The Ronald Reagan years.

  • Opening Ceremoniesof the 1980's

    The opening ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics Games are held in Lake Placid, New York,One of the most thrilling moments include the "Miracle On Ice" when a team of U.S. amateur ice hockey players defeated the vaunted Soviet Union professional all-star team in the semi-final game.Then won the gold medal over Finland. U.S. speedskater Eric Heiden also concluded one of the most amazing feats in Sports History when he won all five speedskating medals from the sprint at 500 meters to the 10,000
  • U.S. Embassy.

    The attempt to rescue the American hostages held in captive in the U.S. Embassy in Iran fails with eight Americans killed and five wounded in Operation Eagle Claw when mid-air collision occurs. Sixty-six Americans were takenn captive whe Iranian Militants seized the U.S Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, Including three who were at the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Six more Americans Escaped and of the 66 who were taken hostage, 13 were released on Nov. 19, and 20, 1979; one was released on July 11.
  • Mt. St. Helens

    Mt. St. Helens
    May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens blows it's top off. Killing 57 people and leaving our economy devastated Mt. St. Helens blows up. The power of the blow up is 5 times more then the Hiroshima atomic bomb. On March 20,1980 the volcanologist started to detec some small earthquakes. On March 24,1980

    storm avalanches stated to began. On March 27, 1980 the cratern started steaming.
  • Predsident Carter

    Predsident Carter
    President Carter Signed legislation establising Boston african American National Historic Site, which includes the oldest black church in America and other historic sites of the Black Heritage Trail in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Reagans Assassination

    Predsident Ronald Reagan withstands an assassination attempt. He was shot in the chest while walking to his limousine in Washignton, D.C.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor was officially approved unamiously,99-0. By the United States Senate to become the first Female Supreme Court associate justice in history.O'Connor was part of the federalism movement and approached each case as narrowly as possible, avoiding generalizations that might later "paint her into a corner" for future cases. Initially, she seemed as conservative as Rehnquist (voting with him 87% of the time her first three years at the Court).
  • Unemployment Crisis

    The higest unemployment rate since 1940 was recorded at 10.4%. By The end of November over some Eleven million people would be Unemployed.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Is dedicated in Washignton, D.C. Which Holds the names of more than 58,000 Killed or missing in action durning the Conflict.Its construction and related issues have been the source of controversies, some of which have resulted in additions to the memorial complex. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial.
  • Great Women in space

    Great Women in space
    In our American History theres are a lot to remeber about. One of them is about Sally Ride. She Was the first lady to go up to space. She made history by proving to others that womwn can also reach higly goals.She has cumulatively spent more than 343 hours in space. Ride had completed eight months of training for her third flight when the Space Shuttle Challenger accident occurred.
  • Terrorist Attack

    A terrorist attack bomb kills two hunderd and forty-one United StatesPeacekeeping troops. In Lebanon at Beirut International Airport. A second bomb destroyed a French Barracktwo miles away. Which Killed Forty there.
  • Mlk holiday

    Mlk holiday
    Martin Luther King Day is Officially observed for the first time as federal holiday in the United States. People All Around the United States started celebrationing this holiday eversine this date."Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long"
  • Space Shuttle Explosion

    The Challenger Space Shuttle explodes after lift off at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Killing Seven People that were on that Space Shuttle at that moment. One Person that Died in that space shuttle was Christa McAuliffe. Their job that they had before this explosion, was as a New Hampshire Teacher.
  • Largest Oil Spill

    The Exxon Valdez crashed into Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Which caused the largest oil spill in American History. Eleven Millions Gallons were about how much oil there was. It extended to Forty-Five miles.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall, after thrity-eight years of restricting traffic bewteeen the East and west German sides of the sides of the city. It began to crumble when German citizens were allowed to travel freely. Between East and West Germany for the first time. One day later, the influx of crowds around and onto the wall began to dismantle it. Thus ending its exsistance.