Chapter 31

  • Gay Rights Movement

    Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village Spark gay rights movement.
  • Cambodia

    US Forces invade Cambodia.
  • Twenty-sixth Amendment

    States ratify 26th amendment to the constitution
  • Nixon visits China

    President Nixon visits China.
  • US and NV

    US and North Vietnam sign a truce.
  • Supreme court

    Supreme court orders Nixon to surrender white house tapes.
  • South Vietnam

    Last Evacuation helicopter leaves roof of US embassy in Saigon, SV.
  • Bicentennial

    Nation celebrates bicentennial with fireworks, partiotic music, and a parade of sailing ships.
  • Panama Canal

    President Carter signs Panama Canal treaties restoring sovereighnty to Panama.
  • Mandatory retirement

    President Carter signs law raising mandatory retirement afe from 65 to 70.
  • Iranian militants

    Iranian militants take fifty three americans hostage in US embassy in Tehran.
  • Reagan

    Ronald Reagan wings presidency in a landslide.
  • Hostages in Iran

    American hostages in Iran releases after 444 days in captivity.
  • Equal Rights amendment

    ERA fails state ratification.
  • Korean Airliner

    Soviets shoot down Korean airliner.
  • Russia boycotts

    Russia boycotts summer olympics in Los Angeles
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Becomes leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Challenger

    Space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing seven astronauts.
  • INF Treaty

    Reagan and Gorbachev sign INF treaty at Washington Summit.
  • George HW Bush

    George HW Bush defeats Michael Dukakis decisively in presidential election.