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1.”The star wars holiday special” marked the first appearance of which iconic star wars character?
Jar Jar Binks
2. Who is the only non Jedi in the original Star Wars trilogy to use a lightsaber?
3. How many languages does C3PO speak?
over 6 million
4. What character did George Lucas consider making a midget?
5. In Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the growls and sounds of the Rancor in Jabba’s Palace were actually made by what animal?
6. What is the name of Boba Fett’s ship?
7. Of whom did Jabba the Hutt say: “This bounty hunter is my kind of scum … fearless and inventive”?
8. What does Han say when Leia first tells him that she loves him?
I love you too!
9. What sort of business did Luke’s Uncle Owen run?
Droid repair shop
10. What is Count Dooku’s Sith name?
11. Which character said: “Why, you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler”?
12. Which species stole the plans to the Death Star?
13. Who is the commander of the Death Star in A New Hope?
Grand Moff Tarkin
14. What Wookie Jedi Master was renowned for his ability to sense the future?
15. What ocean planet was first introduced in the Star Wars Holiday Special?
Star Wars APUSH
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC) an intergovernmental organization of twelve developing countries, with a principal goal of determining the best means for safeguarding the organization’s interests, individually and collectively. Alliance of Arab countries that raised oil prices by 400% in 1973 to punish the US for sending aid to Isreal after Syria and Egypt attacked Isreal on Yom Kippur
Rachel Carson Silent Spring
Environmental science book that documented the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Brought environmental concerns to the American public. Spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
US President who defeated Gerald Ford in 1976. As President, he arranged the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel in 1978 but saw his foreign policy legacy tarnished by the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis in 1979. Domestically, he tried to rally the American spirit in the face of economic decline, but was unable to stop the rapid increase in inflation. After leaving the presidency, he achieved widespread respect as an elder statesman and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Iranian Hostage Crisis
The 444 days in which American embassy workers were held captive by Iranian revolutionaries after young Muslim fundamentalists overthrew the oppressive regime of the American-backed shah, forcing him into exile. These revolutionaries triggered an energy crisis by cutting off Iranian oil. The crisis began when revolutionaries stormed the American embassy, demanding that the United States return the shah to Iran for trial. The episode was marked by botched diplomacy and failed rescue attempts by the Carter Administration. After permanently damaging relations between the two countries, the crisis ended with the hostage’s release the day Ronald Reagan became president
Roe v. Wade
(1973) Landmark Supreme Court decision that forbade states from barring abortion by citing a woman’s constitutional right to privacy. Seen as a victory for feminism and civil liberties by some, the decision provoked a strong counter-reaction by opponents to abortion, galvanizing the Pro-Life movement.
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty agreement between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and American president Jimmy Carter. Despite an accord to limit weapons between the two leaders, the agreement was ultimately scuttled in the U.S. Senate following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
1970s; a new right activist that protested the women’s rights acts and movements as defying tradition and natural gender division of labor; demonstrated conservative backlash against the 60s
Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”) Reagan renewed the arms race with the soviets in an attempte to force them into negotiations to reduce their nuclear capacity by announcing the development of a high-technology missile defense system of satelites that could destroy enemy missiles before they reached the U.S.
Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
Signed by Ronald Reagan, a historic package of tax and budget reductions that set the tone for his administration’s overall economic policy. Included a 25 percent reduction in marginal tax rates for individuals, phased in over three years, and indexed for inflation from that point on. Reducing marginal tax rates, the theory went, would help the economy grow faster through such extra efforts by individuals and businesses.
Camp David Accords
Were the peace accords signed by Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat to finally end the Israeli-Egyptian disputes. The achievement by Carter is considered his greatest achievement in office. Creating a framework for peace in the Middle East. The treaty , however, fell apart when Sadat was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists in 1981.
Trickle down Economics/Reagonomics
Refers to Ronald Reagans economic philosophy. Reagan’s supply-side economics postulated that a capitalist system, free from taxation and government involvement, would be most productive, and that the prosperity of a rich upper class would “tirckle down” to the poor.
Policies of the government aimed at increasing access to jobs, schooling, and oppurtunities to people previously discriminated against. a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
The sunbelt states included from Florida to California. Had warmer climates, lower taxes, and economic opportunities prompted families uprooted by the war to move to these areas. A group of 15 southern U.S. who’s population enjoyed a dramatic increase in population. Political power grew here as well, as every single president since 1964 has come from that region.
Moral Majority political organization of the United States which had an agenda of evangelical Christian-oriented political lobbying. Organization made up of conservative Christian political action committees which campaigned on issues its personnel believed were important to maintaining its Christian conception of moral law. This group pressured for legislation that would ban abortion and ban the states’ acceptance of homosexuality.
Scandal that erupted after the Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran in hopes of freeing American hostages in Lebanon; money from the arms sales was used to aid the Contras (anti-Communist insurgents) in Nicaragua, even though Congress had prohibited this assistance. Talk of Reagan’s impeachment ended when presidential aides took the blame for the illegal activity.
