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The Civil Rights Act of 1964



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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act were government efforts to (1) eliminate restrictions on immigration (2) end discrimination against various groups (3) provide federal aid for children (4) require equal treatment of men and woman

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act were government efforts to (1) eliminate restrictions on immigration (2) end discrimination against various groups (3) provide federal aid for children (4) require equal treatment of men and woman
  • 1968 - 1973: Richard Nixon - War Powers Act - Paris Peace Accords - détente - Ping Pong Diplomacy - Inflation - Wage Price Freeze - Man on the Moon - Watergate - Impeachment - Nixon v. United States
  • "President Nixon Plans Trip to China To Meet with Chairman Mao" "President Carter Signs New Panama Canal Treaty" "President Clinton Concludes Trade Agreement with Japan" Each headline illustrates an action of a President fulfilling his role as
  • 1. head of his political party 3. chief diplomat
  • 2. Commander in Chief 4. chief legislator
  • "President Nixon Plans Trip to China To Meet with Chairman Mao" "President Carter Signs New Panama Canal Treaty" "President Clinton Concludes Trade Agreement with Japan" Each headline illustrates an action of a President fulfilling his role as
  • 1. head of his political party 3. chief diplomat
  • 2. Commander in Chief 4. chief legislator
  • The main significance of the Watergate affair was that it
  • 1. led to the impeachment and conviction of President Richard Nixon
  • 2. showed that the laws of the United States are superior to the actions of a President
  • 3. was the first time a President had disagreed with Congress
  • 4. proved that Presidential powers are unlimited
  • The main significance of the Watergate affair was that it
  • 1. led to the impeachment and conviction of President Richard Nixon
  • 2. showed that the laws of the United States are superior to the actions of a President
  • 3. was the first time a President had disagreed with Congress
  • 4. proved that Presidential powers are unlimited
  • Which principle was most weakened as a result of the Watergate controversy?
  • 1. congressional immunity 2. judicial review 3. executive privilege 4. States' Rights
  • Which principle was most weakened as a result of the Watergate controversy?
  • 1. congressional immunity 2. judicial review 3. executive privilege 4. States' Rights
  • 1970s: Gerald Ford - not elected - Nixon pardon - economic recession - OPEC oil embargo
  • 1970s: Jimmy Carter - Created: - Department of Education - Department of Energy - set aside “virgin lands” in Alaska -- recession - unemployment - High Interest rates - oil shortage -- Iran & Ayatollah Khomeini - oil cut off - 52 US hostages for 444 days
  • Which factor contributed most to inflation in the United States during the 1970s? (1) high tariffs (2) oil embargoes (3) tax increases (4) high unemployment
  • Which factor contributed most to inflation in the United States during the 1970s? (1) high tariffs (2) oil embargoes (3) tax increases (4) high unemployment
  • 1980s: Ronald Reagan - Conservative Right - Strong Foreign Policy … build up US military - Iran Hostage Crisis -- Iran - Contra - Fall of Communism - détente … nuclear arms reductions - Nicaragua - US involvement in Persian Gulf beginning - reflaging Kuwait oil tankers
  • 1980s: Ronald Reagan - Conservative Right - Domestic Policy - supply economics - “trickle down economics” - tax cuts to rich, & big business - US land sold in West - New Federalism - $$$ given to States - Federal funding cut: - education - elderly
  • 1980s: Ronald Reagan - Conservative Right - Domestic Policy … Part II + + + Economic Upswing + + + + Employment + Interest rates lowered

Ronald Reagan’s election win in the 1980 presidential race showed the power of 1. liberal, Far Left, democrats 2. conservative, New Right, republicans 3. federalists 4. isolationists

  • Ronald Reagan’s election win in the 1980 presidential race showed the power of 1. liberal, Far Left, democrats 2. conservative, New Right, republicans 3. federalists 4. isolationists

Ronald Reagan’s election win in the 1980 presidential race showed the power of 1. liberal, Far Left, democrats 2. conservative, New Right, republicans 3. federalists 4. isolationists

