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Section 1: The 1990s and the New Millennium

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Issues: Federal Budget/Deficit http://www.vote-smart.org/ issue_keyvote.php?type=get_years& search_1=Budget%2C+Spending+and+Taxes
Annotated links to sites providing materials, including debates and public documents, for the study of issues relating to the federal budget.

Frontline: Newt Gingrich http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ pages/ frontline/ newt/
PBS's Frontline looks at Gingrich's life, personality, and efforts to change the direction of American government.

What Happened to Health Care Reform? http://www.prospect.org/ cs/ articles?article=what_happened_to_health_care_reform
Article by Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton University, detailing the defeat of President Clinton's efforts to reform health care in the United States.

Enron http://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/ business/ specials/ energy/ enron/
Background and updates on the scandalous collapse of the Enron corporation under a cloud of corruption.

War in Iraq http://www.cnn.com/ SPECIALS/ 2003/ iraq/
CNN Web site providing background on the launching of the U.S.-led war in Iraq and updates on conditions in Iraq, the course of the war, and its diplomatic impact for the U.S.

National Commission on the Terrorist Attacks upon the United States http://www.9-11commission.gov/
Report from the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), a commission created by congressional legislation and President George W. Bush in late 2002. The Commission report blames Congress and the executive branch for widespread failures leading to the 9-11 attacks.

The USA Patriot Act http://www.aclu.org/ SafeandFree/ SafeandFree.cfm?ID=12126& c=207
Detailed information on the USA Patriot Act. The material comes from the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that has been highly critical of many provisions of the USA Patriot act.