Late 1980's - 2000

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Late 1980's - 2000

Late 1980's - 2000

Fall of Berlin WallIn 1987 President Ronald Reagan gave a speech in Berlin where he asked the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to "Tear down this Wall!" During that time the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse. Losing their hold on East Germany. A few years later in 1989 the announcement was made. The borders were open and people could freely move between Eastern and Western Germany. Much of the wall was torn down by people chipping away as they celebrated the end to a divided Germany. On October 3, 1990 Germany was officially reunified into a single country. "

Tiananmen Square Protest in ChinaA massive demonstration for democratic reform, begun on Tiananmen Square by Chinese students in April, 1989, was brutally repressed on June 3 and 4, 1989. It was initiated to demand the posthumous rehabilitation of former Communist Party Chairman Hu Yaobang."

The Persian Gulf WarSaddam Hussein invaded his small, oil-rich neighbor in the summer of 1990, the Department had a huge international crisis, the first one after the Cold War. Bush forged an international coalition consisting of the NATO allies and the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt to oppose Iraqi aggression. Russia did not commit troops, but it joined the United States in condemning Iraq, its long-time client state. The Department of State had a big role for this grand coalition’s effective air campaign in January 1991, followed “Operation Desert Storm,” a 100-hour land war, which expelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait.

The End of the Cold WarThroughout the 1980s, the Soviet Union fought an increasingly frustrating war in Afghanistan. At the same time, the Soviet economy faced the costs of the arms race. Attempted reforms at home left the Soviet Union unwilling to rebuff challenges to its control in Eastern Europe. During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics. With stunning speed, the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end."

Gorbachev-perestroika, glasnost, end of Soviet UnionWhen Mikhail S. Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, he launched his nation on a dramatic new course. His dual program of “perestroika” (“restructuring”) and “glasnost” (“openness”) introduced big changes in economic practice, internal affairs and international relations. Within five years, Gorbachev’s revolutionary program swept communist governments throughout Eastern Europe from power and brought an end to the Cold War (1945-91). following World War II. Gorbachev’s actions also inadvertently set the stage for the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, which dissolved into 15 individual republics. He resigned from office on December 25, 1991."

George H. Bush 1988-1992, Bill Clinton 1992-2000

The Technological RevolutionThe development and advancement of digital technologies started with one fundamental idea: The Internet.From the 1990s the World Wide Web had been introduced, and by 1996 the Internet became a normal part of most business operations. By the late 1990s, the Internet became a part of everyday life for almost half of the American population.2000s - By this decade, the Digital Revolution had begun to spread all over the developing world; mobile phones were commonly seen, the number of Internet users continued to grow, and the television started to transition from using analog to digital signals.

AmeriCorpsIt's a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in intensive community service work with the goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community". Members commit to full-time or part-time positions offered by a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. The program is often compared to the Peace Corps as its domestic counterpart

Mauricio Labat

NAFTAIs an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral rules-based trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

Clinton's Impeachment"William Jefferson Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice today by a divided House of Representatives, which recommended virtually along party lines that the Senate remove the nation's 42d President from office."After this Clinton became only the second President in history to be impeached, in a stunning day that also brought the resignation of the incoming Speaker of the House, Robert L. Livingston.Dec. 19, 1998 by NY Times

Dayton AccordsDayton AccordsPeace agreement reached at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, United States, in November 1995, and formally signed in Paris on 14 December 1995. These accords put an end to the 3 1⁄2-year-long Bosnian War, one of the Yugoslav Wars.

Global Warming IssuesThe 90s was a decade of unprecedented research into environmental problems, and people really understood the danger of it, and the causes that it can carry. During this decade a largely destruction of tropical rain forests, entire species of animals, plants and insects began to extinct at the fastest rate in human history. (Some of them caused by all the gas emitions after the Industrial Revolution until that decade.

George H. Bush

Bill Clinton

Berlin Wall Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_BCiejRqI


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