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Unformatted text preview: Complex Problems and Conservatism History 17B Mr. Bsharah Open Administration: Image of Ordinary Trends During the Carter Administration Citizen Stagflation Implementation of Human Rights Panama Canal Treaties Middle East: Camp David Accords and Hostage Crisis S.T.A.R.T. Talks Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Reagan's Economic and Social Policies Deregulating the Economy SupplySide, Voodoo, TrickleDown Economics Conservative Views on Social Issues: 1. Against ERA, gun control, abortion rights, affirmative action, bussing to achieve integration 2. For a narrower view of constitutional rights as defined by the Court and death penalty Economic Recovery in 1983: Tight Money Policies of Volcker, oil glut and falling prices, huge federal budget deficits Supreme Court Appointees: Rehnquist, Scalia, O'Connor Public Debt During the Reagan Years Reagan's Foreign Policy Deteriorating Relations with Soviets: Poland and SDI Invasion of Afghanistan (Olympics) Gorbachev: Glasnost and Perestroika Reagan Doctrine: Restatement of Containment Biggest impact was in Latin America: Grenada, El Salvador, Nicaragua (IranContra Scandal) Development of Space Shuttle Program No Answers for Terrorism Lebanon and American Marine Barracks Qaddafi's "Line of Death" and Disco Bombings in Europe Events in Latin America Reagan and the Public's Double Vision Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill wrote that the public's double vision on Reagan was brought home to him by a construction worker who had fallen off a roof and suffered a spinal cord injury that meant he would never walk again. He was angry because the Administration wanted to tax worker's compensation benefits and said to Tip "I've voted for you all my life but you are too hard on the President." Tip said who do you think is trying to cut your benefits?" The worker replied "Not the President! It's the people The First Bush Presidency The Economy and Unemployment Taxes Problems in the Middle East Desert Storm Terrorism Invasion of Panama Environmental Issues: Ozone Depletion, Global Warming, Pollution The End of the Cold War and Worldwide Movement Toward Democracy Berlin Wall Crumbles Eastern Europe rejects communism South Africa Frees Mandela Gorbachev and Yeltsin begin restructuring Challenges In China ...
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