Presidents Ford and Carter face challenges both foreign and domestic as each attempts to repair the image of the presidency following the bad taste left over from the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.
America experiences a comeback of conservative beliefs under President Reagan after the previous decades of liberal changes. Meanwhile, Reagan's new approach to the Soviet Union weakens the Soviets and their control of Eastern Europe.
With the Cold War over and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States becomes the world's lone superpower. The U.S. also witnesses the largest economic growth in its history, but signs of a coming storm loom on the horizon.
The United States comes under attack from terrorist acts conducted by radical Islamic extremists. In response to these terrorist attacks, the United States wages a War on Terror that commits the United States to combat terrorism abroad.
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