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Chapter 31 & 32-Conservatives:an adherent or advocate of politicalconservatism;one who adheres to traditionalmethods or views. “Throughout the 1970s, a powerful, grassroots conservative movement grewrapidly in many parts of the United States, bringing together those who wanted a moreconservative economic policy and those who were concerned about such cultural questions asreligion and sexuality.”. Reagan became a huge symbol for this movement-Liberals:a member or supporter of a liberal political party; one who is open-minded or not strictin the observance oforthodox, traditional, or established forms or ways; opposite ofConservatives.-Deregulation:is the reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry,usually enacted to create more competition within the industry. Part of “Reaganomics”, due toderegulation The Environmental Protection Agency, The Civil Rights Division of the JusticeDepartment, and The Department of Transportation, relaxed/slowed/eliminated enforcement oflaws and regulations.“By getting government “out of the way,” Reagan officials promised, theywere ensuring economic revival.”-Real Wages:wages that are injected for the cost of living or inflation-Economic Inequality:wealth distributed unevenly, for already wealthy Americans, the 1980swere the best economically; high-paying jobs went mostly to white males. High wage jobsoutsourced to areas like Mexico and Asia which offered low wage workers and no unions-Military Spending:military budget, “The 1981 tax cuts, the largest in American history to thatpoint, contributed to the deficit. The massive increase in military spending by the Reaganadministration added much more to the federal budget than its cuts in domestic spendingremoved.”-Reaganomics:the federal economic policies of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. Thesepolicies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting.Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.-Glasnost:openness to ending political repression & move toward greater political freedom forSoviet citizens. First initiative implemented by Gorbachev that was “the dismantling of many ofthe repressive mechanisms that had been conspicuous features of Soviet life for over half acentury.”-Persian Gulf War:1991, a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq tofree Kuwait from Iraqi invaders (Saddam Hussein)-Sagebrush Rebellion:the protest movement, supported by Reagan Interior Secretary Watt, thatattempted to reduce federal environmental controls on industrial activities in the West-Tiananmen Square:

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