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American cultures power point

  1. 1. The 1980’s<br />By. Brandon Phillips<br />
  2. 2. Eruption of Mt. St Helen<br />The Eruption of Mt. St. Helen was very disturbing. It had 100’s of people very scared . The entire mountain was covered with ash.<br />
  3. 3. U.S Hockey Team beats Russia in the Olympic Games<br />The Win over Russia was a great success to the United States because the Soviet Union disliked the United States.<br />
  4. 4. Death of John Lennon<br />John Lennon was born October 9, 1940. He grew up in Liverpool England. John Lennon was Assassinated on December 8, 1980 in New York City.<br />
  5. 5. Sandra Day O’ Connor<br />Sandra Day O’ Connor was the first proud Supreme Court Justice. She should have bin proud because of all the thing she has achieved. <br />
  6. 6. MTV<br />On August 1, 1981 cable television change for all the pop generation. At 12:01 MTV was launched and created by John Lack.<br />
  7. 7. Iran-Contra Affair<br /> Iran-Contra Affair was a scandal that helped people that were captured because of the arm deals we did and it also helped the United States.<br />
  8. 8. Assasination Attempt of Reagan<br />On March 30, 1981 John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Reagan they thought was the assassination of J.F.K all over again.<br />
  9. 9. “Thriller”<br />Thriller was Michael Jackson’s first music video and was the biggest hit back in the 80’s<br />
  10. 10. Liposuction<br />Liposuction was a medical procedure that many people had to make them skinny.<br />
  11. 11. Cocaine<br />Was one of the many popular drug in that time. Cocaine was the most popular in the 80’s and caused most deaths in this time. The way they got it in there system was by sniffing it.<br />
  12. 12. South Korean Flight 007<br />South Korean Flight 007 was an airplane that was shot down by the soviets .<br />
  13. 13. Sally Ride<br />The Sally Ride was when the first female school teacher went up into space.<br />
  14. 14. Beirut Terrorist Attack<br /> The Beirut Terrorist Attack accrued on <br />October 23, 1983 in Beirut Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War. Its when 2 trucks struck separate buildings.<br />
  15. 15. CDs<br />A CD also know as a compact disc is an optical disc. It is used for digital data It was originally developed to store and playback sound recordings .<br />
  16. 16. Olympics in Los Angeles<br />The Americans led boycott of the 1980 summer Olympics and the following countries were involved The United States, The Soviet Union, Cuba, and East Germany.<br />
  17. 17. Vanessa Williams<br />She was a very successful American. She had many qualities and traits. She was a model an artist a musician .<br />
  18. 18. We Are the World<br />Popular music video at this time. Contained very popular artists like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder. <br />
  19. 19. Crack Cocaine<br />Crack Cocaine was a very popular drug that people used to take back in the 80’s.There was many other popular drugs but crack cocaine was the most popular.<br />
  20. 20. Len Bias<br />Len Bias was a very good basketball player who played for the Celtics. He overdosed on cocaine.<br />
  21. 21. Nintendo<br />Nintendo was a gaming device that teens and children could play and would enjoy and Nintendo still exist today.<br />
  22. 22. Challenger Disaster <br />There were 7 passengers When the challenger went to take off they went up and they hit the throttle and the challenger exploded. It was too windy out and cold and it exploded. All 7 passengers dies right in front of there family. And it was all over the TV live.<br />
  23. 23. AIDS<br />Aids were not identified and named until the early 80’s.Doctors were feared and affliction in the early 80’s. In the earliest years of Aids there were few doctors that were willing to take on patients stricken by this new disease. <br />
  24. 24. Supermodel Gia <br />At age 17 Gia was on the corner of her father’s luncheonette and within a year Gia was one of the top models in the 80’s<br />
  25. 25. “Baby Jessica” <br />On October 14, 1987 18 month Baby Jessica fell into a well in Midland Texas and was in that well for 3 days and was the central news story for those 3 days.<br />
  26. 26. Michael Dukakis <br />Michael Dukakis was the first Greek American to be nominated for president after he moved along the 1988 democratic for the White House after Ronald Reagan.<br />
  27. 27. Soviets Leave Afghanistan <br />The Soviets signed an agreement to withdraw there soldiers from Afghanistan. <br />
  28. 28. Fashion of the Time <br />The clothes the people wore in the 80’s depicted people who were trying to find themselves.<br />
  29. 29. Famous Movies of the Time<br />There were many good movies made in the 80’s. They became very popular. Even today some of those movies are popular.<br />

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