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Carter.Bush Administrations

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    Carter.Bush Administration

  • Panama Canal Treaty

    Panama Canal Treaty
    Panama Canal treaty renegotiated. U.S. agreed to transfer control by 2000 back to Panama.
  • Proposition 13

    Proposition 13
    Proposition 13 was approved by Califonia voters on June 6, 1978. It was a movement meant to lower the state's property taxes.
  • Camp David Accord

    Camp David Accord
    Pres. Carter’s greatest foreign policy triumph was the peace treaty signed between: Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin.
  • Moral Majority

    Moral Majority
    Jerry Falwell, a televangelist, and Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority in June of 1979. It was founded to suport conservative issues.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Pres. Carter’s greatest foreign policy crisis occurred in Iran when the U.S. backed Shah was overthrown in an Islamic revolution headed by the religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Revolutionaries took 52 American hostages from the U.S. Embassy and held them for 444 days.
  • Afghanistan: Invaded by Soviet Union

    Afghanistan: Invaded by Soviet Union
    Afghanistan was invaded by the Soviet Union. President Carter placed an embargo of grain exports the U.S.S.R. andhad the U.S. boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
  • Space Shuttle

    Space Shuttle
    N.A.S.A. launched the first ever space shuttle, Columbia, on March 12, 1981. Before it was destroyed on re-entry, it had made 27 missions into space
  • O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor begins serving as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court! She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.
  • S.D.I.

    The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by President Reagan on March 23, 1983. He funded it to develop a system to intercept and destroy nuclear missiles
  • Grenada

    President Reagan sent American troops to the Caribbean island of Grenada to remove communists and set up a more US friendly government
  • President Reagan Re-elected

    President Reagan Re-elected
    After being elected in 1980 due to the Iran Hostage Crisis, Reagan later got re-elected in 1984 due to this: Pres. Reagan won reelection in 1984 by defeating Democrat Walter Mondale and his running mateGeraldine Ferraro : the first female V.P. candidate of a major party
  • Reagan Doctrine

    Reagan Doctrine
    The Reagan Doctrine was to build up the military and aid those opposed to communism. In 1983, Pres. Reagan sent troops to the Caribbean island of Grenada to remove communists and set up a pro- U.S. government.
  • Iran-Contra Scandal

    Iran-Contra Scandal
    Members of Reagan’s administration such as Colonel Oliver North secretly sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of U.S. hostages in the Middle East. Money from the sales was given to the Contras after Congress had forbiden it.
  • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
    Pres. Reagan met with the new Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces ( INF ) Treaty.
  • N.A.F.T.A.

    The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed between the US, Mexico, and Canada to promote free trade and increase the US exports to compete with the European Union.
  • WTO

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) was formed so that they could settle disagreements between nations. Opposers of this program feared that this would cause the loss of unskilled jobs to cheaper labor overseas.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    George W. Bush wins the 2000 election over Democrat Al Gore and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.
  • Patriot Act

    Patriot Act
    Passed by Congress to make it easier to conduct surveillance in the U.S. to fight terrorism. Controversial and opposed by civil rights groups.
  • 9.11

    Four planes were hijacked, and three of them crashed into the World Trade Twin Towers, and the other into the Pentagon. This was the act of an Islamic group named Al Qaida, which was led by Osama Bin Laden
  • Home Land Security

    Home Land Security
    The Department of Homeland Security was formed on November 22, 2002 to coordinate government agencies in the war on terrorism.