Unit 6

Term Definition
Bill Clinton Which President is linked to NAFTA, the Welfare to Work Law and had the first budget surplus in 30 years?
Vietnamization This was president Richard Nixon's plan to end the Vietnam War with honor, he promoted during the Presidential election of 1968.
SEATO An alliance of countries in Southeast Asia, that included the U.S., which formed an alliance to stop communism from spreading in Southeast Asia.
Ho Chi Minh Trail The Communist fighters used this transportation pathway to send what seemed to be an endless supply of weapons into South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh He was the Communist leader of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Henry Kissinger He was President Nixon's famous Secretary of State that played a major role in Detente and the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Vietnam War
Lyndon Johnson This President asked Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution , which allowed him to send large numbers of troops to Vietnam
Geneva Accords After World War II, this agreement divided Vietnam into two countries, a communist country in the North and a democracy in the South.
Agent Orange During the Vietnam War, the U.S. sprayed this toxic chemical over the jungles of Vietnam to destroy the jungle growth. (Harmful side effects)
Napalm In the Vietnam War, U.S. forces dropped this type of bombs to kill the enemy in large numbers while destroying the jungle growth at the same time.
Television The Vietnam was known as the _____ war because of the many reporters and cameramen that were allowed to embed with combat units. Brutality of War
Tet Offensive This attack by the communist forces during the New Year's holiday saw 100 villages and towns attacked at the same time. Turning Point of the War
1968 In which year did the Tet Offensive occur?
Cesar Chavez He was a leader in the Chicano Movement. He organized Mexican migrant farm workers in hopes of getting better wages & gaining equality for workers
feminist Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Diane Nash were leaders in this movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
Silent Majority While many protested the U.S. government in the 1960s, Richard Nixon said he wanted to appeal to this group of Americans who were not protesting.
Watergate Scandal When burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee in 1972, the start of this major political scandal had begun
Jimmy Carter Gas shortages, high gas prices and the overall energy crisis during the 1970s caused major damage to the Presidency of ________________.
Resigned The most important event to happen during the Watergate Scandal was the fact that President Nixon __________________.
White House Tapes In the Nixon V. the United States decision the Supreme Court told President Nixon that he had to turn over the ________________.
Howard Baker During the televised Watergate Hearings, This Tennessee Senator asked, "What did the President know and when did he know it"?
Watergate Scandal The Plumbers, the Saturday Night Massacre, the Washington Post and the White House Tapes were all apart of the _____________.
Gerald Ford This President decided to give Richard Nixon a pardon for his role in theWatergate Scandal.
Richard Nixon Which President had a connection to Detente, SALT, Vietnamization and was the first U.S. President to visit communist China.
Alex Haley His book Roots, became a Pulitzer-winning book that was turned into a TV miniseries that became a national sensation.
Three Mile Island In 1979, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at this nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania. It was the largest nuclear accident in U.S. history.
Exxon Valdez In 1989, this oil tanker spilled over 11 million gallons of oil in the ocean off of the coast of Alaska, causing an environmental disaster.
Malcolm X Civil Rights leader, a member of the Nation of Islam, he promoted violence if necessary and was assassinated in 1965.
Camp David Accords The greatest foreign policy accomplishment by Jimmy Carter was this peace deal he negotiated between Israel and Egypt
Rachel Carson In her book Silent Spring, she exposed the dangers of commonly used pesticides on the environment and a industry cover up..
Ronald Reagan This President, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Germany, said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" (Berlin Wall)
Supply Side President Reagan used an economic policy called ________ Economic, which was a system of cutting taxes to spur economic growth (Reaganomics)
U.S. Marines President Reagan removed our troops from Lebanon after 241 _______ were killed after their barracks were bombed.
Bill Clinton This President signed the Welfare to Work Law, which tied work requirements and placed a 5 year limit on welfare benefits.
Strategic Defense Initiative President Reagan promoted a missile defense system called the _________. Reagan's critics called his plan Star Wars.
Brady Bill This law signed by President Clinton, established a system of background checks on the purchase of firearms.
Kuwait During the Gulf War In 1990, a U.S. led coalition of forces drove Saddam Hussein's Iraq forces out of the oil rich country of _______________.
gas During the 1970s, the formation of OPEC and violence in the Middle East the U.S. economy took a hit as ___________ prices grew dramatically.
Manuel Noriega In 1989, U.S. forces invaded Panama to arrest ______________, the President of Panama and he would be eventually convicted of drug trafficking.
NAFTA Bill Clinton signed this free trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico
Florida The Presidential Election of 2000 would be determined by who ever won the state of ____________. A recount was ordered and the Supreme Court ended it
Sandra Day O'Connor President Ronald Reagan appointed her to become the first ever female to be a member of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981.
Nancy Pelosi In 2007, she became the first female to ever serve as the _____________.
Sally Ride She became the first American female to go to space in 1983
Geraldine Ferraro In 1984, she became the first female Vice Presidential Candidate representing a major American political party.
Kent State When President Nixon announced that the U.S. had invaded Cambodia in 1970 protests erupted on college campuses everywhere. Four Students were killed by National Guardsmen at this University.
1968 The Tet Offensive, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy all happened in the year of ___________.
San Francisco This city became the Hippie Haven of American in the late 1960s.
Ronald Reagan President _________'s administration survived an assassination attempt, the Marine Barracks Bombing and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
24 The _________th Amendment ended Literacy Tests as a requirement to vote.
Lyndon Johnson Which President signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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