Presidents Timeline

  • Panama Canal Treaty

    US gives Panama ownership of Panama Canal after 1999
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    66 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution.
  • Iran Contra Affair

    U.S. had violated international law in Nicaragua to not intervene in the affairs of other states 1986
  • Persian Gulf War

    UN-authorized force led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
  • Dont Ask Dont Tell

    official United States policy on homosexuals serving in the military from December 21, 1993 to September 20, 2011.
  • September11th

    Twin Towers in NY and Pentagon hit by terrorists.
  • No Child Left Behind

    aid program for disadvantaged students; standards-based education reform based on that setting high standards and measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills
  • Killing of Osama Bin Laden

    authorized "surgical raid" conducted by United States Navy Seals.