1980s Was a Decade Of Dissapointment

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A Decade of Disappointment From worldwide wars to the reuniting of the nation, the social, political, economic, and international events of the United States always seem to be under a state of change. One very imperative time in America’s history was the 1980 decade, this was a very hostile and displeasure able time. From the discovery of AIDS to an all out boycott of the Olympics by the United Sates and Russia, and a national tragedy caused by the space-shuttle Challenger disaster, these societal events caused major changes to millions of people spread over many nations. The prominence of AIDS was the most socially significant event of the 1980s as this lethal virus is still a massive problem not just in the United Sates, but across the entire globe. Introduction I. Discovery of AIDS A. The Discovery of The Disease in 1981 B. First Blood Tests on AIDS and The Beginning of AIDS Awareness C. The Advancements Made on AIDS1985 II. 1980 & 84 Olympic Boycotts A. Soviet Union’s Advancement into Afghanistan B. The United States and Soviet Union’s Rotation of Olympic Boycotts C. The Ending of The Olympic Feud III. Space-Shuttle Challenger Disaster A. NASA’s Development of The Space Craft B. The Launching and Disastrous Explosion C. Ronald Reagan’s Announcement and The Aftermath IV. The Beginning of the AIDS Epidemic is the Most Significant Conclusion A Decade of Disappointment From worldwide wars to the reuniting of the nation, the social, political, economic, and international events of the United States always seem to be under a state of change. One very imperative time in America’s history was the 1980s decade, this was a very hostile and displeasure able time. From the discovery of AIDS to an all out boycott of the Olympics by the United States and Russia, and a national tragedy caused by the space-shuttle Challenger disaster, these societal events caused major changes to millions of people spread over many nations. The prominence of AIDS was the most socially significant event of the 1980s as this lethal virus is still a massive problem, not just in the United Sates, but across the entire globe. In 1981 doctors in New York and San Francisco began to have male patients that had begun to develop rare opportunistic infections and cancers. These diseases were not affected by treatment and the patients seemed to have a common link, a common blood condition. This condition is now known as AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome but would not be named until 1983 by Science magazine (Institute Pasteur).

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