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U.S. HISTORY

Week 17


Into a New Century


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Week 17


Into a New Century


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1.

Explain how scientific discoveries in biotechnology have improved people’s lives.

They led to artificial genes and assisted genetic engineering of plants, animals (animal growth
hormones) and humans. Industrial chemicals were developed as well.


2.

How

have personal computers transformed the workplace?


They linked employees, became essential in all kinds of business, and allowed people to
telecommute.


3.

How have advances in telecommunications and the rise of the internet affected the standard of livi
ng in the
United States?


New technology, such as web
-
enabled cell phones and the internet, made a new communications
system possible and spawned the”dot.com” economy.


4.

List the development
s

that led to the technological revolution
.

1.

Deregulation of th
e telecommunications industry

2.

Microprocessors

3.

Internet

4.

Personal computers

5.

Wireless technology




5.

Why did the federal government shutdown in 1995?


A budget impasse between Congress and Clinton led to a government shutdown. Congress thought
the Presiden
t would back down but Clinton refused to budge vetoing the budget proposals.


6.

What government policies helped create the U.S. prosperity in the 1990s?


A reduced federal deficit and lower interest rates


7.

Why was President Clinton able to win reelection in 1996?


American’s wanted to continue the economic boom.


8.

Explain the foreign policy issues President Clinton faced for the following:


1.

Latin America:
Haiti’s democratically elected president was overthrown

2.

Southeastern Europe:

Ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo

3.

Middle East:

Tensions between Israel and Palestine, and Iraqui attack on Kurds




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9.

Describe the international response to concerns about global

warming
.

The Kyoto Protocol pledged to reduce emissions, but the United Stated did not sign it. Few of the 39
countries that signed it have implemented any plans.


10.

Why was China an important factor in world trade?


China’s population provide a huge
market for imported goods.


11.

Describe the regional trade blocs that formed in the 1990s
.

1.

NAFTA increased trade among Canada, Mexico, and the United States

2.

EU promoted economic and
political cooperation among European nations

3.

APEC created a Pacific trade

bloc


Week 8 of 10.

The 8th quiz towards your FINAL.