The __________ of 2010 constituted a major overhaul of the nation's health care system and was designed to increase coverage to more than 95 percent of legal residents and contain the growth of costs.

In his first months in office, President Obama pressed Congress to pass the __________, which was a $787 billion economic stimulus bill.

The __________ of October 2001 expanded the Justice Department's powers to conduct surveillance on terrorist suspects at home and abroad.

Passed in 2001 by the Bush administration, the __________required all states to standardize testing of students in reading and math.

Late in September 2008, Congress passed a $700 billion bailout bill known as the __________.

In __________, the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal nationally.

The __________ movement was a loosely organized group of people angry at government that emerged in the wake of the election of President Obama whom they blamed for the increasing national debt and accused of socialist policies.

__________'s bankruptcy late in 2001 was the largest corporate collapse ever at the time and illustrative of the dangers of globalization and deregulation.

The __________ began with the bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008.

In 1996, congressional Republicans pushed through a national __________ that decreed that no state would be compelled to recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another state.

__________ stemmed from bad mortgages that piled up in the housing crisis and began to "infect" investment banks and other parts of the financial sector at home and around the world in the summer of 2007.

In June 2002, President George W. Bush announced a new American strategy for preemptive war, whcih came to be knowns as the __________.