• jimmy carter

  • energy shortage

    energy prices were spiraling out of control. Carter attempted to counteract these high prices by attempting to pass legislation helping curtail energy prices.
  • iran hostage crisis

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing the staff.
  • assasination attempt

    On March 30, 1981, 25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. opened fire on U.S. President Ronald Reagan just outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. President Reagan was hit by one bullet
  • ronald reagan

  • iran contra affair

    The Iran-Contra Affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the United States Congress. It began in 1985, when President Ronald Reagan's administration supplied weapons to Iran
  • no new taxes

    The pledge not to tax the American people further had been a consistent part of Bush's 1988 election platform, but its prominent inclusion in his speech cemented it in the public consciousness. The impact of the election promise was considerable, and many supporters of Bush believe it helped Bush win the 1988 presidential election.
  • berlin wall falls

    Three statesmen who oversaw the fall of the Berlin Wall that led to the collapse of communism in Europe gathered Saturday in Germany's capital to reflect on the changes they helped usher in 20 years ago. Read more:
  • george h.w bush

  • bill clinton

  • ballanced federal budget

    he took credit for balancing the budget. That Clinton basked in his achievement
  • clinton impeached

    was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998.
  • war on terror

    The War on Terror is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign which started as a result of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States
  • george w. bush

  • department of homland security

    The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security, the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over half-century by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission is to protect our homeland
  • barack obama