Social Studies II Timeline 1975-Present

Presidents

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

George Bush

1989 - 1993

William J. Clinton

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama

2009 - 2013

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court(Landmark decisions)

Individuals with Disabilities Act

1975

The Age Discrimination Act

1975

Nixon v. General Services Administration

1977

Ford v. Wainwright

1986

27th Amendment

1992

Planned Parenthood of Se. Pa. v. Casey

1992

Lee v. Weisman

1992

World Events

South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam

1975

Soviets lose war in Afganistan

1979 - 1988

Revolution in Iran; 66 Americans held Hostage

1979

U.S.S.R dissolves into republics; Cold War over

1989 - 1991

NAFTA Formed

1992

Iraq War

2003

Technology

Supersonic passenger plane

1976

Fiber-optics

1977

Apple II Computer

1977

Cell Phone

1978

Artificial Blood

1979

Abortion Pill

1982

Genetically Engineered Insulin

1982

Compact disc

1983

Gas-Electric Car

2000

Society & Culture

Punk Rock

1978 - 1984

MTV

1981

"Married with Children" Popular TV Show

1987 - 1997

Cable service became popular

1989

"Friends" TV Show was Popular

1994 - 2004

Internet and Cellphones revolutionize communication

2000