History and culture of the United States
Contemporary America

rev. 2007-06-09

Post-Watergate politics and diplomacy. Reagan revolution. End of the Cold War. War on terrorism.

Study guide

Hostage crisis in Iran

Ronald Reagan, free-market conservatives, neo-conservatives, New Right, Sunbelt, evangelical Christianity, supply-side economics, fiscal crisis

Evil empire, Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) = Star Wars

Reagan Doctrine

Iran-contra scandal

Mikhail Gorbachev, Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square massacre (1989), Boris Yeltsin

Gulf War, Saddam Hussein

Bill Clinton

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)



September 11 attacks, World Trade Center, Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Guantanamo

Axis of evil

Iraq War

Essay questions

Please pay special attention to the following topics: