The Resurgence of Conservatism & America in the New Millennium

  • Election of 1980

    Election of 1980
    Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter for the Presidency
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    The Resurgence of Conservatism & America in the New Millennium

  • Olympic Decision

    Olympic Decision
    The Olympic Committee responds to President Jimmy Carter and allows him to boycott the Moscow Summer Olympics.
  • Mt. St. Helens Erupts

    Mt. St. Helens Erupts
    The volcano in Washington State erupts causeing over 3 billion dollars worth in damage.
  • Carter's Legislation Passed

    Carter's Legislation Passed
    President Carter sign legislation establishing the Boston African American National Historic Sites.
  • The Reagan Revolution Hostages Released

    The Reagan Revolution Hostages Released
    The Iranians release the American hostages that were being held under captivity for 444 days.
  • Assasination Attempt

    Assasination Attempt
    A gunman shoots President Ronald Reagan as he leaves a press conference at a Washington Hotel. The bullet penetrated his left arm and cause his left lung to collapse.The gunman was pressured to the ground by the crowds that noticed the incident.
  • First Space Shuttle Launch

    First Space Shuttle Launch
    The first space shuttle launches into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. It was called Columbia and had a mission called STS-1.
  • Sandra O'Connor Inducted

    Sandra O'Connor Inducted
    First women inducted into the Supreme Court
  • IBM Computer

    IBM Computer
    IBM launches the first personal computer called the IBM 5150. It sold for $1,565.
  • Unemployment Rate Rises

    Unemployment rate rises by 11% in 1982.
  • Vietnam Memorial

    Vietnam Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C. It holds more than 58,000 names of soldiers who fought in the war.
  • Suicide Bomber Crash

    A suicide bomber crashed an explosivesladen truck into a United States marine barracks. He killed over two hundred marines in the process.
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    Sally Ride becomes the first American Woman to travel in space.
  • Louisiana World Exposition

    Louisiana World Exposition
    The last worlds fair held in the United States is held in New Orleans. It lasted for six months and 7.3 people came to it.
  • New Soviet Leader

    New Soviet Leader
    Mikhail Gorbachev is installed as the chairman of the Soviet Communist party
  • First Summit Meeting

    Mikhail Gorbachev meets with President Ronald Reagan in Geneva.
  • MLK Day

    MLK Day
    Martin Luther King Day is officially declared as a federal holiday in the United States.
  • Challenger Explosion

    Challenger Explosion
    NASA Shuttle explodes when a band comes off the fuel tanks and makes them explode. People saw the explosion since the shuttle was very close to the ground. There were no survivors.
  • Missile Ban

    Missile Ban
    An agreement between the United State and the Soviet Union declares a world-wide ban on medium-range missiles.
  • Second Summit Meeting

    Second Summit meeting held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Iran-Contra Affair

    Iran-Contra Affair
    A scandal erupted in Congress when a conspiracy said that Reagan had lied to Congress, the people, and had broken some laws.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Black Monday occurs in the New York Stock Exchange. It had a record of 22.6% drop in one day.
  • Third Summit Meeting

    Third Summit meeting held in Washington D.C.
  • Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
    The United States and the Soviet Union agree to dismatle all 1,752 U.S. and 859 Soviet missiles.
  • Final Summit Meeting

    Final summit meeting where Gorbachev and Reagan capped their new friendship held in Moscow.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    The Berlin Wall that divides East and West Germany comes down. It signifies the fall of the Communist Regime.
  • Soviet Union Falls

    Soviet Union Falls
    New leaders and power begins to separate from the old communism to the new forms of governement. The USSR officially becomes known as Russia and put an end to the Cold War.
  • Largest Art Theft in US History

    Largest Art Theft in US History
    The largest Art Theft occurs in Boston, Massachusetts. Thieves stole twelve painting with a total value of over 200 million dollars.
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    The Hubble Telescope is put intop orbit by the United States on the Space Shuttle Discovery,
  • Iraq and Kuwait Wars Begin

    Iraq and Kuwait Wars Begin
    The tensions between the control of the oil fields begin also called as Desert Storm.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    Operation Desert Storm begins after Kuwait involves itself in the Gulf War.
  • Bill Clinton Inagurated

