Richard Nixon - President that is known for Watergate Scandal, Vietnamization, the Environmental Protection Agency and Endangered Species Act, Title IX - banned discrimination based on sex and promoted gender equality, Jimmy Carter - Gas shortages, OPEC, Camp David Accords, Ronald Reagan - Peace Through Strength, Trickle down Economics, Iran-Contra Scandal appointed Sandra Day O'Connor as 1st female justice, Sun Belt - This region of the country saw a sharp rise in population growth due to people moving South and wider use of air-conditioning, Bill Clinton - Signed NAFTA and GATT trade agreements, Impeachment Scandal, George W. Bush - Won a closely contested Presidential election in 2000 through Supreme Court Ruling and President during 9/11 Attacks, Global War on terror, begin military operations in Afghanistan - US initial response to the attacks on the towers on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina - Devastating natural disaster that flooded 80% of New Orleans, killed 1,800 people and was the costliest natural disaster in US history, Barack Obama - 1st African American elected as President, singed Affordable Care Act, responsible for getting Usama bin Laden, provided access to health insurance - the primary goal of the 2009 Affordable Care Act was to..., Theodore Roosevelt - President who won Spanish American War, Panama Canal, Imperialism, Franklin D. Roosevelt - New Deal programs such as FDIC and Social Security, expanded power of executive branch, Court packing, Harry Truman - dropped the atomic bomb, oversaw the Berlin Airlift and Marshall Plan, Warren G. Harding - return to normalcy, focus on domestic issues and return to laissez-faire, Teapot Dome Oil Scandal, Dwight D. Eisenhower - Led D-Day Invasion during World War II, signed Federal Highway Act, John F. Kennedy - Cuban Missile Crisis, Space Race, blockade, Lyndon B. Johnson - Gulf of Tonkin expanded power of President and he expanded the number of troops in Vietnam, War on poverty, Woodrow Wilson - 14 Points, Treaty of Versailles, 19th amendment, Distrust of government officials - reaction of Americans to the Watergate scandal, Rise of baseball as a major sport in Japan - example of diffusion of American culture, Increase manufacturing productivity - Reason many industries adopted use of automated robotic assembly, Aerospace - Industry most responsible for accurate weather through satellites and climate control that's more energy efficient is..., Iraq invaded an occupied Kuwait - Reason US fought in Persian Gulf War, destroy international terrorist organization - Reason US military launched military operations in Afghanistan in October 2001..., person using Global Positioning System to navigate around town - Example of a person using technology originally designed for the military,
Modern Era and Presidents Review
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