Development of US History II final review pg 9

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A lot of terrorist acts occurred during Reagan's time in office. For example, in April 1983 an explosion occurred at the U.S. embassy in Beirut. Reagan claimed that five countries typically harbored aided terrorists: Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Nicaragua. Further, Muammar Qaddafi was singled out as the primary terrorist. One of the major issues of Reagan's second administration was the Iran-Contra Scandal. This involved several individuals throughout the administration. In exchange for selling arms to Iran, money would be given to the revolutionary Contras in Nicaragua. The hope was also that by selling arms to Iran, terrorist organizations would be willing to give up hostages. However, Reagan had spoken out that America would never negotiate with terrorists. The revelations of the Iran-Contra scandal caused one of the major scandals of the 1980's. In 1983, the U.S. invaded Grenada to rescue threatened Americans. They were rescued and the leftists
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Unformatted text preview: were overthrown. One of the most important events that occurred during Reagan's administration was the growing relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Reagan created a bond with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev who instituted a new spirit of openness or 'glasnost'. Mikhail Gorbachev- He is a Russia n politician. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ; serving from 1985 until 1991, and also the last head state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. Gorbachev's attempts at reforms as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan contributed to the end of the Cold War. It also ended the political supremacy of Communist Party of the Soviet Union and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course HISTORY 512:107 taught by Professor Jyeshin during the Summer '09 term at Rutgers.

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