American History in 1992

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Year 1992 in American History

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One of the most chaotic years in our history is 1992. With the Presidential election, massive world events and large events occurring right here in the United States. I believe that the year of 1992 was one year that had a very predominant effect on American society and culture today. While many things can have an effect on a society and cultural mind set, I will show you three major happenings in 1992 that truly shocked our nation and the world around us, to have lasting effects on today.

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The generation of today has had their minds molded and formed to change and try to grow successfully in this lifetime. The three events that changed many things in this world are the election of Bill Clinton for president, The peaceful split of Czechoslovakia and the trial and conviction of John Gotti. John Joseph Gotti Jr. was born to John Sr. and Philomena Gotti in 1940. He was the fifth of thirteen children in his very large family. John and his brothers grew up in Brooklyn, New York with a very tainted childhood. They quickly from an early age on became intertwined with child and adult street gangs, often getting caught for petty crimes. In 1960 he met his future wife Victoria, the mother of his children,( Victoria, John, Frank, and Peter.). Frank was accidentally killed when he was hit by a car. But the man who hit him, John Favara, was mysteriously kidnapped and never seen again after the accident was viewed was accidental by the authorities. After be coming married, John for a while attempted a stab at normal suburban life for the sake of his loving wife Victoria, but he always fell back to crime. It wasn’t before long that John Gotti was a loyal and upcoming member in the famous Gambino crime family. He started with fencing stolen good, transporting drugs, and loan sharking.

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In the 1980’s he was referred to as “Teflon Don”…...

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