Institution of new policy stating that any Cuban refugees found at sea will be sent back to Cuba.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that using race when drawing legislative districts is unconstitutional.
U.S. Supreme Court rules, in two separate cases, in favor of limiting federal affirmative action and school integration programs.
Congressional Republicans begin instituting their 'Contract with America', a series of reforms and budget cuts that social workers, activists, and others see as devastating for low-income seniors, children, and the poor.
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is destroyed by a bomb; more than 160 people killed, Timothy McVeigh is arrested for the act of terrorism (April 19).