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Prentice Hall: United States History
Chapter 33: Into a New Century
Section 1 – The Computer and Technology Revolutions (pgs 1104-1108)
Standards: 2 (f)
TERMS & PEOPLE
- personal
computer
- biotechnology
- satellite
- Internet
- globalization
- multinational
corporation
- service
economy
Focus Question:
 How have technological changes and globalization transformed
the American economy?
Checkpoint Questions
1. What was the impact of the personal computer?
2. How did technology revolutionize communication?
3. How has globalization affected the American economy?
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Drawing Inferences: Why are new technologies often developed as a result of waging war?
2. Identify Points of View: How has the computer sped up the pace of globalization?
Section 2 – The Clinton Presidency (pgs 1109-1113)
Standards: 1 (a)
TERMS & PEOPLE
Focus Question:
 What were the successes and failures of the Clinton presidency?
Checkpoint Questions
1. How did Clinton use his stance as a moderate to attract voters?
2. What were Clinton’s legislative successes and failures?
3. How did the Republicans take control of Congress?
4. What was the outcome of the Clinton impeachment?
- William
- Newt Gingrich
Jefferson
- Contract with
Clinton
America
- H. Ross Perot
- Kenneth Starr
- Family
- impeachment
Medical Leave
Act
-Brady Bill
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Recognize Ideologies: On what domestic issues did Democrats and Republicans differ during Clinton’s
presidency?
2. Synthesize Information: Why did Clinton win reelection?
Section 3 – Global Politics and Economics (pgs 1114-1118)
Standards: 2 (b)
TERMS & PEOPLE
-EU
- NAFTA
- GATT
- WTO
- ethnic
cleansing
- al Qaeda
Focus Question:
 What role did the United States take on in the global politics and
economics following the Cold War?
Checkpoint Questions
1. Which trade blocs has the United States become involved with?
2. How did Clinton involve the United States in foreign conflicts?
3. What strategic, political, and economic interests did the United
States have in the Middle East?
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Identify Central Issues: Why have efforts to reduce tariffs and trade barriers often been controversial in the
United States?
2. Analyze Information: For what various reasons has the United States become involved in Middle Eastern
affairs?
Section 4 – The George W. Bush Presidency (pgs 1119-1126)
Standards: 5 (d)
TERMS & PEOPLE
- George W.
Bush
- No Child Left
Behind Act
- Taliban
- Patriot Act
- Department of
Homeland
Security
- WMD
Focus Question:
 What was the impact of Bush’s domestic agenda and his
response to the terrorist attack against the United States?
Checkpoint Questions
1. Why did the Supreme Court decide the 2000 presidential
election?
2. What were Bush’s domestic priorities?
3. What was the significance of September 11, 2001?
4. How did Bush combat terrorism?
5. What challenges did Bush face his second term?
6. Why was the 2008 election significant?
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Compare Points of View: Compare how Democrats and Republicans viewed the initial results of the 2000
election.
2. Recognize Cause and Effect: How did the September 11 attacks influence American policy in the Middle
East?
Section 5 – Americans look to the Future (pgs 1127-1131)
Standards: 4 (b)
TERMS & PEOPLE
Focus Question:
 How was American society changing at the beginning of the
twenty-first century?
Checkpoint Questions
1. How has immigration to America changed over time?
2. What challenges have changing American demographics brought?
- Immigration
- affirmative
Act of 1990
action
- bilingual
- Violence
education
Against Women
- Immigration
Act
and Control Act - privatize
of 1986
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Draw Inferences: How can a nation’s immigration policies affect its economy?
2. Identify Central Issues: Why is an aging population a problem for a society?