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NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

Computers are smaller and contain more capability than those first introduced in 1940.
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the cartel of thirteen nations known as Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which regulates the price and marketing of petroleum​


​a federal department that enhances the security of the United States by managing our borders and immigration laws

​Homeland Security 

​the organization based in Geneva, Switzerland that monitors and enforces rules of trade between nations

​ World Trade Organization (WTO) 

​the political and military alliance that consists of 28 North American and European countries who share democratic values for the purpose of pursuing security and defense. 

​North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 

​developing and applying science to produce machines and devices for commercial purposes


​managing the resources of our country and how they are produced and consumed


​the interchange of goods and services between different countries


​the Soviet's first launched Earth-orbiting satellite on October 4, 1957


​a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide

​the Internet

​the United States government funded program that has trained civilians to study and explore space since July 29, 1958

​renewing or creating more effective products or ways of doing things. Innovation 
North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico


​a non-profit citizen base association known as Non-governmental organization, which is created to perform services and humanitarian functions


​it was signed into law by President George W. Bush and stands for Uniting and strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 as a means to surveillance individuals suspected of terrorism

​USA Patriot Act
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