Development of US History II final review pg 8

Development of US History II final review pg 8 - in Tehran...

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Jimmy Carter- Democratic, 1977-1981. He signed the Panama Canal Treaties in 1977, agreeing to turn over the administration of the canal to Panama in 1999. He facilitated the Camp David Accords in 1978, which led to a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. He was a born again Baptist, racial liberal, southern politician, committed to human rights, had personal integrity, outsider, and had no experience in foreign affairs. His term was marked by inflation, fuel shortages, and a hostage crisis. National Security Advisor Brezizinski- a zero sum game between the US and Soviet Union. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1979)- Carter Doctrine- US determination to protect its interests in the Persian Gulf. US halted exports to the Soviet Union and boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The Iran hostage crisis- 1979- Iranian fundamentalist students holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days
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Unformatted text preview: in Tehran who were loyal to the Islamic leader of Iran: Ayatollah Khomeini. Jimmy Carter’s Malaise speech in 1979- “crisis of confidence”-scolding Americans, made matters worse. Ronald Reagan- Republican, 1981-1989 who steered domestic politics in a conservative direction and sponsored a huge military buildup. Reagan adopted an economic policy whereby tax cuts were created to help increase savings, spending, and investment. Inflation went down and after a time so did unemployment. However, a huge budget deficit was created. There was economic disparity between the rich and the poor and racial disparity between the white and black. There were fewer opportunities for advancement into middle class....
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