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1990's -Present

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
  • George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush
    George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States.
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  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol
    rejected by US senators due to the fact that it could undermine the US governments authority.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
    occured in 1991
  • World Trade Organization

    World Trade Organization
    avenue in which US attempts to reduce trade barriers through international organizations to increase flow of US commerce.
  • Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden
    Osama bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the militant Islamist organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000
  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton
    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president.
  • Donald Rumsfeld

    Donald Rumsfeld
    Donald Henry Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush.
  • 9/11

    terrorist attack on the world trade center twin towers, and pentagon.

    was opposed by some lawmakers because they felt it would lead to violations of the consitutional rights of citizens.
  • Interational Criminal Court

    Interational Criminal Court
    U.S. views as good due to credibility gained by following same rules as other nations, yet bad due to soldiers and officals of the U.S. being charged with war crimes in a court not with the U.S. legal system.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    factors leading to hurricane katrina's destruction was failure of levees to hold, inability of some residents to evacuate, location below sea level.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008
    intended to improve economic conditions during a recession.
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton is an American politician and diplomat who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, serving under President Barack Obama. She was previously a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice.
  • Third-Party Candidates

    Third-Party Candidates
    can sometimes spoil an election by causing a mainline party candidate to lose by taking away votes.
  • Greenpeace and Sierra Club

    Greenpeace and Sierra Club
    social and political adovacy organizations that favor legislation with the goal of protecting the environment.