Students will show evidence of their knowledge and understanding of The Contemporary Western World.
An autonomous province
A dependent province
A colonial territory
U.S. invasion of Iraq
Boris Yeltsin's presidency of Russia
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
To extend aid in Afghanistan
To slow down the arms race
To build up their arsenals
To deter an invasion from China
Introducing a free market economy
Allowing Chechens their independence
Allowing the free sale and purchase of land
Using Russia's national resources as geopolitical leverage
War with Iraq
Invasion of the Falkland Islands
The Watergate scandal
Digital jpeg photos
Assassination of Leonid Brezhnev, invasion of Afghanistan
Efficient central government, strong economy
Vladimir Putin's reforms, abundant natural resources
Weak economy, inefficient central government, Gorbachev's reforms, and nationalism
A bull market
Record budget deficits
A record budget surplus
The invasion of Iraq
They wanted to stabilize their economies
They went the popular charismatic candidates
They wanted to give bipartisanship a chance
The could not decide which they liked better
Under the Nixon administration, the budget deficit increased to a startling $73.8 Billion.
The budget deficit remained rather stable under the Reagan Bush administrations
The 2006 budget deficit is expected to increase even more than it did during the Regan and Bush administrations.
Under the Clinton administration, the budget deficit increased by nearly $150 billion.
Technology and biology
New methods of production, patterns of consumtion
Beauty and industry
Paychecks and leisure time
The gross debt of the US exceeded two billion dollars for the first time after World War II in the late 1970's.
US fell below two billion dollars for the first time before World War II in the 1990's.
Public debt has always exceeded total debt.
Since World War II, the gross national debt has climbed, steadily.
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