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AP—United States History
Unit #9 – Study Guide (Essential Terms, Topics, Timelines & Maps)
Period: 1980—Present
Chapters 36-37
Chapter 36—
“A Conservative Insurgency”
(pp. 1313-1341)
Terms:
1. Ronald Reagan
11. Sandinistas-
22. Tiananmen Square-
12. Challenger-
23. Perestroika-
13. Walter Mondale-
24. Glasnost-
2. Moral Majority -
14. Geraldine Ferraro-
25. Boris Yeltsin-
3. Phyllis Schlafly-
15. Tax Reform Act of 1986-
26. Invasion of Panama-
4. “Reaganomics”-
16. Iran-Contra Affair-
27. Manuel Noriega-
5. Economic Recovery Tax Act of
17. Oliver North-
28. Saddam Hussein-
18. AIDS-
29. Norman Schwarzkopf-
6. Air Traffic Control Strike-
19. Reagan’s “Berlin Wall” Speech-
30. Colin Powell-
7. Sandra Day O’Connor-
20. Michael Dukakis
31. Operation Desert Shield-
8. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)-
21. George H.W. Bush
32. Operation Desert Storm-
(40th
President)-
[
-
]
1981-
9. Grenada Invasion-
(41st
10. Contras-
[
President)-
]
Topics:
1. Evaluate the domestic policies of Ronald Reagan including “Reaganomics.”
2. Analyze Ronald Reagan’s opposition to the Soviet Union and the spread of communism around the world.
3. Discuss the foreign and domestic policies of George H. W. Bush.
4. Understand the causes and results of the 1991 Gulf War.
Key Items of Chronology:
______
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January ___, ______
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______
______
October ______
October ______
______
______
______
______
December ______
______
November ______
December ______
August ___, ______
August ___, ______
January ___, ______
Ronald Reagan elected governor of California
Ronald Reagan elected president
American hostages released by Iran
Economic Recovery Tax Act
Air traffic controllers strike
Reagan authorized Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Invasion of Grenada
Marine headquarters in Beirut bombed
Reagan reelected
Tax Reform Act
First Iran-Contra revelations
Iran-Contra Congressional hearings
INF Treaty signed
George H.W. Bush elected president
Berlin Wall came down
Invasion of Panama
Iraq invaded Kuwait
Desert Shield began
Desert Storm started
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AP—United States History
Unit #9 – Study Guide (Essential Terms, Topics, Timelines & Maps)
Period: 1980—Present
Chapters 36-37
Chapter 37—
“Triumph & Tragedy: America at the Turn of the Century”
(pp. 1342-1390)
Terms:
1. Bill Gates-
9. Newt Gingrich-
2. Clarence Thomas-
10. Kenneth Starr-
3. William “Bill Clinton
11. globalization-
(42nd
[
President)-
12. George W. Bush
]
[
-
19. Taliban20. Operation Enduring Freedom21. Office of Homeland Security(43rd
President)-
]
22. PATRIOT Act of 200223. preemptive military action-
4. Albert Gore, Jr.-
13. Ralph Nader-
24. weapons of mass destruction-
5. H. Ross Perot-
14. Bush v. Gore (2001)
25. Saddam Hussein-
6. North American Free Trade
15. Richard Cheney-
26. Operation Iraqi Freedom-
16. No Child Left Behind Act of 2002-
27. Hurricane Katrina-
7. Siege at Waco-
17. Al-Qaeda-
28. Federal Emergency Management
8. “Contract with America”-
18. Osama bin Laden-
Agreement (NAFTA)-
Administration (FEMA)-
Topics:
1. Discuss the achievements and failures in domestic policy during the Clinton administration.
2. Understand the foreign policies and actions of President Bill Clinton.
3. Analyze the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election.
4. Explain the rise of terrorism and its impact on the United States since 2001.
5. Analyze the presidency of George W. Bush.
Key Items of Chronology
______
______
______
______
______
______
______
December ______
______
December ______
December ___, ______
______
September ___, ______
October ______
______
______
______
March ___, ______
______
August ______
Microprocessor invented
Bill Clinton elected president
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) approved
Republicans won mid-term elections
Oklahoma City bombing
“Contract with America”
Bill Clinton reelected
House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton
Trial of Bill Clinton
Senate acquitted Bill Clinton
Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore
George W. Bush elected president
Terrorist attacks on the United States
Operation Enduring Freedom began
No Child Left behind Act passed
Office of Homeland Security created
PATRIOT Act passed
Operation Iraqi Freedom began
George W. Bush reelected
Hurricane Katrina
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AP—United States History
Unit #9 – Study Guide (Essential Terms, Topics, Timelines & Maps)
Period: 1980—Present
Chapters 36-37
AP—United States History
Unit #9 - Map Exercise
Directions: Review the following map using the textbook or “iMap” feature located on the Norton website.
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/america7/
 Review the following maps using your textbook or textbook website.
 Maps are not required to be completed, but students should become familiar with each map.
 Students could be assessed over one or all of these maps per unit.
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Map #1: “The Election of 2000”
– textbook (p. 1370)
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