US History Timeline

Timeline created by beoshonaygrant
  • G.I Bill

    G.I Bill
    The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, or the G.I Bill , was created to help veterans of world war two. Some of the benefits this bill included low cost mortgages, low interest loans to start a business, free tuition and living expenses to attend a university , high school or vocational education, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. These benefits were intended to help veterans readjust to civilian life following service to their country.
  • Smith Act

    Smith Act
    The Smith Act of 1940, also known as the Alien Registration act is an federal stature that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the US government and required all non citizen adult residents to register with the government. The required fingerprinting and regulating of all aliens in the US.It was utilized against political associations and figures like charged communists and rightists. In 1957, huge number of these arraignments were canceled as illegal.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The Iron Curtain is a metaphor that was used to divide Europe into Western and Eastern Europe. The metaphor came into use after Winston Churchill ( British Prime Minister in the 1940s) in a speech. The purpose of the Iron Curtain was to split communists from capitalists and to keep specific people in their original half of the country. The East side of the Curtain was the communists run by the Soviet Union, and the West Side was the capitalist side that was ran by the United States.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was President Truman's Policy of providing economic and military aid to many country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology. This Doctrine was put into place because in February 1947, the British had told Truman that they could no longer afford to keep British troops in Greece. This then made Truman fear the spread of communism to Greece, and put the Truman Doctrine into place. This doctrine is important because it became the foundation of American foreign policy.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was a 327 day operation in which the British and U.S planes flew food and supplies into West Berlin after the Soviets blockaded the city.The soviets aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food, fuel, and aid, there by giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city. The Allies not only wanted to help the people, but thy also did not want them to become Communist sympathizers.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plans is a plan created to the United States and initiated by George Marshall , was put into place to aid the economic recovery of Europe after World War 2 by offering certain European countries substantial funds. This plan offered all Europeans nations, including the Soviet Union, many funds to rebuild their economies as long as the money was spent on good that were only made in the United States. Those who supported this plan hoped to promote democracy in Europe, not communism.
  • Fair Deal

    Fair Deal
    The Fair Deal come into place when President Truman took the place after President Roosevelt died Truman thought since Roosevelt had died , he wanted to make some economic changes. Truman's Fair Deal is a program aimed at solving some of the nations economic problems after world war two. The Fair Deal improved unemployment system , maintained the cost of living , eliminated wartime agencies , extension to find jobs, increased aid in farmers, and encouraged post war reconstruction.
  • Elvis in the 1950s

    Elvis in the 1950s
    Elvis Presley is known as the king of rock n' roll. He was born on January 8 1935, and started off as a truck driver from Tupelo , Mississippi. He listened to black music on the radio which influenced him. In 1954, Presley began working with Sun records in Memphis , Tennessee. He then worked for RCA Victor in 1955. The later in 1956 , Presley became an sensation. Elvis first single came out in 1956 titled " Heartbreak Hotel". He starred in thirty three films , and over one billion records.
  • Little Richard in the 1950s

    Little Richard in the 1950s
    Little Richard was on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia. Richard was taken in by a white family who owned a club in Macon; this is where Richard eventually began performing and showing his talent. With influences like Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard helped define the early rock n' roll era of the 1950s with his driving flamboyant sounds. With his croons , wails and screams , he turned songs like " Tutti-Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally" into huge hits and influenced such bands as the Beatles.
  • TV Shows in the 1950s

    TV Shows in the 1950s
    Television in the 50s was considered to be the first golden age of television. The most popular genres were sitcoms, cartoons, and game shows. Families tried to intimate the perfect families on television to show that their family could be just as perfect to society as the script of the show makes the actors and actresses. This was mainly shown in the shows like " I love Lucy" ,and " Leave It To Beaver." Even kids were impacted by television shows such as Gun Smoke , Tom & Jerry,and Looney Tunes
  • Beat Generation

    Beat Generation
    The Beat Generation was a group of American writers. This is the culture of the writings that came out of "beats". People of the Beat Generation wrote about drugs ,sexuality ,eastern philosophies, hedonism ( road trips), " true story novels". Some effects of the Beat Generation were liberalized American society , people became more lenient with censorship , rock and roll , environmentalism ,opposition to the military , and beatniks and hippies.They also did not participate in political movements
  • Polio in the 1950's

    Polio in the 1950's
    In the late 1940s and early 1950s , polio crippled an average of more than 35,000 people in the United States each year , making it the most feared diseases of the twentieth century. Polio contagious and can enter into your mouth , spreading the diseases and making it worse. This was very common in the summer. The disease left people paralyzed , or even caused death. Most people were disabled because of polio. In 1952 , the polio virus caused the highest rate of deaths in america ( 3,000).
  • Bill Haley and His Comets

    Bill Haley and His Comets
    Bill Haley and His Comets were a famous rock and roll band that was founded in 1952.They were very successful musicians due to their upbeat fun songs.They wrote a song names "Rock around the Clock" which turned out to their biggest hit. Shortly after they released the song,it got put in the Rolling Stones Magazine for the top 500 songs in all time.Bill Haley and His Comets were the Rock n' Roll stars to appear on a network television show and was the first Rock n' Roll star to go on a world tour
  • Election of 1952

    Election of 1952
    The election of 1952 was between Dwight D. Eisenhower ( republican ) , and Adlai Stevenson ( democratic ). Eisenhower was the military hero of world war two, supreme commander of Allied forces and NATO popularity. His platform included to end the Korean war , balance the budget , and appeal to women. Steven was supported by Truman , and was the Governor of Illinois. His platform included to continue FDR's new deal and Truman's Fair Deal. Eisenhower won the election with 444 electoral votes.
  • Brown V. Board of Education

    Brown V. Board of Education
    The Brown Vs. Board of Education was a Supreme Court that overturned the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision which occurred in 1896 led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the court ruled that " separate but equal " schools for blacks were inherently unequal , and thus declared that it was also unconstitutional. This Court case decision was very important to the Civil Rights Movement because the decision energized the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's, and the 1960'.
  • Dr. Jonas Salk

    Dr. Jonas Salk
    Dr. Jonas Salk was born and raised in New York. Later , he traveled to Michigan, Pennsylvania , and California to continue his flu/polio studies. Jonas Salk created the first effective polio vaccine and saved hundreds of people during his life. He also proved that the flu virus can be killed by a solution called formalin and discovered that there are three types of polio. Afters Salk's success , many schools were names after him , and lots of baby boys in the mid 50s were named Jonas.
  • Eisenhower Interstate System

    Eisenhower Interstate System
    The Eisenhower Interstate System was created in 1956, and was Eisenhower's ( Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th U.S President) twenty year plan to build forty-one thousand miles of highway, making it the largest public works project in history. These highways were a success because they did much to change the economic and social structures of America. This highways were beneficial because they helped businesses and families move from downtown's to suburbs, from Main Street to Wal-mart.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The Civil Right Act of 1957 was a bill passed by Eisenhower (Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th President of the United States) , and this bill set up a Civil Rights Commission, however had minimal genuine impact and was for the most part representative and it didn't ensure a poll for blacks. It was the primary social equality bill to be institutes after reconstruction which was bolstered by most non-southern whites.
  • Black Power Movement

    Black Power Movement
    Black Power is the belief that blacks should fight back if attacked. It urged blacks to achieve economic independence by starting and supporting their own business. The Black Power Movement was started by Malcolm X and his main ideology struggle was black separatism versus a racially integrated black Muslim movement. Advocates sought racial separation in order to preserve their unique African American Identities, which had been robbed by American slave traders of the past, by using violence.
  • New Frontier

    New Frontier
    The term " New Frontier " was a campaign program advocated by President John F. Kennedy when was running in the election of 1960. With this campaign he promised to revitalize the stagnant economy and enact reform legislation in education , health care, and civil rights. Congress did not like not like the new Frontier because the program was too expense, and it was too large.
  • Hippies

