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2  Vietnamization- slowly pull out troops but escalate the attack  Secretary of State- Henry Kissinger (chief negotiator in Vietnam)  President when war ended

3  New Federalism  Revenue Sharing-state and local governments may spend their federal money any way they saw fit. (As opposed to government telling them how to spend it)

4  Unemployment compensation  Job training  Accept jobs if they are offered

5  Increased Social Security  Medicare  Medicaid  Subsidized housing for low income families (Section 8)

6  Scandal centered on the Nixon administration’s attempt to cover up a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex in Washington D.C.  om/watch?v=6aZ8vNa gvks om/watch?v=6aZ8vNa gvks

7 (In Congress or a state legislature) the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house, trial to be before the upper house.

8  Grants Nixon a full pardon in an attempt to move past Watergate  Troubled economy High oil prices, inflation and unemployment  Loses election in 1976 to Jimmy Carter

9  Democratic peanut farmer from Ga.  Energy crisis, gas prices soared commotion everywhere  Foreign Policy- promotes human rights so that everyone can have freedom and liberty around the world

10  Carter helped forged peace between long time enemies, Anwar el Sadat, and Israeli prime minister, Menachem Begin.  Five year transition period during which Israel and Jordan would work out the issue of self rule for the Palestinians, Arabs living on the Gaza Strip, areas captured by Israel in earlier wars.

11  U.S. had provided military and political assistance to Shah of Iran  Ayatollah Khomeini and rebels overthrow the Shah’s government which is severely corrupt. Carter allows the Shah to come to U.S. for cancer treatment  This infuriates revolutionaries in Iran

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13  On November 4, 1979, armed students seize the U.S. embassy in Iran’s capital Tehran taking 52 American hostages in exchange for the Shah  Year long standoff  All trade banned, diplomatic relations severed  Hostages are not released until Jan. 20, 1981

14  Very conservative  Oppose legal abortions  ERA  Busing  Gun control  Reverse discrimination

15  Food stamps  Welfare  Job training  Medicaid  School lunches  Student loans

16  Does not cut Social Security  Medicare  Veteran’s pension

17  Supply side economics  Trickle down theory  Increased money for business investments will create more jobs, money, entrepreneurs, and the development of new products and services

18  Strategic Defense Initiative or Star Wars  A defense system that would keep the U.S. safe from enemy missile attack  Estimated cost one trillion dollars

19  A balanced federal budget  Voluntary prayer in public schools  Presidential line item veto on budget

20 The George H.W. Bush Administration

21 George H.W. Bush rescued from the Pacific after being shot down by the Japanese during World War II

22 George H. W. Bush in his baseball uniform George H.W. Bush - Yale University (1945 – 1948) George H.W. Bush (left of clock) with the Skull and Bones group at Yale

23 George H.W. Bush - Oilman ( ) Congressman Bush (1966 – 1970) w/his family (children left to right: Jeb, Marvin, Doro, Neil, George W.)

24 George H.W. Bush - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations ( ) George H.W. Bush - Director of the CIA ( )

25 George H.W. Bush - Vice President ( )

26 1988 Bush Ad # Bush Ad #2

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28 Major Events and Policies as President   Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  Initially a CIA informant for America  Noriega was indicted by two US federal grand juries in Florida on charges of drug trafficking and racketeering and the CIA took him off its payroll. The next year, Noriega's image as a thuggish dictator was reinforced in the starkest terms as opposition candidates in the presidential election were stopped and beaten up by Noriega's "dignity battalions".  Following a series of incidents that culminated in the death of an American soldier, President George Bush decided it was time for regime change. In December 1989, Bush sent in US troops to overthrow Noriega, offering a $1m reward for information leading to his capture.offering a $1m reward for information leading to his capture  "General Noriega's reckless threats and attacks upon Americans in Panama created an imminent danger to the 35,000 American citizens in Panama. As president, I have no higher obligation than to safeguard the lives of American citizens," Bush said at the time.

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30 Major Events and Policies as President   Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).

31 Major Events and Policies as President   Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START Treaty w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).  Oversaw the end of the Cold War (Berlin Wall fell in 1989 & the USSR dissolved in 1991).  Liberated Kuwait in 1991 after it was invaded by Iraq (Operation Desert Storm). Began the NAFTA negotiations in The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, This agreement would remove most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. (Free trade between North American countries)

32 Major Events and Policies as President  Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START Treaty w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).  Oversaw the end of the Cold War (Berlin Wall fell in 1989 & the USSR dissolved in 1991).  Liberated Kuwait in 1991 after it was invaded by Iraq (Operation Desert Storm).  Began the NAFTA negotiations in  Raised taxes to deal with the rising deficit, contradicting his campaign promise.

