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Ronald Reagan

Began funding for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), aka. "Star Wars"

Gerald Ford

Urged Americans to Whip Inflation Now

Gerald Ford

Pardoned President Nixon of any crimes he may have committed in the Watergate Scandal

James Carter

Helped negotiate the Camp David Accords peace treaty between Egypt and Israel

James Carter

The Iran hostage crisis contributed to this president not being reelected

Ronald Reagan

Said that government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem

James Carter

Boycotted 1980 Olympics and put grain embargo against U.S.S.R. for invading Afghanistan

Ronald Reagan

Initiated deregulation

Menachem Begin

Prime Minister of Israel who signed the Camp David Accords

Anwar Sadat

President of Egypt who signed the Camp David Accords

Mikhail Gorbachev

Last Soviet leader. Signed I.N.F. Treaty with Reagan

Ayatollah Khomeini

Leader of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the Shah of Iran

Geraldine Ferraro

First female vice presidential candidate of a major political party

Sandra Day O'Connor

First female Supreme Court Justice

Jerry Falwell

Televangelist co-founder of the Moral Majority

Oliver North

Involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal

Tom Wolfe

Wrote Bonfire of the Vanities. Called 1970s the "Me Decade"


A slow down of the economy with rising prices is called

Iran-Contra Scandal

Political scandal associated with the Reagan administration


O.P.E.C. is a


These people represented the materialism of 1980s culture

James Watt

Environmentalists were unhappy with this Secretary of Interior

Proposition 13

Movement in California to lower property taxes

Supply-side Economics

Proper term for trickle down economics

Nancy Reagan

First lady behind the Just Say No anti-drug program

Steve Jobs

Founder of Apple Computer Company


Favors tax cuts


Support for social welfare programs


Favors less government regulations on businesses


Supports strong environmental protections

William Clinton

Welfare Reform and Family Leave Acts were passes as well as N.A.F.T.A.

George H.W. Bush

Engaged the U.S. in the first Persian Gulf War to liberate Kuwait

George H.W. Bush

Said, "read my lips. No new taxes," but ended up raising taxes

George W. Bush

No Child Left Behind legislation was passed

William Clinton

Sent troops as part of N.A.T.O. peacekeeping in the Balkans to stop ethnic cleansing

George W. Bush

Engaged U.S. in invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11

George H.W. Bush

President when the Cold War came to an end

William Clinton

Cleared of involvement in the Whitewater Affair

George W. Bush

Election decided by a Supreme Court decision

William Clinton

Was impeached by the House of Representatives

Saddam Hussein

Former dictator of Iraq

Lech Walesa

Led Solidarity union in Poland

Osama bin Laden

Former leader of al Qaeda

Mikhail Gorbachev

Last leader of U.S.S.R.

Yassir Arafat

Leader of P.L.O. terrorist group

Manuel Noriega

Former dictator Panama

Al Gore

Lost 2000 election to George W. Bush after Florida vote controversy

Norman Schwarzkopf

General in charge of Operation Desert Storm

Colin Powell

First African-American Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State

Ralph Nader

Consumer advocate who ran for the Green Party in 2000

Timothy McVeigh

Domestic terrorist responsible for Oklahoma City bombing

Newt Gingrich

Republican who created Contract With America

Ross Perot

Billionaire candidate for Reform Party. Advocated budget cuts


Scandal involving President Nixon

Savings & Loan

Scandal involving President George H.W. Bush


Scandal involving President Reagan


Scandal involving President Clinton


Since 1980 North Carolina has voted Democratic in presidential elections (except one)


Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. currently


The 1990s was the decade that the internet was first publicly available


The U.S. population has moved north and east to the rustbelt


Al Qaeda was not responsible for the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon but was responsible for the 1998 attack on U.S. embassies in Africa, 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole, and 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in N.Y. City

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