history time line

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  • immigration act of 1965

    abolished the national origins quota system that had structured American immigration policy since the 1920s, replacing it with a preference system that focused on immigrants' skills and family relationships with citizens or residents of the U.S.
  • Carter defeated ford

    In the 1976 election carter defeated ford. (do not pay attention to date)
  • Iran hostage crisis

    revolutionaries took 52 americans from U.S embassy hostage for 444 days
  • Afghanistan-invaded by soviet union 1980

    Afghanistan-invaded by soviet union 1980
  • Reagan defeated carter 1980 election

    iranian hostage crisis helped himforeign policy
  • SDI was created

    Reagan funded an initiative to develop a system to intercept and destroy nuclear missiles
  • Reagan doctrine

    U.S gave aid to mujahdeen and contras
  • Iran contra scandal

    members of reagan administration secretly sold weapons to iran in exchange for the release of U.S hostages in middle east
  • challenger exploded

    N.A.S.A launched first space shuttle but it exploded shortly after take off
  • George H.bush won election in the 1988 election

  • peaceful revolutions overthrew the communist governments of the soviet satellite states-1989

    peaceful revolutions overthrew the communist governments of the soviet satellite states-1989
  • Operation desert storm

    U.S organized a U.N coalition of forces to expel Iraq from Kuwait in the persian gulf war.
  • 1992 election

    William clinton defeated Bush in 1992 election
  • N.A.F.T.A

    U.S joined mexico and canada in forming this to promote free trade and increase U.S exports so as to compete with the european union
  • WTO

    formed to settle trade disputes between nations
  • Timothy McVeig

    exploded a truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma city, and killed 168 civillians
  • George W. bush

    George W. bush won election
  • 9/11

    4 planes were hijacked an 2 were crashed into the twin towers and one into the pentagon
  • patriotic act

    dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies' ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States
  • invasion of iraq

    bush ordered invasion of iraq