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Decades Project - 1980's

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Top 5 TV shows of the 80's
1. "Cheers"
2. "The Wonder Years"
3."St. Elsewhere"
4."The Cosby Show"
5."Murphy Brown"
Decades Project - 80's
By: Haley, Karly, Austin, Tommy, Ben and Bailee

Top 5 movies of the 80's
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:
2. Star Wars Series (Episodes VI & V)
3.The Breakfast Club
4. Top Gun
5. The Goonies
6. Back to the future
Politics and Government
First president to enter in the 80's was President Jimmy Carter who served 1 term. From 1977 to 1981. He was the 39th President from the Democratic Party. He had created two new cabinet departments the Department of Energy and the Department of Education.
Second president to enter in office in the 80's was President Ronald Reagan. Had started out being a Democrat then changed to a Republican in 1967. He served his presidency from 1981 to 1989 so a total of 2 terms. He was most known from his huge impact in the Cold War and the Tearing down of the Berlin Wall. He was the 40th president.
Third president was George H. W. Bush and he had only served 1 term from 1989 to 1993 and was not much involved in the 1980's during his presidency.

The Decade by the Numbers
1980's Slang/Fads
Righteous - Awesome - That movie was so
Bitchin' -cool- That shirt you got is really
Grody - disgusting- The poop you stepped in smells
Book - to leave quickly - We better
if we want to catch that movie.
To The Max - Extreme - Live life
to the max.
Whats Your damage?- used to express anger/shock- Did you just call me stupid?
Whats your damage?
Bogus- to show someone or something is wrong- Ben just told me a load of
Eat my shorts - a clever comeback- Oh yeah? Well you can
eat my shorts!
Popular Music
Mini skirts, oversized tops, leggings with straps, and blazers with puffy shoulders were popular for women.
Bright colored accesories (bangles, earrings, sunglasses) and neon colored clothes and makeup were a necessity for every female.
Men wore casual t-shirts under designer jackets, suits in white or pastel colors, boat shoes, and hawaiian shirts half buttoned up.
Both genders sported acid washed jeans with huge holes in them and jean jackets.
Women's hair was also big and their lips were always red, men often were seen wearing only one earring.
Famous Sport moments of the 1980's
1. 'The Miracle on Ice' Febuary 22, 1980 The USA beats the Soviets in Lake Placid
2. 'The Beginning of the Steroid Era' September 27, 1988 Ben Johnson is stripped of his Olympic Gold
3. 'One and For All' June 27, 1988 Mike Tyson Ko'sMicheal Spinks
4. 'Old Guy Rules' April 13, 1986 Nicklaus wins the Masters
5. 'I Don't Believe What i Just Saw' October 15, 1988 Kirk Gibson's Pinch-Hit Homer

The 80's were a very bad time for many people, seeing as poverty rates and unemployment were at an all time high. Economic downfall rocked the country as poverty rates were on the rise since the end of the Vietnam war; soldiers returning from wartime introduced many back into the country, causing a depression and sending homeless numbers sky high.
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The Presidents

The Cold War was from 1947 to 1991.
President Reagan had given a famous speech in Berlin on June 12, 1987 addressing General Secretary Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall that separated Berlin from East to West.
The economy in the early 80's was rough because the U.S. was experiencing recession as bad as the Great Depression. Reagan did spending cuts and lowered taxes and slowly the economy started to rise again. However with Reagan's spending towards the military the National debt which in 6 years had grown to up to 1,086,000,000,000.

Music was a huge part of the 1980's. There were many genres that were popular during this era such as; rock, contemporary R&B, pop, hip-hop, country. A lot of them had pop/electronic influence. The first music videos were played on MTV during this time as well. The music videos made were all about the performance, hair, makeup, clothes, "special effects", being crazy and having fun. Digital recording and synthesizers came into play and overtook the music business and "teen pop" and "dance music" started showing up more. Famous pop stars ruled the charts in the '80s. As rebellious teenagers raged through this time period, it showed in their music as well. Along with pop the other most common genre on the list would be the classic rock and the hair bands that went along with it.
The Homeless Issue
"The History of the United States (1980-1991) illustrates that this was a time when there was economic distress, high unemployment, and was the period that chronic homelessness became a societal problem. In 1980, federal funds accounted for 22% of big city budgets, but by 1989 the similar aid composed only 6% of urban revenue (part of a larger 60% decrease in federal spending to support local governments). It is largely (although not exclusively) in these urban areas that homelessness became widespread and reached unprecedented numbers." -- Homelessness in the United States, Wikipedia
Average Income Rates and the "Big Gap"
While poverty hit the middle and lower class hard, as well as the outbreak of mass crack cocaine users, it had seemingly no effect on the upper class, the top one percent, and the CEO's of large corporations. Not surprisingly, the top one percent has kept their wealth status as well as increased it immensely, while the lower percentiles have steadily been increasing, but this graph (right) doesn't include inflation rates.
The 80's Politically
New Technology
Key People of the 1980's
Michael Jackson
1980 Olympics Boycott
Bill Gates
Pope John Paul II
Sandra Day O'Connor
Jesse Jackson

Hoping that they would withdraw from the country, the US tried to boycott the olympics.
This was an attempt to boycott the Moscow summer olympics to punish the Soviet troops for invading Afghanistan.
Presidents in the 80's
The boycott failed due to the unwilling participants of many other countries and the olympics went on.
Cocaine in the 80s
The 80s might as well have been called the cocaine 80s. Cocaine was very popular in the 80s because it was cheap, plentiful, and highly addictive. It started getting used by youth and moved on to Hollywood stars, professional athletes, and rock stars. Cocaine played a part in every social class especially when it turned into crack which was a lower class of cocaine. In the 80s cocaine was very expensive; for 1gram it was from $100 to $125 but today 1/2 ounce goes for about $400.
The AIDS Epidemic

1980 - Key Events
John Lennon was assassinated in NYC by Mark Chapman, who plead not guilty because of insanity.
Ronald Reagan is elected as President and serves all throughout the 80's.
CNN is founded by Ted Turner and is nationally broadcasted.
The Superbowl is played in Pasadena California and was won by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
First Ever Rubik's Cube and Post It Note is invented
1981 - Key Events
Jimmy Carter
In office: 1977-81
Served in the U.S. Navy as an officer
had dealt with the start of the Iran conflict
The hostages taken from the US Embassy are finally released by Iran after being held captive for 444 days.
On March 30, John Hinckley attempts to assasinate Ronald Reagan in order to get Jodi Foster's attention.
MTV is created on August 1.
First ever AIDS case was reported; many homosexuals were affected and had developed cancer. All that was known about the disease is that it was fatal and highly contagious.
Ronald Reagan
In office: 1981-89
Shot in 81 first president to survive assassination attempt
he aimed for a greater american economy Reaganomics and Supply- side economics
second largest stock market crash occurred
Berlin Wall/ Cold War/ and Iran Crisis
George H.W. Bush
In office: 1989-93
Elected after Reagan
the cold war ended with him in office in 91.
Just say NO/ D.A.R.E
1981 - Key Events
1982 - Key Events
Movements of the 80's: Anti-apartheid
The first ever liposuction surgery is completed, successfully, with minor side effects and complications.
The first ever artificial heart transplant surgery is occurs; given to Barney Clark who lived 112 days after the surgery.
CD's were distributed by Sony and Philips
In 1981 Nancy Reagan started the ''Just say no'' anti- drug campaign, which became a nationwide campaign. During the 80s Nancy was being told about how the drugs problems were growing. she decided to visit treatment centers and she continued to visit them and explained her knowledge of drug related issues by meeting with the American council.
Students from all around the world, from America to the United Kingdom were fighting for the rights of dark-skinned Africans in North and South Africa, trying to end the apartheid(racial separation) of South Africa that the United States were supporting. There were many popular slogans fighting the apartheid, such as 'Don't play Rugby with Racists' and 'Free Mandela!'
1983 - Key Events
1984 - Key Events
1985 - Key Events
1986 - Key Events
1987 - Key Events
1988 - Key Events
1989 - Key Events
10 Test Questions
The virus dealing with AIDS (HIV) is discovered by French scientist Dr. Luc Montagnier.
Crack cocaine is made in Bahamas for the first time and is greatly used in the United States within the next couple of years.
Motorola introduces the first mobile phone.
A man shoots 20 dead and injures 16 people in McDonald's shooting in San Ysidro, CA
By the end of the year more than 70 US Banks fail.
Genetic fingerprinting and DNA profiling is developed and use for criminal tracking purposes.
Coca Cola changes formula to make New Cola
Mike Tyson wins first debut match
Explosive Devise sent by unabomber headlined
Route 66 is decommissioned
Movements of the 80's: Anti-Nuke
Windows 1.0 Microsoft's first version of Windows
Nintendo is released in America
Challenger Space shuttle crash kills seven
Martin Luther King Days first debut January 20th 1986
One of the more massive movements of the 80's worldwide was the anti-nuke movement. Protestors from around the world fought, and are still fighting, against nuclear power plants and weaponry. The June 12, 1982 protest was the largest in history, with more than 1 million participating. After the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, Europe began removing some of it's nuclear plants.
February 27th is the day it televises Elections

