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Historical Events of 1989
Liberal senator who challenged President Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980.
Federal Reserve chief who tamed high inflation by raising interest rates in the early 1980s.
1980s nickname for supply-side theory that tax cuts would spur growth and increase revenue.
Vice President George H. W. Bush's derisive nickname for Reagan's economic policies.
The first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Ronald Reagan was shot in an attempted assassination by this man outside the Washington Hilton.
Taking a hard line against labor, Reagan fired 11,345 striking workers from this union.
The United States invaded this Caribbean nation in 1983 in response to a military coup.
Political scandal where the Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran in order to fund right-wing Nicaraguan rebels.
Unrealistic and ill-fated missile defense system that was mocked in the US but intimidated the Soviets.
Outspoken Democrat who served as Speaker of the House in the 1980s and clashed with Reagan.
Reagan's Russian counterpart in a series of one-on-one talks in the late 1980s.
Arms control treaty reached between the US and USSR after the Reykjavik Summit in 1987.
The only state won by Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election.
Libertarian Fed chief appointed by Reagan who shaped US economic policy for the next two decades.
Space shuttle that broke apart and disintegrated over the Atlantic in 1986.
In a speech in front of this German landmark, Reagan urged the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Public anti-drug campaign led by First Lady Nancy Reagan as a part of the War on Drugs.
Infamous attack ad by George H. W. Bush against Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election.
Name for the mysterious stock market crash in 1987 during the Savings and Loan crisis.
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