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New right

An alliance of conservative special interest groups stressing cultural, social, and moral issues

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Reverse discrimination

Term used by some conservatives to describe what they believe to be discrimination against white people, especially white men
Result from the affirmative action

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Conservative coalition

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.

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Moral majority

Members who were primarily Christians who interpreted the bible literally and believed in absolute standards of right and wrong.

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Ronald reagans running mate in 1980

George bush

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Called for lower taxes to accompany a reduction In government spending on social programs

Reaganomics

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Deregulation

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.

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Defense department estimated that this popularly known as Star Wars, would cost trillions of dollars to complete.

Strategic Defense Initiative. (Sdi)

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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)

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First woman to run on a major party's presidential ticket

Geraldine Ferraro

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Reagan nominated _____ to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

William Rehnquist

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What's an entitlement program

One that guarantees and provides benefits to particular groups of Americans

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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

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What was reagans nickname

The great communicator

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Reasons why Reagan defeated carter

Inflation
Poor economy
Iran hostages

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Reagans economic plan

Reaganomics

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1980 election

Reagan won with VP bush and beat democratic jimmy carter w/ vp Walter Mondale, Reagan won by a lot

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1984 election

Ronald Reagan had a large coalition of voters, won against Walter Mondale w VP Geraldine Ferraro, won by a landslide (economy=strong)

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1988 election

George bush vs democratic Michael Dukakis
Negative ads contributed to the low voter turnout

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Who was involved in the iron gate?

Iran
Nicaragua
U.S.
Lebanon

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Inf treaty

Intermediate range nuclear forces treaty
Between US & Gorbachev (su)
Eliminated medium range nuclear weapons

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Glasnost

Openness to discuss social problems

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Perestroika

Economic restructuring

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European nations adopted what type of gov reform?

Democratic

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Who else wanted democracy besides the SU & Germany ?

Chinese, students protested in tianamen square

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Who did Reagan support in Nicaragua?

The contras, were against the sandinistas

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Which amendment prevented aid to the contras?

Boland amendment

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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

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Operation desert storm

Bush launched this to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi control

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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)