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During the 1990s technology was one of the largest new fields that developed. Computer and cell phones truly began to develop during this time. Consumers were able to gain more access to these newer technologies, and this led to more technological businesses gaining popularity. This led to the new technologies that we know today. While technology was evolving civil rights were being widely accepted, such as when all fifty states celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day on January 18, 1933. Over all the 1990s were a time for innovation, and a time when people became more accepting of each other. During the 1990s people's culture was more technologically centered, with new and improved technological advantages being released year after year, people began to rely more on technology. People used technology for entertainment, and work. Event such as the raising of the minimum wage during this time influenced people's way of life by making it so that more people had more money to spend and thus the lifestyles of many were people improved.

 

MYP Unit Question

In the 1990s an event that shaped America was the creation of the internet. Because of the internet and many new technologies, technology started having a much larger role in the lives of people. American culture also began to change becauses of the global interaction. Americans started putting much more emphasis on education, and the safety of their children. Leadership was mainly Bill Clinton. He had the greatest effect on the nation because of the scandal he had with Monica Lewinsky. These led to America in the 1990s becoming a much more globalized society, and these also led to Americans beginning to care about education. The internet also led to an economic boom.

 

Time Line

1990

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  • March 22- The First Edition of Windows 3.0 is shipped- This means that technology is starting to develop, with some of the first computer software being release to the public.
  • March 25- An arson fire sweeps through an overcrowded Bronx social club killing eighty-seven persons.

 

  • April- Minimum Wage is raised to $3.80- People were able to buy more commodities.
  • April 25- The Hubble Space telescope is launched into space- this telescope is still active today, and its launch has led to many scientific discoveries.

 

  • June 6- Greyhound Bus lines becomes Bankrupt.

 

  • Novemeber 1- McDonalds agrees to use paper wrappers instead of styro-foam containers- Though they only did this after being pressured by environmental groups.
  • November 21- Nintendo's SNES is released- This is the next generation of the best selling NES.
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1991

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  • February 14- Homosexual/unmarried heterosexual couples are recognized as domestic partners in San Fransisco.

 

  • April- Minimum Wage is raised to $4.25- This allowed for people to be able to lead better life styles, and to be able to afford more commodities.
  • April 22- Intel releases the 468SX Computer Chip- Once again technology is developing. This allows for greater advances in the future.

 

  • May 20- The Red Cross begins stricter procedures for AIDS virus screening- Hence preventing many people from contracting the deadly virus

 

  • October- The first Planet Hollywood opens- Fast food restaurants were still common, and more chains were oppening.

 

  • November 6- FDA announces a more detailed listing of contents- This allows for people to make healthier choices, by being more informed about their food choices.

1992

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  • January 7- AT&T releases a videotelephone- A great innovation at the time. This leads to competition, and thus more improvement.

 

  • February 24- General Motors announces record losses. $4.5 billion in 1991, and the closing of 21 plants, firing 74000 workers- this means that many people are now unemployed, causing other people to worry about their jobs, and reduced spending.

 

  • April 6- Microsoft releases Windows 3.1- once again, technology is improving!

 

  • June 5- Unemployment rate jumps to 7.5 percent- This is higher than it has been for eight years, obviously causing worry for many people.
  • June 9- William Pinkney is the first African American to sail solo around the world.

 

  • August 11- The largest shopping mall in the US opens in Bloomington, Minnesota.

 

  • November 23- Ten Thousand Cell phones have been sold in the US- Cell phones are becoming more and more popular, leading to better communication between people, and the demand for them causes for better, newer models to come out.

1993

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  • January 18- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated in all fifty states for the first time- This was also a time when civil rights were becoming more accepted.
  • January 20- Bill Clinton becomes the 42nd president.
  • January 30- The "Red Line" opens, Los Angeles' first modern subway- This leads to more subways, and thus better transportation for people living in Los Angeles.

 

  • February 2- Smoking is prohibited in the White House.

 

  • March- Intel Pentium computer chip is released.
  • 12-14 March- Record snowfalls and high winds paralyze the eastern seaboard. Killing about 270 people- This was called the ustorm of the century!

 

  • April 22- The Holocaust Museum is dedicated.
  • April 22- The first "Take our daughters to work day"- This event was organized by the Ms. Foundation, it was created to boost young girls self-esteem.

 

  • May 24- Microsoft launches Windows NT.

 

  • June- HTML is released

 

  • August 19- Mattel Toys and Fisher Price toys merge.

1994

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  • April 8- Smoking is banned at all US military bases, including the pentagon- The government has started having larger concerns about health.

 

  • July 22- A federal Judge orders an all-male military school, The Citadel, to admit women.

 

  • September 12- The Netscape browser is introduced.
Netscape Browser

1995

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  • February 21- A Chicago stock broker breaks the distance for record travel with his 5,885 mile flight on his balloon.

 

  • August 10-Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss is found guilty of tax evasion and money luandering.
  • August 24- Microsoft Windows 95 is released.

 

  • December 18- The stock market tumbles 101.52 points- This is the largest decline in over two years.
Windows 95

1996

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  • February 1- Congress rewrites the Communications Act, allowing television, phone, and computer companies to create products in each other's field- this leads to more competition between brands, leading to the development of well known brands today.
  • February 16- A US district judge bans a law that punished anyone publishing indecent material available to minors.

 

  • March 1- Pacific Bell introduces the first toll free area code (888)- Leading to all those numbers that we now have today.
  • March 14- AT&T introduces its internet access service- AT&T is still a popular internet provider today.

 

  • May 2- The US passes an immigration bill making it harder for aliens to get jobs and access to social services- obviously this slows immigration, though many people are still immigrating into the US
  • May5- The FBI reports that serious crime has dropped- This is the fourth consecutive year that it has dropped- this obviously indicates that people now have a better life style
  • May 20- The US supreme court strikes down a law banning legislation that protects homosexuals

 

  • July 4- Hotmail is created
  • July 12- Marriage is defined as legal union of men and women only, regardless of what other states say

 

  • August 13- Microsoft release internet explorer- This leads to a great controversy because netscape claims that it is losing market share becuase of this move by Microsoft. This leads to a better browsing experience though.

 

  • September 29- The Nintendo 64 system is released in the US- This is still a popular system today, though discontinued many of its games can be found as remakes on newer systems.

 

  • October 1- Minimum wage is raised to $4.75 an hour- This once again leads to a better life style because people now have more money to spend on goods.

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Bill Clinton

1997

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  • January 15- Space shuttle Atlantis docks on the space station Mir.
  • January 20- President Bill Clinton is elected to a second term.

 

  • February 9- The Simpsons becomes the longest animated series when they air their 167th episode.

 

  • September 5- Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack.
Space Ship

1998

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  • January 17- President Bill Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones
  • January 21- President Bill Clinton denies having an affair with Monica Lewinsky- He also says he did not tell her to lie about it.
  • January 26- President Bill Clinton appears on television, stating that "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
  • January 26- Intel launches 333MHz pentium II chip.

 

  • February 12- Intel's first graphics chip, the i740, is unveiled.
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  • August 17- President Bill Clinton admits to having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
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  • November 24- America Online announces that it is aquiring Netscape Communications.
Bill and Monica

1999

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  • January 7- Impeachment trial of Bill Clinton opens in the US senate.
  • January 23- Monica Lewinsky is order by a federal judge to give testimony before the court.

 

  • February 12- Bill Clinton is acquited of obstruction of justice during he impeachment trial.
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