• Air-Traffic Controllers Strike

    The air-traffic controllers union declared strike in an attempt ta achieve better working conditions, better pay, and a 32 hour work week.
  • Equal Access Act

    This act was passed in an attempt to get federally funded schools to treat all extracurricular clubs the same. This was started by people who wanted to have a Bible study group at their school.
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    Iran-Contra Scandal

    Some of the senior officials for the Reagan Administration were secretly selling firearms to Iran in an attempt to help convince them to release the hostages.
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act

    This act was passed in order to try to cut the budget deficit which had reached its highest point in history.
  • Westside Community School District v. Mergens

    This court case involved whether schools should allow Bible study to groups to have their meetings on campus. The court decided that if they allowed other groups to have meetings on campus, then the study group is also allowed.
  • Reno v. ACLU

    This case was about the CDA which was an act that made sexual and inappropriate messages sent to people under the age of 18 illegal. The court decided that this violated freedom of speech.
  • Mitchell v. Helms

    The court decided in this case that private, religious schools were allowed to receive federal loans.
  • Bush v. Gore

    This case decided who won the presidential election of 2000. The Supreme Court made the decision that the way the Florida Supreme Court had conducted the recount was unconstitutional.