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  • All questions on the Assessment Question sheet are included and answered correctly and thoroughly on this wiki page.
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1. What controversy surrounded the 2000 presidential election?
ANSWER: 2000 United States Presidential election was between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Al Gore won the popular votes but not electoral college votes. The controversy took place in Florida, forcing the recounting of votes. This made the results of the presidential elections unknown for more then a month after balloting.

2. What is the War on Terrorism (led to invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan)? How has the War on Terrorism affected the United State’s foreign policy?

3. September 11, 2001 ("9/11") was the
A. attack by terrorists on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
B. date of the U.S. invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein
C. day that the stock market bubble "burst"
D. first time a surprise attack occurred against the U.S.

4. On what basis did the George W. Bush administration attempt to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003?
A. weapons of mass destruction
B. prosecution of the War on Terror
C. spreading democracy to Iraq
D. all of the above

5. The USA-Patriot Act provided for, among other things
A. trying suspected foreign terrorists before military tribunals.
B. permitting the break-ins of suspected Americans’ homes.
C. extensive telephone and e-mail surveillance and the detention/deportation of immigrants suspected of terrorism.
D. the use of the U.S. military in domestic police operations against terrorism.

6. Summarize the impact of and responses to natural disasters:patriot_act
  • Southeast Asian Tsunami (2004)
  • Katrina (2005)
  • Haitian Earthquake (2010)
ANSWER:Southeast Asian Tsunami was caused by and undersea earthquake on December 26,2004. It killed 230,000 people in 12 countries in a single day. The world gave over 14 billion in aid. On August 29, 2005 Katrina hit. It initially developed as a tropical depression but gained strength reaching a category five strength. It claimed 1.836 lives. On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. It was the strongest earthquake since 1770. The death toll is around 316,000.
7. Why is President Bush criticized for his response to hurricane Katrina?

ANSWER:Bush is criticized for his response to hurricane Katrina for many reasons. He is criticized for the delayed response to the flooding of New Orleans. Lack of preparation for the relief effort meant that their was not enough supplies for people needing refuge. Bush is criticized for not returning to Washington from his vacation in Texas.

8. Explain the international response to the Southeast Asian Tsunami of 2004.
ANSWER:Food and water were scarce after the tsunami. There was risk of famine and epidemic. The quick response from the world decreased the death tool from hunger and disease. The international community provided over 14 billion dollars in aid.

9. Identify the significance and social impact of Obama winning the 2008 presidential election.

ANSWER:"On February 10, 2007, Barack Obama, a United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois. On June 3, 2008, he secured enough delegates to become the nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. He was the first African-American in American History to be nominated by a major party. On November 4, 2008, Obama won the presidential election to become the 44th President of the United States, succeeding George W. Bush."

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10. Summarize Obama’s domestic policy achievements.
ANSWER:The domestic policy achievements of Obama are: American oil production is at an 8 year high. We are less reliant on oil now than any other time in the past 16 years. Under president Obama electricity generated by solar power has more than doubled. More than 47 million Medicare beneficiaries now have access to free health services including an annual wellness visit, mammograms, and other health screenings to help detect and treat medical conditions early.

11. Explain the accelerated rate at which the world population is increasing and identify strains this places on the world economy (energy crisis).
ANSWER: The world is in the midst of an extraordinary expansion of human numbers. The future global economy is likely to consume ever more energy especially with the rising energy demand of developing countries such as China and India. At the same time, the astounding risk of climate change associated with the use of fossil fuels makes supplying this energy extremely difficult.

12. What are some of the possible consequences of the current trends in population growth?
ANSWER: The magnitude of the threat to ecosystem is linked to human population size and resource use per person. Resource use, waste production, and environmental degradation are accelerated by population growth, but they are further exacerbated by consumption habits, certain technological developments, and particular patterns of social organization and resource management. In addition, increased population has caused severe environmental stress including the growing loss of biodiversity, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing deforestation worldwide, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain, loss of topsoil, and shortages of water, food, and fuel wood in many parts of the world. In addition living space for the growing population is a concern as it places strains on the environment for supplies and causes deforestation. The depletion of natural resources is causing people to look for alternative sources of energy.

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13. What methods have environmentalist identified to reduce strains on natural resources?
ANSWER: Some of the methods environmentalist have identified to reduce strains on natural resources include recycling plastic and paper, lowering home thermostats, turning off the lights, setting computers to sleep, shortening shower, lowering transportation use and preventing energy leaks at home. In addition, solar power, wind, hydroelectricty, bio-fuel, and hydrogen have been identified to reduce the strain placed on natural energy sources.

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14. What were the causes, course and consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-2009?ANSWER:
ANSWER: Causes: Low interest rates, excessive financial leverage, investment risks, losses on the stock market, deregulation of business and real estate speculation and poor corporate governance practice.
Course: The economy of the causes inflation and interest rates to fall. Investors realized this shift and put more money in the stock market. Stocks and housing prices began to rise and this shift put more money in the stock market. Americans failed to place money in savings and instead bought on credit or borrowed against the equity in their homes.
Consequences: Large financial institutions collapsed, bailout of banks, and downturns in the stock market all resulted from the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Additional results include numerous evictions, foreclosure, and prolonged umemployment.

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15. Identify significant advances in technology and summarize the changes this has brought to information sharing and communication.
ANSWER: Virtualization of servers with products such as VM WARE and Xen has been a significant advance in technology. IT departments have been able to manage multiple servers, and virtualization also has provided a number of other important benefits such as for product testing. Additionally, computing power has been a great advancement in technology because business users can now get a lot of laptop and mobile device power.There also have been major advancements in technology with respect to the internet and social media. Ubiquitous access to the internet has allowed businesspeople to be productive no matter where they are. Social media has changed the way businesspeople act with customers. Smaller companies are finding niche way in which to benefit from Twitter and other social media applicants. Many local businesses have discovered their fan base with Facebook pages. Other significant advances in technology have created helped with trade, capital and investment, migration, and the sharing of ideas.
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16. How has technology led to the formation of a global society?
ANSWER: The internet aided in the rapid spread of ideas and has helped in the formation of global society. Sophisticated information technologies permit instantaneous communication among the far flung operations of global enterprises. Improved air and sea transportation has greatly accelerated
the worldwide flow of people and good
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