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Transcript of American History
This was important to the 1980's because it was
a big event. Its not everyday that a volcano erupts.
It destroyed a lot of land and let out toxic fums The Titanic was found in 1985 and the
bottom of the sea. This was a big event in the
1980's because for a long time there was questions
and mystery surrounding the stories and now
there was proof. Bill Gates created Microsoft. This
was a big deal for the 1980's! This
took our technology to a whole new
level. Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.
They finally stated to celebrate his birthday
and it became a national holiday. This was
huge because it showed that America was
changing and showed that the civil rights
act was truly being followed. George Bush's inauguration in 1989 and
became the 41st president of the United States.
This will bring change to American as a new
president starts his new term. Princess Diana was murdered in 1981, this effected people greatly. People were in pure shock. Deaths and self harming of girls around the same age were being common. CocoCola changed there flavor for the better!
There first change in over ninety years. Epcot's grand opening was in 1982. A place
to have a good time and take your mind off
the stress of the world. Quotes •"We don't have an option of living with inflation and its attendant tragedy.…We have an alternative, and that is the program for economic recovery. True, it'll take time for the favorable effects of our program to be felt. So, we must begin now. The people are watching and waiting. They don't demand miracles. They do expect us to act. Let us act together." Reagan •This quote by Reagan means that we don't have complete control over the bad things in our economy, but we do have the power to pull ourselves out of a slump and reform out economy. People don't expect it to happen now but with in time they want to see changes made. •Reagan says this quote during the 1980’s campaign speech. It means that you don’t know how bad it can get till it starts happening to you. So right now you see people struggling in a recession and it becomes a depression to you once it starts happening to you. Its about how people view what a depression or a recession is. •"A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his." -Reagan The INF Treaty was signed in 1896, it stands for
intermediate range nuclear forces. It was an
agreement between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
It eliminates all ground launched nuclear missiles
with a range of up to 3400 miles. The space shuttle challenger explodes. It explodes 73 seconds after liftoff. It made a big impact on the 1980's because space travel was not common. Political Cartoons This political cartoon shows that during
the 1980's there was a lot of dumping of
toxic wastes. This political cartoon is showing the efforts toward gun control laws. The federal Gun Control Act of 1869 banned the sales of guns and ammunition. In 1986 legislators supported gun control so it helped them get elected. Congress, L. o. (2010, October 22). Herblocks History, Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Mellemium. Retrieved December 20, 2012, from log.gov: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/invasion.html Reagan Quotes. (n.d.). Retrieved December 19, 2012, from pbs.org: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/reagan-quotes/ 1970's •Perestroika- Was a political movement during the 1980’s. Its literal meaning is “restructuring”, referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system. It allows more independent actions from various ministries and introduced some market-like reforms. •Glasnost- Was a policy which called for increased openness and transparency in government institutions and activities in the Soviet Union. Introduced in the second half of the 1980s. •The Civic Forum-A political movement in the Czech part of Czechoslovakia, established during the Velvet Revolution in 1989. It's purpose was to unify the anti-authoritarian forces in Czechoslovakia and to overthrow the communist regime. In this, they succeeded and Václav Havel, its leader and founder, was elected president on December 29, 1989. •The Velvet Revolution-Was a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that took place from November 17 to December 29, 1989. Dominated by student and other popular demonstrations against the one-party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, it saw to the collapse of the party's control of the country, and the subsequent conversion from Czech Stalinism to capitalism. •Solidarity- Polish Labor Union which fundamentally weakened communist control in that country. •Strategic defense Initiative- (SDI) - Reagan’s plan to defend against the Nukes 1. Ground Based- Patriot Missiles 2. Satellite Based. •Tight money- cut government spending and encourages the Federal Reserve to restrict credit by increasing credit rates. •Internet- a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange. •Microsoft-This computer company sent the U.S. down an information superhighway. The internet and computer discs allowed for more information to be available to anyone at the click of a button. •Ronald Reagan- first elected president in 1980 and elected again in 1984. He ran on a campaign based on the common man and "populist" ideas. •Supply Side Economics-a school of economics that believes tax cuts can help an economy by raising supply. •New Rights Coalition-Group of fundamentalists Christians who have supported many Republican candidates since about 1980. •Challenger Disaster- occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. •Operation Eagle Claw- A failed rescue mission for the captured Americans. •New Federalism-federal government has too much control and wants more power to go to local governments. cbm340. (2011, May 12). 1980's. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from Quizlet.com: http://quizlet.com/cmb340 15 Terms 10 Pictures Kent State Shooting was on May 4th in
