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1 U.S. History 1980-Present By: Corey Hotchkiss

2 Ronald Reagans Presidency Elected president in 1980 Believed in individual freedom Almost assassinated on March 31, 1981

3 Ronald Reagans Presidency (continued) Iran Contra affair Traded arms for hostages Funded Nicaragua Contras (communist rebels)

4 George H.W. Bush Elected in 1988 Pledged no new taxes Broke promise to compensate for recession

5 U.S Invasion of Panama December 20, January 31, 1990 Operation Just Cause- mission to overthrow Manuel Noriega and stop drug trafficking Only 24 deaths in combat

6 Persian Gulf War August 2, 1990 –February 28, 1991 Mission to force Iraq forces out of Kuwait. Less than 500 lost Kuwait declared liberated on April 6

7 End of the Soviet Union and the Cold War INF Treaty Eliminated intermediate range missiles Soviet Union ends December 25, 1991 Estimated Cost: 8 trillion

8 Bill Clinton Elected in 1992 Created first white house website Executive order all federal agencies must use electronic information to make its information public. Expanded number of crimes punishable by death

9 Bill Clinton (continued) Second president to be impeached Acquitted of two charges

10 George W Bush Elected in 2000 Election results of Florida Disputed Election results decided by Supreme Court Lost popular vote, but won electoral vote.

11 September 11, 2001

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14 Suicide bombings by Al-Qaeda Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon. Fourth plane crashed in a field in Somerset County, PA

15 Aftermath of 9/11 PATRIOT Act-Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Invasion of Afghanistan Invasion of Iraq

16 Invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq Goal- End terrorism in the world and defend U.S. citizens War in Afghanistan continues Result of Iraq War: Saddam Husseins govt defeated Insurgency continues

17 Hurricane Katrina Costliest Hurricane in U.S. history- $89.6 B Rise in crime National Guard sent to restore order Katrinagate Criticized government response

18 Global Warming

19 Increase in average surface temperature of the Earth. Kyoto Protocol- reduce greenhouse gasses Active in 160 countries Geoengineering- modify atmosphere Use of renewable resources.

20 AIDS epidemic Millions of deaths Life expectancies decreased No known cure Disease expensive to combat.

21 Cloning Cloning is considered ethically unjust by many people. Dolly the sheep

22 Illegal Immigration About 12 million illegal immigrants as of 2006 Illegals use false marriage and human traffickers to gain entry Penalties for violation are deportation and imprisonment.

23 Violence in schools 1.5 million incidents in schools 38% of schools

24 Barack Obama Elected in 2008 First African-American president American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

25 Economic Recession The Dow Jones Industrial Average

26 Economic Recession Current Unemployment Situation

27 Works Cited Wikipedia. May May America: History of our nation. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, HistoResearch. May May History.com. May A&E Television networks. May 2009.

28 Works Cited "Graph: Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted)." Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject. 19 May 2009.

29 Works Cited "Washingtonpost.com." BigCharts: Stock Charts, Screeners, Interactive Charting and Research Tools. 19 May 2009.


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