Dec 4th Lecture - Conservative Triumph

Dec 4th Lecture - Conservative Triumph - Accepted M....

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The Conservative Triumph at the End of the 20 th  Century…(?) Ronald Reagan, Presidential Election, 1980 Reagan’s Message:  “Let’s Make America Great Again” Strengthen military Reduce Federal Power --cut social programs of 1930s and 1960s --deregulate economy and lower taxes Restore traditional family values Jimmy Carter’s Failures: Ailing economy Foreign policy:  USSR, 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis Unpopular energy conservation policy “Reagan Revolution”  1980-1988 Revived Cold War:  USSR is an “evil empire” --increased military spending --encouraged covert and overt action against communists
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Unformatted text preview: Accepted M. Gorbachevs disarmament proposals Reaganomics: Tax Cuts Reduced (some) government programs Eased regulation of financial industries Reagan Recession and Federal Reserve Board Action Savings and Loan Crisis and federal bailout GHW Bush Desert Storm (1 st Gulf War) ADA, Clean Air Act WJ Clinton Foreign Policy without the Cold War Domestic Agenda: End Welfare; Create nationalize health care How do we interpret two decades of Conservative Leadership?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course HIS 315L taught by Professor Victoriaallison during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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