By: Hattie Haines
Saddam Hussein, 1990
Saddam Hussein was the dictator of Iraq for nearly 2 decades. He made the choice that started the Gulf war and killed hundreds of thousands. He also started Iraq's nuclear weapons program as vice president and continued it into his dictatorship. He apparently ended the program but the U.S. invaded due to it's own suspicions. He escaped capture for a time but was eventually found and tried for his crimes against humanity and then executed in 2003.
Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990
Operation Desert Storm, Jan 16th-April 26th 1991
Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait after claiming it was actually part of Iraq. The rest of the world became concerned; if Hussein gained control of Kuwait he would control ⅕ of the world's oil supply. The allies and the U.S. waged a continuous war in Iraq and and this was known as operation desert storm. The attack stopped after 42 days when President Bush issued a cease fire.