A_CHAPTER33 - The Conservative Tide President Ronald...

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President Ronald Reagan. The Conservative Tide President Ronald Reagan’s election marks a rightward shift in domestic and foreign policy. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cold War ends and the U.S. confronts a host of domestic problems. NEXT
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SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 A Conservative Movement Emerges Conservative Policies Under Reagan and Bush Social Concerns in the 1980s Foreign Policy After the Cold War NEXT The Conservative Tide
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Section 1 A Conservative Movement Emerges Conservatism reaches a high point with the election in 1980 of President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George Bush. NEXT
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The Conservative Movement Builds Conservative Issues Entitlement programs provide guaranteed benefits to specific groups • High cost of programs, stories of fraud upset taxpayers • Many skeptic of civil rights rulings like busing over long distances A Conservative Movement Emerges 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . . The New Right New Right —collection of grass-roots groups promoting single issues Affirmative action —special consideration for women, minorities - many say it’s reverse discrimination , favoring one group over others
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The Conservative Coalition • Business, religious, other groups form conservative coalition • Conservative periodicals, think tanks discuss, develop policies • Goals are small government, family values, patriotism, business 1 SECTION NEXT continued The Conservative Movement Builds The Moral Majority • 1970s religious revival uses TV, radio; strong among fundamentalists • Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority —Christians for traditional morals Image
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Conservatives Win Political Power Reagan’s Qualifications Ronald Reagan wins 1980 Republican nomination - George H. W. Bush is running mate • Reagan served 2 terms as governor of California 1 SECTION NEXT The 1980 Presidential Election • Reagan runs on conservative issues, weak economy, Iran crisis • Called Great Communicator: can simplify issues, give clear answers • Gets 51% popular vote, 44 states in electoral race, Senate majority
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Section 2 Conservative Policies Under Reagan and Bush Presidents Reagan and Bush pursue a conservative agenda that includes tax cuts, budget cuts, and increased defense spending. NEXT
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“Reaganomics” Takes Over Reagan’s Economic Policies • Reagan encourages private investment by cutting federal government Reaganomics : budget cuts, tax cuts, increased defense spending Conservative Policies Under Reagan and Bush 2 SECTION NEXT Budget Cuts • Maintains entitlement programs that benefit middle class • Cuts programs that benefit poor, urban population Continued . . .
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continued “Reaganomics” Takes Over Tax Cuts Supply-side economics holds that lower taxes result in: - investment, greater productivity, more supply,
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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