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1 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 1 Chapter 27 LAUNCHING THE NEW MILLENNIUM Section 1:Clinton’s First Term Section 2:Clinton’s Second Term Section 3:Society in the 1990s Section 4:George W. Bush’s Presidency Section 5:September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World

2 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 2 Objectives: How did the 1992 presidential election differ from other recent elections? How did the 1992 presidential election differ from other recent elections? What led to the Republican comeback in the 1994 congressional elections? What led to the Republican comeback in the 1994 congressional elections? How did regional conflicts and terrorism affect the world? How did regional conflicts and terrorism affect the world? How successful was the United Nations in maintaining world peace after the Cold War ended? How successful was the United Nations in maintaining world peace after the Cold War ended? Section 1: Clinton’s First Term

3 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 3 Differences in the election of 1992 high voter turnout high voter turnout success of Ross Perot success of Ross Perot record number of female candidates record number of female candidates Section 1: Clinton’s First Term

4 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 4 Causes of the Republican comeback in 1994 slow economic recovery slow economic recovery early failures of Clinton administration early failures of Clinton administration Whitewater investigation Whitewater investigation Republican Contract with America Republican Contract with America Section 1: Clinton’s First Term

5 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 5 Regional conflicts and terrorism Conflicts in Eastern Europe grew increasingly ugly. Conflicts in Eastern Europe grew increasingly ugly. UN efforts in Somalia not effective. UN efforts in Somalia not effective. Israel and the PLO officially recognized each other, but more violence followed. Israel and the PLO officially recognized each other, but more violence followed. Americans died in domestic and international terrorist attacks. Americans died in domestic and international terrorist attacks. Section 1: Clinton’s First Term

6 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 6 UN attempts to keep the peace after end of Cold War successful in Cambodia successful in Cambodia mixed results in Somalia mixed results in Somalia success in El Salvador success in El Salvador failure to end ethnic conflicts in Bosnia failure to end ethnic conflicts in Bosnia Section 1: Clinton’s First Term

7 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 7 Objectives: What issues affected the 1996 presidential election? What issues affected the 1996 presidential election? What domestic issues shaped President Clinton’s second term? What domestic issues shaped President Clinton’s second term? What led to the impeachment of President Clinton, and what was the outcome? What led to the impeachment of President Clinton, and what was the outcome? Why did NATO launch air strikes against Yugoslavia in 1999? Why did NATO launch air strikes against Yugoslavia in 1999? Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term

8 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 8 Issues in 1996 economic prosperity economic prosperity divisions within the Republican Party divisions within the Republican Party Republican failure to enact Contract with America measures Republican failure to enact Contract with America measures Republican attempts to cut social and environmental programs Republican attempts to cut social and environmental programs Republicans’ responsibility for government shutdown Republicans’ responsibility for government shutdown Clinton’s claiming of the middle ground Clinton’s claiming of the middle ground Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term

9 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 9 Domestic issues in Clinton’s second term economic boom economic boom stock market rising stock market rising low unemployment low unemployment low inflation low inflation race relations race relations Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term

10 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 10 Clinton’s impeachment Independent counsel’s investigation expanded to include a civil sexual harassment suit against Clinton. Independent 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. House decided that Clinton committed perjury in his testimony regarding his relationship with White House intern. Clinton impeached by House of Representatives. Clinton impeached by House of Representatives. Senate acquits Clinton, but Americans distrust him. Senate acquits Clinton, but Americans distrust him. Congress let the independent counsel law expire. Congress let the independent counsel law expire. Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term

11 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 11 Air strikes against Yugoslavia NATO launched air strikes in an attempt to end the atrocities and mass murders that Serbians were committing against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. Section 2: Clinton’s Second Term

12 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 12 Objectives: What events shaped the space program in the 1990s? What events shaped the space program in the 1990s? What issues arose surrounding technology 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 U.S. popular culture affect the rest of the world? How did immigration change in the 1990s? How did immigration change in the 1990s? What issues affected family life in the 1990s? What issues affected family life in the 1990s? Section 3: Society in the 1990s

13 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 13 Shaping the space program end of the Cold War end of the Cold War photography from the Hubble Telescope photography from the Hubble Telescope joint U.S.-Russian project aboard space station Mir joint U.S.-Russian project aboard space station Mir Shannon Lucid’s 188 days aboard Mir Shannon Lucid’s 188 days aboard Mir John Glenn’s flight as the oldest American in space John Glenn’s flight as the oldest American in space Section 3: Society in the 1990s

14 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 14 Technology issues free-speech rights on the Internet free-speech rights on the Internet fear that humans will become obsolete fear that humans will become obsolete lack of access of the poor to computers lack of access of the poor to computers Y2K bug Y2K bug ethics of human cloning ethics of human cloning Section 3: Society in the 1990s

15 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 15 U.S. popular culture American entertainment, food, and fashions spread overseas, aided by the Internet. American entertainment, food, and fashions spread overseas, aided by the Internet. Many of the exports seemed to support materialistic values. 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. People in other countries often dismayed because they wanted to preserve their own culture and values. Section 3: Society in the 1990s

16 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 16 Changes in immigration High proportion of immigrants came from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. High proportion of immigrants came from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Asian immigrants often had more schooling than native- born Americans. Asian immigrants often had more schooling than native- born Americans. The number of skilled workers allowed to immigrate each year was doubled. The number of skilled workers allowed to immigrate each year was doubled. Foreign investors were given special visas. Foreign investors were given special visas. U.S. border control was strengthened. U.S. border control was strengthened. Non-citizens were prevented from receiving welfare. Non-citizens were prevented from receiving welfare. Section 3: Society in the 1990s

17 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 17 Issues affecting family life rising number of single-parent households rising number of single-parent households rising number of families in which both parents work outside the home rising number of families in which both parents work outside the home working parents’ need for affordable day care working parents’ need for affordable day care passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act Section 3: Society in the 1990s

18 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 18 Objectives: What factors shaped the development of the global economy? What factors shaped the development of the global economy? How did the environment and population growth concern people in the 1990s? How did the environment and population growth concern people in the 1990s? How was the 2000 presidential election unusual? How was the 2000 presidential election unusual? What domestic and international issues did George W. Bush face? What domestic and international issues did George W. Bush face? Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency

19 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 19 Development of the global economy multinational corporations such as ITT and GM multinational corporations such as ITT and GM trading blocks such as NAFTA and the European Union trading blocks such as NAFTA and the European Union Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency

20 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 20 Environmental and population concerns nuclear power nuclear power consumption of fossil fuels consumption of fossil fuels need for alternative energy sources need for alternative energy sources effect of population growth on the environment effect of population growth on the environment Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency

21 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 21 Presidential election of 2000 disputed election disputed election court cases court cases lengthy time before winner announced lengthy time before winner announced winner’s lack of majority in popular votes winner’s lack of majority in popular votes new president the son of a president new president the son of a president Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency

22 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 22 Domestic issues facing Bush bringing the nation together after the election bringing the nation together after the election education and tax reform education and tax reform Democratic majority in the Senate Democratic majority in the Senate International issues missile defense system missile defense system response to changing relationships among nations response to changing relationships among nations Section 4: George W. Bush’s Presidency

23 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 23 Objectives: How was the United States attacked on September 11, 2001, and how did Americans respond? 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? 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? What immediate steps did U.S. leaders take to find those responsible and bring them to justice? Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World

24 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 24 The September 11 attack Passenger jet crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Passenger jet crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Fifteen minutes later, a second airliner crashed into the south tower. Fifteen minutes later, a second airliner crashed into the south tower. Soon after, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon. Soon after, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon. The south tower collapsed, followed by the north tower. The south tower collapsed, followed by the north tower. Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World

25 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 25 American response to the attack Rescue workers from across the nation came to help in New York. Rescue workers from across the nation came to help in New York. Congress approved a relief package. Congress approved a relief package. The American public donated money and gave blood. The American public donated money and gave blood.

26 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 26 Effects of 9/11 on the economy New York Stock Exchange closed for four days, then suffered one of its worst weeks ever. New York Stock Exchange closed for four days, then suffered one of its worst weeks ever. Airlines suffered heavy financial losses; thousands laid off. Airlines suffered heavy financial losses; thousands laid off. Damage done estimated at $25 billion. Damage done estimated at $25 billion. Tourism declined. Tourism declined. Consumer confidence fell. Consumer confidence fell. Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World

27 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON The American Nation HOLT IN THE MODERN ERA 27 Bringing the attackers to justice FBI initially identified 19 hijackers, who were later linked to Osama bin Laden. FBI initially identified 19 hijackers, who were later linked to Osama bin Laden. Assets of groups tied to terrorism frozen. Assets of groups tied to terrorism frozen. International coalition against terrorism formed. International coalition against terrorism formed. Missile and bomb attacks aimed at Taliban and al Qaeda camps. Missile and bomb attacks aimed at Taliban and al Qaeda camps. Section 5: September 11, 2001: A Day That Changed the World


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