    Hippies
    The hippies were part of a youth movement. Teenagers and Adults of any age participated in the movement. Peace , love and personal liberties were favored by hippies. Hippies maintained a "chilled out " life style and didn't trouble themselves when planning for the future. Hippies were easily noticeable for their long hair and their patchwork , or vintage clothing. Hippies number one goal in life was stating happy and not be offended by other people's thoughts.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    located on a delta of the Gulf of Cazones situated on the southern shore of Cuba, this is where the Bay of Pigs invasion took place, and it was a total failure because the Cubans knew the attack was coming. Over 1400 Cuban exiles took part in this invasion they were trained by the CIA. The invasion occurred because the U.S wanted to overthrow Fidel Castro. What led up this event was Castro had taken control of Cuba through a revolution, which removed the pro U.S Fulgencio Batista.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    In 1960 the supreme court ruled that segregation on interstate buses was illegal including in waiting rooms, restaurants and bus terminals. Freedom Rides began to test this law by traveling though southern states. Freedom rides were a groups of 13 ( 7 black and 6 white ), went on journey from Washington D.C to the deep South. On May 14 1961, while leaving Atlanta for Birmingham, Alabama, members of the KKK got on the bus, and beat up the Freedom Riders.
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    The Peace Corps was founded by John F. Kennedy, Harris Wofford, and Sargent Shiver and promoted would and peace and friendship. This is to be achieved by helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understand of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington , fully known as " March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", included 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. Members strolled down Constitution and Independence roads, at that point assembled at the Lincoln Monument for talk, melodies, and petition. Most significant discourse of the was the Rev Martin Luther King Jr's. " I have a Dream " speech.
  • Birmingham Bombing

    Birmingham Bombing
    The Birmingham Bombing took place on September 15 1963, and took place about the 16th St. Baptist Church. The special thing about the church was that is was the first colored church in Birmingham, Alabama. The terrorists group that attacked the church was the KKK, and they attacked the Church planting 15 sticks of dynamite under the front steps. They attacked the Church because they felt African-Americans were not equal with whites. They considered whites supreme.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    The Assassination on JFk occurred on November 22, 1963 when Kennedy and his wife traveled to Texas with Vice President Lyndon Johnson for a series of political appearances. As the president motorcade rode through the crowded streets , a gunfire rang out. The President was shot two times , one in the throat an one in the head. Kennedy was then rushed to a local hospital and moments later, he was announced dead. It was then later said that the killer was lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Warren Commission

    Warren Commission
    The Warren Commission was established by Lyndon Johnson to investigate JFK's death. The commission was led by Chief Justice Earl Warren and was created just one week after the assassination. There were many different theories that were investigated like there was one bullet not two , the bullet didn't actually hit Kennedy etc, but after a 10 month investigation, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone and that there was not a conspiracy.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act was passed under the Johnson administration, and outlawed segregation in public areas and granted the federal government power to fight back disfranchisement. This act also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( also know as EEOC) , to prevent discrimination in the work place. This act was important to the Civil Rights Movement because this act was the strongest legislation since Reconstruction and invalidated the Southern Caste System.
  • Barry Goldwater - Election 1964

    Barry Goldwater - Election 1964
    In the 1964 election , Barry Goldwater was for President of the United state as a Republican. With his Republican platform, he wanted to limit government and states rights ; no federal aid ; no support for civil rights act .He also defense against communist nations Vietnam and Cuba. In the end Lyndon Johnson won the election. Goldwater receiver fifty two electoral votes , and up forty percent of the total popular votes ( 27,178,188).
  • Daisy Girl Ad

    Daisy Girl Ad
    The Daisy Girl Ad was a political advertisement that aired on television during the 1964 president election by president Lyndon Johnson campaign. While the ad was only aired once, its argument was boiled down to two points ; voting for Lyndon Johnson will prevent a nuclear war , therefore not voting for Lyndon Johnson will cause a nuclear war. In the ad a voice says "these are the stakes. To make a world in which all of Gods children can live , or to go into the dark."
  • Anti War Movement

