Last Forty Years Presidents Project

  • Energy crisis

    Energy crisis
    In 1973, during the Nixon Administration, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries reduced supplies of oil available to the world market, because the price of the dollar went down in value. In result of Nixon leaving the gold standard and in part as a reaction to America's sending of arms to Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
  • The Iran hostage crisis

    The Iran hostage crisis
    They held hosatge sixty-six Americans and demanding the Shah's return to stand trial. In addition they demanded money and property that the Shah had stashed outside Iran, and an apology from America.
  • Economic Policies

    Economic Policies
    1.Reduce the growth of government spending.
    2. Reduce marginal tax rates on income from labor and capital.
    3. Reduce regulation.
    4. Control the money supply to reduce inflation.
  • The Rise Of Aids

    The Rise Of Aids
    AIDS was rising during Reagan's presidency. Reagan was trying to keep everyone calm so he made a public announcement. It is true that some medical sources had said that it cannot be transferred in any way other than the ones we already know and which would not involve a child being in the school.
  • Reagan’s Military

    Reagan’s Military
    Reagan’s military defense buildup was for the Soviet Union that had not stopped making nuclear weapons. Reagan’s budget was $220 billion—the largest peacetime military budget in history.
  • Regan Recession

    Regan Recession
    The Reagan Recession, was the turning point in his presidency. Reagan won the early victories that he and his advisers desired, but the momentum they generated proved difficult to sustain. The weakness of the economy was the principal reason.
  • End of the Cold War

    End of the Cold War
    When Bush became President in 1989, the United States had already begun to see a thawing of relations with the Soviet Union. As vice president, he attended the December 1988 summit between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Bush spoke of softening relations in his inaugural address, claiming that "a new breeze is blowing,"
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act
    The bill made it illegal for employers to discriminate against the disabled, guaranteed the disabled adequate access to places of business and public venues, expanded access to transportation, and provided for equivalent access to telecommunications.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    Clean Air Act by Bush took the lead with the other significant piece of domestic legislation he signed while in office: the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
  • New World Order

    New World Order
    Order On September 11, 1990, President Bush addressed a joint session of Congress regarding the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and he discussed "an historic period of cooperation," which he called the New World Order.
  • Missteps in Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti.

    Missteps in Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti.
    What started out as a humanitarian mission to combat famine grew into a bloody military struggle, with the bodies of dead American soldiers dragged through the streets of the Somali capital of Mogadishu in October 1993.
  • Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform
    Health Care Reform, Along with the political scandals that plagued his presidency, Clinton failed to realize a major goal of his administration: affordable health care insurance for every American.
  • Ethnic Wars

    Ethnic Wars
    Ethnic Wars in Europe this caused major international challenges also came from the numerous civil and ethnic conflicts in the Balkans. After two years of keeping U.S. involvement in the conflict to a minimum, Clinton was eventually moved by Serbian atrocities against Bosnian civilians.
  • Impeachment Fallout

    Impeachment Fallout
    Impeachment Fallout caused an indication of what lay ahead came when the party actually lost five seats in the House while gaining no Senate seats in the November 1998 elections conducted just prior to the impeachment vote.
  • 9/11

    The Twin Towers had not yet collapsed before CIA director George Tenet was telling subordinates that the attacks had Osama bin Laden's fingerprints all over them. The Al Qaeda leader was then holed up in Afghanistan where the Taliban had given him sanctuary.
  • Tax Cutter

    Tax Cutter
    The Tax Cutter during the 2000 election campaign, the Bush camp allowed visitors to the campaign's Internet web site to plug in their income and deductions to figure out how much they would get back from a Bush tax cut.
  • Obama Care

    Obama Care
    Financial Troubles Obama had to address a major economic crisis as soon as he was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. The nation's leading banks and other financial institutions were in serious danger of collapse.
  • Taking the War

    Taking the War
    President Obama inherited two wars, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan. A long time opponent of President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, Obama promised during the election campaign to withdraw American troops as soon as possible.