Social Studies Timeline (1974-2000)

Main

Presidents

Genald R. Ford

1974 - 1977

Republican

James E. Carter

1977 - 1981

Democrat

Ronald W. Reagan

1981 - 1989

Republican

George H. W. Bush

1989 - 1993

Republican

William J. Clinton

1993 - 2001

Democrat

Senate

Democrat

1973 - 1981

Republicans

1981 - 1987

Democrats

1987 - 1995

Republicans

1995 - 2001

House Of Reprensentatives

Democrats

1973 - 1995

Republicans

1995 - 2001

Legislation

President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act.

1970 - 1971

Nixon resigns the Presidency

1974 - 1975

President Gerald Ford signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act.

1975 - 1976

Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in the Presidential contest.

1976 - 1977

Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in the Presidential contest.

1980 - 1981

Reagan is shot

1981 - 1982

President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act

1982 - 1983

Bill Clinton is inaugurated President

1993 - 1994

Clinton is impeached on two counts

1998 - 1999

Wars & World Events

Revolution in Iran; Americans Held Hostage

1979 - 1980

Cold War Ended

1989 - 1991

Gulf War

1991 - 1992

NAFTA

1992 - 1993

Technology

Post-it Notes

1974 - 1975

Personal Computer

1976 - 1977

Human Powered Flight

1977 - 1978

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

1978 - 1979

Tirivial Pursuit

1979 - 1980

Veggie Patty

1981 - 1982

Computer Gaming

1982 - 1983

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

Society && Culture

Sixties energy wins specific battles: feminism, ecology...

1970 - 1979

George Lucas Star Wars

1977 - 1978

Punk Rock

1978 - 1984

"War on Drugs"

1980 - 1989

Reagan proposes Star Wars

1983 - 1984

Rap Music

1984 - Present

Gulf War

1991 - 1992