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Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat: 1990 - Present

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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.

Definition and Summary of the Modern Era and the Terrorist Threat: 1990 - Present
Summary and definition:
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.

George H. Bush Presidency (1989-1993)
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.

President George H Bush
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Collapse of the Soviet Union
Tiananmen Square Massacre
The Gulf War
Gulf War Syndrome
Operation Desert Storm
Exxon Valdez oil spill
Americans with Disabilities Act
Clean Air Act
EPA
Earth Day
Earth Day History
Earth Day Quiz
Al-Qaeda Facts

Bill Clinton Presidency (1993-2001)
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.

President Bill Clinton
1993 World Trade Center Bombing
Oklahoma City Bombing
Waco Siege
Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down)
Bill Clinton Impeachment
Impeachment
FMLA
The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynsk
NAFTA

George W Bush Presidency (2001-2005) & (2005-2009)
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.

President George W Bush
9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Anthrax attacks
War on Terror
The Taliban
Department of Homeland Security
USA Patriot Act
Guantanamo Bay
Afghanistan War
Iraq War
Enron Scandal
No Child Left Behind Act
Hurricane Katrina
What Caused Hurricane Katrina?
The 2008 Financial Crisis
 

Barack Obama Presidency (2009-2013) & (2013 - 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.
President Barack Obama
One World Trade Center (1WTC)
New York City Facts
ObamaCare
Afghanistan War
Osama bin Laden Death
Iraq War
Boston Marathon bombing
Benghazi attack
ISIS and ISIL
Islamic State (IS)

United States History
The following link provides access to all the most important events of each of the presidencies in the history of the United States of America.

US American History

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