The Iran Hostage Crisis began on Nov. 4th, 1979 when Iranian students seized the U.S embassy in Teheran minutes after Reagan's inauguration the 52 U.S captives were released and the 444-day crisis was over
The first inauguration of Reagan was held at the West Front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, DC
The President addressed the nation about the economy expressing his desire to decrease federal spending and taxes
Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr.
Soviet grain embargo lifted
President Reagan ended the U.S. embargo on grain sales to the Soviet Union that had been imposed by Jimmy Carter following the invasion of Afghanistan.
Reagan and air-traffic controllers strike
President Ronald Reagan begins firing 11,359 air-traffic controllers striking in violation of his order for them to return to work.
Sandra Day O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court
Reagan fulfilled his 1980 campaign promise to appoint the first woman to the highest court in the United States
Military buildup (B-1 Bomber and MX missiles)
President Reagan seeks Congress' approval to build 100 MX land-based missiles and 100 B1 bombers under a $180.3 billion program to upgrade the nation's nuclear forces
Sanctions on Poland
President Reagan ordered a series of economic reprisals against the Polish government
Reagan delivers his first State of the Union
The First State of the Union speech was given in a televised prime-time speech
Reagan addresses Parliament in England
The first speech by an American president to a meeting of both houses of the British Parliament
Tax Equity & Fiscal Responsibility Act
Also known as TEFRA, is a United States federal law that rescinded some of the effects of the Kemp-Roth Act passed the year before
Strategic Defense Initiative
The SDI was first proposed by President Ronald Reagan in a nationwide television address proposing a U.S. strategic defensive system against potential nuclear attacks
Social Security reform becomes law
Makes comprehensive changes in Social Security coverage, financing, and benefit structure.
Suicide bombers attack U.S. Marines in Lebanon
Two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon, a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War.
Invasion of Grenada
Reagan cited the threat posed to American nationals on the Caribbean nation of Grenada by that nation’s Marxist regime and ordered U.S. forces to invade and secure their safety.
Farm Credit Crisis
Tight money policies caused farmland value to drop 60% in some parts of the Midwest from 1981 to 1985.
Embargo on Nicaragua
Prohibited all trade between the U.S. and Nicaragua
U.S. illegally sells arms to Iran
The Iran-Contra Affair was a secret U.S. arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some Americans held hostage by terrorists in Lebanon and used funds from the arms deal to support armed conflict in Nicaragua.
Reagan, Gorbachev hold summit in Switzerland
The Geneva Summit of 1985 was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, Switzerland between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
Space Shuttle Challenger explosion (Reagan Speech)
Reagan's Speech on the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger
South African sanctions
The law imposed sanctions against South Africa and stated five preconditions for lifting the sanctions that would essentially end the system of apartheid, which the latter was under at the time.
Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Iceland
The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
Democrats gain seats
Democrats gained a net eight seats and recaptured control of the Senate from the Republicans with a 55–45 majority
Water Quality Control Act
The bill would provide aid, totaling $18 billion through 1994, to state and local governments for the construction of sewage treatment plants
Tower Commission concludes report
Concluded that CIA Director William Casey, who supported the Iran-Contra arrangement, should have taken over the operation and made the president aware of the risks, and notified Congress as legally required.
Berlin Wall Speech in West Berlin
a speech delivered by United States President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin
Gorbachev, Reagan sign treaty
Reagan and Gorbachev signed the INF Treaty in Washington, D.C. The final treaty eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons, restricting the deployment of both intermediate and short-range land-based missiles worldwide.
Reagan prohibits abortion assistance
prohibited most of the nation's family planning clinics from providing advice or other assistance that would help women obtain abortions
Reagan visits Soviet Union
The Moscow Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
Reagan says farewell
After two terms President Reagan delivers his Farewell speech