Jones28 - 5/11/10 19791991 CHAPTER 28 THE COLD WAR RETURNS-...

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5/11/10 1 CHAPTER 28 THE COLD WAR RETURNS— AND ENDS 1979–1991 CREATED EQUAL TIMELINE 1979 U.S. Embassy in Tehran taken by Islamic militants Sandinista rebels overthrow Somoza in Nicaragua Three Mile Island accident 1980 Ronald Reagan wins Presidency 1981 Congress passes Reagan’s tax laws Sandra Day O’Connor nominated to the Supreme Court U.S. warplanes shoot down Libyan jets Anwar Sadat assassinated 1982 Boland Amendments 1983 HIV virus identified TIMELINE continued 1985 Gorbachev becomes head of Soviet Communist part 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident America bombs Tripoli in 1987 October: Stock Market crash Gay Rights March in Washington 1988 American warship accidentally shoots down Iranian airliner Pro-Iranian agents bomb Pan-Am flight 109 George H. W. Bush elected President 1989 U.S. troops invade Panama 1991 January: Gulf War begins after invasion of Kuwait by Iraq
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5/11/10 2 THE COLD WAR RETURNS — AND ENDS Overview Anticommunism Revised; Renewing the Cold War; Reagan rejects détente and denounces the “evil empire” Pentagon budget grows 40% from 1980 to 1984 Republican Rule at Home: Conservative victory
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