1970. Ohio National Guard fired into
the crowd of demonstrators, The ended
up killing four and wounding nine. No one
was ever held responsible for the deaths or
injured.This greatly divided the country
during the time period of Vietnam. The Beatles split, it was announced on
April 17th in 1970. McCartney and
Lennon officially broke ties. The Beatles
went there separate ways and had there
own solo careers. Watergate Scandal, is known for bring Nixon
to an end. The Watergate scandal was when Nixon
had bugged the democrats to ease drop and find out
information to use against them. Nixon gave multiple
speeches regarding the scandal but the most important
speech was on April 29th 1974. This was the day Nixon finally revealed the White House tapes. The only thing wrong was there was eighteen minutes missing from the tapes. Anti ballistic missile treaty, was a treaty
between the Soviet Union and the U.S. It
stated that they each agreed on only having two ABM deployment areas. This treaty was signed in Moscow on May 26th, 1972. Right to vote at age eighteen is the 26th
Amendment. It gives the right to every
citizen of the United States who are eighteen
or older the right to vote in the United States. Abortion Rights, it was finally
passed that abortion was the women's choice. From
1970's to present day abortion has always been a heated
disagreement. It started out illegal then moved down
to allowing it but by a certain deadline. From then on
the rights have been improved for women's rights. Vietnam war ends on April, 30th, 1975. A
drastic effect on the end of the was was the fall
of Saigon. American troops started arriving
there in 1965, and the war finally ends ten years
later. With the United States gone South Vietnam
began to fall. Abolish death penalty was becoming a little
more popular. in the 70's thirty-nine states
allowed death penalties and there were only
six states that had abolished it. As time when
on more and more states came to realize death
penalties weren't always necessary. The
percentage of states with death penalties began
to drop. Nixon visits China in 1972. Nixon was trying
to create peace in Vietnam. Nixon made many
promises like reducing the military in Taiwan.
Nixon feared that China would be making deals
behind his back so he wanted to ensure them
some peace of Vietnam. Apollo 16 lands on moon. Its main goal
was to explore and sample North Ray
crater. This was a huge deal for the U.S.
Once again we sent up a successful mission.
This makes us one more step ahead of the
game against other counties. 10 Pictures Persian Gulf War was in 1991. The United
States entered the war once Iraq invaded
Kuwait. Forty-eight other countries joined
in. war started in the air and ended on the
ground. Once on the ground Iraq troops had
surrendered. Iraq forces were then removed
but leaving Saddam Hussein in power. Bill Clinton was impeached. There had
been many allegations against Clinton,
the biggest ones were perjury, obstruction
of justice, and the sexual encounters with
Monica Lewinsky. In December 1998, the
House of Representatives approved the
obstruction of justice and perjury charges.
The impeachment never went through
because the public sided with the democrats
who wanted to keep him in office. Dolly the Sheep being cloned. February
24th, 1997 an announcement is made about the possible cloning of human beings.
Scotland had been the first to successfully
clone. The cloned Dolly the sheep by using
identical genetic makeup of her mother.
Clinton felt that it was unethical for U.S to
use it for human cloning. OJ Simpson trial was on the murder of
his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her boyfriend
Ronald Goldman. OJ was a suspect of the
crime, he left many trails of evidence that led
straight to him. His blood was found at the
scene, he had cuts on his hands, his ex-wife's
blood was also found in his car, and he has
violent past of beating his ex-wife. At the end
of the nine month trial he was found not guilty.
In 1997 when the families sued, he was found
guilty in civil court. OJ ended up paying $33.5
million dollars. The World Trade Center gets bombed on February 26,1993. Mohammad Salameh
drove a van into the parking garage. The lifted the fuse that set off the bomb and left. The bomb killed six and left over one thousand injured. This was seen as the worst attack on America. The two man who planed the attack were found and sentenced for life. On July 26th 1996 a bomb had gone off
at the Olympics held in Atlanta. One one
had died but many were injured. Another
bomb had been found after the first one
had gone off, luckily it was or else many
lives could have been lost. The World Wide Web was the beginning
of the internet. It took technology to the
next level. You couldn't do much on it but
with little improvements here and there
thats how the internet today came about. Madeleine Albright was the first women
secretary of state. She served under Clinton
for four years. December 1996, she was
confirmed, and in January 1997 she was
sworn in. She ended her term in 2001.
