AP U.S. History Notes

1980-1990

  • 1982
    • Equal Rights Amendment dies
    • CIA Organizes contra war against Nicaragua's Sandinista government
  • 1983
    • 239 U.S. Marines die in Beirut terrorist attack
    • U.S. Invasion of Grenada
    • Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars)
  • 1984
    • Geraldine Ferraro chosen as vice presidential running mate on Democratic ticket
    • Reagan defeats Walter Mondale in landslide
    • Congress bars military aid to contras
  • 1986
    • William Rehnquist becomes chief justice of the Supreme Court
    • Antonin Scalia joins the Supreme Court
  • 1988
    • Oliver North, John Poindexter, and other Iran-contra figures indicted
    • Reagan signs INF Treaty in Moscow
    • George Herbert Walker Bush elected President
    • Anthony Kennedy joins the Supreme Court
  • 1989
    • Oliver North convicted of Iran-contra role
    • Massive Alaskan oil spill by Exxon Valdez
    • U.S. Invasion of Panama; Manuel Noriega overthrown
    • China's rulers crush prodemocracy movement
    • Berlin Wall is opened
  • 1990
    • Iraq invades Kuwait
    • Recession begins
    • Germany reunited; Soviet troops start withdrawal from Eastern Europe
    • David H. Souter joins the Supreme Court

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Aboukhadijeh, Feross. "1980-1990" StudyNotes.org. Study Notes, LLC., 17 Nov. 2012. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/timelines/1980-1990/>.
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