    Anti War Movement
    The Anti War Movement was opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam war began with demonstration in 1964 and continued to grow in strength until the early 70's. Some reasons for this movement was opposition to the draft , legal and moral arguments , and reaction to media portrayal of death & deconstruction in Southeast Asia. People involved in this movement were students , mother , anti establishment hippies, educator and clergy. 197 ROTC buildings were attacked on college campuses
  • Voting Acts of 1965

    Voting Acts of 1965
    The Voting Right Act of 1965 was passes as a Great Society program under the Johnson administration. It restricted the utilization of proficient tests as a piece of the voter enlistment process which were at first utilized as a strategy to control movement to the United States amid the 1920's. The demonstration empowered government analysts to enlist any individual who qualified in the south, giving the energy of the vote to underrepresented minorities.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    Lyndon Johnson introduced social initiatives and legislative called The Great Society. The main goal of the great society was the elimination of racial injustice and poverty. It addressed issues in education , more specifically in poor districts.Some major pieces of legislation that Johnson helped to sign to further reach his goals of the great society were the Civil rights Bill and Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; the economic opportunity act helped to decrease the amount of poverty in america
  • Feminism

    Feminism
    Feminism in the 1960s is also known as second wave feminism. This wave of feminism widened the range of issues including the work place, reproductive rights , and sexuality. This wave of feminism also focused on the battle against the establishment of rape crisis and the battle against domestic violence with proposals for marital rape laws and call for changes in custody and divorce laws.Women establishment their independence and proved they were no longer going to put up with gender inequality.
  • Black Panther Party

    Black Panther Party
    The Black Panther Party was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobble Seale, and was a Black nationalist party who trusted that black individuals ought to represent themselves. The main goals for the for the party were self defense, organise the working lass, economic improvements ,and to improve conditions in northern ghettos. Successes included free health clinics and free liberation school, and failures likes lost support from the government, and lost liberal voters.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    Stonewall Riots were five days of in New York in 1969 including homosexuals and the police. The Stonewall Riots occurred because the police raided the Stonewall Bar in New York's Greenwich Village, a gathering place for homosexuals. The importance on this riot were homosexuals fought back for the first time. Also, this riot signified the beginning of pay pride movements across the country, which is still something we still see in our current time today.
  • Stagflation

    Stagflation
    Stagflation is the simultaneous occurrence of substantial unemployment and inflation. Two things that can contribute to stagflation is high tax rates or costly regulations, and an external shock like an embargo or an earthquake may also cause stagflation to occur. The effects of stagflation are prices increase and people have less money to spend, which will then cause for a slow economy , and a high inflation rate which can effect to many people.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate Scandal occurred during Nixon's presidency and , and was when Nixon's assistants broke into the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington, and was brought out under the control of White House employees. This scandal ended up making Nixon resign in 1974 to avoid impeachment due to the fact there were disclosure of the White House involvement in the break in, and a subsequent cover up.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    The Equal Right Amendment was a constitutional amendment that was first introduced to congress on 1923, but was not passed until 1972, and the Amendment started that " equal of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." , " The congress shall have the power to enforce , by appropriate legislation , the provision of this article ", and " This amendment shale take effect two years after the slate of ratification".
  • War Powers Resolution Act

    War Powers Resolution Act
    The War Powers Resolution Act was a Federal law that provides the President to send US military armed forced into action abroad by authorization ( to allow military force with use or deceleration of war)of congress or if the U.S is under attack, or serious threat. The resolution required the president to notify congress within forty eight hours of commuting arm forces to military action. This resolution did not allow arm forces to remain more then sixty day then a thirty day withdraw period.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species came after the Endangered Species Preservation Act which provided means for listing native animals/pants that are endangered and provided them with very limited protection. This new act defined what they meant by endangered/threatened, plants and all inverts are eligible for protection , and provided funding for land acquisition for foreign species, and provided for matching funds to states.
  • Heritage Foundation

