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1 The 1990s By: Hannah Murray, Jaeden Yoshikawa, Cam Vasco, Pat Jonnet, and Nick Berardone

2 Sit down if you… 1. Were not born in the 90s. 2. Did not own Beanie Babies or a Furby. 3. Did not listen to Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, or Britney Spears. 4. Did not watch cartoons like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocket Power, Recess, or Doug. 5. Did not watch Home Alone or The Titanic. 6. Did not watch DVDs. 7. Did not play with a Gameboy. 8. Did not use the computer. 9. Did not watch Boy Meets World, Full House, or Saved By the Bell. 10. Did not watch sports such as hockey, football, or baseball. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPEw5xPRpWg

3  Cause: Iraq’s annexation and invasion of Kuwait.  In response, the U.S. and 38 other countries fought Iraq in this war. (“Operation Desert Storm”)  Started Jan. 17 th, 1991 and ended Feb. 28 th, 1991.  This was also when Iraq was defeated and the U.S., along with it’s allies, won.

4  Clinton administration had mixed record on taxes but produced the 1 st federal budget surpluses since 1969 (led to a decrease in public debt)  Impact: Clinton and his administration were able to lower the public debt that had been rising since the 70s.  Presidency saw the passage of welfare reform in Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act which ended Aid to Families with Dependent Children and reduced much needed welfare programs.

5  The 1992 election took place between Democratic Bill Clinton, Republican George H.W. Bush, and independent Ross Perot.  Clinton received 43% of the popular vote, passing Bush’s 37%, and Perot’s 19% vote.  Clinton oversaw the longest period of peace time economic expansion in U.S. history.  Implemented bills such as NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, Don’t Ask don’t tell, The State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and a welfare reform bill.  Impeached in 1998, but was acquitted.  Reported budget surpluses of 69 Billion dollars in 1998, 126 billion dollars in 1999, and 236 billion dollars in 2000.  Made his first address to the nation in 1993 to announce his plan to raise taxes in order to lower the budget deficit.

6  Clinton needed to compromise with the Republicans because he was losing their support.  NAFTA was passed in response to the Republican's opposition to tariffs on imported goods from Canada and Mexico.  Don't Ask, Don't Tell was passed after Clinton had said he would make it possible for openly gay people to be in the armed forces. This was the ‘right’ decision because Republicans did not believe that being homosexual is ‘compatible’ with being in the armed forces.  Defense of Marriage Act was also an act passed that was a "right" decision (because Republicans believe in traditional marriage)  kept welfare programs but lessened the benefits due to the Republican opposition to welfare for the poor.

7  Clinton involved in sexual harassment lawsuit  Rumor: had an affair with Monica Lewinsky (24 yrs. old, White House intern)  Clinton lied about involvement with Monica (later accused of telling intern to lie to the lawyers about the affair).  Eventually, Clinton confessed to committing the crime.  The House Judiciary Committee agreed to four articles of impeachment including…  committing perjury  obstructing justice  abusing presidential power (House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment)  The Vote:  Committing Perjury  Not Guilty = 55 Senators  Guilty = 45 Senatiors  Obstructing Justice  50-50 vote for either guilty / not guilty Ultimately, a two-thirds vote was required for removal from office and conviction.

8 Baseball  Some of Baseball’s greatest players of the 90’s included Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark McGwire, A-Rod, and many others.  Bonds won the National league MVP in 1993.  McGwire broke the previous home run record of 61, hitting 70 home runs in 1998 for the cardinals.  A-rod won the American League batting tittle in 1996, the only shortstop in 54 seasons to win it.  One of the three most watched sports in America, Along with football and basketball.  Pirates started out by winning 3 National league east titles, but didn’t make it to the world series.  Since then, the Pirates have had a 19 year losing streak.  Pittsburgh Drug Trials. (Didn’t take place in the 90’s but was still interesting.)  Baseball on an incline in popularity, 11 new stadiums were introduced in the 90’s.  1996 first time in baseball history where 16 players hit over 40 runs.  1994-1995 Strike, canceled the post season and world series.

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10  Greatest players include Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemiux, Jaromir Jagr, Steve Yzerman, Peter Forsburg, Joe Sakic, and Partrick Roy.  Gretzky won 4 Stanley cups with the oilers. Numerous other trophies such as the Hart memorial trophy 9 times, and the Art Ross trophy 10 times.  Lemiux and Jagr both major aspects to the Penguins winning their Stanley cups In 91 an 92.  Yzerman captain of the Red Wings for 1, 303 games, the longest in history.  Penguins won 2 of their 3 Stanley cups in 1991 and 1992.  1991 The NHL introduced video review.  1994 A 103 day lockout started the 1993-1994 season.

