What were some of the factors that led to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980

What were some of the factors that led to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980

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What were some of the factors that led to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980? During the election of 1980, there where three things that largely influenced Ronald Reagan’s  outcome. The first advantage he had was that the American population was ageing and moving  to the South and West and generally was in favor of Reagan’s conservative position. (594)  Secondly, during the 1970s there was a “major revival of evangelical religion.”(594) This group  had very firm beliefs that many Americans believed in and this group also supported Reagan  financially. The final major factor that led to Reagan’s election was from the support of a group  against the feminist movement who provided a large deal of financial support. (594-595) was a financed movement well organized against the feminist movement.
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