Review for Regents



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  • Aim: How did the Presidents at the turn of the century impact the United States?

Final Review for Regents

  • Final Review for Regents
  • George H W Bush (1989-1993)
  • Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  • George W Bush ( 2001-2009)

The Supreme Court and the Schools

  • The Supreme Court and the Schools
  • Engle v. Vitale (1962)- 1st Amendment
    • School prayer in public schools is unconstitutional
  • Tinker v. Des Moines School District (1969)- (free speech)
    • Symbolic speech is protected ( NO harm/ not disruptive to educational process)
  • NJ v. TLO (1985)- search and seizure
    • Student smoking in school & security searched students purse
    • School only needs REASONABLE SUSPICION (instead of probable cause)

George Bush

  • George Bush
  • Break up of Soviet Union & downfall of Communism
  • AIDS crisis
  • Savings and Loan failure
  • Persian Gulf Conflict (1991)- liberated Kuwait from Iraqi rule
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)- extended comprehensive civil rights protections to the disabled

Bill Clinton (1993-2001)

  • Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  • NAFTA- North American Free Trade Association (1994)
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Clinton Impeached by HOUSE, Acquitted by Senate (2/3’s majority needed to impeach President)
  • Why was the Election of 2000 controversial?

George W. Bush

Essay Tips

  • In developing your answers to the thematic and DBQ essays below, be sure to address the task by keeping these general definitions in mind:
  • analyze means “to determine the nature and relationship of the component elements”
  • compare and contrast means “to discuss similarities and differences”
  • describe means “to illustrate something in words or tell about it”
  • discuss means “to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail”
  • evaluate means “to examine and judge the significance, worth, or condition of; to determine the value of”
  • explain means “to make plain or understandable; to give reasons for or causes of; to show the logical development or relationships of”
  • Thematic Essay
  • No choice
  • Suggestions given
  • OUTLINE your essay (Use a T chart)
  • Do thematic essay LAST
  • If you’re stuck….. Review MC questions
  • DBQ Essay
  • Read the historical context carefully (do not restate it word for word)
  • Keep track of the main ideas for each scaffolding questions
  • underline key ideas
  • Organize essay  OUTLINE
  • According to Document 1……. As evidenced in document 3….. Or ( doc 4)
  • Show outside information (O I)
  • Have the policies of George W. Bush made America a safer and better place to live?


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