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Transcript of The 1980's-2000's
Political cartoons and quotes
Political cartoons and quotes
Political cartoons and quotes
By Michael DiBlasi
and Angela Sosa
The Baby Boom II
Just like what happened in the 1940s-50s after World War II, there seemed to be a second "Baby Boom". After the wars in Vietnam and other worldly issues, it seemed to cause a scond baby boom The population grew in America. Studies show that from 1980-1990s, there was tripled increase of birth. The average number of children changed to two kids to every woman. The birth rate was higher than the national death rate, which hasnt happened since 1940, and was now happening in the 1990s.
Clothing in the 80's was more eccentric and flashy than ever before. Fashion and clothing was being influenced by pop culture and was extremely influenced by music. Everyone aspired to be the person they saw on the newly-established MTV channel. The clothing worn in the 1980's depicted people who were trying to find themselves. Everyone was trying to be original and establish individuality.
On August 1st, 1981 Music Television or MTV was launched in New York City. The original idea for MTV was to introduce music videos and during the 80's that's how it was. Now MTV is vastly different and directs a new target audience. The old MTV targeted young adults, now the target audience is mainly teens and young adults. MTV was more than a channel that showed music videos, it was extremely influential on pop culture, style and fashion. MTV introduced many amazing artists in the 1980's like Madonna, Bon Jovi, and Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson and Thriller
In the early 1980's Michael Jackson the "king of pop" released his second solo album. His album was titled "Thriller" and was indeed a thrill for millions of people worldwide. Many people credit his Thriller album to have kick started his career. After this album many young teens emulated Michael. This album helped to establish Michael Jackson as the global icon we know today.
The Rocky Series
The Rocky movie series was in its prime during the 1980's. Rocky 3 and 4 both took place during the 80's, along with Rocky 1 and 2 in the mid to late 70's. This franchise captivated audiences across the nation and inspired us all. Rocky 4 was more than just a movie. In this movie, Rocky defeated a Soviet fighter. During the end of a bitter cold war this gave many Americans a sense of pride.
A revolutionary toy was introduced in the mid 1980's. The first transformers were being carried in Sears catalog at around 1985. The transformers helped to shape many young people's childhoods and continues to do so today. These little toys turned into hit TV shows and movies that captivate audiences today.
The Sony Walkman
The Sony Walkman was the first portable music player. This changed the music industry because you didnt need to be glued to a TV, radio or "boombox" if you wanted to listen to music. The Walkman made its debut in 1982 and forever changed the way we listen to music.
The Cosby Show
One of the greatest shows in American history started in 1984. The Cosby Show starring Bill Cosby was introduced and was seen in living rooms across the nation. This show put a warm feeling in your heart and America couldn't help but fall in love with this TV family.
Internet and Technology age
The 1980's is also known as the start of the technology age. More and more people began to use word processors to type correspondence as opposed to typewriters and to store memory on computer files. Offices across the country were finally becoming technologically advanced. In 1981 the first personal computer or "PC" was released. This gave ordinary people an opportunity to experiment with the newly found internet.
The 1980's Corvette in many peoples opinions was one of the most beautiful cars in Corvette history. The large "land yacht" style of the 1970's has gone away due to the oil embargo. The new slim, sleek style of the 1980 Corvette set the standard for the cars of the 80's.
The greatest basketball player of all time was introduced in 1984. Michael Jordan played in the NBA until 2002. Upon his introduction to the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he established himself as one of the best players in the league. He is credited for attracting a lot of attention to the NBA during 1980 and 1990. He will go on to win six national championships with the Bulls during the 90's.
Also known as the Gulf War, went from January 1th, 1991- April 6th, 1991. It was an armed conflict between Iraq and a coalition of 39 nations, including the United States, Britain, Egypt, France, and Saudi Arabia, 28 of the nations provided troops for the coalition. Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 1990, and then Iraq annexed Kuwait. The president of Iraq claimed that it was a response to overproduction of oil in Kuwait, which cost Iraq over $14 billion a year when the oil prices drastically wet down. The U.N ordered Iraq to withdraw troops from Kuwait, which they refused. Operation desert Story was launched on January 18th, 1991, under the leadership of the United States of America. American led-coalition began a huge air war to destroy Iraq's forces, supplies, military, and basically everything that was helping Ira. When President Bush called for a cease fire on February 28th, most of the Iraqi forces in Kuwait had either fled or surrendered. Even though Iraq agreed to a peace terms with the United Nations, a second Persian War would break out.
