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?