The New Conservatism and a New World Ord16

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The New Conservatism and a New World Order The Reagan Years Additional groups became active participants in the struggle for equal opportunity.  Homosexuals, using the tactics and rhetoric of the civil rights movement, depicted  themselves as an oppressed group seeking recognition of basic rights. In 1975, the U.S.  Civil Service Commission lifted its ban on employment of homosexuals.  Many states  enacted anti-discrimination laws. Then, in 1981, came the discovery of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  Transmitted sexually or through blood transfusions, it struck homosexual men and  intravenous drug users with particular virulence, although the general population proved  vulnerable as well. By 1992, over 220,000 Americans had died of AIDS.  The AIDS  epidemic has by no means been limited to the United States, and the effort to treat the 
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  • Fall '10
  • New World Order, intravenous drug users, Civil Service Commission, immune deficiency syndrome, strong national defense

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