Michael Jordan(In His Prime)
When people hear the name Michael Jordan, no doubt that they know who he is. Probably the best and the best there will ever be, Michael Jordan was a very famous and very talented basketball player in the NBA, After a three season college career at the University of North Carolina, Jordan Joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. But the peak and height of his career was in the 1990s. His leapng abilities, illustrated in performing in dunking contests, he earned the nickname Air Jordan and His Airness. He also gained an image as being one of the greatest defensive players ever. He was no doubt the greatest basketball player of all time. He shaped the sport of Basketball as it is portrayed today, as famous as football.
Although sports were very big throughout the 1900s, the 1990s is where sports of America really make what they are today. Judging solely by media coverage most of it were about sports. every league, whether ir was professional, amateur, and casual, they were all that shaped American sports, bringing it to the popularity they are today, like the growing popularity of football, baseball, ice hockey, basketball, and so much more. Athletes were looked up to like role models.
1. Ace: the best, awesome, or terrific.
2. Amped: pumped or psyched about something.
3. Bangin’: Cool or spectacular.
4. Buggin’: When someone is acting dumb or stupid.
5. Crunk: something that is cool or hip.
6. Grill: Your mouth and teeth.
7. Head Banger: Someone who like heavy or metal music.
9. Narc: a tattle tale or sell out.
8. Legit: something that is real or honest.
10. Raw: something very cool or awesome.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
- Ronald Reagan
This quote to me means that as a nation we must remain united. If we ever break apart or are not there for our fellow Americans this country will be on a downward spiral. It is very important to always remain strong and united as a nation to overcome obstacles and adversity. If we stop doing this our great country will never be the same and might mean its demise.
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
- Ronald Reagan
This quote is one of the most iconic quotes in US history. In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed to Mr. Gorbachev the leader of Germany to tear down the Berlin wall. Tearing down the Berlin wall would symbolize the end of a divided Germany and will finally unite the German people together as one nation.
This political cartoon depicts two doctors standing over an elderly man and declaring that he has "3 years tops". In my interpretation, the old man represents Social Security and that it is dying and may be eliminated from society. You can see the chart at the bottom of his bed and social security is declining and about to "die". Many Americans in the 1980's were fearful that social security could be taken away from them. This threat was a common thread throughout the 1980s. Luckily, this was avoided and this program is still effect today.
In this cartoon you can see a building that I believe to be the Capitol Building. You notice that on the left hand side there are a lot of bills entering the building but very few coming out the right side. This means to me that Congress is not passing many bills and not getting much done. They seem to be overwhelmed with the amount of bills coming in and are not producing anything passed.
The most iconic and well known cartoon character was introduced in the early 2000's. SpongeBob Squarepants found himself on every child's TV across the world. After his debut pilot episode on May 1st, 1999, Spongebob gained massive popularity after his second season in the early 2000's. This loveable sponge won the hearts of millions across the globe, and is still captivating audiences today.
The 2000's were also known as the "decade of hip-hop". The hip-hop movement took motion in the early 2000's. Many great artists had their big break during the decade of hip-hop. Some of these artists include Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Kanye West and many more.
In 2002 a new hip-hop drama film hit the theaters starring an undiscovered rapper from Detroit. 8 Mile is one of the most iconic hip-hop/rap movies in history. This introduced the world to one of the greatest rappers alive Eminem. He will go on to win an academy award for his song "Lose Yourself" featured in the movie. This movie was very influential in the hip-hop movement.
In 2007 a revolutionary phone hit the market. Apple produced the iPhone, a "smartphone" that is now the most popular phone across the world. Steve Jobs, Apple's genius CEO, created a phone that will remain on the top of the cell phone market even to the present date. This is an amazing technological advancement and it's now in the hands of millions of people.
Derek Jeter is easily one of the best baseball players to ever live. After he was introduced to the MLB in 1995, he lead his team to 5 World Series including one in 2000 and 2009. In 2003 Jeter was named the captain of the New York Yankees. Derek is a 13 time all star and is a member of the 3000 hit club.
This is a news article from September 11th, 2001, one of the most devastating days in United States history. On this day, three planes were taken hostage by terrorists. One crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City which took the lives of 3,000 people. Another crashed into the Pentagon, and the third landed in a field but the plane was headed for the White House. More innocent lives were taken. Thousands of innocent people died that day and it is a day we can never forget.
This political cartoon is based from the 2000 election between George Bush and Al Gore. In this election they had difficulties counting all the votes especially from Florida. The election was the closest in history and there was much controversy about the voting in Florida that there could have been a corrupt bargain. Also in this election, Bush took home less votes from the American people but still went home with the presidential victory.
This quote means to me that if you keep striving towards a goal, you can succeed. I believe President Obama is saying that you need to keep trying to make something you want to happen come true. In order to reach your goals and fufill your dreams, you need to work hard and do whatever you can to complete it. Even if you just keep trying you will be moving foward and making progress.
Sick: Something that is very cool or interesting.
Chill: to calm down or relax.
Swag: to be cool, stylish, and smooth.
That's wicked: something is awesome or extreme.
Yo: hi or hello
This news article describes President Reagan's war on drugs or his war on "white collar" cocaine. After the drugged-out decade of the 1970's, Reagan wanted to change the image of America by cracking down on drugs. This appealed to the silent majority of the United States.
This news article reports the historical event that occurred in 1989 in which the Berlin Wall is torn down and Germany is finally united as one nation.
The 1980s started off by picking up the pieces where the 1970s left off. It seemed in the 80s, everyone realized that they had their fun during the previous decade and decided to drop the outlandish lifestyle and grow up. The people of the 80s seemed to want to rid themselves of the "sex, drugs and rock n roll" image of the previous decade. In 1980, we ushered in a new President that showed great promise, professionalism and drive. The election was between the former President and Democrat, Jimmy Carter and former movie star, Republican, Governor Ronald Reagan. On election day, Ronald Reagan won the election by an enormous margin and became the 40th President of the United States. It was apparent that America was ready for a change. Mr. Reagan captivated the country with his dynamic command of the English language and his powerful speeches. His quiet leadership endeared him to the country. Ronald Reagan would go on to be one of the most respected and beloved Presidents in United States history.
With the 1980s came the monstramental launch of Music Television Network or MTV on the cable channels. MTV launched many musical artists careers and gave American an opportunity to see their music idols in a new light. Music videos became all the rage. MTV was instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Duran Duran, ZZ Top, etc. These music videos were played in heavy rotation and America never tired of seeing them. Throughout the 80s, MTV kept a music video only theme. In the early 1990s, they started implementing reality TV shows like The Osbournes and The Real World, but America never forgave them for taking away their MTV. Even today, many people do not appreciate the new programming change and wish it would go back in time to the 80s where there was no reality TV shows and pure music videos.
The 1980s were not all happy times. One disease in particular had all Americans in fear for their well-being. AIDs first had its outbreak during the 1980s. At this time, this disease was very misunderstood. People were naive as to the ways in which they could contract the disease. In the beginning of the AIDs epidemic, many people believed you could only contract it if you participated in homosexual intercourse. Throughout the years it was discovered that not only could heterosexuals contract the disease as well, but also you could get it by blood transfusion or by sharing needles. The medicine during the 1980s was nothing like it is today, and if you were stricken with the virus, it was almost certainly a death sentence. The term, "safe sex" was coined during this decade. The previous decade of "free love" seemed like a distant memory.
The 1980s let everyone be the own individual. The "Me" generation was probably born during this time. The 80s had a few international victories as well. At the close of the decade, in 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down with President Reagan being instrumental in this regard. Many people like to think that the 1980s was one of the best decades in recent US history. Many people feel it was a time of positive renewal and change.