The U.S. tests atom bomb in Nevada
Bill Elliot sets fastest Talladega time
Michael Jackson released album bad
Black Monday
Nuclear Force treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev
The Phillips 66 Chemical Complex is Houston, Texas has many explosions and fires killing 23 employees
Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida electric chair.
Ford Motor Company buys Jaguar.
The Loma Prieta earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, strikes San Francisco Bay Area in California, killing 63
The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty which makes intermediate range missiles banned is in effect for the Soviets and The United States
Wildfires spread throughout Yellow Stone National Park
Posters from the 80's
Movements of the 80's: Sanctuary Movement
The Sanctuary Movement was a religious movement hoping to sanction and save Central Americans from civil unrest and damages. Many religions linked to Christianity followed in the footsteps of Lutherans and Roman Catholics, such as Quakers, Baptists, Methodists, and Jews. Since they openly defied federal law, many were imprisoned.
The U.S space shuttle
puts the U.S back in the Space race.
Reagan tears down U.S Embassy in Moscow
Top 10 Songs of the '80s
1. Bon Jovi/Livin' on a Prayer (1986)
2. Def Leppard/Pour Some Sugar On Me (1987)
3. Duran Duran/Hungry Like the Wolf (1982)
4. Michael Jackson/Billie Jean (1982)
5. Prince/When Doves Cry (1984)
6. Hall & Oates/I Can't Go For That (1981)
7. Guns N' Roses/Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)
8. Madonna/Like a Virgin (1984)
9. Run-D.M.C./Walk This Way (1986)
10. AC/DC/You Shook Me All Night Long (1980)
1) Who was the president throughout most of the 1980s?
A) Eisenhower
B) Reagan
C) Bush
D) Roosevelt
2) Who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan while attempting to get Jodi Foster’s attention?
A) John Wilkes Booth
B) John F. Kennedy
C) John Hinckley
D) Liam Neeson
3) Which of the following events did NOT happen in the 1980s?
A) AIDS was discovered
B) Crack Cocaine was used vastly
C) The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World occurred
D) The first mobile phone is created by Motorola
4) Women often wore ___________ in the eighties.
A) Oversized tops
B) Blazers
C) Poodle Skirts
D) Both A and B
E) All of the above
5) Which of the following wasn’t a key person in the 80s?
A) Madonna
B) Michael Jackson
C) Sandra Day O’Connor
D) Backstreet Boys

6) What was the anti-nuke movement?
A) A war between Russia and US about bombs
B) A bombing of the Vietnam ships
C) A protest trying to ban nuclear powerplants
D) A contest to see which country could ban microwaves the fastest.
7) In the 80s a huge homeless issue came about.
A) True
B) False
C) I don’t know
D) It’s quite possible
8) What movie was released in 80s?
A) Forest Gump
B) Top Gun
C) Toy Story
D) Saving Private Ryan
9) Which of the following beatles was assassinated?
A) Ringo Starr
B) John Lennon
C) Paul McCartney
D) None of the above
10) In what year was the Post-It Note invented?
A) 1986
B) 1980
C) 1945
D) 2000
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