Name: Tyler Nichols Period: 8 Date: 4-5 Unit 4: The Eighties Vocabulary 1) Begin to brainstorm 3 events, people, or cultural moments from the 1980s that you feel you understand from what we have gone over so far. List them below, and share one thing you know. 1.Watergate Scandal- President Nixon wiretapped the other party’s hotel to know everything they are planning. This scandal brought the end of Nixon’s presidency because his favors had gone. 2. Iran Hostage Crisis- Iran got angry at the U.S because they let their Shah into the country, so they overran the US Embassy in Iran and held American hostages for 444 days. 3. Three Mile Island- Worst American nuclear accident when a nuclear power plant had a meltdown because all of the coolant was drained out after a worn down pipe fell off. Happened on Three Mile Island, hence the name. 4. Ronald Reagan was almost assassinated- When President Reagan was out and about when a gunman opened fire on him. He was shot once in the gut and survived. A couple days afterward, he was awake and even joking with the nurses. For the following terms you need to: 1.
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