The Persian Gulf War 1991
Sports in the 1990s
Advancements in Medicine and Medical Technology
Many advances were made during the 1990s. As times changes, many things had to be changed with the decade, and one of the major changes was with medicine and medical technology used for health. The top 10 American Medical Advances that were made during the 1990s were 1. (1992) The Vaccine for Hepatitis C Virus 2. (1998) Lyme Disease Vaccine 3. (1994) Protease Inhibitor (helped people who were suffering from AIDs ease the pain) 4.( 1996) First Mammal to be cloned (Female Sheep named Dolly) 5. (1992) Smart pill. The pill consisted of a tiny camera that is swallowed during the GI procedure. 6 (1998) MRI 7. (1990) Human Genome Project B 8. (1994) Radiosurgery 9. (1993) Intravenous Catheter Shield 10. (1993) Brachytherapy Remote Afterloader.
Fall of the Soviet Union
In 1989, Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush declared to end the Cold War once and for all. The same year marked the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany, symbolizing the end of communism in East Germany. The Communist governments also fell in Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria in 1989. In 1990, however, the Soviet Union elected Boris Yeltsin as president. The Soviet Union officially came to an end in 1991 and split into republics. When the Soviet Union dissolved, it led to a domino effect of communist nations collapsing. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union was completely murdered .
America Economy Ties in With the World
With the new and increasing relationships with other countries worldwide America had with other countries all over the world, it was time to open up the economy and set up trades and other relationships in the economy with other nations. By the United States linking its economy with other nations' economies, it makes a huge variety. The linking of the American economy with the economies of other nations is called globalization. America also competed against other nations in the economy.
In 1996, two students at Stanford University were working on a virtual library project when they came up with a different way of mathematically categorizing Web pages. They realized that their breakthrough could revolutionize the way search engines processed and worked. The search engine they created, Google, became the most used search engine on the Web, and their company soon became a dominant force on the Internet.
As the cellphone emerged from its primitive state, the second generation of cellphones were introduced. 1993, was the two major things that happened for cell phones, text messaging and PDA features. Cell phones started being used as calculators, pagers, email devices, and address books. 1999, the blueberry was introduced, which started he revolution for smaller, lighter, and more features. Capacity grew by size shrank for cell phones throughout the 1990s
The bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, was the first bombing that marked terrorism in the United States. Was marked as a domestic terrorism, it claimed 168 American's lives, including 19 children. It would be the considered as the biggest act of terrorism on the United States until the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001.
The death of Princess Diana of England
The Beloved Princess of England tragically lost her life in a car accident on August 31st, 1997. Also in the car was her boyfriend and the driver. Both the boyfriend and driver were pronounced dead at the scene. Diana's bodyguard was the only one who walked away alive. Many Americans were very depressed with the news of the Princess passing away.
Two airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on a monday afternoon. Both pilots claimed that it was a UFO sighting of the shore. Many people couldn't believe it. However, the pilots claimed that were not crazy and actually saw something unknown that was flying in the air that Monday afternoon.
This cartoon came up shortly after the Columbine High school massacre in Colorado. This horrible incident followed other widely reported acts of viloence with firearms in American schools. The United States then decided that they need to be more strict on fire arms.
Herblock exposes wrongly in sentencing by comparing long prison term meted out to a criminal involved in a drub use charge with a really short prison term for someone who committed murder. It angered Americans and felt that they couldn't trust the Justice System with giving criminals the right amount of jail time or the right punishment and conviction.
"An intriguing paradox of the 1990 is that it isnt called a decade of greed." -Paul Samuelson
Where the decade is not called a decade of greed, Samuelson says that it should be called the decade of greed. America was very greedy for herself. Since the Soviet Union fell, the United States had no real enemy now that threatened her.
"During the 1990s, world leaders looked at the mounting threat of terrorism, looked up, looked away, and hoped the problem would go away." - Joey Boehner
Before the 1990s, there were really no terrorist attacks on any countries, especially the big world powers. Now in the 1990s, when terrorist attacks were happening everywhere, world leaders didnt really think that it was a big deal terrorist attacks. So when leaders heard about a terrorist threat or attack, they werent threatened by it.