33 Major Events and Policies as President  Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START Treaty w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).  Oversaw the end of the Cold War (Berlin Wall fell in 1989 & the USSR dissolved in 1991).  Liberated Kuwait in 1991 after it was invaded by Iraq (Operation Desert Storm).  Began the NAFTA negotiations in  Raised taxes to deal with the rising deficit, contradicting his campaign promise.  Deficit spending and the national debt dramatically increased during his presidency.

34 Major Events and Policies as President  Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START Treaty w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).  Oversaw the end of the Cold War (Berlin Wall fell in 1989 & the USSR dissolved in 1991).  Liberated Kuwait in 1991 after it was invaded by Iraq (Operation Desert Storm).  Began the NAFTA negotiations in  Raised taxes to deal with the rising deficit, contradicting his campaign promise.  Deficit spending and the national debt dramatically increased during his presidency.  Was unable to deal with the economic recession that began in 1990.

35 Major Events and Policies as President  Invaded Panama & captured Manuel Noriega (dictator & major drug trafficker) in  START Treaty w/the USSR in 1991 (reduced the nuclear arsenals of both countries).  Oversaw the end of the Cold War (Berlin Wall fell in 1989 & the USSR dissolved in 1991).  Liberated Kuwait in 1991 after it was invaded by Iraq (Operation Desert Storm).  Began the NAFTA negotiations in  Raised taxes to deal with the rising deficit, contradicting his campaign promise.  Deficit spending and the national debt dramatically increased during his presidency.  Was unable to deal with the economic recession that began in  Lost his bid for reelection in 1992 to Bill Clinton. Presidential Trivia  His father (Prescott) was a U.S. senator. His son Jeb was governor of Florida & his son George W. was the 43 rd President of the U.S.  He publicly refused to eat broccoli in 1990 & banned it from the White House & Air Force One menus.

36 “I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.” - George H. W. Bush (March 22, 1990) Barbara Bush with broccoli growers from California

37 4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoBFL6iwid 4 ( )

38 Bill Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy as a 16 year- old delegate of Boy’s Nation on June 6, 1963

39 Education – Georgetown University, Oxford University, Yale Law School Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham at Yale Law School, January 1972 Bill Clinton runs for Student Council President at Georgetown University

40 Bill Clinton taking the Oath of Office as the Governor of Arkansas on January 9, 1979

41 1992 Presidential Debate: Video ClipVideo Clip Clinton 1992 Campaign Ad

42 1992 Election Results

43 Major Events and Policies as President  Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993

44 Major Events and Policies as President  Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993  Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period & background check for handguns)

45 Major Events and Policies as President  Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993  Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period & background check for handguns)  Won reelection against Bob Dole in 1996

46  Perjury and obstruction of justice

47  Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993  Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period & background check for handguns)  Wins re-election  President under one of our best economies ever. Low unemployment and inflation rates

48  Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993  Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period & background check for handguns)  Wins re-election  President under one of our best economies ever. Low unemployment and inflation rates  Balanced the budget, we actually had a surplus in 1999 and 2000

49  What were the major events of the George W. Bush presidency?

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51  Democrat – Al Gore  Republican – George W. Bush

52  Decided by 537 votes in Florida  Closest presidential election in U.S. history

53  Both needed Florida’s 25 electoral votes to win

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56  Close results in Florida  State law required a recount  Bush won by 537 votes

57  Gore took the case to the Supreme Court  Ruled in favor FL certified results in time for the electoral college vote in mid- December

58  Terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania  HviRjiU HviRjiU Terrorism – the use of violence by nongovernmental groups against civilians to achieve a political goal

59  U.S. investments in Middle East oil  Western influences on Muslim religious values  U.S. support of Israel

60  Muslim organization created by Osama bin Laden

61  Response to terrorist attacks  Created Department of Homeland Security

62  Increased authority of US law enforcement agencies  Phone tapping  Computer tapping  Question of civil liberties?

63  Oct. 7, 2001 – U.S. began bombing  Attacked al- Qaeda camps and the Taliban (supporters of bin Laden)

64  March 20, 2003 – U.S. coalition forces (led by the U.S.)  Invasion of Iraq, seized control by May 1

65  Based on intelligence that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction  Used chemical weapons against the Kurds in Iraq

66  2007 – troop surge approved  Today – removal of troops as Iraq becomes more stable as a democracy

67 2008-present Barack Obama  Democrat – Barack Obama  First African American president  Advocated Change in America

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69  Let’s Move-fights childhood obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama plays a major role in this campaign  Joining Forces-Supporting troops and veterans  1 is 2 many-program that is trying to end violence and sexual assault against women  Reach Higher- encouraging youth to stay in school and get a good education

70  Civil Rights problems  War in Afghanistan  War in Iraq  Gun Control  There have been many criticisms of Obama during his presidency. His approval rating has dropped significantly.  At the end of your notes:  Write a paragraph stating your opinion about the presidency of Barack Obama. Use at least three specific examples


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