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Education In 1990 the American government set out an act called the Americans with Disabilities Act. The goal of this act was to cut discrimination in schools for people with disabilities. To go on, on April 20, 1999 there was one of the deadliest school shootings ever that killed 15 people and left 23 wounded. From this incident schools tightened safety procedures. In 1994 the Clinton Administration required that every state receiving federal money for high poverty schools would begin testing in eighth through third grade yearly in math and reading. Also in 1994 President Clinton passed improving America’s school act which increased funds for immigrant education, technology and dropout prevention. To continue, in 1996 Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration & Immigrant Responsibility Act. This prohibits states from offering higher education on in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. 1994 started the use of whiteboards which replaced blackboards. Also of the 40 million children in the U.S. in the 1990’s, thirty million were enrolled in public schools. Lastly, in 1993 Jones international University was the first school to go completely online which helped with kids who could not actually attend school.

The trendiest fashion of the 90s were blue jeans with either a band shirt or a colorful shirt with sneakers. To workout people used fun colors that stood out everywhere. Some brands that thrived during the 90s were Calvin Klein, Jansport, and No Fear. People loved hgh ponytails and straight hair. Parting their hair in the middle was a big hit for both boys and girls. Another big look was the skater look, baggy pants or shorts with a plain tee shirt and a open button down shirt over. Many people used plaid everyday everywhere, bandanas were also a huge trend. Teens also loved bright neon windbreakers for the summer, winter, spring and fall. Big buckle belts were a huge trend to go with your jean jumper. Jean jumpers were huge! People wore them with both, one or no straps. A lot of designer clothes also came out in the 90s. Luxurious things have always been wanted, but in the 90s it became very popular and cool to have expensive high ends things. Gap was also a huge hit for pre-teens and teens. To end, 90s fashion consisted of fun colors, high ponies and skater looks. In the 90s everyone wanted to look good no matter the cost and this is still something we see today.

Culture During the 1990’s people watched a lot of TV on the weekends, like the MTV’s and also the famous show Friends. There were also many sitcoms like Seinfeld and cheesy TV shows. People drank more coffee, smoked more cigars, and turned to gambling for money because people spent more, borrowed more, and became more in debt. During the decade people turned sought out spiritual direction for the uncertainties they had. New Age Spiritualism prospered in the 1990’s but when asked most people said that they were not apart of the movement. A big day for the decade was the MIllion Man March which brought almost one million African American to the Washington Mall in Washington D.C. The offices during the decade changed, people wore more casual clothes and by the end of the decade took it as a policy for work. Young People were into a new kind of rock music called grunge, people wore loose fitting jeans, old flannel shirts, and t-shirts. Others went to hip hop which grew even more after the decade. In the late 90’s it was cool to wear expensive clothing, name brand designers were back. Sports also became more popular throughout the decade and people enjoyed much more than before.

Government/Policies During the 1990’s the President of the United States was George H.W. Bush until 1993. The President after that was Bill Clinton. In August 1990 Iraqi president Saddam Hussein challenged U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region when his troops invaded Iraq's neighbor Kuwait. The action taken is Bush mobilized forces and demanded Hussein to take his troops out of Kuwait. Bush seeked help from other allies and pushed into the Desert and Hussein pulled his forces and ended the Persian Gulf War. Some of the policies in the 1990’s were the U.S. Monetary Policy which analysed the degree of Chairman Alan Greenspan were responsible for the American economy's remarkable performance in the 1990s. Another policy in the 1990’s was the Trade Policy, this securely opened markets so that the United States would productively grow. The 1990’s was a prosperous decade for the United States, the unemployment rate was at 4 percent which almost seemed impossible to economists. There were many reasons why America was so successful in the 1990’s, this is because of globalization and deregulation.


Lance Armstrong won his first Tour De France in 1999. Before this, he fell ill and was diagnosed with testicular cancer which later spread to his lungs and brain. He underwent Chemotherapy, and he was back at the race. After, this tour, he won six more of the cycling contests. However, later, he all of his victories were taken from him because the conspiracy theories of him doping to win were proven correct.

