The Modern Era is characterized by Urban Decay, the War on Drugs, and the Aids epidemic.
The Modern Era
With the failure of wealth fare to work programs and the aforementioned war on drugs, and AIDS epidemic America has suffered much.
The Gulf war has dictated much of how America deals with foreign politics
Many have fallen on the path of progress, some to include are the passengers of the challenger
The events of both the Iranian Hostage crisis and the gulf war have changed the fabric of America
But with the bad, their is always good. Increased mercantilism across the globe has made the standard of living much better, This is exemplified by trade deals such as NAFTA, and increase protection from laws such as Brady Bill.