Albright was all for the expansion of NATO
and free-market democratization. January 1st, 2000 was the day that the computers
where supposed to malfunction. Its know as the Y2K
scare. The scare was that all computer systems would
stop working on December 31st, 1999. They thought
the computers couldn't handle the new century change.
The scare of all computers crashing ended up never
happening. President Bill Clinton is reveled about his sex
scandal in 1998. Clinton was having and affair
with the White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Later Clinton will testify about his relations with
the intern and later is almost impeached. Work Cited 10 pictures Hurricane Katrina hits in August of 2005,
whipping out the Gulf states. Katrina was
listed as a category five hurricane. The Mayor
of New Orleans issues the advice for evacuation
but it was to late. On August 29th the storm
finally hit, leaving a tremendous amount of damage.
Over 250,000 buildings were destroyed and
around 1,500 lives were lost. Obama is elected as President of the United
States. The election was in 2008, it was between
Barrack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton.
The is was the first time that an African American
was running for president as well as the first time for
a women running. Obama and Clinton were both Democrats and McCain was the republican party.
In the end Obama got the win with 365 electoral
votes and fifty three percent of the popular vote.
Thus having a democrat in office it switched the
power pendulum back to democrats from republicans. American enters the Iraq war in 2003. United States
and Great Britain planed the remove mass weapons
and the leader Saddam Hussein. On December 13th
Hussein was captured. The troops remained in Iraq
to search for other terrorist activities. The Iraq war
was the longest and most recent war in American
history. September 11th, 2001 was the day the
twin towers fell. Around nine in the
morning the first plane struck the first
building. Seventeen minutes later the
second plane hit the other twin tower.
Another plan had hit the pentagon killing
the sixty-four passengers and the 125
people on the ground. Other lives were
lost from trying to help people trapped.
There was a total of 2,973 lives lost that
day from the attack. Osama Bin Laden was the terrorist
leader of the Al-Qaeda group. He was
also responsible for the 9/11 attack.
We were informed that Bin Laden
was living with a family in Pakistan.
On May 1st 2011, forces invaded the
home looking for Osama. The were
successful with their mission. Bin Laden
had been found and killed. The Haiti Earthquake hit in 2010. it was at a
magnitude of 7.0. It destroyed millions of homes
and killed thousands. it left Haiti in destruction,
but luckily a lot of surrounding counties helped out. Flight 1549 lands in the Hudson River on
January 15th, 2009. They were leaving from
New York heading toward North Carolina.
There were 155 paaangers and crew on board
and not one of them died. All passengers were
survived and were rescued by a the flight crew
rescue team. The planet we all knew as the smallest planet in our
solar system was no longer a planet. Pluto was no
longer a planet. They found other Pluto's and they are known as dwarf planets. There were forty-four other
dwarf planets found just like Pluto, thus saying Pluto
is no longer a planet. Ronald Reagan dies on June 5th, 2004.
He dies at the age of 93. He was the 40th
president of the United States, and ran in
81-89. He was a republican president. United States finds and captures Saddam
Hussein on December 3rd, 2003. He was found
in a hole called a "spider hole" in Tikrit, Iraq.
Saddam was responsible for killing
thousands of his own people. key terms
Chill: describing someone as cool
Tight: being close with someone
Boss: awesome, great
Your Cut Off: don’t talk to me
Epic: awesome, amazing
Extra: an exaggeration
Beast: person who is really good at something
Fail: when something didn’t go as planned
Fly: someone looks good
Mad: as in a lot of
My Bad: my mistake
Hardcore: intense usually a good experience
Haters: people who are jealous
Noob: when someone lacks skill but refuses to accept it
Swag: to describe someone’s appearance key terms Dip’ : To Leave
Aiight’ : Alright, Okay
All that and a bag of chips’ : “im the best and then some”
As If’ : Yeah right
Don’t go there’ : when someone has hit a touchy subject and the other person doesn’t want to talk about it
The Bomb’ : Out of this world
Bangin’/Slammin’ : Has it going on
Beans’ : Money
Bling’ : Nice Jewlrey
Dope’ : cool
‘Chick-Flick’ : movie that has no violence, nudity, high speed chase, or sight gags, movies women enjoy
Chillin’ : Your doing okay, or your fine
Crunk’ : hyped up and excited
Down’ : That sounds good to me
Duh” : as if saying didn’t you know that? Key terms 'get Down,' Or, 'boogie'- dance
‘Crib’- going home or someone else’s house
‘Gig’- work or job.
