After the Cold War, 1988–2001

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

The internet revolution enabled increased worker flexibility with __________.

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