The New Conservatism and a New World Ord15

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The New Conservatism and a New World Order The Reagan Years This conservative upsurge had many sources. A large group of fundamentalist  Christians were particularly concerned about crime and sexual immorality. They hoped  to return religion or the moral precepts often associated with it to a central place in  American life.  One of the most politically effective groups in the early 1980s, the Moral  Majority, was led by a Baptist minister, Jerry Falwell. Another, led by the Reverend Pat  Robertson, built an organization, the Christian Coalition, that by the 1990s was a  significant force in the Republican Party.  Using television to spread their messages,  Falwell, Robertson, and others like them developed substantial followings. Another galvanizing issue for conservatives was divisive and emotional: abortion.  Opposition to the 1973 Supreme Court decision, 
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