BC: By:Steven Hall Bell:7
FC: The 90's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1: Mariah Carey | Madonna | Celine Dion | R.E.M
2: #1 Pop Singles : 1990 - "Vision Of Love" 1990 - "Love Takes Time" 1991 - "Someday" 1991 - "I Don't Wanna Cry" 1991 - "Emotions" 1992 - "I'll Be There" 1993 - "Hero" 1993 - "Dream Lover" 1995 - "Fantasy" 1995 - "One Sweet Day" (w/ Boyz II Men) 1996 - "Always Be My Baby" 1997 - "Honey"
3: 1.) Vogue 2.) Secret 3.) Ray of Light 4.) This Used to be My Playground 5.) Take a Bow 6.) Secret Garden 7.) Erotica 8.) Little Star 9.) Justify My Love 10.) Bedtime Story
4: My Heart Will Go On That's the Way It Is Water from the Moon Because You Loved Me Where Does My Heart Beat Now Did You Give Enough Love Falling into You
5: 1. Country Feedback (Out of Time) 2. Leave (New Adventures in Hi-Fi) 3. Losing My Religion (Out of Time) 4. Drive (Automatic For the People) 5. Texarkana (Out of Time) 6. Departure (New Adventures in Hi-Fi) 7. Circus Envy (Monster) 8. Walk Unafraid (Up) 9. Ignoreland (Automatic For the People) 10. King of Comedy (Monster) 11. Lotus (Up)
6: ART and ARCHITECTURE
7: Important architects and their work of this decade include Robert Venturi (winner of the coveted Pritzker Award), and Richard Meyer (Getty Museum). During these ten years, theme restaurants (Planet Hollywood) and casinos (New York-New York in Vegas) proliferated. Casinos covered the coastline along Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Universal design made homes and offices user friendly. Health care and elder care homes were big business for builders and architects during this decade. Green design products included bamboo flooring, a resurgence of linoleum and other environmentally friendly products.
8: FADS & FASHION
9: For youth, the fashion of the decade began with Grunge on one hand and preppie on the other. Hip Hop style was popular. Boys' jeans grew bigger and bigger, worn low on the hips, and girls wore bellbottoms and poor boy tops reminiscent of the 70's. Over $6 billion was spent by fast food places on uniforms. Designers included Liz Claiborne, DKNY, and Tommy Hilfinger. Dress down Fridays became commonplace and gradually developed into a more casual work dress code altogether, with 53% of companies allowing casual dress in 1998, up from 7% in 1992. Khaki pants and polo shirts or denim shirts were the work-place norm. New fabrics such as microfiber and tencel competed with the ever-popular cotton and linen. Consumer spending on clothing dropped from 4.6% in 1990 to 1% in 1995. While interest in health and nutrition increased, obesity was at a record high. Fads included Tae-bo, in-line skates, beanie babies, Furby, Tickle Me Elmo, WWJD, Yo-yos, tattoos and body piercing, and the ubiquitous video games.
11: In the 1990's the United States played the role of world policeman, sometimes alone but more often in alliances. The decade began with Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait and the resultant Gulf War. In 1993, war was in the African country of Somalia, as television images of starving children led to an attempt to oust the warlord, General Mohamed Farrah Aidid. By September, 1994, the U.S. was once again sending troops to a foreign country to overthrow a military dictatorship, this time in Haiti. In 1996 about 20,000 American troops were deployed to Bosnia as part of a NATO peace keeping force. In late March 1999, the U.S. joined NATO in air strikes against Yugoslavia in an effort to halt the Yugoslavian government's policy of ethnic cleansing in its province of Kosovo. The decade was to end much as it began with U.S. forces deployed in many countries, and the U.S. playing arbitrator, enforcer, and peace keeper throughout the world. The 90s have been called the Merger Decade. On the domestic front some big issues were health care, social security reform, and gun control - debated and unresolved throughout the whole decade. Violence and sex scandals dominated the media starting with the Tailhook affair in which Navy and Marine Corps fliers were accused of sexually abusing 26 women. President Clinton kept the gossip flowing as several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The ten years ended with this president narrowly surviving a trial to remove him from office for perjury and obstruction of justice. President Clinton's escapades were proving to be a hindrance to his Vice President Al Gore's campaign for the oval office and polls were reporting that 70% of the American people were saying that they were "tired of the Clintons".
