Modern Era

 

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Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat: 1990 - Present
The articles in this section on United States History for Kids relate to the dates covered from 1990 - Present, the Modern Era and  the threat of terrorism. The history of the Modern Era has been dominated by the terrorist attacks that started with the 1993 bombing of the
World Trade Center, the 9/11 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center and the Anthrax scare that reminded Americans of the threat of chemical weapons. Conflict with the Middle East escalated and the United States became involved in the Gulf War and the Afghanistan War. At home the nation was hit by the devastating economic crisis known as the Credit Crunch and the subsequent recession.  Life changed forever with development of communications and technology with the emergence of the Internet and the mobile cell phone. The leaders of the country who were elected president during the Modern Era , and helped to make United States History, were George H Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama.

Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat: United States History from 1990 - Present
Find interesting facts, history and important information about United States History from 1990 - Present in the Modern Era with a short summary and definition followed by detailed info about each of these important historical events.

Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat: United States History from 1990 - Present
This article about the Modern Era in United States History is presented in a unique way by linking the most famous events in the Modern era of 1990 - Present with the presidents who were in power during the time when these important events in American history occurred. An easy way to discover facts, dates and information about the Important historical events in each of the Presidencies that occured during the Modern Era of United States history that spanned from 1990 - Present.

President George H. Bush and the Cold War Era: United States History
Important events in United States History during the presidency of George H Bush (January 20, 1989 to January 20, 2001) includes the Exxon Valdez oil spill, First Gulf War and the End of the Cold War - United States History for Kids:

 

Modern Era: United States History from 1945 - 1993
George H. Bush Presidency (1989-1993)

President George H Bush

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of George H Bush and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
Fall of the Berlin WallThe Berlin Wall went up on 13 August 1961 and fell on November 9, 1989.
  
Collapse of the Soviet UnionCollapse of the Soviet Union and the End of the Cold War
  
Tiananmen Square MassacreThe Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China on June 4, 1989
  
The Gulf WarThe Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 28 February 1991) against Iraq led by Saddam Hussein.
  
Gulf War SyndromePotential causes and symptoms of the Gulf War Syndrome
  
Operation Desert StormHistory Timeline of Operation Desert Storm
  
Exxon Valdez oil spillThe ecological disaster caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill
  
Americans with Disabilities ActProvisions of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act
  
Clean Air ActAmendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990 reducing air pollutant emissions and air pollution.
  
EPAThe Goals, Purpose and Function and the History and Origins of the EPA
  
Earth DayFacts, goals and information about Earth Day
  
Earth Day HistoryThe History and Origins of Earth Day. First Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 1970.
  
Earth Day QuizEarth Day Quiz - fun, interesting questions and answers
  
Al-Qaeda FactsOsama Bin Laden forms "Al-Qaeda" 1988/1989
  
Twenty-seventh Amendment27th Amendment limiting how Congress can increase payment of members

Modern Era: United States History - George H. Bush Presidency (1989-1993)

President Bill Clinton and the Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Bill Clinton includes the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Whitewater Scandal, Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Clinton Impeachment, NAFTA and the Good Friday Peace Accords - United States History for Kids:

 

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Bill Clinton Presidency (1993-2001)

President Bill Clinton

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Bill Clinton and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
1993 World Trade Center BombingThe 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
  
Oklahoma City BombingThe Oklahoma City bombing at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
  
Waco SiegeWaco Siege, Texas cult of Branch Davidians led by David Koresh
  
Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down)In 1993 the United States fought forces of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid
  
Bill Clinton ImpeachmentBill Clinton Impeachment and the Senate trial that led to his acquittal
  
ImpeachmentThe history, facts, definition and process of impeachment.
  
FMLAThe Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed on February 05, 1993
  
The Unabomber, Ted KaczynskThe Unabomber, American anarchist Ted Kaczynsk, is arrested on April 3, 1996.
  
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed on December 8, 1993

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present - Bill Clinton Presidency(1993-2001)

 

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President George W Bush and the Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Important events in United States History during the presidency of George W Bush includes the 9/11 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center, The Afghanistan War, The Second Gulf War, The Enron Scandal, Saddam Hussein, The Credit Crunch and the Anthrax scare - United States History for Kids:

 

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
George W Bush Presidency (2001-2005) & (2005-2009)

President George W Bush

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of George W Bush and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
9/11 Terrorist Attacks9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center, the pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
  
Anthrax attacksThe Anthrax attacks
  
War on TerrorHistory Timeline of the Global War on Terrorism or War on Terror
  
The TalibanFacts and info about the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  
Department of Homeland SecurityFormed November 25, 2002 in response to the September 11 attacks
  
USA Patriot Act

The acronym 'U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T.' stands for "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001"

  
Guantanamo BayGuantanamo Bay detention camp established in January 2002
  
Afghanistan WarAfghanistan War (2001 - 2014) triggered by the September 11 attacks
  
Iraq WarIraq War (2003 - 2011) and Saddam Hussein the dictator and president of Iraq
  
Enron ScandalThe Enron Scandal led to bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation, an American energy company
  
No Child Left Behind ActNo Child Left Behind Act passed January 8, 2002 requiring standardized math and reading tests
  
Hurricane KatrinaFacts about Hurricane Katrina with Environmental, Social and Economic impact and effects.
  
What Caused Hurricane Katrina?The cause of Hurricane Katrina and its path
  
The 2008 Financial CrisisThe 2008 Financial Crisis, aka the Credit Crunch triggers recession and depression across global economies.
  

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
George W Bush Presidency(2001-2005) & (2005-2009)

President Barack Obama and the Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Important events in United States History during the presidency of Barack Obama includes the Economic Stimulus Bill, Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), Osama bin Laden is killed in a US raid in Pakistan.

 

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Barack Obama Presidency (2009-2013) & (2013 - Present)

President Barack Obama

Facts, biography, accomplishments and biography of the life of Barack Obama and summaries of important events during his presidency.

  
One World Trade Center (1WTC)Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) Completed July 2013 and opened November 3, 2014
  
New York City FactsDiscover New York City Facts and the history of its many attractions
  
ObamaCareThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) was passed on March 23, 2010
  
Afghanistan WarAfghanistan War (2001 - 2014) triggered by the September 11 attacks
  
Osama bin Laden DeathEvents leading to the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011
  
Iraq WarIraq War (2003 - 2011) and Saddam Hussein the dictator and president of Iraq
  
Boston Marathon bombingThe Boston Marathon bombing terrorist attack on April 15, 2013
  
Benghazi attack

Benghazi US diplomatic compound attack by Islamic militants killing Christopher Stevens

  
ISIS and ISILFacts and History of ISIS and ISIL
  
Islamic State (IS)In 2014, ISIS and ISIL merged renamed as the Islamic State (IS)

Modern Era: United States History from 1990 - Present
Barack Obama Presidency (2009-2013) & (2013 - Present)

Crash Course in American History: Summaries of Events in the Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat
A fast overview, or crash course in American History, during the Modern Era can be obtained from the interesting and important articles on United States History for Kids that can be found in the section. There are summaries and definitions of the key historical events for each of the presidencies of the Modern Era from 1990 - Present.

United States History for Kids: Video of US Presidents
The articles in the Modern section of the United States History for Kids website provides historical facts and information about the important historical events that occurred from 1990 - Present. The following video will give you additional important facts, history and dates about the personal and political lives of all the US Presidents of the New Nation Era, adding to your knowledge of United States History.

 

 

Modern Era: 1990 - Present
 
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