    Heritage Foundation
    The Heritage Foundation was a public policy that promoted the principles that made America "great". Their mission was to formulate and promote conservative public polices based on the principles of : free enterprise , limited government , traditional American values , and a strong national defense. The Heritage foundation conducts research and publishes policy papers , organizes issue-working groups , and convenes lectured and discussions.
  • Gerald Fords Presidency

    Gerald Fords Presidency
    Gerald Ford Presidency was was between August 9, 1974 through January 20, 1977. Ford appealed to the public he was a "regular" guy , and was "nothing different from you next door neighbor". He help with racism by trying to help with racial tension, and in 1974, black school children attending segregated schools in the south went from 68%-8%. He dealt with the economy by raising taxes, was opposed to stagflation, and was opposed to cutting taxes.
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC)

    Federal Election Commission (FEC)
    The Federal Election Commission , also know as FEC, is a six member bipartisan agency that was created by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974. The Federal Election Commission was meant to enforce the Federal Election Act by administrating and enforces campaign finance laws .This Commission only allowed for there to be three republicans and three democrats on it a time , with its main "moto" is regulate giving , not spending
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    Camp David Accord lasted 13 days and were the peace accords signed by Menach Begin and Anwar Sadat to finally end the Israeli-Egyptian disputes. The core of the disputed was to decide who owns Palestine. In 1979, a five year plan was put into place to workout some Palestinian home rule, and a plan for ending hostilities between Egypt and Israel. By 1979, Egypt will recognize Israel , and Israel will return land to Egypt taken in earlier war.
  • Soviet War in Afghanistan

    Soviet War in Afghanistan
    The Soviet War in Afghanistan began to occur when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan because they were trying to protect their interest in Afghanistan like natural resources such a oil, coal, iron ore, and to to expand their influence ( spread communism). The Soviet Union invasion was denounced by numerous everywhere throughout the world including the U.s, and the United Nations. Many individuals saw them as a "school yard bullies". A few nations quickly quit exchanging withe the Soviets.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    The Iran Hostage Crisis occurred on November 4, 1979, and took place when diplomatic crisis triggered when Iranian protesters seized the US embassy in Tehran , and held sixty six American diplomats hostage for forty four days. Results for the U.S were humiliation, symbol of a weakening America, and dramatic change in foreign policy. As for Iran, the results of this were they vied as a "bad guy" to the world worlds, but many Arab nation felt Iran is a hero.
  • Three-Mile Island

    Three-Mile Island
    Three Mile Island occurred on March 28, 1979, when the nuclear power plant experienced a cooling malfunction that caused the temperature to rise. Because of this, it caused the reactor to automatically shutdown , which in turn caused the pressure in the reactor to increase. After further examination the cause of this malfunction was also caused by human error from the workers. The error at this power plant combined to permit an escape of radiation over a 16 mile radius.
  • Election of 1980

    Election of 1980
    During the election of 1980 occurred when republicans nominated Ronald Reagan against re-nominated Jimmy Carter ( nobody knew him , not even his own democrats). Reagan won easily and was very popular while Carter won only six states and the District of Columbia. This significant because this put Republicans back in control for the first time in twenty five years. While Carter was defeated , he was defeated with dignity, and was well meaning but had lack of managerial skills.
  • A.I.D.S Crisis

    A.I.D.S Crisis
    AIDS was associated with gay men because in 1981 gay men in San Francisco developed rare diseases such as pneumonia and a rare skin cancer. Attorney general Koop tells Reagan that AIDS is a problem and Reagan and his administration laugh at him and don't take it seriously. Gay men who were infected typically did not go to mainstream health clinics because they were embarrassed.
    Homophobia led Reagan and his administration to drag their feet. over 36,000 Americans were diagnosed with aids.
  • Rap Music in the 80's

    Rap Music in the 80's
    The 1980's was known as the Hip Hop and Rap Golden Age. Hip Hop and Rap during this time matured and touched upon many social and political issues affecting Urban America which focused on African Americans experience of the gang life , ghetto , racism, drugs and poverty. The 1980's era was also known for making new styles of hip hop and hanging the manner in which hip hop was written , composed and performed.
  • Sandra Day O' Connor

