• Collapse Of Soviet Union

    Collapse Of Soviet Union
    Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned, declaring his office extinct, and handed over the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That same evening at 7:32 P.M. the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin and replaced with the Russian tricolor. The dissolution of the world's first and largest Communist state also marked an end to the Cold War.
  • George H. W. Bush

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

    Kyoto Protocol
    is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden
    the militant Islamist organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States
  • Greenpeace

    is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Sierra Club

    Sierra Club
    is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. 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.
  • Patriot Act

    Patriot Act
    significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts.
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area on September 11, 2001
  • Bill Clinton

    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.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
  • WTO

    deals with the global rules of trade between nations
  • Hurrican Katrina

    Hurrican Katrina
    Was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.
  • Donald Rumsfield

    Donald Rumsfield
    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.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008
    was an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia 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.
  • Hiliary Clinton

    Hiliary 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.
  • Third Party

    Third Party
    is used in the United States for any and all political parties in the United States other than one of the two major parties (Republican Party and Democratic Party). The term can also refer to independent politicians not affiliated with any party at all and to write-in candidates.
  • International Criminal Court

    International Criminal Court
    is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression