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1980’s Terms and Events


With a partner, you will define the following terms/events by explaining their significance, as well as putting them in chronological order; use a metasearch such as Dogpile or Unabot, or a search engine/directory such as Google or Bing. Be sure to answer each in Google Classroom, in complete sentences.


You must research from various sites, such as dogpile, metasearch, bing and google:

  • The Reagan Revolution,
  • Supply-Side Economics,
  • First, Second and Third World Nations,
  • Iran-Contra Affair,
  • Bill Gates (Microsoft) vs. Steve Jobs (Apple),
  • The World Wide Web,
  • Televangelist,
  • War On Drugs,
  • Motorola DynaTAC 8000X,
  • Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster,
  • Birth of the “Baby Bells,”
  • The Geneva Summit,
  • SDI (nicknamed “Star Wars”),
  • Black Monday,
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall,
  • The Exxon Valdez Disaster,
  • Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants,
  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.


Tomorrow, these 1980’s terms/events will be discussed, followed by a quiz.