  • Ronald Reagan’s election win in the 1980 presidential race showed the power of 1. liberal, Far Left, democrats 2. conservative, New Right, republicans 3. federalists 4. isolationists
  • In Bakke v. University of California, the Supreme Court?
  • 1
  • outlawed quotas and upheld the principle of affirmative action.
  • 2
  • upheld the death penalty
  • 3
  • outlawed abortion and upheld natural rights
  • 4
  • In Bakke v. University of California, the Supreme Court?
  • 1
  • outlawed quotas and upheld the principle of affirmative action.
  • 2
  • upheld the death penalty
  • 3
  • outlawed abortion and upheld natural rights
  • 4
  • gave approval for abortion
  • The "supply side" economics of President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush favored
  • 1.
  • raising tariffs to increase the number of imports
  • 2.
  • increasing Federal taxes to support social welfare programs
  • 3.
  • providing incentives to stimulate business growth
  • 4.
  • establishing government programs to provide jobs for the unemployed
  • The "supply side" economics of President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush favored
  • 1.
  • raising tariffs to increase the number of imports
  • 2.
  • increasing Federal taxes to support social welfare programs
  • 3.
  • providing incentives to stimulate business growth
  • 4.
  • establishing government programs to provide jobs for the unemployed
  • 1980s/90s: George Bush Sr. - Foreign Policy - Operation Desert Storm … 1990 - 91 … 5 weeks … - Invasion of Panama - Domestic Policy - recession - unemployment - poverty rate - Government bail out of Savings & Loans
  • The Korean War and the Persian Gulf War were similar in that both
  • 1.
  • represented United Nations efforts to assist nations in repelling aggressors
  • 2.
  • involved unilateral military action by the United States
  • 3.
  • were military defeats for the United Nations
  • 4.
  • The Korean War and the Persian Gulf War were similar in that both
  • 1.
  • represented United Nations efforts to assist nations in repelling aggressors
  • 2.
  • involved unilateral military action by the United States
  • 3.
  • were military defeats for the United Nations
  • 4.
  • brought about lasting solutions to problems in each region
  • 1990s: Bill Clinton - Foreign Policy - Somalia - Bosnia … Kosovo - Haiti - NAFTA - Domestic Policy - economic upswing + employment + Health Care + Family Leave + Balanced Budget
  • 1990s: Bill Clinton - Downfall / Pitfall - Sex Scandal - Arkansas Land Deal

What general theme did Bill Clinton stress most consistently in his 1992 presidential campaign? 1. equal rights for all minorities. 2. an immediate freeze of military spending. 3. the economy. 4. health care reform.

  • What general theme did Bill Clinton stress most consistently in his 1992 presidential campaign? 1. equal rights for all minorities. 2. an immediate freeze of military spending. 3. the economy. 4. health care reform.

What general theme did Bill Clinton stress most consistently in his 1992 presidential campaign? 1. equal rights for all minorities. 2. an immediate freeze of military spending. 3. the economy. 4. health care reform.

  • What general theme did Bill Clinton stress most consistently in his 1992 presidential campaign? 1. equal rights for all minorities. 2. an immediate freeze of military spending. 3. the economy. 4. health care reform.
  • 2000 - 2002: George Bush Jr. - Terrorism comes home - 9/11 …. WTC & Pentagon - Homeland Defense - Afghanistan - Iraq ? + + Foreign Policy: (1st Strike = Pre – emptive) … get them before they get you

2000 - 2008: George W. Bush (II) + Domestic - Unemployment - Gas prices - Society…. “general fear” … anthrax - Growing Federal Budget Deficit - School violence … bomb threats, physical attacks * Election of 2004 … November 2, 2004

  • 2000 - 2008: George W. Bush (II) + Domestic - Unemployment - Gas prices - Society…. “general fear” … anthrax - Growing Federal Budget Deficit - School violence … bomb threats, physical attacks * Election of 2004 … November 2, 2004

2004 - 2008: George W. Bush (II) - easily wins re-election vs Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) + Year 2008 … problems continue domestic & foreign - Gas prices skyrocket - Tight credit squeeze - Companies close … i.e. “Circuit City” …. Unemployment rises - Federal aide to States (Federalism) decreases - War in Iraq … over 150,000 troops still there - Things getting worse in Afghanistan … original site … war on terror … Fall 2001 + can NOT run for re-election … already served two full 4 years terms

