American History: 1992 - 2000

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Florentina Moreno
HIST101-1402A-11: Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century
Phase 4 IP American History 1992-2000
Professor Justine James
21 April 2014 The period from 1992 to 2000 is one of the most interesting in American History. Select two of the events listed and discuss the impact that these events had on America. Be sure to include information and descriptions of the principle individuals involved. Compare and contrast their impact on America, be specific and detailed. Use APA style requirements. * NAFTA * H. Ross Perot * Rodney King * Immigration * Clinton’s Scandals * Wal-Mart * “Contract With America” * The technological divide * Disputed Election of 2000
The Clinton
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(Watergate Scandal, n.d.) All the while the President denied any knowledge or White House involvement in the break-ins. However, it was found that secret tapings of conversations were recorded in the President’s office. At first, the President refused to provide the tapes and then when they were finally released it was found that “some were missing or possibly destroyed.” (Wiegand, S., n.d.) The missing conversations also included “18-1/2 minutes of silence” on one taping which occurred the morning of the arrests of the five men who were caught and indicted. During this taping session, the President and his Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman, had a conversation about Watergate, but a gap of 18-1/2 minutes of the conversation was completely erased. Despite attempts to recover the missing portion, it was gone. The President’s secretary did admit to erasing a small portion of infamous tape, about five to six minutes but insisted no more. (Mellinger, P. T., 2011, February 17). During the time of the landslide victory, reporters for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were conducting their own investigation into the burglaries at the DNC. Woodward came into contact with an informant he nicknamed “Deep Throat.” Woodward met with “Deep Throat” secretly and was told to “follow the money trail.” Bernstein uncovered how over “$25,000 was
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