    Sandra Day O' Connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor, a 51-year-old Arizona jurist, became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court after she was confirmed by the Senate in September 1981. Before this , O' Connor graduated third in her class , and was elected to the Stanford law review board. Despite her achievements, her only job offer after graduation was a legal secretary position. Later in 1973,O'Connor was elected to the superior court for Maricopa County Arizona until she was appoint to the Arizona court for appeals.
  • Space Shuttle Program

    Space Shuttle Program
    The Space Shuttle Program was developed in 1981 to develop a reusable spacecraft ( save money), carry satellites to space, and carry our repair missions. This program consisted of six shuttles : Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery , Endeavor and Atlantis. Each space shuttle costs an average of two billion dollars per shuttle , and one point five billion dollars per flight. Four hundred and fifty million of that one point five billion is used to launch to the spacecraft.
  • Music Television (MTV)

    Music Television (MTV)
    On August 1 1981, Music Television goes on the air for the first time. The very first music video " video killed the radio star" by the Buggles led the path for hundred of artists in the years to come. The brand new network used to air music videos twenty four hours a day everyday of the week , and the we would "never look at music the same way again." Other than music , goofy pranks and students further displace music videos as MTV begins airing jackass ( a weekly comedy show).
  • Reagonomics

    Reagonomics
    Reaganomics refers to the economic policies promoted by the United States President Ronald Reagan. This was the most serious attempt to change the course of United States economic policy of any administration since the New Deal. Reaganomics included policy changes, expect to increase savings and investment , balance the budget , increase economic growth , restore healthy financial markets ,and reduce inflation and interest rates.
  • Strategic Defense Initiative

    Strategic Defense Initiative
    Strategic Defense Initiative , also known as Stars Wars was initiated on March 23, 1983 during Ronald Reagan's Presidency. This was space and ground base nuclear x-ray lasers. SDI could avoid unstable superpower nuclear deterrence. It was also on its way to becoming one the of the largest military research program the United States has ever under taken. The SDI fell due to domestic and international pressure. The fear of soviet retaliation scared he United States.
  • Iran Contra Affair

    Iran Contra Affair
    The Iran Contra Affair began with President Ronald Reagan attempting to sell weapons to Iran in exchange for hostages. There was an embargo preventing the United States from sending weaponry to Iran. The U.S sold the weapons to Israel who in turn, sold them to Iran. The United States resupply the weapons the Israeli people sold to Ian and Israel would give the US any money they earned from the sales. Over thirty million dollars worth of weapons was recorded to be received by the US.
  • Challenger Explosion

    Challenger Explosion
    The Space Shuttle Challenger was NASA's second space shuttle orbiter to be put into service. Its first flight was on April 4 1983, and completed 9 successful missions. On January 28, 1986, on its 10th mission , the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 second after its launch. The main cause of the disaster was failure of the joint seal in the right rocket booster due to cold weather. The shuttle was never certified to operate in temperatures that low.
  • Communism Collapses in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

    Communism Collapses in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
    During 1989, Gorby was at the height of his international popularity when he met with president George Bush and together they announce the end of the Cold War. In 1990, Gorby was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, yet from 1989, Soviet control of Eastern Europe was rapidly collapsing. Communist countries increasingly discontented during the 1980's. Gradually became clear that USSR neither has the will nor the power to put down demonstration or prevent changes in these nation of government.
  • Persian Gulf War / 1st Iraq War

    Persian Gulf War / 1st Iraq War
    The Persian Gulf War was when the United States fought against Iraq when they illegally invaded Kuwait. Many events led up to this war. Iraq wanted to take over Kuwait oil fields, and wanted access to the Persian Gulf for oil transport. Iraq leader Saddam Hussein wanted control of the Muslim world, and Iraq considered Kuwait to be part of their country. As a result, Iraq was defeated, and its Army was reduced. Economic hardship was created for the Iraqi people due to trade sanctions imposed.
  • Oprah Winfrey in the 1990's

    Oprah Winfrey in the 1990's
    Oprah Winfrey accomplished many great things in the 1990s. In 1991, she initiated the National Child Protection Act and testified before congress , and also appointed chef Rosie Daley to supervise a new and healthier diet. In 1995 , she became the first woman and the only black on Forbes list of 400 richest Americans. In 1996 , the Oprah Winfrey Show dealt with Mad Cow Disease in the United States which led to a court case,and received the prestigious George Foster Individual Achievement award.
  • Rodney King Incident

    Rodney King Incident
    The Rodney King Incident occurred when Rodney King and two buddies get drunk during a basketball game on TV ,and while King drives his friends home ,gets into a highway chase with he police. When King finally pulls over ,the police demand the three gets out and lay on their stomach. All but king complied to the order.The officers in total hit king 33 times with a steel baton,and kicked him a total of 6 times. King sued the city, winning 3.8 million , and a total of 1.7 million in attorney fees.
  • Election of 1992

    Election of 1992
    In the election of 1992 , despite accusations of womanizing , drug use and draft evasion , the democrats chose Bill Clinton , and the Republicans chose Bush for another election along with his running mate J. Danforth Quayle as his running mate. Third candidate Ross Perot added color to the election by getting over 9 millions votes in the election, but Clinton won 370 electoral votes , while Bush only received 168 electoral votes. Democrats also got control of both of the house and the Senate.
  • World Trade Center Attack

    World Trade Center Attack
    The World Trade Center Attack occurred on February 26,1993, at the World Trade Center in New York City, and killed 6 people, and injured over a 1000. The attack was caused by a bomb donated below the North Tower stolen, and rented truck. The purpose was to knock the North Tower in the South Tower. As a result , the bomb caused $250 million in damages. The FBI like undertook a manhunt for the suspects, and concluded that it was linked to the Islamic groups such as Al Qaeda , and Islamic Jihad.
  • Clinton Health Reform

    Clinton Health Reform
    The Clinton Health Reform, also called the 1993 Clinton Health Security Act , is the health care reform plan that was proposed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and developed by a task force headed by First Lady Hillary Clinton. The goal of the reform plan was universal health care for all Americans, and it required each United States citizen to be enrolled in a health insurance plan. All employers would be required to contribute towards the costs of insurance premiums for their health plan.
  • Dont Ask , Dont Tell Policy

    Dont Ask , Dont Tell Policy
    The " Dont ask, Dont tell " policy was an controversial policy in the United States in which anyone who looked , admitted, or associated to being gay was excluded from privileges and/or discharged from the military. Many of the people who were affected by the policy believed the U.S was embarrassed by the thought of letting homosexuals be part of the military defending the country. Many people also compared this to the Salem Witch Trials where both events began with words spoken by people.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement

    North American Free Trade Agreement
    The North American Free Trade Agreement , also known as NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral bloc in North America. The agreement came into place on January 1, 1994. This agreement also superseded the Canada- United States Free Trade Agreement between the US and Canada. NAFTA also increased trade, boosted the US farm exports, and created trade surplus in services, also reduced oil and grocery prices.
  • Defense of Marriage Act ( DOMA)

    Defense of Marriage Act ( DOMA)
    The Defense of Marriage Act is a United States federal law that allows states to refuse to recognize same sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.This was a bill introduced by congress in 1996 and was later signed by President Bill Clinton. At the time Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he found it helpful so sign the bill in order to win the re-election. This act was put into place because of an AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, have heavily influenced the views of same sex coupes
  • Lewinsky Affair

    Lewinsky Affair
    The Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal , also sometimes known as the Lewinsky Affair, took place in the mid 1990s. Many times Clinton was asked about his inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky, which he denied over and over again. After president Clinton finished recording a radio address, he then took Lewinsky into an Oval Office bathroom where sexual acts were performed. Later , it was proven that the blue dress was stained with his semen. Clinton lied under oath.
  • Bush V. Gore ( SCOUTS case)

