Skip to main content
Close

Welcome to the new Annenberg Learner website! All of the current series have migrated to our new, streamlined interface. The legacy site is available at archive.learner.org through January 31, 2020.

Close
Menu

A Biography of America

Contemporary History – Key Events

1973

Energy Crisis begins

1976

Bicentennial

1979

Three Mile Island nuclear accident

1979 - 1981

Iranian Hostage Crisis

1981

AIDS first identified in U.S.

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1991

Persian Gulf War

1992

L.A. riots

1998

Clinton impeached

Units