M.Hanson 1975-2013

Presidents

Gerald Ford (R)

1974 - 1977

Jimmy Carter (D)

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan (R)

1981 - 1989

George Bush (R)

1989 - 1993

William J. Clinton (D)

1993 - 2001

George W. Bush (R)

2001 - 2009

Barack Obama (D)

2009 - 2013

Legislation, Amendments, Supreme Court Decisions

Voting Rights Act

1975 - 1976

American Indian Religious Freedom Act

1978 - 1979

University of California v. Bakke

1978 - 1979

Family and Medical Leave Act

1993 - 1994

Welfare Reform

1996 - 1997

Clinton is impeached on two counts

1998 - 1999

Revisit of Lawrence v. Texas

2003 - 2004

Revisit of Bowers v. Hardwick

2003 - 2004

Shelby v Holder at the Supreme Court

2013 - 2014

World Events

South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam

1975 - 1976

Soviets lose war in Afganistan

1979 - 1988

Revolution in Iran;Americans held hostage

1979 - 1980

Solidarity in Poland

1980 - 1981

Gorbachev unravels Soviet system

1985 - 1989

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

1989 - 1991

South Africa accepts racial equality

1990 - 1993

Yugoslavia breaks up; Serbia contained

1992 - 1999

NAFTA Formed

1992 - 1993

China emerges as economic giant

2000 - 2001

Taliban Removed

2001 - 2002

Iraq War

2003 - 2004

Web social networking facilitates revolution

2011 - 2013

Technology

Human Powered Flight

1977 - 1978

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

1978 - 1979

Tirivial Pursuit

1979 - 1980

Veggie Patty

1981 - 1982

Computer Gaming

1982 - 1983

Cabbage Patch Kids

1983 - 1984

Mobile Phone

1983 - 1984

Smooth Staple

1988 - 1989

World Wide Web

1991 - 1992

Water Disinfection System

1992 - 1993

Beanie Babies

1993 - 1994

LeapFrog

1995 - 1996

Teletubbies

1997 - 1998

Google

1998 - 1999

W-O-D Project

1999 - 2000

JD Batball

2000 - 2001

IPOD

2001 - 2002

ROOMBA robotic vacuum

2002 - 2003

Magic Sponge Blocks

2005 - 2006

Multiplication Madness

2006 - 2007

Society and Culture

Viking 1 & 2 Lands on Mars

1976 - 1977

Jerry Falwell founds the Moral Majority

1978 - 1979

"War on Drugs" jails 1/5 of young black men

1980 - 1981

Reagan proposes Star Wars and increases military funding

1983 - 1984

Gulf War is first U.S. reduction of a regional power

1991 - 1992

Welfare Reform

1996 - 1997

Robust economy creates longest prosperity in U.S. history

1997 - 1998

Budget goes into surplus

1999 - 2000

US nuclear superiority conventional inadequacy

2000 - 2001

9/11 terror attack alerts America

2001 - 2002

Global financial crisis and recession

2008 - 2009

Healthcare reform births 'Tea Party'

2009 - 2010