Period 9 1980- present

Reagan elected president (1980)

With rise of new conservatism, Reagan became an interest to many people and hoped to pick up after jimmy carter. Elected in 1980 and was a turning point in US foreign policy.

WWW goes public (1989)

The World Wide Web was invented and was a major change in technology. Communication and information world wide became easier.

Gulf war (operation desert storm) (1990)

U.S assisted and was involved in helping Kuwait fight against intruding Iraq power. Kuwait was a major source of oil and U.S helped fight and keep Iraq out. 500,000 Americans were employed and only 124 died compared to hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis

Collapse of Soviet Union (1991)

After Gorbachev resignation, Soviet Union divided into 13 countries and the new main country Russia. US came out victorious in Cold War.

World Trade Center bombed (1993)

Terrorist attack in which trucks filled with bombs were parked in a garage and detonated. 6 people died and 1000 were injured.

NAFTA treaty (1994)

The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Helped create jobs and boost economic trade.

Welfare reform (1996)

Under president Clinton, welfare system was reformed to a new system with certain requirements and helped poverty.

Bill Clinton impeached (1998)

Bill Clinton was impeached by House of Representatives for lying uBill Clinton impeached (1998)nder oath to a grand jury and obstructing justice.

2000 election (2000)

Election in which George W. Bush won for the Republican Party against the back-then Vice President Al gore.

World Trade Center and pentagon attack (2001)

Terrorist takeover of planes, assumed that Osama bin laden workers planned, and crashing into twin towers killing 3000 people. Another plane was hijacked and crashed into the pentagon in Pennsylvania

Operation enduring freedom and war on terrorism (2001)

As a result of fear from 9/11 attack, U.S begins war on terror military campaign in preventing any kind of terrorism.

US invades Iraq(2003)

Bush took military actions in Iraq and began the Iraq war. This was a fight to capture saddam Hussein and end his dictatorship. US was successful.

Hurricane Katrina (2005)

One of the costliest and most dangerous storms in US history. Reached winds of over 130mph on gulf coast. Caused $100 billion in damage.

Great Recession (2008)

Sharp decline of economic activity due to housing and wealth debt which cut national spendings. One of the worst economic declines since the Great Depression.

TARP passed (2008)

Troubled Asset Relief Program is A group of programs created and run by the U.S. Treasury to stabilize the country's financial system, restore economic growth and prevent foreclosures in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis through purchasing troubled companies' assets and equity.

Barrack Obama elected (2008)

Defeated McCain, Obama was a democrat and became the first African American president of the United States. Focused on healthcare and passed down Iraq war.

Affordable care act (2010)

Also known as Obamacare, this was a health care reform passed by Obama in hopes of helping with healthcare and poverty.

US withdraws from Iraq (2011)

After Bush began withdrawal of military from Iraq in 2008, Obama was left with hopes of military action. However, it took until 2011 for complete withdrawal of US.


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