Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter for the Presidency
The Resurgence of Conservatism & America in the New Millennium
The Olympic Committee responds to President Jimmy Carter and allows him to boycott the Moscow Summer Olympics.
Mt. St. Helens Erupts
The volcano in Washington State erupts causeing over 3 billion dollars worth in damage.
Carter's Legislation Passed
President Carter sign legislation establishing the Boston African American National Historic Sites.
The Reagan Revolution Hostages Released
The Iranians release the American hostages that were being held under captivity for 444 days.
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
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
First women inducted into the Supreme Court
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.
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
Sally Ride becomes the first American Woman to travel in space.
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
Mikhail Gorbachev is installed as the chairman of the Soviet Communist party
First Summit Meeting
Mikhail Gorbachev meets with President Ronald Reagan in Geneva.
Martin Luther King Day is officially declared as a federal holiday in the United States.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Berlin Wall that divides East and West Germany comes down. It signifies the fall of the Communist Regime.
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
The largest Art Theft occurs in Boston, Massachusetts. Thieves stole twelve painting with a total value of over 200 million dollars.
The Hubble Telescope is put intop orbit by the United States on the Space Shuttle Discovery,
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 begins after Kuwait involves itself in the Gulf War.
Bill Clinton Inagurated
The 42nd President of the United State is elected into office.
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
President Clinton signs this which band the use of weapons for ten years.
Attack on Baghdad
President Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on the Iraqi Intelligence headquarters in Baghdad.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is put into place and allows for free trade in North America.
OJ Simpson is arrested for the murder of his Wife, Nicole Borwn Simpson . He was never convicted and found guilty.
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
For the first time ever an American Space Shuttle lands on a Russian Space Station
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
He publishes his fatwa that announced a johad against all Jews and Crusaders.
U.S. versus Microsoft
Declared that Microsoft was a monopoly power.
President Bill Clinton is impeached over the Monica Lewisky scandal.
Iraq Liberation Act
The United States wanted to remove Saddam Hussein from power and replace it with democracy.
For the first time since 1851 the United States does not participate in a Worlds Fair.
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 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
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
Four planes where hijacked by Al-Queda and crashed into the the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
War on Terrorism
First attack on the Taliban and Al-queda force in Afghanistan by American forces.
The United Nations passes a resolution to force Saddam Hussein to disarm or face serious consequences.
Shuttle Columbia Explodes
The Shuttle Columbia explosed over Texas upon reentry and falls to pieces.
US Invades Iraq
President Bush declares war on Iraq hoping to finding Sadam Hussein and spreading Democracy
Saddam Hussein Captured
Hussein is captured in a small bunker in Tikrit.
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 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
Nancy Pelosi is sworn into office as the first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
The next "Great Depression" begins in the States.
Michael Phepls wins 8th Gold Metal
Phelps wins his 8th Gold Metal at the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Barack Obama Inagurated
The 44th President of the United States is elected. He becomes the first African-American President of the United States
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
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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