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1Chapter 27 LAUNCHING THE NEW MILLENNIUM The American Nation In the Modern Era4/6/2017Chapter 27 LAUNCHING THE NEW MILLENNIUMSection 1: Clinton’s First TermSection 2: Clinton’s Second TermSection 3: Society in the 1990sSection 4: George W. Bush’s PresidencySection 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the WorldCHAPTER 27--LAUNCHING THE NEW MILLENNIUM
2Objectives: Section 1: Clinton’s First Term How did the 1992 presidential election differ from other recent elections?What led to the Republican comeback in the 1994 congressional elections?How did regional conflicts and terrorism affect the world?How successful was the United Nations in maintaining world peace after the Cold War ended?
3Differences in the election of 1992 Section 1: Clinton’s First TermDifferences in the election of 1992high voter turnoutsuccess of Ross Perotrecord number of female candidates
4Causes of the Republican comeback in 1994 Section 1: Clinton’s First TermCauses of the Republican comeback in 1994slow economic recoveryearly failures of Clinton administrationWhitewater investigationRepublican Contract with America
5Regional conflicts and terrorism Section 1: Clinton’s First TermRegional conflicts and terrorismConflicts in Eastern Europe grew increasingly ugly.UN efforts in Somalia not effective.Israel and the PLO officially recognized each other, but more violence followed.Americans died in domestic and international terrorist attacks.
6UN attempts to keep the peace after end of Cold War Section 1: Clinton’s First TermUN attempts to keep the peace after end of Cold Warsuccessful in Cambodiamixed results in Somaliasuccess in El Salvadorfailure to end ethnic conflicts in Bosnia
7Objectives: Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term What issues affected the 1996 presidential election?What domestic issues shaped President Clinton’s second term?What led to the impeachment of President Clinton, and what was the outcome?Why did NATO launch air strikes against Yugoslavia in 1999?
8Issues in 1996 Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term economic prosperity divisions within the Republican PartyRepublican failure to enact Contract with America measuresRepublican attempts to cut social and environmental programsRepublicans’ responsibility for government shutdownClinton’s claiming of the middle ground
9Domestic issues in Clinton’s second term Section 2: Clinton’s Second TermDomestic issues in Clinton’s second termeconomic boomstock market risinglow unemploymentlow inflationrace relations
10Clinton’s impeachment Section 2: Clinton’s Second TermClinton’s impeachmentIndependent counsel’s investigation expanded to include a civil sexual harassment suit against Clinton.House decided that Clinton committed perjury in his testimony regarding his relationship with White House intern.Clinton impeached by House of Representatives.Senate acquits Clinton, but Americans distrust him.Congress let the independent counsel law expire.
11Air strikes against Yugoslavia Section 2: Clinton’s Second TermAir strikes against YugoslaviaNATO launched air strikes in an attempt to end the atrocities and mass murders that Serbians were committing against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
12Objectives: Section 3: Society in the 1990s What events shaped the space program in the 1990s?What issues arose surrounding technology in the 1990s?How did U.S. popular culture affect the rest of the world?How did immigration change in the 1990s?What issues affected family life in the 1990s?
13Shaping the space program Section 3: Society in the 1990sShaping the space programend of the Cold Warphotography from the Hubble Telescopejoint U.S.-Russian project aboard space station MirShannon Lucid’s 188 days aboard MirJohn Glenn’s flight as the oldest American in space
14Technology issues Section 3: Society in the 1990s free-speech rights on the Internetfear that humans will become obsoletelack of access of the poor to computersY2K bugethics of human cloning
15U.S. popular culture Section 3: Society in the 1990s American entertainment, food, and fashions spread overseas, aided by the Internet.Many of the exports seemed to support materialistic values.People in other countries often dismayed because they wanted to preserve their own culture and values.
16Changes in immigration Section 3: Society in the 1990sChanges in immigrationHigh proportion of immigrants came from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.Asian immigrants often had more schooling than native-born Americans.The number of skilled workers allowed to immigrate each year was doubled.Foreign investors were given special visas.U.S. border control was strengthened.Non-citizens were prevented from receiving welfare.
17Issues affecting family life Section 3: Society in the 1990sIssues affecting family liferising number of single-parent householdsrising number of families in which both parents work outside the homeworking parents’ need for affordable day carepassage of the Family and Medical Leave Act
18Objectives: Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency What factors shaped the development of the global economy?How did the environment and population growth concern people in the 1990s?How was the 2000 presidential election unusual?What domestic and international issues did George W. Bush face?
19Development of the global economy Section 4: George W. Bush’s PresidencyDevelopment of the global economymultinational corporations such as ITT and GMtrading blocks such as NAFTA and the European Union
20Environmental and population concerns Section 4: George W. Bush’s PresidencyEnvironmental and population concernsnuclear powerconsumption of fossil fuelsneed for alternative energy sourceseffect of population growth on the environment
21Presidential election of 2000 Section 4: George W. Bush’s PresidencyPresidential election of 2000disputed electioncourt caseslengthy time before winner announcedwinner’s lack of majority in popular votesnew president the son of a president
22Domestic issues facing Bush Section 4: George W. Bush’s PresidencyDomestic issues facing Bushbringing the nation together after the electioneducation and tax reformDemocratic majority in the SenateInternational issuesmissile defense systemresponse to changing relationships among nations
23Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World Objectives:How was the United States attacked on September 11, 2001, and how did Americans respond?How did the events of September 11 affect the economy?What immediate steps did U.S. leaders take to find those responsible and bring them to justice?
24Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World The September 11 attackPassenger jet crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.Fifteen minutes later, a second airliner crashed into the south tower.Soon after, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon.The south tower collapsed, followed by the north tower.
25American response to the attack Rescue workers from across the nation came to help in New York.Congress approved a relief package.The American public donated money and gave blood.
26Effects of 9/11 on the economy Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the WorldEffects of 9/11 on the economyNew York Stock Exchange closed for four days, then suffered one of its worst weeks ever.Airlines suffered heavy financial losses; thousands laid off.Damage done estimated at $25 billion.Tourism declined.Consumer confidence fell.
27Bringing the attackers to justice Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the WorldBringing the attackers to justiceFBI initially identified 19 hijackers, who were later linked to Osama bin Laden.Assets of groups tied to terrorism frozen.International coalition against terrorism formed.Missile and bomb attacks aimed at Taliban and al Qaeda camps.