorrectly, so the supreme court chose Bush by one vote

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14. Bush v. Gore

Supreme Court Case in which the supreme court ordered a recount of Florida's votes by 12/12/2001 ,but the ruling was given on 12/12/2001

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15. Bush Tax Cuts

ended up favoring the wealthy, which made the tax cuts extremely controversial

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16. dot.com bubble

a speculative bubble in which the stock market grew super fast in the area of new information technologies on the world wide web, before crashing in 2000.

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17. Globalization

the process of the world becoming more alike, and includes things such as outsourcing

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18. Microsoft

the developers of the first Personal computer and its attaching software

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19. Apple Computer

called the Macintosh 2 and was Apple's attempt at a personal computer

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20. Internet

used to send graphics, pictures, and information world wide by linking computers togeter wirelessly

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21. DNA

the basic structure of life, double helix ,through human geome project DNA tests were able to be used

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22. Rodney King Incident

black man who fled the police after being beaten by them, the four white officers were acquitted in court

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23. OJ Simpson Trial

OJ Simpson was accused of killing his wife and a black boy in Los Angeles and he was acquitted of charges

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24. HIV/AID

product of HIV virus (transmitted through bodily fluids), worldwide epidemic, most people infected are in africa, product of increase in unsafe sex and sharing needles, effective treatments were found but expensive decreased in U.S. by 26,000 from 1995-2005

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25. Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements

Pro-Life: movement against abortion
Pro-choice: Movement that believed that a woman should have the right to decide when to have a child

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26. Global Warming

the environmentalist idea that the polar caps of the earth were melting and would lead to climate change

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27. Islamic Fundamentalism

a network of Islamic terrorist organizations, led by Osama bin Laden

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28. Al Qaeda

an islamic terrorist Organization lead by Osama Bin Laden and behind the September 11 attacks

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29. Guantanamo Prison

anyone who was suspected to have connections of the Taliban was imprisoned here as a result of the September 11 attacks

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30. Iraq War

a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, George W. Bush wanted to start war on the idea of 9/11 attacks and the rumor that Iraq had Nuclear weapons

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31. "Mission Accomplished"

George W. Bush's speech to the American people stating why he wished to declare war.

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32. "No Child Left Behind"

an education reform that hoped that by pushing kids through the system improvement would happen

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33. Hurricane Katrina

a massive hurricane that destroyed much of the Gulf of Mexico, people were unhappy with how government helped the victims

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34. Recession of 2008

brought on by tax cuts to the wealthy, and was the worst economic recession since the 1930s

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35. Election of 2008

Barack Obama vs John McCain Obama wanted to reduce troops in Iraq, increase taxes for wealthy.