APUSH Timeline

Foreign

Communist forces occupy Saigon → Vietnam War ends

1975

Camp David peace talks lead to Camp David Accords

1978

United States normalizes diplomatic ties with China

1978

Shah leaves Iran → Ayatollah Khomeini returns

1979

Sixty-six Americans taken hostage in Iran

1979

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

Unsuccessful US attempt to rescue hostages in Iran

1980

Boland amendment prohibits funding for overthrowing the government of Nicaragua

1982

Bombing of Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon

1983

US invasion of Grenada

1983

First of five summit meetings between Reagan and Gorbachev held in Geneva

1985

Reagan-Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik, Iceland

1986

Chinese tanks crush Tiananmen Square protests leading to US sanctions on China

1989

Marines land in Panama to oust Panamanian dictator Manuel Noreiga

1989

Germany → fall of Berlin Wall

1989

First free elections in Poland lead to Solidarity, winning and creating a non-Communist government

1989

East and West Germany unified

1991

Operation Desert Storm restores Kuwait's independence

1991

Soviet Union disbands

1991

Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia

1995

Osama Bin Laden announces Holy War against US

1998

The world survives the Y2K scare

2000

United States installs new interim government in Afghanistan

2001

United States invades Iraq → overthrows Saddam Hussein

2003

Abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison comes to light

2004