Presidents the last 40 years

  • Paula Corbin Jones

    Paula Corbin Jones
    Paula Jones sured President Clinton for sexual harassment. The lawsuit was dismissed because she failed to show any damages. While the dismissal was being appealed, Clinton entered into an out-of-court settlement agreeing to pay Jones and her attorneys a total of $850,000. This case caused clinton impeachment.
  • Shortage of gas

    Shortage of gas
    While Carter was president there was a gas shortage. Congress passes Emergency Natural Gas Act. Carter deregulate natural gas prices due to a shortage in supply. He signs the bill and announces plans to present an energy program to Congress.
  • Jimmy Carter Peace treaty 1977-1981 (Dem)

    Jimmy Carter Peace treaty 1977-1981 (Dem)
    Carter was the 39th president. Carters opponet was Gerald R. Ford. One of the foreign issues Cater was able to do was have a peace treaty between Israel (Jews) and Egypt (Muslims).
  • Ronald Reagan Asassination attempt

    Ronald Reagan  Asassination attempt
    On March 30, 1981 John Hinckley tried to kill president Ronald Reagan. He fired six shots at Reagan as he left a speech he had given to the National Conference of Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton.
  • Work out a compromise on Missile MX

    Work out a compromise on Missile MX
    Was a land-based ICBM deployed by the United States. Congress and Reagan had to work out a compromise about about missile MX. The senate limits him to only 50 MX missiles and Reagan accepts compromise.
  • Challenger Disaster 1986

     Challenger Disaster 1986
    The Shuttle Challenger was launched with seven people on. Including Christa McAuliffe, a 37-year-old teacher from New Hampshire, who was the first odinary citizen in space. The disaster was live on TV by many of the kids watching from the school. Later that day President Ronald Reagan talked to the nation from the Oval Office; about the Challenger exploding.
  • Water Quality Control Act (CWA)

    Water Quality Control Act  (CWA)
    The act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985. Congress overrides Reagan's veto of the Act. Reagan made a final plea to Republican Party members to support his position that the public works legislation is too costly.
  • Bush, HW what he would always tell people

    Bush, HW what he would always tell people
    1988 Republican National Convention Bush would say say " Read my lips, No New Taxes!” When Bush became president he raised taxes as a way to reduce the national budget deficit.
  • Berlin wall falls 1989

    Berlin wall falls 1989
    President George HW Bush knocks down the Berlin wall. By Knocking the wall down hes ending Communist rule in Eastern Europe.
  • World Trade Center in New York City explodes

    World Trade Center  in New York City explodes
    Six people were killed and more than a thousand suffer injuries after a bomb truck is planted under the World Trade Center in New York. Terrorist tried to blow it up. President Clinton didn't want to hear about the bad news.
  • Government shout down

    Government shout down
    December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996 President Clinton has to shout the government down for 28 days. There was a conflict beween him and congress about over funding for medicare, education, the environment, and public health in the 1996 federal budget.
  • U.S and China agree to Trade Treaty

    U.S and China agree to Trade Treaty
    The United States and China agree to a trade treaty reducing tariffs and other trade barriers.The treaty is to come into effect after China joins the World Trade Organization and Congress grants permanent normal trade relations between the two countries. Clinton had China and U.S do this.
  • President Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax cut into law

    President Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax cut into law
    When Bush came into power he demanded a tax cut and the administration soon agreed to it. The amount falls short of the $1.60 trillion the administration has been seeking. But the bill does slash income tax rates across the board and provides for the gradual elimination of the estate tax.
  • Twin towers attacked by terrorists

     Twin towers attacked by terrorists
    There were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. Later that day George W. Bush gives a speech about what happened. He wants to start war.
  • Congress passed the Antiterrorism Bill

     Congress passed the Antiterrorism Bill
    USA PATRIOT which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. The act is to discourage and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world. This is why President Bush passed it.
  • Shuttle Columbia dies in an explosion in space

     Shuttle Columbia dies in an explosion in space
    This was going to be the shuttles 28th mission. The Space Shuttle Columbia broke up into small parts over Texas and Louisiana while coming back into the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. Later that day President George Bush told the nation about what had happened to Shuttle Columbia.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Act

    Lilly Ledbetter Act
    This was the first bill president Obama passed. The new act shows that the 180 day statute of limitations for filing an equal pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new paycheck affected by that unfair action.
  • Ends “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell.”

    Ends “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell.”
    President Obama ended the "Don't ask, Dont't tell." policy. Before people were discreminated by being LGBT and they couldn't talk about it if they were or not.