Timeline 1975-Present

Presidents

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagen

1981 - 1989

George Bush

1989 - 1993

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama

2009 - Present

Legislation, Republicans, Supreme Court

O'Connor v. Donaldson

1975

Craig v. Boren

1976

Nixon v. General Service Administal

1977

Regents of the Unviersity of Califronia v. Bakke

1978

Strickland v. Washington

1984

Bowers v. Hardwick

1986

Planned Parenthood of Se. Pa. v. Casey

1992

Godine v. Moran

1993

Rosenburg v. University of Virginia

1995

United States v. Lopez

1995

Adarand Constructions Inc. v. Pena

1995

Romer v. Evans

1996

United States v. Virginia

1996

Vacco v. Quill

1997

Washington v. Glucksberg

1997

Lawrence v. Texas

2003

Grutter V. Bollinger

2003

Stenberg v. Carhart

2007

Ricci v. DeStefano

2009

United States v. Antoine Jones

2012

World Events (relevant to U.S.)

Oil Chemical Atomic Workers Union strike

1975

Tax reduction act signed into law

1975

National Airlines strike

1975

Auto workers strike

1976

Longshoremen's strike against East and Gulf Coast ports

1977

OPEC announced a freeze on crude oil prices until December 16.

1978

American hostages released from Iran.

1981

Deregulation of oil and gas industry announced, effective immediately.

1981

President Reagan signs both the tax- and budget-cut bills into law

1981

Unemployment rate nationally hits 9.0 percent tying the post-WW II high

1982

Super NOW accounts introduced

1983

Space shuttle Challenger exploded the spacecraft & seven crew members died

1986

Pan American flight 103 from London to New York crashes in Scotland, killing 283

1988

Cold War ends

1991

Bomb blast at the New York's World Trade Center

1993

China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong.

1997

President Bush declares conclusion of major combat operations in Iraq.

2003

Saddam Hussein captured by American troops

2003

Barack Obama inaugurated as the 44th President of the U.S.

2009

BP massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010

Superstorm Sandy slams the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

2012

Technology

Digital LSI-11 microcomputer

1975

cryptographic key

1975

Amdahl 470V6 at NASA Goddard SFC

1975

installation of Microsoft

1979

Apple

1996

US Robotics

1996

Solar Tower

2002

SixthSense

2009

Society & Culture

AIDS

1980 - Present

Internet

1992

Social Media Popularity

2000 - Present

Facebook was created

2004

Youtube was created

2005

Creation of Instagram

2010