'book' Or 'booking'- to run quickly, usually away from something
'bunny'- a cute girl
4-sho- for sure, or for real
Ace- Just another word for funky or awesome
'Psyche'- To trick someone
'catch You On The Flip~side'- see you later
'chill' 'be Cool'- relax, man!
'feel Tha Funk'- feel the music and dance
'keep On Truckin''- go w/ the flow
'right On'- Right on--was a slang used for when people agreed to something
'what It Is, What It Is'- a greeting usually meaning,"hey", "What's up?"
'Far Out'- cool
Blazin- when something is cool or ‘hip’
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ItemID=WE52&iPin=EAFP038&SingleRecord=True (accessed January 20, 2013). Political Cartoons This political cartoon is stating
exactly what it says. The election is all
about change. The redistribution of wealth
in his case. The money needs to circulate back
to the bottom to the middle class or poor so the
economy can become stronger. This political cartoon is saying that
if Bush is reelected for president than
everything we have is going to be take
away from us. LaBan,Terry. "Political Cartoons." Terry LaBan Cartoonist,etc. Terry LaBan, 2012.
27 Jan 2013.Web. Political Cartoons This political cartoon is of Nixon and
his long list of enemies. Nixon was a very
paranoid man and though everyone was
out to get him. Nixon had many people
he didn't like and he tried to take each one
out one by one. This political cartoon is talking about
the Watergate crisis. Which was when
Nixon had his men bug the Democrats
headquarters. The man in the picture is
pretending to be from a phone company
but hes really one of Nixon's men. Conrad, Paul."Enemy of the President." Pophistorydig.com. Mindstorm Interactive Inc, 2013.27 Jan2013. Web. Monica, Lewinsky. Political Cartoon Photograph. Robertarial.com. Web. 7 June 2010. Political Cartoon's This political cartoon is referring to the
Monica Lewinsky scandal. Which was when
Clinton had an affair with the White House
Secretary. The cartoon had Clinton on the right
and journalist on the right. There making a deal
to not spread the word of the affair so the journalist
is asking for Monica's number. This Political cartoon is referring to the 1990's, a time where women didn't have rights. Women began to get the right to vote in 1919. Also abortion was a huge argument. In the end women gained the right to their own body. Anna's Clue Tank. Annapuna.blogsopt.com 21. Oct. 2010. Web. 28. Jan. 2013. Primary Sources Nixon's Speech on Cambodia
"Good Evening my fellow Americans. Ten days ago, in my report to the Nation on Vietnam, I announced a decision to withdraw an additional 150,000 Americans from Vietnam over the next year. I said then that i was making that decision despite our concern over increased enemy activity in Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam. At that time, I warned that if I concluded that increased enemy activity in any fo these areas endanger lives of Americans remaining in Vietnam I would not hesitate to take strong and effective measures... " - Richard Nixon Nixon, Richard. "The War for Vietnam". Vietnam.vassar.edu. Web. 28, Jan. 2013 Betty Friedan Speech on Rights and Equality
"... I speak for my capacity as a National President of the National Organization for Women.(NOW) Which has led the exploding new movement in this country for full equality for women in the truly equal partnership with men, in which was organized in 1966 to take action to break through discrimination against women in employment, education, government, and in all fields of America..." - Betty Friedan Friedan, Betty. "Betty Friedan: Why G Harrold Carswen Doesn't Qualify". Emersonkent.com. Web. 28, Jan. 2013. Nixons speech was giving an update
on the current status of where they were
in Vietnam and what was to come. Nixon
planed to remove the American troops from
Vietnam but will take action if needed. Betty Friedans speech talks about the rights for women and how its time for equality. Shes finally taing a stand. She goes against Carswell who desnt qualify for a position but is getting the job over Betty just because hes a man. Quotes “There has never been a time when I’ve said something I know to be untrue; there has never been a time when I’ve said something untrue.” —Al Gore. “The era of big government is over.” —Bill Clinton. Al Gore was the 45th vice president under Bill Clinton. He was a Democrat and the two got along very well. Al Gore claimed he only told the truth and he made it known. He wants to make it clear that he only intends to be truthful. This quote itself isn't that famous but its ironic as its used
