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  • Castro released Cubans to the US - Foreign Policy

    Castro released Cubans to the US - Foreign Policy
    In 1980 Castro released immigrants to the US when he opened the port of Mariel for five months. 125,000 immigrants, including criminals, were released in that time period. American citizens were scared of the immigrants because they assumed they were all criminals are do the same criminal actions in American soil just like they did in Cuba.
  • CNN is created - Social

    CNN is created - Social
    CNN is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Time Warner company.This is important because people for the first time got news about America any time of the day.
  • Ronald Reagan wins election - Political

    Ronald Reagan wins election - Political
    Ronald Reagan was the 40th republican president of the America.He was important because he started a new economic view for America.
  • AIDs - Social

    AIDs - Social
    AID's stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome. Scienctists say it was created by homosexuals, but they also found it in straight people when AID's was first discovered. People were very scared of this disease because it was new and people barely knew what it really was.
  • PATCO went on strike - Social

    PATCO went on strike - Social
    Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike because they wanted better work conditions. Reagan forced the strikers to go back to work. Those who didn't lost their jobs. This forced only 50% of flights available.
  • Economic Recovery Act - Economic

    Economic Recovery Act - Economic
    It saved people money by cutting taxes and stopped inflation.
  • World's Fair - Social

    World's Fair - Social
    It was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. The theme of the exposition was "Energy Turns the World". People saw touchscreens for the first time.
  • Thriller album - Social

    Thriller album - Social
    Michael Jackson was one of the best pop singers in music industry history. He was at his prime when this album was released and it brought people togethor listening to his muaic. Everyone knows about his famous thriller music video.
  • Social Security Reform Act - Social

    Social Security Reform Act - Social
    When Ronald Reagan signed this act, the taxation of Social Security benefits were introduced, new federal hires required to be under Social Security, retirement age increased for younger workers to 66 and 67 years.
  • Recession Recovery - Economic

    Recession Recovery - Economic
    The recovery was a combination of deficit spending and the lowering of interest rates slowly led to economic recovery.
  • Ronald Reagan bans chemical weapons - Political

    Ronald Reagan bans chemical weapons - Political
    Reagan presented a U.S. treaty banning the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons with other countries.
  • Ronald Reagon wins reelection - Political

    Ronald Reagon wins reelection - Political
    Ronald Reagan carried 49 of the 50 states to win the election again. Reagan leaded a great recession recovery his first 4 years in office and people believed he could lead it again.
  • New Jersey vs TLO - Social

    New Jersey vs TLO - Social
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY4fPF6dijUT.L.O. is arguing that school officials do not have the right to search and seizure students. Students have the right to privacy. New Jersey is arguing school officials do not need a warrant to search and seizure students. School officials also must have the powers to control student conduct. Justice Byron White recognized that students in public schools have a constitutional right to privacy under the 4th Amendment and that school officials are bound by constitutional restrictions.
  • Iran-Contra - Foreign Policy

    Iran-Contra - Foreign Policy
    During the Reagan presidency, senior administration officials secretly (or ilegally) sold arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo. Some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would release several hostages and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Under the Boland Amendment, further funding of the Contras by the government had been prohibited by Congress.
  • Gramm Rudman-Hollings Act - Economic

    Gramm Rudman-Hollings Act - Economic
    The Act was suppose to cut the United States federal budget deficit, which at the time, in dollar term, was the largest in history.
  • US bomb Libya - Foreign Policy

    US bomb Libya - Foreign Policy
    The attack was an air strike by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, in response to the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing (On 5 April 1986, Libyan agents bombed "La Belle" nightclub in West Berlin, killing three people and injuring 229 people). After some talk, Reagan ordered a strike on Libya on the 14th of April.
  • Mike Tyson - Social

    Mike Tyson - Social
    Mike wins his first international match and becomes youngest heavyweight champion at 20 years old against Trevor Berbick. Mike knocked him out in only 5 minutes. This is when Mike was first discovered and when his fame started.
  • US Stock crashes - Economic

    US Stock crashes - Economic
    Many feared that the crash would trigger a recession. Instead, the fallout from the crash turned out to be surprisingly small. This phenomenon was due, in part, to the intervention of the Federal. Some thought the computer trading caused the crash because of large institutional investing companies.
  • Harold Washington died - Political

    Harold Washington died - Political
    He was elected the first Black mayor of Chicago from 1983 until his death of 1987. He was an American lawyer, politician, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983 representing the Illinois first district, and served in the Illinois State Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives.
  • Crack is discovered - Social

    Crack is discovered - Social
    Crack cocaine is the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoke that was discovered in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. It is illegal in the United States although it can be used for medical purposes. People in the late 80's and early 90's really abused cocaine. People don't abuse cocaine as much now because they know the side effects.
  • George H.W. Bush becomes president - Political

    George H.W. Bush becomes president - Political
    George Herbert Walker Bush was a republican who served as the 41st President of the United States. Bush joined the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor at the age of 18. Republicans felt betrayed by Bush because he promised to lower tax revenues and he did not. He didn't make the best of his presidency time because he lost his reelection to Bill Clinton.
  • Texas vs Johnson - Social

    Texas vs Johnson - Social
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?8454-1/texas-v-johnson-flagburning-caseTexas vs Johnson Oral ArgumentGregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag outside of the Republican National Convention in 1984. He was arrested he was sentenced to a year in prison with a $2000 fine and charged with violating a Texas statute that prevented vandilizing a cherished object. But he appealed and the Supreme Court decided he wasn't convicted because he was prototected by the 1st Amendment (freedom of speech).
  • War on Drugs - Foreign Policy

    War on Drugs - Foreign Policy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOlI0WFV3gWar on Drugs is a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to define and reduce the illegal drug trade. The plan called for $7.9 billion from Congress, a $2.2 billion increase from the previous budget.1 Of the $7.9 billion that Bush asked for, 70% would go to law enforcement, which included $1.6 billion for jails. However, only 30% went to prevention, education, and treatment
  • Cold War ends - Foreign Policy

    Cold War ends - Foreign Policy
    The Soviet Union had many economic difficulties and wanted to reduce the costly arms race with the former US President Ronald Reagan.