Modern America

By: Chloe Boul

Election of 2008

In the election of 2008 Barack Obama ran on the democratic ticket (he supported health insurance for all workers and an increase in taxes on wealthy Americans) and John McCain ran on the Republican ticket (he was against gay marriage and women's abortion rights). Obama won, and became the first African American US president. He helped to pass a bank bailout to jump start the economy and a bailout for the automobile industry, and pass a major health care reform bill.

The War in Iraq

The war in Iraq began because of the suspensions of weapons of massive destruction in Iraq. It led to the fall and the execution of Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. After 8 years of fighting, the US handed security back to the government of Iraq.


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