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Post-Cold War Era:

Post-Cold War Era Early 1990s-Present

1992 Debate: Clinton, Bush, and Perot:

1992 Debate: Clinton, Bush, and Perot The televised presidential debates took on an informal air in 1992. At this debate at the University of Richmond, President George Bush (left) talked with independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, while Democratic candidate Bill Clinton responded to a question from the audience. (Wide World Photos, Inc.) 1992 Debate: Clinton, Bush, and Perot Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

First Dog “Buddy” :

First Dog “Buddy”

Internet:

Internet Internet use skyrocketed in the 1990s, aided by the development of commercial Web "browsers" and by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which stimulated mergers between telephone companies and cable companies. By 2000 there were two hundred million Internet users worldwide, including these patrons of a cybercafé. (Markus Matzel/Das Fotoarchiv) Internet Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Wired college student:

Wired college student A young college student studies on his laptop and listens to a CD while awaiting a train on his way to classes. (Dorothy Littel Greco/Stock Boston) Wired college student Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

New York Stock Exchange:

New York Stock Exchange Despite economic crises elsewhere, U.S. stock prices soared as the 1990s wore on, fueled especially by computer and information-technology stocks. (Wide World Photos, Inc.) New York Stock Exchange Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Clinton legislative success, gun control ad:

Clinton legislative success, gun control ad In 1993 Congress took action on gun control, passing the Brady Bill into law. Named for James Brady, paralyzed by a gunshot wound during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, the new law mandated a short waiting period before the purchase of a handgun. Brady and his wife Sarah founded Handgun Control, Inc., which sponsored this magazine advertisement. (Handgun Control, Inc.) Clinton legislative success, gun control ad Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Columbine, April 20, 1999:

Columbine, April 20, 1999 On April 20, 1999, students evacuated Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, after two schoolmates went on a shooting rampage, killing twelve students and a teacher before killing themselves . (Wide World Photos, Inc.) Columbine, April 20, 1999 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Welfare to work:

Welfare to work A former welfare recipient in Georgia receives training for a new job. (Brooks Kraft/Corbis/Sygma ) Welfare to work Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Clinton's balanced budget bill, August 5, 1997:

Clinton's balanced budget bill, August 5, 1997 On August 5, 1997, Bill Clinton signed the Balanced Budget Act. Applauding the president are Vice President Albert Gore (left) and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (right). In the fall of 1998, Clinton announced a budget surplus of $70 billion, and the first surplus since 1969. (Ron Edmonds/World Wide) Clinton's balanced budget bill, August 5, 1997 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore at the 1996 Democratic convention:

Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore at the 1996 Democratic convention President Bill Clinton suffered political repudiation in the Republican sweep of Congress in 1994. But two years later his popularity was on the upswing. Here he and Hillary Clinton and Vice President Al Gore (with wife Tipper) celebrate their renomination at the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (Wide World Photos, Inc.) Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore at the 1996 Democratic convention Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Tobacco executives testifying:

Tobacco executives testifying Tobacco-industry executives prepare to testify before the House Commerce Committee in January of 1998. Political and legal issues related to smoking loomed large in the 1990s, as cigarettes' deadly effects became more widely understood. (Agence France Presse (c) Bettmann/Corbis) Tobacco executives testifying Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

NAFTA button:

NAFTA button Efforts to create the North American Free Trade Agreement began under the George Bush administration. But it was the Clinton administration that obtained Senate approval for the agreement over the objections of many within the Democratic Party. (Collection of Janice L. and David J. Frent) NAFTA button Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

WTO protest: Turtles:

WTO protest: Turtles Chanting demonstrators marched in the streets of Seattle, Washington, on November 30, 1999, claiming that the World Trade Organization (WTO) possessed the dangerous power to challenge any nation's environmental laws if the WTO deemed them barriers to trade. Critics of the WTO have claimed that sea turtles and dolphins had already been victimized by the WTO. Demonstrators identified the WTO as an example of globalization gone wrong. The WTO meeting went on, but the results proved meager because nations could not agree on rules governing dumping, subsidies for farm goods, genetically altered foods, and lower tariffs on high-tech goods. (Paul Joseph Brown/Seattle Post-Intelligencer) WTO protest: Turtles Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Y2K Danger!!! :

Y2K Danger!!!

Monica-Gate :

Monica-Gate

Americans welcome their future:

Americans welcome their future Just after midnight on January 1, 2000, these jubilant Americans welcomed the new year, century, and millennium in New York City's Times Square. (Nicole Beniveno/The New York Times) Americans welcome their future Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Albanian refugees leaving Kosovo with presence of U.S. or NATO forces:

Albanian refugees leaving Kosovo with presence of U.S. or NATO forces In the spring of 1999, as NATO bombing raids pounded Serbia (Yugoslavia) and Serb military positions in Kosovo to punish Serbia for killing and displacing ethnic Albanians, the number of Kosovar refugees dramatically increased. Desperate and hungry, they fled to neighboring nations. Here, in a NATO-run refugee camp outside Skopje, Macedonia, U.S. Marines distribute food to some of the 850,000 forced to leave their Kosovo homes. (Wide World Photos, Inc.) Albanian refugees leaving Kosovo with presence of U.S. or NATO forces Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Election of 2000--signs during Supreme Court debate:

Election of 2000--signs during Supreme Court debate The winner of the 2000 presidential election was determined by a disputed vote count in Florida that was later upheld by the Supreme Court. As the justices considered their decision, supporters of Gore and Bush confronted each other outside of the Supreme Court building. (Douglas Graham/Corbis Sygma) Election of 2000--signs during Supreme Court debate Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Judge Robert Rosenberg examining a dimpled ballot:

Judge Robert Rosenberg examining a dimpled ballot A Fort Lauderdale judge scrutinizes a partially punched-out ballot in late November 2000. () Judge Robert Rosenberg examining a dimpled ballot Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell:

Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell When George W. Bush assumed the presidency in 2001, many believed that domestic policy would dominate the agenda, but national security issues soon became the overriding priority. Those most important in shaping U.S. national security policy are shown here with the president: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

September 11th:

September 11th The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center by terrorists who hijacked two civilian airliners and used them as missiles against the twin towers left the nation stunned, angry, and determined to bring those who had orchestrated the attack to justice. (Robert Clark/Aurora) September 11th Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

9/11 rescue efforts at Ground Zero:

9/11 rescue efforts at Ground Zero Rescuers remove a flag-draped body from the ruins of the World Trade Center . (Don Tellock/Gamma Press USA, Inc.) 9/11 rescue efforts at Ground Zero Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Afghan war scene--high-tech army:

Afghan war scene--high-tech army A U.S. soldier uses a laptop computer in a training exercise at Fort Irwin, California. Such technology loomed large in the post-September 11 U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. (Copyright Sigma/Corbis) Afghan war scene--high-tech army Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Enron executives testifying--CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifying on Capitol Hill, February 7, 2002:

Enron executives testifying--CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifying on Capitol Hill, February 7, 2002 Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Houston's collapsed Enron Corporation, testifies before a Congressional committee in February of 2002. A cascade of other corporate scandals soon followed. (Wide World Photos, Inc.) Enron executives testifying--CEO Jeffrey Skilling testifying on Capitol Hill, February 7, 2002 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Iraq War 2003:

Iraq War 2003

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