The Watergate Crisis was when some burglars invaded a hotel in Washington. They tried stealing information about the Vietnam and not only that papers on the pentagon. This was a major deal in the 1972.
Ricahrd Nixon was elcted president in this time. He had won the presidency by a land slide. He had the US good and was going to lead them in a good direction.
The President Nixon was charged with many things for tapes being deleted in certain parts. The entire US was very dissappointed in him and he was impeached that conversations were deleted which wasnt right.
Most of Sounthern Vietnamese were freaking out trying to be saved and escape Vietnam. The Americans were trying to save them from being slottered. The War was getting bad and sailors were mad because Vietnamese were being dropped on their boats.
Jimmy Carter was elected president at this time. He took office after Richard Nixon and the Watergate incident.
Ronald Reagan President
Ronald Reagan had taken over after Jimmy Carter. He had been elected in 1981 and was president through the 80's. He had been a major impact on the relationship between the US and Soviets.
Aids were discovered in 1981. They found it was through gays and then found it can kill people and can spread through sexual activity.
The Challenger was the American spacecraft that was on its way up to space. It was in the sky and had exploded. It had killed all on it and changed America because it was broadcasted all over the US.
Reagon and Gorbachev Interviews
President of the US Ronald Reagon met up with leader of Russia Michel gorbachev. They made peace with each other an sort of ended the cold war. The United States lessoned the attacks and weapons between eachother.
The Chinese wanted to be equal like Russia and wanted to be a normal communist country just like they are. They charged the streets and sent in military to get point across.
This was a major war in Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi attack Kuwait to control them and the US wanted to protect Saudi Arabia and Iraq became in war with US and is still in war today.
Magic Johnson announced he had contracted he had aids. This had changed the way america looked at him and aids. He said anybody can get it and that it can spread.
Bush becomes President
George Bush became president on this day. It all came down Florida and he had won by only a few votes. America was astowned by this event and he had been a good influence and was going to a great president.
9/11 was a terrible day. The terrists attacked the twin Towers and blew them up and killed many Americans., This was a tragic day for the United States and this caused a major impact on the way we looked at other countries and how we treat them.
Sudam Husan was the leader of Iraq and was very hated by much of the world. This is when the United States began war with them and much of the world was proud for fighting them and going against Sudam Husan.