Reggie Miller, the Indiana Pacers superstar, scored a record of 8 points in 8.9 seconds. With the Indiana Pacers down six points with 18.7 seconds remaining in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals, Reggie Miller came back against the New York Knicks. The score was 102 to 105 with the Knicks winning. This was when Reggie pulled it off. He scored his 8 points in 8.9 seconds winning the game for the Pacers

Domestic Policies During the 1990’s many new decisions were made to help America grow into a more prosperous nation. A big policy was the North American Free Trade Agreement. This reduced labor cost in the nation, so someone could build cars in Mexico and use Mexican labor and then sell them in the United States. Another objective of this policy was to liberate Canada, Mexico, of trade to stimulate economic growth. With the implementation of NAFTA quickly eliminated tariffs on more than one-half of Mexico's exports to the US and more than one-third of US. exports to Mexico. Another policy in the 1990’s was the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, in which the government gave a grant to an individual state. If you were a legal immigrant you could not apply for welfare assistance for the first five years of your residency. The government was saying that you need to get a job and not just live off the government. Also during this time, President Clinton vowed to end exclusion of homosexuals in the military. But later on he had to table the policy and created a new one which said “don’t ask, don’t tell” which meant that military personnel would not ask the sexual orientation of the person and the person would not have to tell the military.

Domestic Policies There were many policies that Clinton did not make during his terms which affected the economy of the United States. Health care was a big problem for many Americans because it was not affordable, but Clinton did not realize this. If he did then he would have released a big drag on the economy. To fix this problem Clinton assigned his wife Hillary Clinton to take care of the matter which was a big mistake. Because many critics attacked Hillary during the assignment, also her unique relationship with the President meant that other advisers reacted to her differently than they would to any other leader. Other factors of this problem not succeeding was that Hillary wanted to present this policy to Congress as a finished package which meant that important participants in law-making must not be involved. Moreover, there were internal disagreements which also doomed the bill as a failure. The final product of the policy was very complicated and long. The entire policy was 1,350 pages long and not many people understood the policy. The President before Clinton, George H.W. Bush had many policies in the 1990’s. The American with Disabilities act banned employment discrimination to people with physical or mental problems. This also requires employers to accommodate for their disabled employee. This made people add ramps to buildings and braille to signs.

Foreign Affairs Many different things were going on around the world during in the 90’s. The Cold War ends in 1991 between the powers in the Eastern Bloc and powers in the Western Bloc. However, after this time of peace between the Eastern and Western Bloc, America decides to bomb Iraq in 1998.

America decided to bomb Iraq because Iraq refused to cooperate with United Nations weapon inspectors. Before and at the time of the airstrikes, Iraq was still continuing its attempts to build weapons of mass destruction including nuclear, chemical and biological agents. Many other events occurred, like: India and Pakistan fight over Kashmir Panama Canal handed back to Panama Extremist bombings in England. Also, the Ebola virus outbreak killing 244 Africans in Kikwit.

Foreign Affairs Operation Just Cause Operation just cause was an operation made by the bush administration to overthrow the dictator of panama, Noriega this operation was from 1989 to 1990. The U.S. wanted to remove the dictator and elect a new president. This operation took only two months it was very fast and efficient. The operation made Panama democratic following our containment theory. The Us stopped panama from a long and awful dictatorship, the U.S. is always willing to help others not fall to communism. Many people did not agree with U.S. and this was very controversial. But, ended up being a very good operation.

Way We Lived Life really started to change in the 90’s. People were transitioning from things on paper to digital. For example, people no longer used to write letters and transitioned into using email. People also started using talkboys witch were a video cassette in a little player upon which you could record and play back your voice. Also, the first Mac came out in 1998. This enabled people to complete work and have much more entertainment accessible to them through this computer. People were even starting to write their daily life activities in electronic diaries. Also, video game graphics became a thing and now people were starting to play video games in a whole different world then they did in the last decades. Finally, there were car phones. These were really important for really important people who needed to take calls every hour of every day.

It was 1991, the young, beautiful and talented Julia Roberts was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland. Julia Roberts starred in many movies like, my best friend's wedding, pretty women and ironically the runaway bride. Kiefer Sutherland started as a fellow actor they starred in the movie Flatliners together. They became close friends and later lovers. Years later Kiefer finally works up the courage to ask Julia Roberts to marry him! Julia accepts feeling overwhelmed by excitement. As they plan their beautiful and grand wedding there are only a few days to the big day. Everything is reserved Julia has her dress and the bridesmaids and best men are all ready. Everyone is thrilled for the wedding Julia Roberts was a very popular gal and everyone was on their toes ready to see her walk down the aisle. But suddenly Julia Roberts cancels the wedding. Every major headline is going crazy accurately calling Julia the “runaway Bride� Kiefer was very upset and sad how could anyone not be after almost being left at the altar! Everyone was so Disappointed, people had been anticipating the wedding ! Now Kiefer, 25 years later in 2016 releases a press statement saying he is relieved Roberts called it of! So much for the happily ever after.