    Bush V. Gore ( SCOUTS case)
    The Bush V. Gore Supreme Court Cases ruled that the state of Florida's court ordered manual recount of vote ballots in the 2000 presidential election was unconstitutional. The Constitutional issue of the was did Florida Supreme Court violate Article 2 Section 1 clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution by making new election law? The significance of this Supreme Court Case was for future elections, another president could potentially " luck out" like in George Bush's case, or get"screwed over "like Gore
  • No Child left Behind Education Act

    No Child left Behind Education Act
    The No Child Left Behind ACT also know was NCLB, is a piece of the individuals with Disabilities Education ACT, a re-approval of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT. NCLB sets exclusive exceptions and responsibility for understudy accomplishment to ensure that all youngsters are gotten up to speed to 21st century learning. NCLB gives states and school districts the adaptability to utilize funds where they are required most. NCLB spends more money on education that ever before.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    9/11 was a progression of composed suicide assaults by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.On that morning , 19 al-Qaeda fear based oppressors captured for business traveler stream carriers.The robbers deliberately slammed two of the aircraft's into the the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City,executing everybody on board and numerous other working the building,and the third hit the Pentagon outside of Washington D.C,and the Fourth in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • PATRIOT ACT

    PATRIOT ACT
    The Patriot act was signed on October 26, 2001 by President Bush in response to 9/11. The act focuses on reinforcing neglect on of weapons and military equipment. Because of this act, funding through terrorist investigation was increased. This act allows the FBI to search cell phone data and history for suspected terrorists. The Patriot act was intended to prevent terrorist attacks and the main goal of the act was to strengthen domestic security, but man critics say the act is unconstitutional.
  • Hurricane Katrina Disaster

    Hurricane Katrina Disaster
    Hurricane Katina was a Category 5 storm that hit land in New Orleans while George W. Bush was president. What made the storm worse were is the wind speeds up to 200km/hour and since New Orleans is close to the Mississippi delta and Lake Pontchartain, New Orleans started to sink; built on soft sediment, compacting under weight of buildings. There were 1,835 deaths and left 100,000 homes without power, and used Louisiana's population reduce by 4.9%. Property damage cost was $81 billion.
  • Housing Bubble

    Housing Bubble
    A Housing Bubble is a keep running in housing costs filled by request, hypothesis and abundance. The U.S Housing Bubble affected nearly half on the states in the U.S. Housing prices topped in mid 2006, began to decrease in 2007, and achieved new lows in 2012. On December 30, 2008, the Case- Shiller home value file revealed its biggest value drop in its history. Housing Bubble is important during this era because because of the credit crisis, this was an important care of the 2007-2007 recession.
  • The Great Recession

    The Great Recession
    As a result to the credit crisis caused by the Housing Bubble in 2006, The Great Recession of 2007 occurred. The Great Recession was the financial crisis that began in the summer of 2007, and got worse in September 2008, which marked an end of an era for U.S. investment banking. As a result of the recession , by 2009, output was 3.6% below potential, and unemployment was up to 8.9%. Because of this recession , by February 2010, 8.5 million jobs were lost.
  • Election of 2008

    Election of 2008
    The Election of 2008 can be considered to many to be most memorable/ important election in Americas history. The Election of 2008 was between Barack Obama and John McCain. Obama ended winning the election with three hundred and sixty five electoral votes to McCain who only attained one hundred and seventy three electoral vote. What the Election of 2008 important to American history is for the first time ever, we have our first African American President.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was one of the earliest initiatives of the Obama Administration in response to the Great Recession. It depended on the financial speculation of John Keynes that called for expanded government spending to balance diminished private spending in the midst of economic downturn. The ACT was questionable from the start, going with no Republican votes in the house, and just 3 in the Senate house. The ACTS $787 billion was not enough to turn the economy around
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) " Obamacare"

    Affordable Care Act (ACA) " Obamacare"
    The Affordable Care ACT, highly known as Obama care, was law consisting of two pieces of legislation : The Patient Protection and Affordable Care ACT and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, we put into place to expand health insurance coverage to an estimated thirty two million uninsured Americans , and strengthen existing coverage. This ace increase benefits and lower costs for consumers, and provide new funding for public health and prevention.
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