12: Violence seemed a part of life. In 1992 South-Central Los Angeles rioted after four white policemen were acquitted of video-taped assault charges for beating a black motorist, Rodney King. 1993 brought terrorism to the American shores as a bomb was detonated in the garage beneath the World Trade Center. That same month of February saw four agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms killed during an unsuccessful raid on the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas led by David Koresh. Americans were glued to their TV sets in 1995 as the football hero, O.J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her male friend, Ron Goldman. This trial pointed out the continued racial division in the country as most blacks applauded the not guilty verdict while most whites thought an obviously guilty man had gotten away with murder. The shock of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19,1995, was compounded by the revelation that the perpetrators were not foreign terrorists but were U.S. citizens led by a U.S. Army veteran, Timothy McVeigh. In the months between February 1996 and April 1999 there were at least fourteen incidents of school shootings with the most lethal being on April 20, 1999 when 14 students and 1 teacher were killed and 23 wounded at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
14: So everyone knows that some have chosen to make diaries bashing Bill Clinton's economy, either crediting "lies" that never happened, or crediting only the dot-com bubble, which is absolutely specious. The economy under Bill Clinton did well because he took the steps needed to end the deficit which was to raise taxes on the rich big time: this in turn fixed up the bond markets which in turned fueled the economic boom we knew back then. Ever Republican in both houses voted against it. Unfortunately for them, the economy took off, and the budget deficit died. Bill Clinton did that by telling the truth to the American people how tax cuts for the rich were why the deficit was so high and the economy bad. Bill Clinton also fixed the economy by signing the Family Medical Leave Act, which made it possible for women to take leave while they took care of their child, he also raised the earned income tax credit. This in turn lifted people out of poverty, which fell in every demographic group in terms of race and gender. The dot-com boom only helped the rich. It didn't change the lives of most of the working Americans who went out of poverty under President Clinton. More countries chose to invest in us due to the deficit Clinton ended. 22 million new jobs because they knew we wouldn't go under like we would have under Bush Sr. had he got another term. Was he a free trader? YES he was, but eveyr living former President supported NAFTA too, and Bush I negotiated it. Welfare reform got those people on welfare into jobs, ending welfare as we knew it, making welfare what it was always meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life. It was indeed Bill Clinton's truths which fueled the economy of the '90's. I hope the radical Kos-like Clinton haters get that
15: 90's Movies!!!!!!!!!!
16: 1. Schindler's List - (1993, Steven Spielberg) (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley) 2. GoodFellas - (1990, Martin Scorsese) (Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta) 3. Saving Private Ryan - (1998, Steven Spielberg) (Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore) 4. Pulp Fiction - (1994, Quentin Tarantino) (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson) 5. The Silence of the Lambs - (1991, Jonathan Demme) (Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster) 6. Fargo - (1996. Joel Coen) (Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi) 7. Unforgiven - (1992, Clint Eastwood) (Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman) 8. Shawshank Redemption - (1994, Frank Darabont) (Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman) 9. Malcolm X - (1992, Spike Lee) (Denzel Washington, Delroy Lindo) 10. American Beauty - (1999) (Sam Mendes) (Kevin Spacey, Thora Birch) 11. Dances With Wolves - (1990, Kevin Costner) (Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell) 12. Forrest Gump - (1994, Robert Zemmeckis) (Tom Hanks, Gary Sinese) 13. Sling Blade - (1996, Billy Bob Thornton) (Billy Bob Thornton, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter) 14. Titanic - (1997, James Cameron) (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet)