【历史】AP U.S. History Timeline AP美国史时间轴(四)

Do you know your AP U.S. History chronology? Use these handy timelines to help you memorize important dates in U.S. History.

1970-1980

  • 1971

    ○Nixon opens talks with China

    ○Wage-price controls

    ○My Lai massacre revealed

    ○Pentagon Papers published

  • 1972

    ○Intensive bombing of North Vietnam

    ○Watergate

    ○Nixon re-elected

    ○GNP over 1 trillion

  • 1973

    ○Cease-fire in Vietnam

    ○U. S. forces withdraw

    ○Spiro Agnew resigns

  • 1974

    ○Watergate tapes

    ○Nixon resigns, Ford’s pardon

    ○Serious inflation and recession

  • 1975

    ○Vietnam falls

    ○44% of married women employed

  • 1976

    ○Bicentennial

    ○Jimmy Carter elected President

  • 1977: Human rights
  • 1978

    ○Camp David Accords

    ○Panama Canal treaties ratified

  • 1979

    ○SALT 2 completed

    ○U. S. recognizes china

    ○American Embassy in Iran occupied

    ○USSR invaded Afghanistan

  • 1980

    ○U. S. boycotts Olympics, withdraws from SALT 2

    ○Reagan elected President


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


1990-2000

  • 1991

    ○Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

    ○U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign treaty reducing strategic nuclear arms by 25%

    ○Soviet Republics declare independence

    ○Clarence Thomas joins the Supreme Court

  • 1992

    ○Recession recovery

    ○Supreme Court upholds Roe v. Wade

    ○Bill Clinton elected President

  • 1993

    ○Congress approves NAFTA treaty

    ○Recession Ends

    ○Ruth Bader Ginsberg joins the Supreme Court

    ○World Trade Center bombed

  • 1994

    ○Republican victory in Mid-term Elections

    ○Stephen G. Breyer joins Supreme Court

  • 1996

    ○Bill Clinton re – elected President

  • 1998

    ○Monica Lewinsky Scandal breaks

    ○Operation Desert Thunder

    ○House Judiciary Committee sends 4 articles of Impeachment

    ○Bill Clinton is Impeached by the United States House of Representatives

  • 1999: Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate
  • 2000: George W. Bush elected President of the United States

2000 to present

  • 2001

    ○Sen. Jeffords of Vermont leaves the Republican Party, thus upsetting Republican majority in the Senate

    ○World Trade Center, and Pentagon attacked by Terrorists, along with a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania

    ○Operation Enduring Freedom and War against Terrorism begins

    ○George W. Bush’s approval ratings soar to 94%

  • 2002

    ○Bi – Partisan Education Reform Bill signed into law

  • More to come…
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