U.S.A 1997-2015
                Continuity & Change

Evaluate the extent to which economics, politics, culture, and America’s role in the world from 1988-2015 contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostering change in the United States.

Document A

Source: The Washington Post Company, June 3, 1997,

"McVeigh Guilty on All 11 Count: Newspapers/Politics & Power/Year of Birth


McVeigh Guilty on All 11 Counts

Timothy J. McVeigh was convicted today of the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others.

A federal jury of seven men and five women deliberated for 23 hours over four days before finding McVeigh guilty on all 11 counts of murder, conspiracy and using a weapon of mass destruction in the devastating April 19, 1995, blast. The panel now must decide whether McVeigh, 29, should be sentenced to death by lethal injection or to life in prison without possibility of parole. The punishment phase of the trial begins Wednesday.

    McVeigh, a decorated Persian Gulf War veteran, was charged with one count each of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, use of a weapon of mass destruction and destruction of a federal building with an explosive, and eight counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of eight federal law enforcement officers while they were on duty.

  Document B:

Source: Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company, Jan 20, 2009,

"Barack Obama Oath of Office: Films/Politics & Power/Elementary School


Barack Obama Oath of Office 2009 inauguration HQ

Document C:

Source: CNN.COM, September 21, 2001,

"Transcript of President Bush's address: Speech/American in the world/Elementary school


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