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1 Chapter 29 Challenges with a new Era

2 Terrorism Def. is the use of violence, often against civilian targets, to force political or social change e.g. bombings, hijackings, kidnappings Fear is essential KKK Al Qaeda Originally against U.S. abroad

3 Terrorism attacks 1988- Airplane explodes over Scotland – 270 people die/ 189 Americans 1993 WTC Bombing – 6 people killed, 1000+ injured 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing – 168 killed

4 Day of Horror Sept. 11, 2001 4 jets hijacked – 2 flown into WTC buildings – 1 flown into Pentagon – Flight 93 ended up in field outside Washington D.C.

5 U.S. Reactions Give Blood, Rescue Teams, Donations Office of Homeland Security – counterterrorism Patriot Act – Special powers – Library Access – Arrest and held indefinitely

6 Discussion Liberty: rights, privacy, choice Safety: protection, hunches, hold indefinitely Which?

7 War on Terror Osama bin Laden (al Qaeda) Afghanistan Bin Laden protected by Taliban Attack in Oct. 2001 Took out govt, Bin Laden escapes New govt established -> Pres. & Parlaiment

8 War in Iraq Reasons Saddam Hussein w/ ties to Bin Laden Saddam has WMDs Action March 2003: coalition of 30 nations Smashed forces in 6 weeks

9 Results Saddam captured in 2003, killed in 2006 Majority of Americans support Bushs attacks on Iraq Divides Americans Bush receives a second term 2006- Democrats win Congress Iraq: Sunni vs. Shiite

10 Section 2 Economy and the Environment

11 World Trade Globalization The process of creating an international network Trade Deficits Occurs when a countries buys more from other nations than it sells to them Result of cheap labor abroad 2005: $725 billion Outsourcing: sending work to other countries

12 World Trade cont. Tariffs/Free Trade – Free trade: removal of trade barriers – Tariffs to raise prices on foreign goods – Trade Wars

13 Environment Environmental movement – Began with Rachel Carson and Silent Spring (1962) Use of DDT banned as a result – 1969- oil spill along California coast – Smog blanketed cities – Sewage found on beaches – 1970: first Earth Day – Environmentalist: a reformer who seeks to protect the environment

14 Environmental Action Nixon forms the EPA Push for recycling Critics claim costly legislation 2001 Bush allows drilling in Alaska

15 Katrina August 29, 2005 Destroyed New Orleans Area the size of Great Britain affected Superdome use for evacuees 20 countries pledge aid Total damage: $100 Billion ¼ oil output/ 10% refined oil

16 The Energy Supply Oil Embargo – 1973 OPEC votes to cut off oil to Israel supporting nations Severe oil shortage People wait hours for few gallons

17 Alternative Energy Sources Encourage the use of renewable resources – Renewable resources: energy resources that are easily restored by nature – e.g. wind, water, solar – Water: limited availability – Solar energy equipment takes up too much space – Wind amount available is variable – Nuclear: expensive, nuclear waste result – 1979 Three-Mile Island, Penn.-> accident leads to concerns

18 Global Warming Def. a worldwide rise in temperatures greenhouse gasses Danger vs. cycles Kyoto Protocol (1997) – Pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions – Pres. Bush rejects


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