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15_1980_92_Challenge - 2 “ Black Monday,” 3 AIDS epidemic Pat Buchanan homosexuals had “declared war on nature and now nature is extracting

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Terms and Outline “The altar of freedom”: The Past, the Future, and History in America The Challenge of Perspective, 1980-1992 I. Dr. Minor’s Story: The Challenger II. Era of Reagan A. Foundations for Popularity 1. Demographic Shift 2. Social Shift “moral majority”, Rev. Jerry Falwell Æ Moral Majority, Inc. (1979) 3. Carter’s—and FDR’s—legacy 4. Voter performance: “largest mass movement of our time—nonvoting” B. “ Reaganomics” “trickle down” or “voodoo” economics? “safety net” for “truly needy” C. “Teflon president” 1. Assassination attempt John Hinckley, 1981 “Honey, I forgot to duck” 2. Iran-Contra Oliver North, John Poindexter D. Foreign Policy 1. Moscow S U a s “evil empire” “No Nukes!” SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), 1983—“star wars” Mikhail Gorbachev INFs (intermediate-range nuclear forces) eliminated, 1987 Afghanistan withdrawal, 1983 2. Middle East Beirut, 1983 Iraq-Iran War E. Dark Days 1. Challenger disaster, January 28, 1986
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Unformatted text preview: 2. “ Black Monday,” October 19, 1987 3. AIDS epidemic Pat Buchanan: homosexuals had “declared war on nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution” 4. Spike in homelessness 5. Exxon Valdez, March 1989, Prince William Sound 1990, Federal Clean Air Act III. 1989-1991: Three Years that Rocked the World A. Terrorism Libya, Muammar el-Qaddafi Pan Am, December 1988 B. Communist Collapse Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia . . . Berlin Wall, November 1989 German re-unification, 1990 Leningrad Æ St. Petersburg, 1991 Gorbachev Æ Boris Yeltsin C. Colonial Collapse Philippines: Ferdinand Marcos Æ Corazon Aquino D. Apartheid Collapse Bp. Desmond Tutu Nelson Mandela, 1990 E. Democratic Impulse under Fire 1. China: Tiananmen Square, 1989 2. Iraq: Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, August 1990 Operation Desert Storm George Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell IV. “Read my lips,” “I did not have sex with that woman”: A historian’s work is never done...
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