Unit 13 KTR.

  • Sierra Club

    Sierra Club
    one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California, by the Scottish conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president.
  • George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush
    is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989), a congressman, an ambassador and Director of Central Intelligence; he is currently the oldest surviving former President.
  • Donald Henry Rumsfield

    Donald Henry 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.
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    Saddam Hussein

    The fifth president of Iraq, serving in this capacity from July 16 1979 until April 9 2003. He was one of the most brutal tyrants in recent history, who oppressed Iraq for more than 30 years.
  • 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[4] and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Hillary Rodham Cinton

    Hillary Rodham Cinton
    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. As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was also the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
  • Sonya Sotomayor

    Sonya 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.
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    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, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Collapse of the Soviet Union
    Occured in 1991, was formally dissolved on 26 December 1991 by declaration no. 142-H of the Soviet of the Republics of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. This declaration acknowledged the independence of the twelve republics of the Soviet Union that subsequently created the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • World Trade Organization

    World Trade Organization
    Avenue in which U.S. attempts to reduce trade barriers through international organizations to increase flow of U.S. commerce
  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol
    rejected by U.S Senators due to the fact that it could undermine the U.S. governments authority
  • International Criminal Court

    International Criminal Court
    U.S views as good due to credibility gained by following same rules as other nations, yet bad due to soldiers and officials of the U.S. being charged with war crimes in a court not with the U.S. legal system
  • 9 11

    9 11
    Focused the U.S. foriegn policy in the 21st century to that of combatting terrorism

    was opposed by some lawmakers because they felt it would lead to violations of the constitutional rights of citizens
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008
    intended to improve economic conditions during and recession
  • Third party canidates

    Third party canidates
    can sometimes spoil an election by causing a mainline party canidate to lose by taking away votes
  • Greenpeace

    a non-governmental[2] environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity and focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues.
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    Hurricane Katrina

    Failure of levees to hold, inability of some residents to evacuate, location below sea level