9-1 - The Reagan Revolution and the End of the Cold War...

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The “Reagan Revolution” and the End of the Cold War Discuss the social, economic, and diplomatic shifts that occurred in the United States during the Reagan Era 1. Rise of the “New Right” a. Demographic Shifts and Opposition to Federal Regulation i. The Sunbelt 1. Don’t like more government power (TX, Cali., Flor.) ii. “Sagebrush Rebellion” 1. Rebellion against big government in the far west of the US, because the federal gov. had forced so much legislation on them. iii. Suburbanization 1. Republicans started to speak to the “family values” 2. Suburbs tend to be republican strongholds & vote for repub’s 2. Rise of the “New Right” a. Religious Revivalism i. Evangelicism 1. ii. Traditional Values iii. Abortion Issue 1. Big issue (if a president takes a strong stance on this, they might not get votes that they want) iv. “Religious Right” – late 70s (not all republicans are part of this group) 1. Jerry Falwell, “Moral Majority” a. Said we wanted a friendly nation
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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9-1 - The Reagan Revolution and the End of the Cold War...

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