The 1990's Was a Time of Free Spirit

By Megell
  • Keneth Starr

    Keneth Starr
    Starr linkIn 1990, Starr was the leading candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court nomination after William Brennan's retirement. He encountered strong resistance from the Department of Justice leadership, which feared that Starr might not be reliably conservative as a Supreme Court justice. President George H. W. Bush nominated David Souter instead of Starr.
  • Ethnic Cleansing

    Ethnic Cleansing
    Ethnic Cleansing Ethnic cleansing is the systematic forced removal of ethnic or religious groups from a given territory with the intent of creating a territory inhabited by people of a homogeneous or pure ethnicity, religion, culture, and history. The forces applied may be various forms of forced migration (deportation, population transfer), as well as mass murder, and intimidation
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    Hubble LinkThe Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in that journey. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere, which distorts and blocks the light that reaches our planet, gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    world wide webThe World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    operatoin linkThe Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait
  • 27th amendment

    27th amendment
    27thThe Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII) prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives
  • Ross Perot

    Ross Perot
    Perot videoRoss Perot is an American businessman best known for being an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996
  • Los Angleses riots

    Los Angleses riots
    L.A riotsThe 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots, the South Central Riots, the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Disturbance, and the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped, and widely covered police brutality incident. They were the largest riots seen in the United States since the 1960s
  • Family Leave Act

    Family Leave Act
    Family Leave Act videoEmployees, families, and businesses benefit from workplaces that allow employees to balance their personal obligations and job responsibilities. Employees receive increased job security and a consistent income, family members receive the care they need, ­and businesses are able to reduce staff turnover, which can lower recruitment and training costs as well as improve workers’ productivity.
  • Brady Bill

    Brady Bill
    Brady Bill LinkThe Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , commonly called the Brady Law, is an Act of the United States Congress that instituted federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States.
  • Don't ask Don't tell

    Don't ask Don't tell
    D.A.D.T videoThe policy prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service
  • North American Free Trade Agreement

    North American Free Trade Agreement
    N.A.F.T.A videoThe North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was implemented on January 1, 1994 between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, created one of the world's largest free trade area. These three countries have a combined population of 381 million people, $7.8 trillion in annual economic output, and annual trade exceeding $1.4 trillion.
  • O.J. Simpson Arrested

    O.J. Simpson Arrested
    1994At 12:10 a.m. on June 13, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside Brown's Bundy Drive condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. O. J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson had divorced two years earlier. Evidence found and collected at the scene led police to suspect that O. J. Simpson was the murderer
  • Service Economy

    economy linkThe new economy is the result of the transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy. This particular use of the term was popular during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s. The high growth, low inflation and high employment of this period led to overly optimistic predictions and many flawed business plans
  • Republicans Gain Control

    Republicans Gain Control
    videoThe One Hundred Fourth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1997, during the third and fourth years of Bill Clinton's presidency.
  • Budget Crisis/Federal Government Shutdown

    Budget Crisis/Federal Government Shutdown
    Gov. videoFrom November 14 through November 19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996 the U.S. government was shut down as a result of a budgetary impasse between Congress and the White House. The shutdown was precipitated by a dispute between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich over domestic spending cuts in the fiscal year 1996 budget and resulted in a bipartisan agreement to balance the budget in seven years' time.
  • Bill Clinton Wins

    Bill Clinton Wins
    Election link Bill Clinton is elected to a second term as president of the United States, defeating candidate Bob Dole
  • Rapper Tupac Shakur

    Rapper Tupac Shakur
    tupac linkThe gangster rapper is gunned down after leaving a boxing match in Las vegas.
  • Ebonics

    ebonicsThe Oakland, California School board elects to recognize black english, termed Ebonics as a separate language.
  • Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright
    linkMadeleine Albright is appointed the first ever female Secretary of State in the United States.
  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad Cow Disease
    link Mad Cow Disease, otherwise known as BSE dominates headlines when it is conclusively shown that it can be transmitted to humans through the consumption of infected beef.
  • Impeachment

    1998Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998. Two other impeachment articles, a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power, failed in the House. He was acquitted of both charges by the Senate on February 12, 1999.
  • Al Qaeda

    Al Qaeda
    linkAl Qaeda is a complex international Islamist terrorist network made up of regional affiliate organizations and clandestine cells with varying degrees of communication with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the group's ideological and operational leaders.
  • Lewinsky Scandal

    Lewinsky Scandal
    denyingThe Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerging in 1998, from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial
  • Newt Gingrich

    Newt Gingrich
    linkNewt Gingrich served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999
  • Killing Spree at Columbine High School

    Killing Spree at Columbine High School
    link On April 20, 1999, two students of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado planted bombs and opened fire on students within their school. The boys, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, planned on killing hundreds during their killing spree and didn't succeed in killing such large numbers only because their bombs did not explode. However, before the boys killed themselves, they had murdered twelve students and one teacher