1972

Work

"Contrabando y Traicon"
  • Nixon in China
  • SALT Agreement
1973 Faith & Ideals "God Bless the U.S.A."
  • Watergate hearings
  • Arab Oil Embargo
1975 Home "At Seventeen"  
  • Vietnam War Ends
  • Helsinki Agreement
"I Was Born This Way"
United Divided "Chocolate City"
1976 Moving Along "Convoy"  
  • U.S. Celebrates bicentennial
1977 United/Divided "A.I.M. Song"
  • Carter signs two new treaties with Panama
  • Camp David Agreement (1978)
  • Usenet begins (1979)
  • Iran Hostage Crisis (1979)
  • Soviety Invasion of Afghanistan (1979)
  • Three Mile Island accident (1979)
  • Salt II Treaty (1979)
War & Peace "Plastico"
1980 War & Peace "In America"  
  • ABSCAM
  • Wave of Cuban immigration
  • 1/4 of all African Americans live in poverty
Work "9 to 5"
1981 War & Peace "Controversy"  
  • Voyager 1 photographs Jupiter
  • First space shuttle
  • Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court
  • President Reagan shot
  • Israel invades Lebanon
  • Iran hostages released
1982 United/Divided "Allentown"
  • Sally Ride first woman in space (1983)
  • First CD player sold (1983)
  • Marines land at Grenada (1983)
  • Apple Macintosh debuts (1984)
  • Simpson Mazzoli Act (1984)
Home "The Message"
1985 United/Divided "Russians"  
  • "Star Wars" technology research begins
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0
  • Arms talks between U.S. and Soviety Union
  • U.S. has deficit of more than $200 billion
  • Space Shuttle Challenger explodes
Home "Small Town"
Faith & Ideals "From a Distance"
"We Are the World"
1986 Faith & Ideals "The Greatest Love of All"  
  • Iran-Contra scandal
1988 United/Divided "Self-Destruction"    
Home "Mountains O' Things"
Faith & Ideals "Man in the Mirror"

1989

 

United/Divided "Oye mi Canto"
  • Exxon Valdez oil pill
  • Berlin Wall opens up
  • U.S. Forces invade Panama
  • Iraqi forces invade Kuwait (1990)
  • Paris Summit Bush & Gorbachev annnounce Cold War is over (1990)
"Ladies First"
Faith & Ideals "Fight in the Power"
1991 United/Divided "If We Must Die"  
  • Tim Berners-Lee develops World Wide Web
  • U.N. Airstrike launched on Kuwait
  • Ceasefire signed between U.N. and Kuwait
  • U.S. & Soviet Union sign START 1 Treaty
  • Acquittal of officers involved in the Rodney King beating sets off LA riots (1992)
  • 27th amendment added to the constitution (1992)
  • START II treat (1993)
  • World Trade Center bombing (1993)
  • Siege of Branch Davidian compound (1993)
  • NAFTA Agreement (1994)
 
1995 United/Divided "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • U.S. Troops in Bosnia
  • Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing
  • U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vietnam
  • Budget showdown between President & Congress results in partial government shutdown
Home "Mother Earth"
"Dear Mama"
1997 War & Peace "Menominee Vietnam War Song"    
1998 Home "Information Undertow"  
  • Two U.S. embassies in East Africa are bombed
  • American forces launch 3 air strikes on Iraq
  • House of Representatives approve two of four articles of impeachment
  • Senate acquits Clinton of impeachment charges (1999)
  • NATO launces airstrikes against Yugoslavia (1999)
  • Columbine High School shootings (1999)
  • U.S.-China Trade Agreement(1999)
  • Panama gains control of Panama Canal from U.S. (1999)
Moving Along "Clandestino"