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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

group of Al-Qaeda terrorists used planes to destroy two world trade center buildings

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Reaganomics

reduce federal tax rates, reduce corporate tax rates, promote economic growth

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The "War on Terror"

dominated US foreign policy, started after 9/11, meant to weed out terrorists

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SALT I

1st treaty to establish limits on number of nuclear weapons held by US and USSR

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SALT II

initiated by Carter but failed because of conflict in two nations

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Kent State shootings

protests when the National Guard came in and four students were killed, led to antiwar rallies

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Unsafe at Any Speed

Ralph Nader, inspired new automobile regulations

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson, expose of pesticides

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OPEC

placed an embargo on oil into US as punishment for involvement in Yom Kipper

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Americans with Disabilities Act

goal was to get rid of discrimination for people with disabilities in the workplace, etc.

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Warren Court

liberal, role in fighting segregation and helped with civil rights

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Stokely Carmichael

head of SNCC

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SCLC

founded by MLK, taught that civil rights could be achieved without violence

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James Meredith

civil rights activist, first African American to attend University of Miss

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Freedom Summer

used to register African American voters in Miss

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Black Panthers

fought to establish revolutionary socialism

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Kerner Commission

used to investigate the race riots in 1967

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Robert Kennedy

ran for President and was thought to win until his assassination

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The Other America

Michael Harrington, influential study of poverty in the US

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Economic Opportunity Act

authorized the formation of the Community Action Agencies as a part of the War on Poverty

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"War on Poverty"

tried to help combat poverty and help the poor

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Mayaguez Incident

military rescue operation conducted by US armed forces against Cambodia

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Gov. George Wallace

pro-segregation governor who ran for Pres and lost against Nixon

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Barry Goldwater

LBJ was opposed by this senator who attacked issues such as income tax

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Helsinki Accords

agreement to legitimize the Soviet Union holdings following WW2

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Nixon Doctrine

supply arms but not military forces to its allies in Asia and elsewhere

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Yom Kippur War

war fought by Israel and neighboring Arab nations

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Sandra Day O' Connor

first woman to be appointed to court

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Iran-Costra Scandal

US gov agents secretly sold arms to Iran

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Mikhail Gorbachev

former general secretary of the communist party of the USSR

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Boris Yeltsin

first president of the Russian Federation