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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.

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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 Wall: The Berlin Wall went up on 13 August 1961 and fell on November 9, 1989.

Collapse of the Soviet Union: Collapse of the Soviet Union and the End of the Cold War

Tiananmen Square Massacre: The Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China on June 4, 1989

The Gulf War: The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 28 February 1991) against Iraq led by Saddam Hussein.

Gulf War Syndrome: Potential causes and symptoms of the Gulf War Syndrome

Operation Desert Storm: History Timeline of Operation Desert Storm

Exxon Valdez oil spill: The ecological disaster caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act

Clean Air Act: Amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990 reducing air pollutant emissions and air pollution.

EPA: The Goals, Purpose and Function and the History and Origins of the EPA

Earth Day: Facts, goals and information about Earth Day

Earth Day History: The History and Origins of Earth Day. First Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 1970.

Earth Day Quiz: Earth Day Quiz - fun, interesting questions and answers

Al-Qaeda Facts: Osama Bin Laden forms "Al-Qaeda" 1988/1989

Twenty-seventh Amendment: 27th 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 Bombing: The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Oklahoma City Bombing: The Oklahoma City bombing at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

Waco Siege: Waco 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 Impeachment: Bill Clinton Impeachment and the Senate trial that led to his acquittal

Impeachment: The history, facts, definition and process of impeachment.

FMLA: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed on February 05, 1993

The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynsk: The Unabomber, American anarchist Ted Kaczynsk, is arrested on April 3, 1996.

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed on December 8, 1993

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

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 Attacks: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center, the pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Anthrax attacks: The Anthrax attacks

War on Terror: History Timeline of the Global War on Terrorism or War on Terror

The Taliban: Facts and info about the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Department of Homeland Security: Formed 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 Bay: Guantanamo Bay detention camp established in January 2002

Afghanistan War: Afghanistan War (2001 - 2014) triggered by the September 11 attacks

Iraq War: Iraq War (2003 - 2011) and Saddam Hussein the dictator and president of Iraq

Enron Scandal: The Enron Scandal led to bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation, an American energy company

No Child Left Behind Act: No Child Left Behind Act passed January 8, 2002 requiring standardized math and reading tests

Hurricane Katrina: Facts 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 Crisis: The 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 Facts: Discover New York City Facts and the history of its many attractions

ObamaCare: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) was passed on March 23, 2010

Afghanistan War: Afghanistan War (2001 - 2014) triggered by the September 11 attacks

Osama bin Laden Death: Events leading to the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011

Iraq War: Iraq War (2003 - 2011) and Saddam Hussein the dictator and president of Iraq

Boston Marathon bombing: The Boston Marathon bombing terrorist attack on April 15, 2013

Benghazi attack: Benghazi US diplomatic compound attack by Islamic militants killing Christopher Stevens

ISIS and ISIL: Facts 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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