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Modern Times

1970's, 1980's,1990's and 2000's

Watergate former CIA agents working for Richard Nixon broke into Democratic headquarters in Washington D.C. President Richard Nixon tried to cover-up the investigation. President Nixon resigned as President.
Camp David Accords President Jimmy Carter of the United States in 1977 invited the President of Egypt and Prime Minister of Israel to the United States to end a thirty year war between Israel and Egypt.
Iran Hostage Crisis United States embassy officials who was kidnapped for over a year.
Sandra Day O'Connor 1st women that was a Supreme Court Justice in 1981
Iran Contra Affair In 1986 United States was secretly selling the Iranian government weapons and giving the money to anti-communist rebels in South America. United States congress was not aware of this.
Persian Gulf War In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait. United States attacked Iraq. After, the United States attacked Iraq, they agreed to remove troops from Kuwait.
Sam Walton businessman who founded Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
Bill Gates businessman who founded Microsoft
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon killing 3000 Americans.
Barack Obama elected 1st African American president in 2008
Environmental Protection Agency monitor and protects air and water pollution standards.
Richard Nixon Republican President of the United States from 1969-74. Resigned in 1974 because of the Watergate Scandal.
Ronald Reagan Republican President of the United States from 1980-88. Oldest elected president.
Hurricane Katrina- 2005 storm in New Orleans, Louisiana that killed 1800 people, 2nd most expensive storm in United States History.
Sonia Sotomayor 1st Hispanic that was a Supreme Court Justice in 2009.
Created by: rcurtis
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