Health and Safety

US Major Events

Vietnam War

11/01/1955 - 04/30/1975

Iran Hostage Crisis

11/4/1979 - 1/20/1981

Standardization of Internet Protocol Suite

1982

This connected the entire globe on one network and allowed people from every corner of the planet to communicate in a matter of mere seconds.

Hubble Telescope Lanuched

4/24/1990

Persian Gulf War

8/2/1990 - 2/28/1991

9/11

09/11/2001

The Great Recession

8/7/2007 - 2009

Obama Takes Office

11/4/2008

Expansionism

Pentagon Papers Leaked and Published in NY Times

6/13/1971

Paris Peace Accords

1/27/1973

1973 Oil Crisis

10/1973 - 3/1974

Camp David Accords

9/17/1978

Operation Desert Storm

1/16/1991

Industrialization

Biological Weapon Convention

4/10/1972

Alaska Land Act

12/02/1980

Protecting Alaskan wild land because of the excessive expansion and energy use due to the growing economy.

First Successful Use of DNA Profiling in a Criminal Trial

1987

"In 1987, genetic fingerprinting was used in criminal court for the first time in the trial of a man accused of unlawful intercourse with a mentally handicapped 14-year-old female who gave birth to a baby."
Joseph Wambaugh, The Blooding (New York, New York: A Perigord Press Book, 1989), 316.

Chemical Warfare After-Effects

03/01/1991

"As with any war, there are the veterans to consider. The veterans of the Persian Gulf War experienced a war unlike any other. The technology used made it a modern war—a new kind of war. That technology brought with it some new side affects. Chemical warfare was not new, but new chemicals gave the Persian Gulf War a new twist.

Gulf War veterans were subjected to chemical pollutants from burning oil fields, garbage dumps, and insecticides. They also received inoculations to protect against germ warfare. Thousands of veterans have reported ailments ranging from fatigue and headache to aching joints and lack of concentration."
"The War in the Gulf, 1980-1992 (Overview)." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 23 May 2013.

Y2K

1/12000

Y2K greatly showed the danger that technology could cause and the extreme dependency on technology that the whole world (particularly the United States) has.