by a president who did everything to make big government even bigger. He stated in his speeches about all the reforms he wanted to make but they were only achievable with the governments help, thus giving the power back to the government. Apollo. "Top Ten Clinton/Gore Quotes". freepublic.com. 26, Dec. 2001. Web. 28, Jan. 2013. Quotes "I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order."- Lyndon B. Johnson "There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves."- Lyndon B. Johnson LBJ the 36th president of the United States he stated the
quote before he passed in 1973. He says that hes a freeman before anything else. He has more pride in being able to say hes a freeman than to say he ws president. He feels thats was one of him most important rights given to him. LBJ states that its very important as Americans that we stick together and work our problem out to become stronger. Nothing can be done alone and that's why he wanted us to be united and not a divided nation. "President Quotes". Brainyquote.com. 2013. Web. 28, Jan. 2013. Quotes "We're not going to baby sit a civil war."- Barack Obama Obama is the 44th president of the United States and is a democrat. He states that hes not going to baby cite a war, which means hes not going to stand by and let a civil war happen right in front of him. Hes going to tackle the problems at hand and deal with them from there as a united nation. He doesn't want a divide in the country. “Leadership, leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.”- Mitt Romney Mitt Romney ran against Obama in the 2012 election and lost. He stated a quote that was directed toward Obama about his leadership skills. Romney feels that Obama keeps making excuses for his mistakes and he saying he would be a better mad for the job. "Quotes from Mitt Romney". Article.wn.com. 2013. Web. 28, Jan. 2013. "Barack Obama Top 20 Quotes". Squidoo.com. 2013. Web. 28, Jan. 2013. Pride and Prosperity. Virgina. 1999. Print. Primary Sources Originally, O.J. Simpson was best known for his feats on the football field, which earned him a Heisman Trophy for his college athletic achievements at the University of Southern California and a stellar career in the National Football League. The Juice, as he was known, later acted in movies and became something of a pop icon for television commercials he made for the Hertz Corporation showing him dashing through airports on his way to rent a car.
Today, Mr. Simpson is at least as well known for his part in a criminal trial that rocked a nation. After leading police in a car chase through Los Angeles area freeways, watched on live television by a transfixed national audience, Mr. Simpson was arrested and charged with murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. The trial, which ignited a national debate over race, fame and how both of them corrupt the legal system, resulted in Mr. Simpson's acquittal. In 1997, Mr. Simpson was found liable for the deaths in a civil case and ordered to pay the Goldman family $38 million and Ms. Simpson's family $24 million.
Mr. Simpson now lives in Florida. Last year, he authored a book that was never published that was to be called "If I Did It,'' a hypothetical telling of how he would have committed the killings of his ex-wife and Mr. Goldman. A deal to publish and distribute the book fell through after a public backlash, and a federal bankruptcy judge awarded the book's rights to the Goldman family. The family had the book's name changed to "If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer," and released it to the buying public...
-- By The New York Times The New York Times. "OJ Simpson". nytimes.com. 3, Dec. 2008. Web. 30, Jan. 2013. Drink deep from your champagne glasses as the ball drops in times square to usher in the year 2000. Whether you imbibe or not, the hangover may begin immediately. The power may go out. Or the credit card you pull out to pay for dinner may no longer be valid. If you try an ATM to get cash, that may not work, either. Or the elevator that took you up to the party ballroom may be stuck on the ground floor. Or the parking garage you drove into earlier in the evening may charge you more than your yearly salary. Or your car might not start. Or the traffic lights might be on the blink. Or, when you get home, the phones may not work. The mail may show up, but your magazine subscriptions will have stopped, your government check may not arrive, your insurance policies may have expired.