Film Clueless The Movie Clueless was made in 1995 and it was produced by Paramount Pictures. This movie starring Alicia Silverstone who plays Cher. This movie is about Cher being at the top of the high school food chain. SHe was sheek, cute, shallow, and rich. Cher is self-absorbed and arrogant, she believes she is the best match maker there is. First she begins to match to teachers that end up falling for eachother. When she has succeeded in this she decided to makeover Tai with the help of her sidekick, Dionne. Josh, Cher’s ex-stepbrother tells Cher that this is a bad idea all along. But to her regret Cher does not listen, and Tai becomes more popular than her. Cher is filled to the lid of her perfectly straight blonde hair with remorse. Josh ends up right and she learns that she should have listened to him, but Cher again makes a terrible mistakes and starts falling for Josh. This movie is Romance and Romantic Comedy. This show taught teenage girls what being popular really was, being nice. This movie became and instant hit that is still watched today. Viewers loved the movie and Paul Rudd who played the part of Josh. This movie was adapted from a not so famous book called emma. The book became more popular after the movie.

Law and Justice One of the biggest court cases in the 90’s was the O.J Simpson murder case. The arrest and trial of former NFL star O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, created a media frenzy. Lawyers, witnesses, police detectives, and even Judge Lance Ito himself became celebrities by being a part of this highly publicized trial. The verdict of the case was that Simpson was guilty. He now had to serve 33 years in prison after he was charged with murder. Another popular case in the 90’s was when the Menendez brothers were convicted of murdering their parents with shotgun blasts, and the reason of the murder was that their parents were abusing them. The Menendez brothers are currently serving life terms in prison

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The 90s was one of the best decades music wise. To the left is a small list of just some of the biggest hits during the 90s. The people of today still listen to this music!

While in other eras new genres were created and developed in the 1990s many genres collided and made a new but familiar sound. Many people consider the 90s the last great decade, meaning all the 2000s and 2100s music is not quite like this music. Many songs written in the 90s also talked about problems in society and it influenced people and provoked them to make a change. A lot of the Music from the 90s had a lot of beat and harmonizing, in the 90s it became popular to hit and keep those high notes with a beat in the background. In the 90s it also became very important how your album cover looked, creative covers were well liked. There were many song about heartbrakes like I will always love you and My Heart will go on many about “living la vida loca”. The Spice Girls were a huge hit world wide!! ONe of the best girl groups ever!

The novel Fight Club was written by Chuck Palahniuk. This novel was written in 1996. At first many people found it offensive because he impersonated others, but ended up seeing why he did it and loved the book. This book shows nobody's perfect.

It follows the unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia. The protagonist works at a unnamed car company. (insomnia- difficulty sleeping) His doctor tells him that Insomnia is not suffering, the protagonist finds relief by impersonating a seriously ill person in several support groups. Then he meets a mysterious man named Tyler Durden and makes an underground fighting club. This club works as a therapy of some sort for him, although it does not help cure his disease it does ease the discomfort that comes with it. This is an excellent novel tat many people can relate to and it has a great plot. Since the protagonist is unnamed one puts oneself in their shoes but modifying the story to their situation. So, this books works as therapy for some. The book has a 4.2 out of 5 from goodreads.

Kids from the 90s grew up with the funnest food! For example, the heinz EZ-squirt was a mysterious bottle of ketchup and each one was a different color, purple ketchup, green ketchup. Totino's Pizza Rolls also came out in the 90s, it was a great snack on the go for pizza lovers. Kid Cuisine was a small lunchables like packaging but it had mac and cheese and hamburger, but all this had a twist it was cold. Most people from the 90s consider their food to be mostly cold. Another example of this were frozen corn dogs! 90s kids always had a way to cheer themselves up by eating smiley face fries! Dino nuggets also came out in the 90s and is still one of the top foods of today. Back in the day there was no need for fancy food with fancy recipes one simply had to pop open a can of spaghettios. Toaster Strudels were one of the most popular snacks in the 90s, one popped them in the microwave and you were done. 90s kids had great food! It was all fun and creative like the era of the 90s.

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