New Century, Old Disputes

Review Questions

A popular Mexican American studies program was banned by the state of ________, which accused it of causing resentment of white people.

  1. New Mexico
  2. California
  3. Arizona
  4. Texas



The first state to allow same-sex marriage was ________.

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New York
  3. California
  4. Pennsylvania



What was the result of the Bush administration’s unwillingness to recognize that climate change is being accelerated by human activity?


The administration refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and, as a result, the United States has not been required to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, climate scientists have experienced interference with their work. For critics of climate change, this hampering of scientific research and consensus has provided further evidence of the lack of agreed-upon conclusions about climate change.