Or you may be out of a job. When you show up for work after the holiday, the factory or office building might be locked up, with a handwritten sign taped to the wall: OUT OF BUSINESS DUE TO COMPUTER ERROR...
Levy, Steven. "The Day The World Shuts Down". thedailybeast.com. 2013. Web. 30, Jan. 2013. This article was written by the New York Times. It was
written on the OJ Simpson case in 1997. The case was
about the murder or OJ's ex-wife and her boyfriend. This
was a big deal in the 90's. It was an extreme case that had all the evidence leading toward OJ being guilty. The crazy thing was that he was found innocent, but later writes a book convincing everyone that they were sure OJ was the one.
This article was written in 1997 about what was to come
in 2000. its known as the Y2K scare. Everyone thought it was the end of the world. They thought the computes couldn't handle the change in the year, going from 1999-2000. Thus this problem would lead to others. They also believed that the electricity would stop working. Everything was relying on the computes and with them shut down everyone believed we wouldn't make it a day past 1999. This was a huge deal in the late 90's, it lead many people to think frantically. Primary Sources Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with devastating force at daybreak on Aug. 29, 2005, pummeling a region that included the fabled city of New Orleans and heaping damage on neighboring Mississippi. In all, more than 1,700 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of others displaced.
Packing 145-mile-an-hour winds as it made landfall, the category 3 storm left more than a million people in three states without power and submerged highways even hundreds of miles from its center. The hurricane’s storm surge — a 29-foot wall of water pushed ashore when the hurricane struck the Gulf Coast — was the highest ever measured in the United States. Levees failed in New Orleans, resulting in political and social upheavals that continued a half decade later.
Katrina ranks as one of the most punishing hurricanes ever to hit the United States. Damage, costing billions of dollars, has made it one of the costliest storms on record. In New Orleans, floodwaters from the breached levee rose to rooftops in the poorest neighborhood, and in many areas residents were rescued from roofs of homes that became uninhabitable. The hurricane’s howling winds stripped 15-foot sections off the roof of the Superdome, where as many as 10,000 evacuees had taken shelter. An exodus of hundreds of thousands left the city, many becoming refugees, finding shelter with nearby relatives or restarting their lives in states as far away as Massachusetts and Utah.
Experts who studied the disaster say the hurricane was more like four storms — at least — that battered the area in different ways. They say the flood protection system in New Orleans was flawed from the start because the model storm it was designed to stop was simplistic, and led to an inadequate network of levees, flood walls, storm gates and pumps. And experts say that understanding the failings is essential in planning the next generation of flood protection for a rebuilt New Orleans, and for systems nationwide.
-- By The New York Times
Laforet, Vincent. "Hurricane Katrina". nytimes.com. 25, Sept. 2012. Web. 30, Jan. 2013. NEW YORK —In a dramatic narrative that could upstage this week’s Democratic National Convention, Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) gave reporters today a detailed account of the fateful day he killed Osama bin Laden.
Mr. Ryan said that he was revealing his role as the triggerman who felled the Al Qaeda leader to “set the record straight,” explaining that he had remained silent about his mission until now, because “I don’t like to brag.”
The Republican Vice-Presidential nominee painted a portrait of a Paul Ryan few know, a man who trained for missions with SEAL Team Six while somehow finding time to cut key provisions of Medicare.
The Wisconsin Congressman said he was doing sit-ups in the House of Representatives cloakroom when he got the call to deploy for his mission to Abbottabad, and hours later found himself face to face with the world’s most wanted man.
“Osama got one look at me and he ran like a bat out of hell,” he said. “It’s times like that that I’m glad I can run a hundred meters in 9.58 seconds.”
As for the perfect shot between the eyes that nailed bin Laden, Mr. Ryan called it “just another day at the office.”
“You don’t want to get too full of yourself because of a thing like this,” he said. “I had a job to do, and I did it. It was very satisfying to see all my SEAL training come together. And it was great practice for the day I got Qaddafi.”
