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15_1980-92 PPT - The Challenge of Perspective 1980‐1992...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/1/2010 The Challenge of Perspective: 1980‐1992 Era of Reagan History is Personal History is Shared History is Never Past The Moral Majority: Create a “moral and conservative revolution” in America ‐‐Jerry Falwell Carter entered the 1980 election facing gas lines, hostages, and a split party 1 9/1/2010 Reagan’s Stagflation Elimination: Trim the Fat & Build a “Safety Net” 1981 assassination attempt Iran‐Contra Hearings In the 1980s, nuclear tensions escalated to the breaking point . . . 2 9/1/2010 Beirut, 1983 . . . and then relaxed . . .and tensed . . . and relaxed again 1986 1987 The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ʺslipped the surly bonds of earthʺ to ʺtouch the face of God.“ President Reagan, Address to the Nation January 28, 1986 3 9/1/2010 Pat Buchanan: homosexuals had “declared war on nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution” Homelessness spiked in the 1980s Lockerbie, Scotland 1988 4 9/1/2010 Corazon Aquino’s leadership ended both colonial and corrupt rule 1990: beginning of the end for apartheid in S. Africa with the release of political prisoner Nelson Mandela 5 9/1/2010 History is Personal because someone lived it, and we all share it 6 ...
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