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Unformatted text preview: -Key Republicans- Barry Goldwater, 1964 Republican candidate that lost during the election of 1964 Ronald Reagan Politcal Genius Americans thought he could do no wrong even though there were scandals during his administration (Iran-Contra Affair) Reagan took Barry Goldwaters ideas and put them made Americans believe that it was going to help them. Ronald Reagan brought about a revolution in American society (Reagan Revolution) because he labeled himself as a Moderate Pitched the idea of tax cuts. o Reaganomics wanted to cut taxes and cut money spent on social programs (food stamps, head start) and deregulate industry o Trickle down cutting taxes will stimulate economy Liberalism: FDR Social Security Johnson Medicare & Medicaid Nixon Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air & Clean Water Act Two Strands of the New Right: 1. Free Market is essential to freedom 2. The Christian Right/Moral Majority...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Gisolfi during the Fall '07 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
- Fall '07