Federal government recognizes gay marriages but the states still don’t have to Obergefell V. Hodges (2015) -All states must allow gay marriage -If you’re married in one state then you’re married in the rest V. Why Did We Need a Disability Rights Movement? A. Segregation of Disabled They were institutionalized and put in a home if they had a disability They were kept there their whole life B. Very Few Job Opportunities C. FDR first disabled president D. Veterans begin to change national attitudes Viewed it as a punishment from God People were ashamed of being disabled If people were disabled because of the war it changed people’s views Vocational Rehabilitation Acts After WW2 Federal funding to re-train injured veterans for employment VI. Disability Rights Movement 1970’s-1980’s A. 1973 Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) Can’t discriminate against handicapped
=Will be on test Orange =Important People to Know B. Nixon Vetos the Law He wants to discriminate against the disabled C. Protests Bring Congressional Override of Veto -Convinced congress to override president Nixon’s Veto D. Other Protests in 1980s Deaf President Now Movement at Gallaudet -They could be students but not president -The students protest and gets a deaf student to become president VI. Americans With Disabilities Act A. Reagan tries to eliminate 504 B. Invigorated movement calls for more legal protection (not less) C. Americans With Disability Act (ADA) is introduced into Congress D. Disabled members of congress are key supporters E. Americans With Disabilities Act (1990) Business must make “Reasonable Accommodation” to people with disabilities; government services must be accessible to all Foreign Policy 1980-1990s I. Iran Hostage Crises A. Iranian revolution Corrupt US-Backed dictator overthrown by Islamic militants (1979) -US supports the government in Iran, but then discovers he was bad B. US Hostages Taken 52 men were taken for 444 days C. President Carter (democrat) Elected in 1976 during the Iran hostage He had a failed rescue attempt D. 1980 Election and Release -President Ronald Reagan II. End of the Cold War and Collapse of the Soviet Union “Fall of the Iron Curtain” A. Ronald Reagans foreign policy “Evil Empire” Big increase in the military budget B. Soviet economic problems Drop in oil prices Increase in military spending to keep up with the US
=Will be on test Orange =Important People to Know Russia and US both spend a lot of money on the military C. Soviet Domestic Problems 1. Chernobyl disaster 1986 Nuclear plant melts down 2. Russian War in Afghanistan “Russia’s Vietnam” They tried to put communism into Afghanistan D. Protests Begin in Poland in 1981: Solidarity Movement They have a Pope on their side E. Revolutions of 1989 Country after country overthrew the government Changing the communism government F. Berlin Wall and German Re Unification Germany gets re united to one country
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