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Newwww Sectionnnn 1964 Nixon Resigns The long 80ths Ronald Reagan 1980 -gov of Cali and stood up to Black Power -actor for movies -strongly anti-communist -end abortion -wanted to be tough on Soviet Union -slogan “let’s make America great again!” -after 1984 almost all of US was red (hasn’t been like this ever since) -won elections by speaking to conservative, older, and white Americans -President: cut back spending, lower taxes: 67 billion tax cuts -upper 1% now have a lower tax rate -supply side economics or trickled down economics: lower taxes for rich that way money would help economy -cutting social program: new deal, slashed budget- believed workers lazy and unfair) didn’t touch Medicare or social security nor military budget -increased military spending due to Soviet Union Air Traffic Controllers Strike -13 thousand air traffic workers hired in replacement for those he fired for now showing up to work after 48 hours he had warned them -20% are In unions in 1980s by 90’s it went down to 12% unions

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