The presidents from1976-2012

Timeline created by jw21907
  • President Carter gave up the panama canal

    President Carter gave up the panama canal
    On September 7th, the United States and Panama signed a treaty revoking the treaty of 1903, which had granted the US control of the Panama Canal forever. The new treaty called the Panamanian control of the Canal by the year 2000.
  • Iranian hostage crisis (During Jimmy carters Presdency)

    Iranian hostage crisis (During Jimmy carters Presdency)
    On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 52 Americans hostage.
  • Hostage were let go (Reagan's Presidency)

    Hostage were let go (Reagan's Presidency)
    American hostages from the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis are released.
  • Beirut emmbassy bombing (Reagan)

    Beirut emmbassy bombing (Reagan)
    The April 18, 1983 United States embassy bombing was a suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 63 people, mostly embassy and CIA staff members, several soldiers and one Marine. 17 of the dead were Americans. It was the deadliest attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission up to that time, and is thought of as marking the beginning of anti-U.S. attacks by Islamist groups.
  • Immigration act (regan)

    Immigration act (regan)
    The Immigration Reform and Control Act is signed to reduce illegal immigration to the U.S
  • Iran contra affair

    Iran contra affair
    The White House informs Congress that the United States secretly sold arms to Iran in violation of federal laws prohibiting arms deals with Iran. The administration denies that the sales were part of an attempt to secure the release of American hostages held by Iranian-backed forces.
  • Fall of the berlin wall (George h.w bush)

    Fall of the berlin wall (George h.w bush)
    The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (George h.w Bush)

    Americans with Disabilities Act (George h.w Bush)
    Passed by Congress in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the nation's first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. EEOC was given enforcement authority for Title I of the Act, the employment discrimination provisions.
  • Bomb planted under the world trade center (Bill Clinton)

    Six people are killed and more than a thousand suffer injuries after a bomb planted under the World Trade Center in New York City explodes. The bomb marks the beginning of a string of threats against the United States made during the Clinton administration by both foreign and domestic terrorists.
  • FMLA act (Bill Clinton)

    FMLA act (Bill Clinton)
    The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Qualified medical and family reasons include: personal or family illness, family military leave, pregnancy, adoption, or the foster care placement of a child.[1] The FMLA is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.
  • Oklahoma city bombing (Bill Clinton)

    Oklahoma city bombing (Bill Clinton)
    The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11 attacks six years later. The bombing claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6,[1] and injured more than 680 people.[2] The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered
  • Terrorists bomb ebassy (Bill Clinton)

    Terrorists bomb ebassy (Bill Clinton)
    Terrorists bomb American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, including 20 Americans. United States intelligence believes that Osama bin Laden, a Saudi exile and alleged terrorist leader, is behind the attacks. On August 20, the U.S. military, on orders from President Clinton, launch reprisal strikes on "terrorist related facilities" in Afghanistan, bin Laden's country of residence, and Sudan. The attacks on Sudan, however, come under particular scrutiny, as a number of internati
  • 9/11 attack (George w bush)

    9/11 attack (George w bush)
    Terrorists hijack four commercial jets and crash them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania countryside. It is the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, with fatalities numbering about 3,000. Addressing the nation twelve hours after the attacks, President Bush vows to hunt down those responsible.
  • Bush signs into law

    Bush signs into law
    Bush signs into law a ban on late-term abortion, the first law to ban an abortion procedure since the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court later upholds the ban.
  • Bush bans same sex marriage

    Bush bans same sex marriage
    Massachusetts becomes the first state to offer marriage licenses to same sex couples. Bush reiterates to Congress his call for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
  • Hurricane Katrina (George w Bush)

    Hurricane Katrina (George w Bush)
    Hurricane Katrina strikes the southern coast of the United States with devastating effects. The storm breaches the levee system in New Orleans, causing massive flooding and destruction of property. The Bush administration is harshly criticized for an inadequate response by the federal government to the storm’s destruction.
  • Earthquake hit haiti (Obama)

    Earthquake hit haiti (Obama)
    Powerful earthquake hits Haiti, causing widespread devastation. Obama marshals the U.S. response, committing $100 million in initial aid and pledging a "swift, coordinated and aggressive" relief effort.
  • Japan tsunami (Obama)

    Japan tsunami (Obama)
    Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake.