Chapter 27

  • Multiculturalism

    The term for a new awareness of society, past and present, and for vocal demands that jobs, education, and politics reflect the diversity
  • Globalization

    The collapse of the soviet union along with the fall of the Berlin wall marked the start of a new era of Globalization. The former confrontational stance of heavily armed superpowers is now a thing of the past, replaced by more subtle international relations. The rise of China, India, and other big emerging market countries has sustainably changed the global interrelations of economic and political power.
  • Ethnic Cleansing

    Ethnic Cleansing
    The term ethnic cleansing emerged during the 1990s wars of Yugoslav secession, but it has since been used to describe and theorize a range of ethnic conflicts, including forms of genocide and mass atrocity.
  • Rwandan Genocide

    Rwandan Genocide
    A genocide and mass slaughter of Tusi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government.
  • American Disabilities Act

    American Disabilities Act
    President G.W. Bush signed this law, prohibiting discrimination in hiring and promotion against people with disabilities and required that entrances to public buildings be redesigned to ensure access for the disabled
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    Military action by a 35-country army responding to the Iraq invasion of Kuwit
  • Culture Wars

    Culture Wars
    A conflict between traditionalist or conservative values and progressive or liberal values
  • North American Free Trade

    North American Free Trade
    The NAFTA with Canada and Mexico allowed goods to travel across their borders free of tariffs, critics argued that American workers would lose their jobs due to cheaper Mexican labor.
  • The Oslo Accords

    The Oslo  Accords
    Agreements seemed to set out a road to Mideast peace between Isreal and Palestine, though neither side proved willing to fully implement them.
  • "Don't ask, Dont tell"

    "Don't ask, Dont tell"
    The law prohibited qualified gay, bisexual, and lesbian Americans from serving in the armed services and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable, This was in effect until September 20, 2011.
  • Defense of Marriage Act

    Defense of Marriage Act
    This Act signed by President Bill Clinton prevented same-sex couples whose marriages were recognized by their home states from receiving the many benefits available to other married couples under federal law.
  • Bush vs. Gore

    Bush vs. Gore
    Bush v. Gore was a case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court in which that court reversed a Florida Supreme Court request for a selective manual recount of ballots cast in the U.S. presidential election of 2000. The ruling effectively awarded Florida’s 25 votes in the electoral college and the election to Republican candidate George W. Bush.
  • Summary

    I think the most important event out of all of the events listed above would be the Americans with Disabilities Act. Before this act was passed, people who needed wheelchairs but wanted to ride the bus or a train would have to abandon their wheelchairs. Restaurants were allowed to refuse to serve a person with disabilities. Grocery stores were allowed to prevent disabled people from buying from them. After this act was passed jobs, schools, businesses, and transportation were no longer allowed..
  • Summary pt.2

    Summary pt.2
    ... allowed to deny access to those with disabilities. This affected the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities, and if this act was not passed, the lives of the disabled would be very different than they are today.