Iran-Contra Affair in the 1980s

Iran-Contra Affair

The Iran-Contra Affair was a covert US arms deal that swapped missiles and other weapons to release sure Americans held captive in Lebanon by terrorists and utilized monies from the arms sale to finance military struggle in Nicaragua. The contentious deal—and the accompanying political scandal—threatened to derail Ronald Reagan’s administration. Indeed, this … Read more

John Hinckley, Jr. failed to assassinate President Reagan

Attempted assassination to President Reagan

In November 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States, defeating President Jimmy Carter and independent candidate John B. Anderson in a landslide victory. But, unfortunately, Reagan was almost assassinated by a would-be assassin a few months later, on March 30, 1981, in an ambush that horrified the world. Reagan’s … Read more

Top Political Events of the 80s

President Reagan waving, moments before he was shot

The 1980s were a decadent, catastrophic, and groundbreaking decade, not just in the United States, but in many parts of the world as well. The decade hosted a remarkable range of environmental, political, and pop-cultural events. It was the decade of Ronald Reagan in America who had a conservative agenda that shaped … Read more

Greatest Presidential Quotes Of All Time

Greatest Presidential Quotes Of All Time

Being a US President is probably the toughest job in the world, but our leaders have brought us the most inspiring quotes. Check out some of them in this gallery! “When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.” – George … Read more