Flashcards in Ch 25 Deck (35):
An alliance of conservative special interest groups stressing cultural, social, and moral issues
Term used by some conservatives to describe what they believe to be discrimination against white people, especially white men
Result from the affirmative action
Alliance of intellectuals, business leaders, middle-class voters, Christian groups, and disenchanted democrats. Among their key issues were opposition to big government and a belief in the return to traditional moral.
Members who were primarily Christians who interpreted the bible literally and believed in absolute standards of right and wrong.
Ronald reagans running mate in 1980
Called for lower taxes to accompany a reduction In government spending on social programs
A theory of economics stating that cutting taxes allows ppl to save more money. Banks loan money to businesses, businesses invest the money in resources to improve productivity.
Defense department estimated that this popularly known as Star Wars, would cost trillions of dollars to complete.
Strategic Defense Initiative. (Sdi)
Reagans efforts at deregulation included removing price controls on oil, eliminating federal health & safety inspections for nursing homes, and cutting the budget of the ______.
EPA (environmental protection agency)
First woman to run on a major party's presidential ticket
Reagan nominated _____ to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
What's an entitlement program
One that guarantees and provides benefits to particular groups of Americans
Goals of the conservative movement
Smaller fed gov (shrink size and power)
Promote traditional & moral values
Stimulate the economy by lowering taxes
Increase national defense
What was reagans nickname
The great communicator
Reasons why Reagan defeated carter
Reagans economic plan
Reagan won with VP bush and beat democratic jimmy carter w/ vp Walter Mondale, Reagan won by a lot
Ronald Reagan had a large coalition of voters, won against Walter Mondale w VP Geraldine Ferraro, won by a landslide (economy=strong)
George bush vs democratic Michael Dukakis
Negative ads contributed to the low voter turnout
Who was involved in the iron gate?
Intermediate range nuclear forces treaty
Between US & Gorbachev (su)
Eliminated medium range nuclear weapons
Openness to discuss social problems
European nations adopted what type of gov reform?
Who else wanted democracy besides the SU & Germany ?
Chinese, students protested in tianamen square
Who did Reagan support in Nicaragua?
The contras, were against the sandinistas
Which amendment prevented aid to the contras?
What was the Iran contra scandal?
Terrorists took American hostages in lebanon
U.S. sold arms to Iran to free hostages
Profits were given to the contras
Many In rr administration were indicted
Like watergate, behind closed doors but Reagan was liked more than Nixon so he was reelected
Operation desert storm
Bush launched this to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi control
2 social concerns of the 1980s
What were there results?
Lagging in education
Women not having rights
Edu - school of choice, longer school days, extended school year, more Hw, reading & writing promoted
WR- more women in public office, gov jobs offered to pay equity for jobs of comparable worth, employment benefits for families (maternity leave, job sharing, etc)
What did Reagan do to make the gov more conservative?
Supply side economics (Reaganomics)
Strategic Defense Initiative
Budget cuts, tax cuts, increased defense spending.
Reagans policies toward the environment
Reduced the size & power of the fed gov using deregulation. Cut the budget of the EPA.
Changes in the Supreme Court by bush and Reagan
RR- Sandra day oconner- first woman appointed to fill a seat in the court
Nominated William Rehnquist as Chief Justice
Bush- Clarence Thomas to replace thurgood Marshall, Ana hill testified that he sexually harassed her but Thomas won
Their appointments ended liberal control over the court
Who was Gorbachev
Mikhail general secretary of su communist party, instituted policies for democracy