-Andy Borowitz Borowitz, Andy. "Ryan Gives Detailed Account of Day He Killed Bin Laden". newyorker.com. 2013. Web. 30, Jan. 2013. This Article was written in 2012. Bin Laden was killed in 2011 and finally the man who shot and killed him tells his story. Paul Ryan was was the one to take Bin Laden out, but he says he doesn't talk about it much because he doesn't want to brag. This was a big deal, we finally took out the man who created the devastation from 9/11. This article is written on Hurricane
Katrina. The nasty hurricane left
New Orleans with nothing. Many
were killed and the other lost their
homes.This was a big disaster and left
many american with nothing. The 1970’s can easily be described as a time of change. This time was all about freedom and rights. The 70’s included music, politics, economy, and the societal change. The music in the 70’s was revolved around the Beatles and Elvis. The politics were the same as today, based on what’s going on in the world. In their time politics were based on what was best for the war. The Social life revolved around protests of everything imaginable. The 70’s had a series of dramatic events.
In the 70’s the Beatles were the big thing. They were today’s One Direction. Everyone went crazy for them, even the guys. They were very popular not only because of their talent and looks but because they sang about relatable topics. The Beatles were all about happiness, peace and love, which was huge in the era for the hippies. The boy band helped society get though some rough times and made thing look not to bad. However, in 1970’s the Beatles broke up. This brought devastation too many, the infamous boy bad was done.
Like I said hippies were a huge part of the 70’s and what do hippies like to do most? Protest. The hippies and others weren’t happy with the Vietnam war, but it was a big part of the Americans lives in the 70’s. An example of a tragic protest was the Kent State University shooting. The National Guard fired randomly and killed four students and wounded eleven. They wanted everything to go smoothly but as the crowd got violent the National Guard fired. No one knows who shot the first bullet and no one was charged for the death and injuries of the students.
The hippies and most other people got what they wanted. The Vietnam War ended in 1975. This was a big deal! Most people didn’t support the war so having the soldiers come home was good thing. Nixon started to pull the American troops out but if there was any enemy activity he said he would be forced to have to keep them in Vietnam. This made people content it showed that it was a start and that Nixon was finally hearing the people.
While the war was in action so were the American people. Left and right new laws were being put in to play. The big one was the 26th amendment. This amendment gave the right to vote to 18 year-olds. At the age eighteen you were now considered an adult, your able to fight for your country in the war and with the new amendment you were not able to vote. Also during this time period was the big dilemma of abortions. Many hated the thought of it, and others felt it was the women’s discretion. It was ruled that it was the women’s choice to exterminate the fetus up until a certain period of time.
The 1970’s was a time of dramatic change, between new laws, wars, social and economic change. There were good accomplishments and bad but the 70’s brought us to where we are today. The next decade was on its and there was more drastic changes to come.
The 1970’s Summary The 1980’s is a time anyone would go back to. A lot of great things came from this decade. It was a time for fun and relaxation from the previous decade However, the economy and politics got the American people stressing from time to time. With a new presidency on the way they hoped their problem would be solved.
Ronald Reagan won elected in the 1981 election. He was a republican candidate that won America over. Most people liked Reagan and to this day there’s not to many hatful things said against him. However 69 days into his presidency President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr. Reagan wasn’t killed luckily so he continued his term and also ran of a second and won. Thus having Reagan as President for the whole decade.
The 1980’s brought America’s science to a new level. We actually made flight into space with a shuttle named Columbia. Everyone thought that this was going to kick us up a level against other counties, and I did. Soon or later we weren’t going to have the best of luck. In 1986 we had some bad luck with our space shuttle challenger which exploded at life off. The challenger had worked previously so this came as a huge shock. NASA ended up stopping all launches for awhile to take precaution
As well as the 70’s the 80’s were a time for music too. Music was becoming a new social thing. It not only helped get through tough times but it gave the people entertainment, something to keep up with. The music was booming in this era and musical icons came from this decade. The big stars like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Paula Abdul really mad a name for themselves and young teens started to look up to them. They even started trends in fashion. So now that they got the music and the looks next to come was dancing. New music came from this decade and to this day its still around.
A huge thing that came from the 1980’s was the technology. This is the decade that technology finally took off. The computer was finally invented. Bill Gates, I’m sure you’ve heard of him, was the creator of the computer. He’s also know for being the first billionaire. This really brought technology to a new level, without the computer we wouldn’t be where we are today.
The 1980’s was a big party. Everyone was having a good time with the new trends in music and the new advancements in technology. The 80’s brought upon great changes and most were for the good. With the few ups and downs in the decade id say America did pretty well. The ninety’s were coming quickly and America was getting ready for even more changes.
The 1980's Summary The 1990's Summary The 1990’s was also a time of change. Every decade had drastic changes and as well does the 90’s. Coming out of the 80’s into the 90’s was an exciting thing; everything was advancing and getting better. America was a strong nation so even when weren’t economically strong we were well on our way there.
In 1992, with Bill Gates invention of the computer from the 80’s, came along the even more advanced World Wide Web. The World Wide Web changed things for everyone. It made things much easier as will it continue to do so. It made communication much easier and spread the latest news even faster. The internet made everything imaginable easier and it really steps out technology up. The internet improves greatly over the years and it still continues.
A new president was elected into office in 1992, Bill Clinton. He was a democrat and war later reelected in 1996. He was the second democratic president to be reelected for a second term. A lot of people were happy with Clinton as president, he was doing a good job and there were no major complaints. Later Clinton's reputation is going right out the window with the scandal his hit with.
Clinton was accused of having an affair with the White House Secretary, Monica Lewinsky. Clinton said this accusation wasn’t true but Mrs. Lewinsky said the accusations were true. The next step for Clinton was he was to be impeached by the Senate. Bill wasn’t going to stand for that, he fought of the impeachment in 1999and finished his second term. Clinton started off his presidency great, but by the end his name was spoiled.
Once again the music becomes a big deal. New cultural music was coming for the 90’s like hip hop, rap, boy bands, and rock. All these genres of music still exist and are probably still the most popular. Some of the big hits from the 90’s are still around today. Music was becoming more and more popular and this doesn’t stop, music keeps growing in wide varieties.
Over all the 1990’s was a time for advancement, it brought America up on the scale. With the new technology and the crazy scandals from the decade id say the 90’s balanced itself out between the good and bad. I might even say there was more good things in the 90’s then bad. This was a great decade and there was more greatness to come in the 2000’s
The 2000's Summary The Year 2000 stared a new millennium, with the time come new changes. The excitement of finally making it to the 2000’s was big considering they thought January 1st, 2000 would be the day the world ended. This scare was known as the Y2k scare. It was though that the computers and technology wouldn’t be able to handle to new time change so everything would just crash. Luckily that wasn’t the case; America was ready to move forward. In this time America is going to face some hard things but we stick together as a strong nation and come back even stronger.
Thinking we started the new year off right with dodging the y2k scare, we get hit with something even worse. Twelve years ago on September 11th,2001 marks the day that many American lives were lost. On September 11th, a hijacked plane hits the first twin tower, and eighteen minutes later another plane hits the second World Trade Center building. Thousands of innocent people were killed that day, whether it was the people in the buildings, on the planes, or the rescuers. Our president was George Bush at the time, and he tried to do his best to keep the nation united and sane. People were frantic; no one really knew what had happened till days later we had been confirmed it was a terrorist attack.
This terrible tragedy only made out country stronger in the end. After the attack, days later president Bush made an announcement that we will find the mad responsible for this. That would be Osama Bin Laden. America had known that he was a threat but never seized to stop him. In 2011 we finally found and killed Bin Laden which brought our country great relief. Our country was feeling strong once again.
Another horrible thing that happened was in 2005 a horrific hurricane hit, its known as Hurricane Katrina. It hit in the areas around Louisiana and the whole Gulf Coast was hit badly. It left people homeless with nothing and kill thousands. Our country had created tons of organizations and charities to help the families out and rebuild New Orleans.
Some positive things about the 2000’s was that even through the devastation America was still advancing greatly. The technology was so far advanced from where we started its almost unbelievable. The new thing in the 2000’s was social networking. Social networking was used through websites like facebook and myspace. It’s still greatly used today but just as trends change so does the news and cooled web site.
America was also starting to show its true colors. The show of equality was finally happening. In the 2008 election Barrack Obama was elected. He was out first African American president. That wasn’t the only reason why that election was different, there was finally a women running, Hilary Clinton. Obama and Hilary were both democratic parties but Obama ended up taking the win.
Over all our country had been through it all, and as they say history repeats itself. So I’m sure we will revisit experiences just like these, whether they’re good or bad. But we have come a long way and American will continue to grow and expand in every way.