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What was the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on 7/4/1976?
Bicentennial
What Democrat defeated Ford in the 1976 presidential election?
Jimmy Carter
What was the name of the group pardon of those who dodged the draft in the Vietnam War?
amnesty
What was the name for the end to price controls on gas and oil proposed by President Carter?
deregulation
What nuclear reactor's cooling system failed in 1979, causing the release of contaminated water?
Three Mile Island
What did President Carter sign that agreed the US would transfer control of the canal by 1999?
Panama Canal Treaty
What was signed in 1978 that brought peace between Israel and Egypt?
Camp David Accords
Who was Iran's Muslim ruler during the hostage crisis?
Ayatollah Khomeini
In 1979, Muslim radicals took 66 Americans hostage for 444 days. What was this called?
Iranian hostage crisis
What Republican defeated Carter in the 1980 presidential campaign?
Ronald Reagan
What program attempted to reduce taxes and regulations on businesses and investors in order to make more products available?
supply-side economics
Who was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court?
Sandra Day O'Connor
What conservative was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Reagan?
William H. Rehnquist
What was the nickname for Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)?
Star Wars
Which Soviet leader agreed to come to the bargaining table with Reagan?
Mikhail Gorbachev
What Libyan leader was behind many Muslim terrorist attacks?
Muammar Qaddafi
What were the Communist rulers in Nicaragua called?
Sandinistas
Who were the freedom fighters that were trying to overthrow the Communists in Nicaragua?
Contras
Who was Reagan's vice-president who won election in 1988?
George H. W. Bush
What Iraqi dictator invaded Kuwait in 1990?
Saddam Hussein
What war in 1990 led to the surrender of Iraqi forces to an international alliance?
Persian Gulf War
What are restrictions on the number of years that a congressman can stay in office?
term limits
Signed by Bush in 1992, what law prohibited job discrimination based on disabilities?
Americans with Disabilities Act
What are federal requirements that the federal government does not pay for?
unfunded federal mandates
In 1992, what were the deadliest riots in modern American history?
Los Angeles riots
What large tax increase did Bush agree to in exchange for Congress to cut spending?
1990 budget deal