Reagan's presidency (1980 - 1988)
(1980 - 1988)
Ronald Reagan, former governor of California, won the Republican nominations
He was against
Reagan is shot and wounded. He became the first U.S. president to survive an assassination attempt.
: The largest tax cuts in U.S. history.
The Nation entered the most severe recession since the Great Depression.
there was a radical drop in oil prices, which ended with the inflation of the fuel prices.
Unemployement and population growth decreased significantly, but an uneven distribution of income made the poverty percentage grow.
Bomb destroys U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 service persons.
Sally Ride is first U.S. woman in space.
Reagan wins the reelections.
Reagan continued American support for the Phillipine President Ferdinand Marcos, and ardent anti- communist.
Former Beatle John Lennon is shot and killed.
Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the Soviet Communist Party chief.
In Afghanistan, Reagan massively stepped up military and humanitarian aid for mujahadeen fighters against the Soviet proxy government there. U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan
Space shuttle Challanger explodes; six astronauts and teacher Christa McAuliffe killed.
The end of the Cold War.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).
U.S. forces invade Panama, overthrow Manuel Noriega.
Largest oil spill in U.S. history at Prince William Sound, Alaska.
L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia is first African- American elected governor of U.S. state since Reconstruction.
Iran Hostage crisis and Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Fall of South Vietnam.
: He proposed cutting taxes and reducing the size and scope of federal programs.
First woman graduates from U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Sheila Astrid Herrera Ballesteros / Arely Guadalupe López Peña / Iliana María Rojo Sotelo.