Events of the 70s and 80s

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In History
  • Air-traffic Controllers Strike

    This protest was set up by many workers of the air-traffic control because they felt the actions of the FAA were unfair. THey wanted better working conditions, more pay, and a 32-hour workweek. Since they did not return to work after the 48 hours designated to them by Ronald Reagan, PATCO was terminated.
  • Equal Access Act

    Was a federal law passed to compel federally-funded secondary schools. Its goal was to bestow equal access to extracurricular activities. It was also important to the topic of forming gay-straight alliances between students.
  • Iran-Contra Scandal

    The Iran-Contra Scandal was a United States political scandal. It was a scandal that began as an operation to free American hostages held by terrorists.
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act

    This Act was dependent on one goal: cutting the budget deficit. It had two Republican and one Democrat who were cheif sponsors: Ernest Hollings (D), Warren Rudman (R), and Phil Gramm (R).
  • Westside Community School District v. Mergens

    This was a case that decided a school district in Omaha, Nebraska's capability to have classes on Bible Study after school.
  • Reno v. ACLU

    This was a case in which all nine Justices of the Court voted against anti-indecency provisions of the Communications Decency Act. They found they violated First Amendment rights, freedom of speech.
  • Mitchell v. Helms

    Supreme Court of the United States made the decision that ruled it fine to give loans to religious schools under the Improvement Act of 1981.
  • Bush v. Gore

    United States Supreme Court decision that sufficiently resolved the 2000-presidential election to favor George W. Bush.