1980s America

Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers


Americana & American History - 

American Revolutionary War - American Colonial Times - General Resources for American History - Historically Important American Documents - Historic American Maps  

The Western Expansion

American Western Expansion General Resources - Buffalo Soldiers Black Cavalry - Chinese Arrival in America - Gold & Silver Rushes - Lewis & Clark - Orphan TrainsOverland Trails - Pony Express

Coming of the Iron Horses



The Great 19th Century

19th Century American General Resources - 19th Century American Industrialization/The Gilded Age - 19th Century American Immigrants - America's Victorian Age  

The Civil War

American Civil War General resources

American Civil War Lesson Plans

The Greater 20th Century

20th Century American History General Resources - American History Early Century - American History 1920s - American History 1930s - American History 1940s - American History 1950s - American History 1960s - American History 1970s - American History 1980s - American History 1990s  

Americana & American History Lesson Plans

1980 Pop Culture - Madonna, MTV, Rubiks Cube, Sports, TV, Movies ... __ You can find resources for all that here. - From chiff.com - http://www.chiff.com/pop-culture/1980s.htm


1980sFlashback - American History Time Line __ Notable events year by year. - From 1980sflashback.com - http://www.1980sflashback.com/1980/News.asp


1980s Timeline - History Timeline of the 1980s __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events. - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1980timeline.htm


20th Century Decades: 1980-1989 Decade __ Many resources and click-to-read articles. - From chicousd.org - http://melvil.chicousd.org/decs8.html


African American History and Women Timeline 1980-1989 __ You will find an annotated timeline of important dates and events. - From about.com - http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aframwomentimeline/a/aaw1980_time.htm  


American Cultural History - 1980-1989 __ "The 1980s became the Me! Me! Me! generation of status seekers. During the 1980s, hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts, and mega-mergers spawned a new breed of billionaire."  A good look at the Eithties. - illustrated - From kclibrary.lonestar.edu - http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade80.html


The American Drug Panic of the 1980s __ Chapter about the great marijuana scare of the 1980s from the book "Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance" by  Erich Goode & Nachman Ben-Yehuda - From druglibrary.org - http://www.druglibrary.org/special/goode/drugpanic.htm


America's Best History U.S. Timeline, 1980-1989 __ Well annotated timeline of the 80s. - From americasbesthistory.com - http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1980.html



The Eighties __ "Donald Trump and The Deal. Yuppie success and homelessness. Supply/demand and Afghanistan. Qaddafi and Khomeini; Madonna and Michael; Gorby and the Gipper. MTV and HIV and Pan Am flight 103. Read My Lips: Just Do It but Just Say No. Just the fax, and ET phone home. Berlin Wall comes a-tumblin' down." - From Oak Ridge National Laboratories - http://www.ornl.gov/info/swords/eighties.html


Fads of the 1980s __ "Find out what was popular when your parents were kids, or take a nostalgic trip down memory lane from your own childhood" - From crazyfads.com - http://www.crazyfads.com/80s.htm


frontline: target america: lessons learned from the 1980s __ "There's a similarity in the challenge that's facing the [current] administration and the problem of the 1980s, which is the terrorists are able to operate freely in a territory."  What lessons should we take from the eighties to apply now? - From pbs.org - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/lessons.html


A History of American Agriculture: 1980 __ Timeline of American agriculture in the 80s. - From agclassroom.org - http://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timeline/1980.htm



History of the United States (1980–1991) __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_%281980%E2%80%931991%29  

Invasion of Grenada __ You will find a brief summary of the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983. - From Roger A. Lee - http://www.historyguy.com/Grenada.html


The mood of America in the 1980s: some further observations on sociomoral issues __ "While any account of American politics in the 1980s must recognize the presence of the New Christian Right in the public arena, there is much controversy about the scope and extent of its impact and importance..."  An extended paper. - From John H. Simpson/findarticles.com - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0SOR/is_n3_v55/ai_15729263/  


Pressures of PATCO: Strikes and Stress in the 1980s __ Information about the air traffic controllers strike from Essays in History. - From University of Virginia - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/EH/EH37/Pels.html 

Reagan on the Deployment of the Marines in Lebanon __ You will find the text of the February 7, 1984 speech. - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/marinedeploy.html


The Rockefeller Foundation - History: 1980 - 1989 __ Timeline of this organizations activities during the 80s. - From rockfound.org - http://www.rockfound.org/about_us/history/1980_1989.shtml


The Rubik's cube history __ "The international interest in the cube began in 1980 to last until about 1983. During this period, a great number of Rubik's Cube was sold."  Do you remember going bonkers with that little block of color? - From cubeland.free.fr - http://cubeland.free.fr/infos/infos.htm


WWW-VL: History: United States History: 1980-1989 | 1980s history ... __ You will find resources and articles galore. - From vlib.iue.it - http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1980s.html  



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