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1980-2010 by Mal & Flan

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  • Reagan is Elected

    Reagan is Elected
    His election had many signifficant effects on the United States and his presidency shaped the 1980's. His presidency with Bush I ended the cold war, the Berlin wall fell, and the USSR fell. The presidency shifted to the right.
  • AIDS Epidemic Begins

    AIDS Epidemic Begins
    People began to die from AIDS and HIV. Predjudice increased against male homosexuals, because AIDS was considered to be passes only through homosexual sex.
  • Sandra Day O'Conner on the Supreme Court

    Sandra Day O'Conner on the Supreme Court
    Sandra Day O'Conner was appointed to the Supreme Court, and was the first women to serve. This improved attitudes towards women's rights.
  • Sally Ride Goes to Space

    Sally Ride Goes to Space
    Sally Ride was the first American women in space, this, like the appointment of Sandra Day O'Conner to the Supreme Court, this increased women's rights.
  • The U.S. Challenger Exploded

    The U.S. Challenger Exploded
    This shocked people and many thought the space program had grown overconfident.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Produced an outcry in the United States because many people died, and they were killed because they were campaigning for democracy.
  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    The Cold War ends and communism ends.
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    The United States defeated Iraq. (for now)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    168 people died and intensified socail tensions.
  • Internet Becomes Widespread

    Internet Becomes Widespread
    This connects everyone in the world and revolutionized communication. Revolutionized the world, because anyone can talk to anyone face to face all over the world, and information can be accessed in a second. Everything is extremely efficient, such as e-commerce, which allows for things to be bought on the internet.
  • George W. Bush is Elected

    George W. Bush is Elected
    His election led us into Wars in Iraq and Aphghanistan, he caused an economic depression. His re-election was controversial, because many thought the elction was rigged.
  • 9/11 Attack

    9/11 Attack
    Al Qaeda attacks the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and an attempted attack on the White House. America whatched in shock and it spread fear across the nation. The US government used it as an excuse for two wars and many other things.
  • Barack Obama is Elected

    Barack Obama is Elected
    Barack Obama becomes the 1st African American President of the United States. After years of white presidents and leadership, Obama was the first black President. His presidency defied racial predjudices. At the beginning of our country, African Americans were slaves, and didn't have citizenship, and many didn't even regard them as human. After a hard fouhgt battle for equality, an African American is now the leader of our country.