40th President of the US. He ran on a campaign based on the common man and “populist” ideas. While president, he developed his own form of economics, the trickle down effect of government incentives. He cut out many welfare and public works programs. He used the Strategic Defense Initiative to avoid conflict. His meetings with Gorbachev were the first steps to ending the Cold War. He was also responsible for the Iran-contra Affair which bought hostages with guns.
New Right Agenda
Outspoken conservative movement of the 1980s that emphaszed such “social issues” as opposition to abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, pornography, homosexuality, and affirmative action. Conservative movement that was not content with Jimmy Carter’s direction liberalism, and the moral decline in America.
The Me Decade
After the political turmoil of the 60s, Americans returned to personal focuses. Americans were absorbed with improving themselves. When many young people were focused on themselves, rather than the world at large.
Held one of North Carolina’s Senate seats. Became one of the legislature’s most conservative voices. One of the first to appeal to the New Right. Over the years, he firmly supported the death penalty, military spending, and school prayer and strongly opposed abortion, welfare, and arms control. Helms helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s
A neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, which became the subject of national and international attention, controversy, and eventual environmental notoriety following the discovery of 21,000 tons of toxic waste buried beneath the neighborhood.
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance
President Ford and leaders from 34 other nations signed these in July ’75. Officially wrote an end to WWII by finally legitimizing the Soviet-dictated boundaries of Poland and other Eastern European countries. Soviets guaranteed more liberal exchanges of people and information between East and West and protecting certain basic “human rights.” Kindled small dissident movements in Eastern Europe and in the USSR. Praised as a milestone of detente
Three Mile Island
A partial nuclear meltdown that occurred in 1979, in a Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. The accident hightened anti-nuclear safety concerns among activists and the general public and resulted in new regulations for the nuclear industry.
Equal Rights Amendment proposed amendment to the U.S. constitution passed by Congress and submitted to the states for ratification in 1971; outlawing discrimination based on gender, it was at first seen as a great victory by women’s-rights groups. The amendment fell 3 states short of the 38 required for ratification. However, many states have adopted similar amendments to their state constitutions
A strategy to overwhelm the global influence of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War. It was the centerpiece of United States foreign policy from the early 1980s until the end of the Cold War in 1991. Under the Reagan Doctrine, the United States provided overt and covert aid to anti-communist guerrillas and resistance movements in an effort to “roll back” Soviet-backed communist governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The doctrine was designed to diminish Soviet influence in these regions as part of the administration’s overall Cold War strategy.
Whip Inflation Now was an attempt to combat inflation, by encouraging personal savings and disciplined spending habits in combination with public measures, urged by U.S. President Gerald Ford.
Established a National Commission on Inflation. It was a huge failure and did not help the economy because people were not spending their money.
The region straddling the upper Northeastern United States, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest States, referring to economic decline, population loss, and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once powerful industrial sector. Caused by a transfer of manufacturing to the Southeast, increased automation, the decline of the US steel and coal industries, globalization, and internationalization.
The Evil Empire
Applied to the Soviet Union in 1983 by Ronald Reagan, who took an aggressive, hard-line stance that favored matching and exceeding the Soviet Union’s strategic and global military capabilities, in calling for a rollback strategy that would, in his words, write the final pages of the history of the Soviet Union. He that an increased nuclear inventory as well as progress in science and technology were necessary to prevent global conflict.
The Palestine Liberation Organization is an organization founded in 1964 with the purpose of the “liberation of Palestine” through armed struggle. The PLO was considered by the United States and Israel to be a terrorist organization until the Madrid Conference in 1991.
The National Welfare Rights Organization was an American activist organization that fought for the welfare rights of people, especially women and children. The organization had four goals: adequate income, dignity, justice, and democratic participation. The group was active from 1966 to 1975. At its peak in 1969, NWRO membership was estimated at 25,000 members (mostly African American women).
A policy that called for increased openness and transparency in government institutions and activities in the Soviet Union. Introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev. The word was frequently used by Gorbachev to specify the policies he believed might help reduce the corruption at the top of the Communist Party and the Soviet government and moderate the abuse of administrative power in the Central Committee.
A political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s. The literal meaning of perestroika is “restructuring”, referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system.
Argued to be the cause of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe, and the end of the Cold War.
First recognized by the CDC in 1981 and its cause, HIV infection, was identified in the early part of the decade. AIDS has had a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination.
A former Soviet statesman. His policies of glasnost and perestroika as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, removed the constitutional role of the Communist Party in governing the state, and inadvertently led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
An American evangelical Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative political commentator. Known for his stance against homosexuality. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy in 1967, Liberty University in 1971, and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.
Crack first saw widespread use in primarily impoverished inner city neighborhoods in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 1984 and 1985; the rapid increase in use and availability is referred to as the crack epidemic.
A label given to the various rebel groups that were in opposition to the Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction government in Nicaragua in the 1980s. The rebels received financial and military support from the United States government. After US support was banned by Congress, the Reagan administration covertly continued it. These covert activities culminated in the Iran-Contra affair.
War on Drugs
Campaign to reduce the illegal drug trade. This initiative includes a set of drug policies that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of psychoactive drugs. The term was popularized by the media shortly after a press conference given on June 18, 1971, by United States President Richard Nixon.
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