    Bill Clinton Inagurated
    The 42nd President of the United State is elected into office.
  • World Trade Center Bombings

    World Trade Center Bombings
    The WTC is bombed by Islamic terrotists when the blew up a van that was parked in the parking lot under the North Tower.
  • Assault Weapons Band

    Assault Weapons Band
    President Clinton signs this which band the use of weapons for ten years.
  • Attack on Baghdad

    Attack on Baghdad
    President Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on the Iraqi Intelligence headquarters in Baghdad.
  • NAFTA Begins

    NAFTA Begins
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is put into place and allows for free trade in North America.
  • OJ Simpson

    OJ Simpson
    OJ Simpson is arrested for the murder of his Wife, Nicole Borwn Simpson . He was never convicted and found guilty.
  • World Trade Organization Created

    World Trade Organization Created
    The WTO was created to replace the Genreal Agreement on Tariffs and Trade(GATT).
  • Shuttle Atlantis docks on a Russion Space Station

    Shuttle Atlantis docks on a Russion Space Station
    For the first time ever an American Space Shuttle lands on a Russian Space Station
  • 1996 Summer Olympic Games

    1996 Summer Olympic Games
    The 1996 Olympic Games are held in Atlanta, Georgia. However, 8 days later the Centennial Park bombing go off.
  • Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden
    He publishes his fatwa that announced a johad against all Jews and Crusaders.
  • U.S. versus Microsoft

    U.S. versus Microsoft
    Declared that Microsoft was a monopoly power.
  • Clinton Impeached

    Clinton Impeached
    President Bill Clinton is impeached over the Monica Lewisky scandal.
  • Iraq Liberation Act

    Iraq Liberation Act
    The United States wanted to remove Saddam Hussein from power and replace it with democracy.
  • Worlds Fair

    Worlds Fair
    For the first time since 1851 the United States does not participate in a Worlds Fair.
  • George W. Bush Elected President

    George W. Bush Elected President
    George Bush is elected as the 43rd President of the United State with Vice-President Al Gore.
  • Hillary Clinton Elected

    Hillary Clinton Elected
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is winds a seat in the Senate from New York. She is the first former First Lady in office.
  • U.S. -China Incident

    U.S. -China Incident
    An American spy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet and is forced to land in Hainan, China. The crew is held in China for 10 days.
  • Terrorist Attacks in NYC

    Terrorist Attacks in NYC
    Four planes where hijacked by Al-Queda and crashed into the the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
  • War on Terrorism

    War on Terrorism
    First attack on the Taliban and Al-queda force in Afghanistan by American forces.
  • Resolution 1441

    Resolution 1441
    The United Nations passes a resolution to force Saddam Hussein to disarm or face serious consequences.
  • Shuttle Columbia Explodes

    Shuttle Columbia Explodes
    The Shuttle Columbia explosed over Texas upon reentry and falls to pieces.
  • US Invades Iraq

    US Invades Iraq
    President Bush declares war on Iraq hoping to finding Sadam Hussein and spreading Democracy
  • Saddam Hussein Captured

    Saddam Hussein Captured
    Hussein is captured in a small bunker in Tikrit.
  • Shuttle Discovery goes into Orbit

    Shuttle Discovery goes into Orbit
    The Space Shuttle Discovery goes into space after nine years after the February 2003 tragedy with Shuttle Columbia.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, specifically New Orleans. It is known as one of the worls natural disasters since over 1,300 people perished.
  • First Female Speaker in the House of Representatives

    First Female Speaker in the House of Representatives
    Nancy Pelosi is sworn into office as the first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • Economic Recession

    Economic Recession
    The next "Great Depression" begins in the States.
  • Michael Phepls wins 8th Gold Metal

    Michael Phepls wins 8th Gold Metal
    Phelps wins his 8th Gold Metal at the Beijing Summer Olympics.
  • Barack Obama Inagurated

    Barack Obama Inagurated
    The 44th President of the United States is elected. He becomes the first African-American President of the United States
  • H1N1 Virus

    H1N1 Virus
    The Swine Flu is deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
  • Health Care Reform

    The Health Care Reform is recognized by the House and the Senate
  • Works Cited

    Kennedy, David, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas Bailey. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2003. Pg#908. PRINT
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