significant events from the Carter through George W. Bush administrations

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  • Proposition 13

    Proposition 13
    California voters led this movement to lower property taxes
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    the peace treaty that was signed between Anwar Sadat (Egyptian president) and Menachem Begin (Israeli Prime Minister).
    This was President Carter’s greatest foreign policy triumph.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    This happened when the U.S. backed Shah was overthrown in an Islamic revolution. Revolutionaries took 52 American hostages from the U.S. Embassy and held them for 444 days. This was President Carter’s greatest foreign policy crisis
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  • Sandra Day O’Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor
    First female Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Conservatism is Back...

    Conservatism is Back...
    Reagans Domestic Policy consisted of:
    Supply-side economics / “trickle down” : Consisted of :Tax cuts – especially for wealthy and businesses ( to encourage investment )Cuts in social spending programs ( resisted by Democratic Congress )Increased military spending
  • Iran-Contra Scandal

    Iran-Contra Scandal
    Members of Reagan’s administration secretly sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of U.S. hostages in the Middle East.
  • Intermediate-RangeNuclear Forces Treaty

    Intermediate-RangeNuclear Forces Treaty
    Pres. Reagan met with the new Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
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    Bush Sr.

  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Place where the Chinese communist government crushed a student pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing in 1989.
  • Manuel Noriega

    Manuel Noriega
    Dictator of Panama. In 1989, President Bush sent troops to Panama to overthrow the dictator and try him for drug trafficking charges.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The U.S. organized a U.N. coalition of forces to expel Iraq from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Americans with Disabilities Act forbid discrimination and mandated access to public places inregards to persons with physical or mental disabilities.
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  • Emergency Family Leave Act

    Emergency Family Leave Act
    First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton led a task force to develop guaranteed health benefits for uninsured Americans but it was thwarted by the Republicans who saw it as too expensive. Congress did pass the Emergency Family Leave Act giving workers unpaid leave to care for sick family members.
  • Internet

    The internet started as a project of the Defense Department in 1969 to allow electronic communication between government agencies, defense contractors and universities. It was expanded after 1986 by the national Science Foundation.
  • World Trade Organization

    World Trade Organization
    The World Trade Organization was formed to settle trade disputes between nations. Critics of these programs fear the loss of U.S. unskilled jobs to cheaper overseas labor.
  • Domestic Terrorism

    Domestic Terrorism
    Timothy McVeigh exploded a truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1995 and killed 168 civilians. This was intended as revenge for federal actions at Ruby Ridge and the Branch Dravidian compound. McVeigh and other members of militias distrusted the power of the federalgovernment.
  • Welfare Reform Act

    Welfare Reform Act
    The Welfare Reform Act was created to limit welfare benefits and required work to receive benefits.
  • Impeached by the House

    Impeached by the House
    Clinton was accused of perjury for lying about an intimate relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Pres. Clinton was impeached by the House but acquitted by the Senate and he remained in office.
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    Bush Jr.

  • 9/11 attack

    9/11 attack
    On Sept. 11, 2001 four planes were hijacked in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Two were crashed into the World Trade Center Towers and one into the Pentagon. The attack was launched by an Islamic group called Al Qaida led by Osama Bin Laden.
  • Patriot Act

    Patriot Act
    The Patriot Act was passed by Congress to make it easier to conduct surveillance in the U.S. to fight terrorism. Controversial and opposed by civil rights groups.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools