The end of the Cold War hastened the pace of __________, the knitting together of the world's economies through new information technology and the end of the artificial political barriers of the Cold War.

In 1994, several hundred Republican candidates stood on the steps of the Capitol and signed their names to __________, promising to balance the federal budget, reverse the tax increases passed in 1993, and reduce the capital gains tax.

In December 2000, the United States Supreme Court ruled in __________ that the recount of votes in Florida be stopped, effectively giving Florida's electoral votes and the presidential election to George W. Bush.

President Bill Clinton scaled back plans to permit gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military and instead fashioned a compromise policy labeled __________.

The __________ of 1990 represented the culmination of years of activism on behalf of people with disabilities.

The Internet began when the __________, founded in 1958 in response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik, experimented with ways to link networks of computers.

President George H. W. Bush proclaimed the dawn of a __________ after the end of the Cold War between 1989 and 1991.

With a heavy beat and lyrics that spoke of apathy and hopelessness, __________ emerged from the punk and alternative rock music scene in the Pacific Northwest in the 1980s.

The internet revolution enabled increased worker flexibility with __________.

In March 1989, the huge oil tanker __________ ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, spilling ten million gallons of oil and spoiling over 800 miles of pristine coastline.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed __________, a free trade pact with Canada and Mexico, the country's two largest trading partners.

In the 1992 United States Supreme Court case __________, five out of nine justices ruled that states could restrict but not totally eliminate access to abortion.