June 6, 201470 Year Anniversary of D-Day • Collect Current Event • Video Clip: Bill Clinton Presidency • 34.4 Notes Handout: America Enters a New Century
Election of 2000 – The Candidates: George W. Bush (R) Al Gore (D) Ralph Nader (G) Republican George W. Bush beat Democratic challenger Al Gore in one of the closest elections in American history.
Florida election official searching for “hanging chads” on a 2000 Presidential election ballot.
Gore received more popular vote; Bush received more electoral votes, winning the election.
2000 Election – Results By State George W. Bush (R) Al Gore (D)
June 10, 2014 • Finish Video: The Road to 9/11 (w/ Questions) • Notes: 34.5 (part 1) War on Terror • 34.5 Vocabulary ***1990’s/2000’s Exam Monday, June 16th!***
On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, attacked the U.S. in New York City and Washington, D.C.
June 11, 2014 • Continue 34.5 Notes: War on Terror- al Qaeda and War in Afghanistan • Begin Video: The Hunt for Bin Laden ***1990’s/2000’s Exam Monday, June 16th!***
Al-Qaeda • Means ‘The Base’ • Set up around 1989 • Islamist group • Uses suicide attacks and bombings • Supports jihad(‘holy war’) against enemies of Islam • Believes that all foreign influences should be removed from Muslim countries • Believes in creating a new Muslim caliphate (state with a purely Muslim government) to be run under strict Sharia Law • Wages war against Infidels (non-Muslims) • Directs attacks mainly at the USA and the UK, but also against countries that have moved away from the true ideals of Islam.
War in Afghanistan • After 9/11, US immediately started bomb attacks against the terrorists in Afghanistan and against the Taliban government which was supporting them. • By December 2001, the Taliban had been defeated. • In January 2002, an international peacekeeping force came in (NATO.) • Since then Afghanistan has had a new government elected and re-elected. • But the Taliban has returned and fighting continues...
June 12, 2014 • Continue 34.5 Notes: War in Iraq • Continue Video: The Hunt for Bin Laden ***1990’s/2000’s Exam Monday, June 16th!***
Invasion of Iraq • Pres. Bush and American government believed the war in Iraq was necessary to prevent Saddam Hussein from using WMD’s against the U.S. or our allies in the future. • We also believed he had ties to al Qaeda, that he supported terrorism, and we wanted to “free the Iraqi people.” • Operation Iraqi Freedom: March,19-May 1, 2003 • Saddam was captured in Dec., 2003 • Nov., 2006: Saddam was convicted of war crimes committed against his own people. • Executed in Dec., 2006 • Following the invasion of Iraq, there has been continued fighting by insurgents against both the US and newly formed Iraqi government.
Election of 2004: Incumbent George W. Bush defeated his Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry.