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American Events 1970-2000

  • Kent State Shooting

    4 students were shot when a gun accidentally went off. 9 were additionally injured.
  • Watergate

    Who: Richard Nixon, John Dean
    Washington D.C., Watergate Hotel
    Secret tapes were found in Nixon's office and showed al of the scandal during his term
  • Roe vs. Wade

    U.S. Supreme Court ruling that abortion was legal
  • Energy Crisis

    Who: Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, U.S.
    Middle East and United States
    Middle east put an embargo on the U.S. and the U.S. boycotted them and suffered. There was a lack of petroleum in the United States.
  • Camp David Accords

    A peace agreement between Israel and Egypt overseen by the U.S.
  • Three Mile Island Accident

    One of the units at the U.S. commercial Nuclear Plant units partially melted down
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    52 Americans held hostage because Iranian rebels took over the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
  • Miracle on Ice

    The amateur U.S. team defeats the goliath of a team, the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics
  • First U.S. Woman in Space

    Sally Ride becaue the first American woman to enter space.
  • Steve Jobs (Personal Computer)

    Steve Jobs created the first personal computer
  • Challenger Disaster

    All 7 members of the Challenger space ship's crew died when the ship fell apart 73 seconds into flight
  • Chernobyl

    Nuclear explosion from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. This accident caused sever damage to Europe and Western USSR.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Students protested against the government and thousands were killed, even though the government kept those things secret.
  • Nelson Mandela Freed

    Nelson Mandela is finally freed from prison.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    The telescope was launched into orbit.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall is taken down.
  • Desert Storm

    Airland conflict against the U.S. in the Persian Gulf
  • LA Riots

    Race riot and civil disturbance after a case of police brutality
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma had a tragic bombing which killd and injured many
  • Death of Princess Diana

    Princess Diana died in a car collision, paparazzi is to blame.
  • Y2K

    Computer failure worldwide.
  • 2000 Election

    Close election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. George W. Bush won.
  • Septermber 11th

    Group of terrorists attack U.S. airlines and crash twin towers, killing altogether almost 3,000
  • Columbia Disaster

    Space shuttle disintegrated when reentering the atmosphere.
  • Capture of Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein was captured through this military action.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina was a devastating hurricane that caused major danger to the Southern U.S.
  • 2008 Election

    The first African American president, Barack Obama, is elected.
  • Haiti Earthquake

    Catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti