This event led President Jimmy Carter to issue a still-running National Emergency in 1979. It is the oldest active National Emergency in the country.
US Embassy attacked in Pakistan
The Iran Hostage Crisis
3-Mile Island Meltdown
President Obama issued this National Emergency over this public health concern in 2009. Obama officially ended the emergency exactly 1 year later.
President Bill Clinton issued a National Emergency from 2001 to 2004 which prevented the importing of what product into the United States from Sierra Leone?
President Richard Nixon declared a National Emergency in 1970 when this public service went on strike.
President Truman issued just one National Emergency. He did so in 1950, leading to America's involvement in this event.
Overthrow of Guatemalan President
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Korean War
United Nations Formation
In 1994, President Bill Clinton issued a still-running National Emergency to prevent the proliferation of these kinds of weapons.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The shortest National Emergency in America's history lasted under 1-year from Feb. 28th 1935 to Feb. 10th 1936. The National Emergency gave the President authority to regulate this industry.
Alcohol and Gaming
Barack Obama declared a still-running National Emergency over this modern issue on April 1st, 2015.
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