To dip or dip: To leave
All that and a bag of chips:I'm the best and then some.
As if !: Yea Right!
Bling Bling: To wear nice jewelry.
Know What I Mean?: Do you agree with me?
Like: an insert in sentences when no other word is available.
Murk: To act crazy or wild.
To Hate/ Hater: to disapprove of someone or something.
Dude: boy, guy, buddy.
The 1990s was a decade that changed America forever. It was the decade that changed counter culture and politics both together. It was the decade that America was waiting for, for a very long time. The 1990s shaped and outlined the pathway for the generations coming. The World War Era and the Cold War Era has ended and was gone now, put into the past. America has survived this far , and were on top of the world. There was so much more to come in the 2000s.
USS Cole Bombing
The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the United States Navy guided missile destroyer Cole on October 12th, 2000 while it was being harbored and being refueled. 17 American sailors were killed and 39 were injured. This attack was rhe deadliest and most destructive on an American Naval vessel since 1987.
The Patriot Act
The U.S Patriot act is an act passed by Congress on October 26th, 2001. It protected against firearm and against terrorism. America and its people were done being messed with terrorism and shooting that were happening all over the place where too many people would get hurt jsut because the laws werent stict with weapons, but now they were.
Gay Marriage Approved in Massachusetts
Same- gender marriage in Massachusetts began on May 17,2004, as a result of the Supreme Court Case Goodridge v. Department of Public Heath. Massachusetts was the first United States state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Was a big step for the equal-rights movement. More states would follow Massachusetts footsteps in same-sex marriage.
NSYNC and Backstreet Boys
For the one time in history, the Backstreet Bys and *NSYNC performed at the same time, on stage at the American Music Awards. The two most popular pop boy groups in the country and they would always be the top two, performed together, and it was almost "larger than life".
The flip-flop trend first started in the early 2000s, showing up alittle bit in the late 1990s. Appeared in many movies that many teens looked up to the celebrities wearing them then the flip-flop boom happened. Flip-flops are still worn to this day. (As you can see during the summer.)
America welcomes the new year and new decade with opened arms, 2000! The new years of 2000 was crazy. Complete chaos roamed the streets of major cities, like New York City, Boston, Chicago, Las Angles, New Orleans, and so much more. People were so excited for it to be 2000 finally. They felt like it was a whole new beginning to start off fresh and to make American the best it could be in the 2000s.
In this political cartoon, it shows how things have changed and how things are going out of style. Like apparantly, Santa's sleigh is getting too old for the 2000s, and he needs a new and improved scooter to travel his way around christmas. Shows you how much change 2000s went through.
"The 2000's is our decade. We make it what we want it to be. and it's going to be a great decade, I can feel it." Shakeira (Singer, 2003)
This quote speaks for every American at the time and currently now. Shakeira said this in a speech she made while accepting an award. Many Americans have faith in ourselves to make the 2000s a decade history will never forget. Like the 1770s, when we won our freedom from Britain, or in the 1800s, when we figured out that being together the North and South, is better for the both of us, or in the 1920s when we proved the world that we are a great nation, or in the 1940s when we defeated the Nazis and Japanese, or in the 1990s, when we proved to all the communist counttries that we would still be standing. The 2000s is still an opened book. Its our job to write the story of what will happen in the 2000s.
YOLO: You Only Live Once.
LOL: Laugh out loud.
Snapback: A hat or cap.
Coolio: cool, awesome.
Okie Dokie: Okay.
And still in the end, America remains the number one country in the whole entire world. In this decade we saw how counter and pop culture changed and how music and sports have influence on people. We viewed how technology drastically changed and is still changing to this day. The 2000s is a decade where everything and anything is possible if you just put yoir mind to it. Trends and everything in the 2000s compared to every other decade is just so different. The 2000s decade still lives through the 2010s decade.
1980's done by Michael
1990's done by Angela
2000's split , essay done by Angela.