  • 2004 - 2008: George W. Bush (II) - easily wins re-election vs Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) + Year 2008 … problems continue domestic & foreign - Gas prices skyrocket - Tight credit squeeze - Companies close … i.e. “Circuit City” …. Unemployment rises - Federal aide to States (Federalism) decreases - War in Iraq … over 150,000 troops still there - Things getting worse in Afghanistan … original site … war on terror … Fall 2001 + can NOT run for re-election … already served two full 4 years terms

Election … Nov. 2008 - Democratic Party … Sen. Barack Obama & Sen. Joe Biden - Republican Party … Sen. John McCain & Alaska Governor Sarah Palin 1sts - 1st African American (non-caucasian/white) to run for President - only 2nd time a female is running as Vice President - 1st was New York Congresswomen Geraldine Ferraro 1988

  • Election … Nov. 2008 - Democratic Party … Sen. Barack Obama & Sen. Joe Biden - Republican Party … Sen. John McCain & Alaska Governor Sarah Palin 1sts - 1st African American (non-caucasian/white) to run for President - only 2nd time a female is running as Vice President - 1st was New York Congresswomen Geraldine Ferraro 1988
  • Sen. Barack Obama wins … … large percent of Electoral votes … vs small percent of Popular vote + + + it doesn’t matter how many votes you get BUT WHERE YOU GET THEM … political party election strategy - please see next slide
  • Which political development in the United States is considered part of the “unwritten constitution”?
  • 1
  • The system of checks and balances
  • 2
  • The formation of political parties
  • 3
  • The President’s power to grant pardons
  • 4
  • The power of Congress to issue patents
  • Which political development in the United States is considered part of the “unwritten constitution”?
  • 1
  • The system of checks and balances
  • 2
  • The formation of political parties
  • 3
  • The President’s power to grant pardons
  • 4
  • The power of Congress to issue patents

1st non-caucasian/white President

  • 1st non-caucasian/white President
  • Inherited a mess
  • PROBLEMS - Economy … unemployment … credit squeeze … corporate greed - war in Iraq & Afghanistan - gas prices … starting to climb again - Terrorism … it has not gone away
  • PRESIDENT: Barack Obama
  • TIME in OFFICE: 2009 – Present

Style - Exude confidence - Negotiate … Listener

  • Style - Exude confidence - Negotiate … Listener
  • DOMESTIC POLICIES - create jobs … government spending … STIMULUS package … $ to States from Federal Govt. - “nomination” of 3rd female/1st Latino to US Supreme Court
  • FOREIGN AGENDA - nuclear … North Korea & Iran - Iraq … wind down - Afghanistan … more troops … battle intensifying - Reaching out to Russia, China, Cuba & Venezuela - “consensus” builder … work “with” other nations
  • PRESIDENT: Barack Obama
  • TIME in OFFICE: 2009 – Present
  • Problems going into the 21st Century - Education - raising standards - cost - keeping pace with Technology - Housing costs - People living longer - Social Security - Medical costs - Jobs … as people can work more years - Racial Harmony - Inner City Crime - Pervasiveness among upper class
  • Problems going into the 21st Century - Military costs - Global warming - “Fresh water” supply - Alternative Energy sources - Electricity - cost - supply … enough of it ? ? ? - Farmers plight … problems - costs - to produce - taxes on land
  • Problems going into the 21st Century - Terrorism - stereotyping - fear & general panic - mass media (TV) overkill

The growth of modern technology has resulted in 1. a decrease in the population of the world 2. increasing interdependence among nations 3. a growing need for unskilled labor 4. a sharp decline in the need for oil and coal

  • The growth of modern technology has resulted in 1. a decrease in the population of the world 2. increasing interdependence among nations 3. a growing need for unskilled labor 4. a sharp decline in the need for oil and coal

The growth of modern technology has resulted in 1. a decrease in the population of the world 2. increasing interdependence among nations 3. a growing need for unskilled labor 4. a sharp decline in the need for oil and coal

  • The growth of modern technology has resulted in 1. a decrease in the population of the world 2. increasing interdependence among nations 3. a growing need for unskilled labor 4. a sharp decline in the need for oil and coal

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