11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu1Hq-13JcY

12  Line Dances (Macarena & Cha Cha Slide)  WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?)  Oprah’s Book Club  Tamagotchi  Pokémon  Push-Pops  Tae Bo  Chat Rooms  Furby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CbrbYqU-Wg&feature=related

13  used to make a statement about current events or the pop-culture.  Expresses someone’s own individuality  referred to as the “decade of anti-fashion”  loss of vibrant 80s  more simplistic designs, colors, patterns  extremely casual (result of ‘casual Fridays’)  earned over $100 billion every year  industry was tough and competitive  trendsetters = Generation X (the Xers)  Styles included preppie, grunge, and goth.  Popular retail stores were Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, American Eagle, and Gap.

14  Formal:  long, black dresses  earthy / neutral tones  business suits  Casual:  oversized sweater  stir-up jeans  denim  lace blouses  flared jeans  turtlenecks  wedge shoes  Hairstyles:  pixie cut that was straight, smooth  Women did not have to prove their strong like they did in the 80s.  very comfortable

15  Formal:  considered out-of-style to wear suits  dressed ‘smart-casual’  Casual:  flannel  khaki slacks  converses  black leather jackets  graphic print t-shirts  overalls  Hairstyles:  bowl-cut  spiky hair  surfer hair (long)  flattop  The preppy style was more popular among men.

16  Started airing shows and cartoons with more adult humor  TV ratings and parental controls had been put into use  TVG, TVY7, TVMA

17  Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993)  Boy Meets World (1993)  Goosebumps (1995)  Bob the Builder (1996)  Blue's Clues (1996)  Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)  Dragon Tales (1999)  Spongebob Squarepants (1999)

18  The Simpsons (1989)  Seinfeld (1989)  Beavis and Butthead (1992)  Frasier (1993)  Friends (1994)  7th Heaven (1996)  King of the Hill (1997)  South Park (1997)  Futurama (1999)

19  Invention of cell phones & internet caused big boom in economy and completely changed how businesses worked.  As the quality of information improved, businesses operated more efficiently (E-Mail)  Information technologies allowed for quicker delivery times

20  Invention of cell phones and voicemail made life much easier for everyone.  With long distance calling, one person could talk to another person on the opposite side of the world.  With the invention of text messaging, people could easily communicate with one another without having to call each other every time they needed to say something

21  Nations have also become connected to one another through Globalization  Globalization affects trade and the relations with other nations  This has greatly affected the US specifically with our trade relationship with China

22  VHS movies changed to DVD disks  MP3’s paved the way for future devices (IPods)  GPS  Digital Cameras  Instant Messaging (AIM, MSN)  Hubble Space Telescope (revolutionized astronomy)  Extra solar Planets detected  Internet businesses (Amazon, EBay, Google, Yahoo, etc.)  PDA’s  DVR  Home Gaming Consoles with 3D graphics  Game cartridges converted to CDs  First Hybrid Car (1997)  DNA identification found wide application in Criminal Law

23  Dance-Pop  Teen Pop  Industrial Rock  Grunge  Alternative  Britpop  Electronica  Techno and House  Hip Hop  Gangsta Rap

24  Evolved from hardcore hip hop and its main culture behind it reflects urban crime and the violent lifestyles of inner- city youths  Lyrics vary from accurate reflections to fictionalized accounts  Pioneered in the late 80s by Schooly D and Ice-T, but it became popular in the early 90s by N.W.A.

25  Dr. Dre  Ice Cube  Eazy-E  Run DMC  Public Enemy  Tupac Shakur  Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls, Babay Babay)  Snoop Dogg  Wu Tang Clan  Cam’ron (KillaCam)  Big L  Andre Nickatina  Mase and many others…

26  Gangsta rap became the most lucrative subgenre of hip-hop.  Some rappers connected to gangs.  Controversial attention by promoting violence, crime, profanity, sex, homophobia, racism, promiscuity, misogyny, rape, street gangs, drug- dealing and abuse of narcotics and alcohol.

27  Britney Spears  NSYNC  Backstreet Boys  Aaron Carter  Nirvana  Pearl Jam  Radiohead  Green Day  Beastie Boys (R.I.P. MCA)  Red Hot Chili Peppers  Spice Girls  LL Cool J  Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch  Dave Matthews Band  TLC  Destiny’s Child


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