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Unformatted text preview: Morning in America: Ronald Reagan and the 1980s There are no easy answers, but there are simple questions. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally rights (Ronald Reagan, I964) Boy fm glad I saw Rambo last night. Now I'll know what to do next time. (Ronald Reagan, I985) The magic of opportunity -- unreserved, unfailing, unrestrained —- isn't that what unitesus. (Ronald Reagan, I986) Living in a material world And I am a material girl You know that we are living in a material world . And I am a material girl (Madonna, I984) Photograph of President Reagan riding his horse "El Alamein" at Rancho Del Cieio. (April 8, 1986). Prelude: Mr. and Mrs. America in 1980'. I. Conservative Counter-Revolution A. Institutionalizing Goldwater Conservatism - conservative think tanks B. moral majority and evangelical Protestantism — abortion backlash C. white backlash - code word "crime" D. new, new immigration and changing demographics II. Ronald Reagan to the Rescue A. Mid—Western, small—town American B. Hollywood actor and 19505 anti—communist C. California governor D. defeats Jimmy Carter and Fred Anderson in 1980 — Born in. the USA E. a few, simple ideas: cut taxes, shrink government, strong defense III. Reagan Revolution A. can the budget be balanced? — David Stockman's failure B. playing tough with the air traffic controllers C. unleashing capitalism — deregulation D. Yuppies and the selling of Sex i. Calvin Klein and Brooke Shields ii. Ralph Lauren IV. Sexual Revolution r A. Pop Culture: Madonna and Michael Jackson B. Women's Movement — has feminism become an "F—Word"? C. Gay Rights D. Bowers v. Hardwick (1985) E. Reagan and Gays F. AIDS NothmgLVComes Between Me and My Calvin's - Brooke Shields Ad - 1980 V. Reagan and the Evil Empire A. Grenada B. Mikhail Gorbachev C. Collapse of Communism The 1980s (1976-1993) 1973: Roe v. Wade 1975: North Vietnamese triumph in Vietnam. 1975: Microsoft founded. 1976: Mao dies. 1979: Iran hostage crisis 1980: Ronald Reagan elected president. 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court. 1982: ERA fails. 1983: Sally Ride first American woman in space. 1984: HIV virus identified. 1986: Challenger explosion. 1986: Ferdinand Marcos forced from the Philippines. 1987: Reagan and Gorbachev sign nuclear treaty. . 1987: Iran-Contra Affair. 1988: George Bush elected president. 1990: Reunification of Germany. 1991: Persian Gulf War 7 1991: Soviet Union falls. 1992: William Jefferson Clinton elected president. 1992: Apartheid Ends in South Africa. 1993: bombing of World Trade Center. 1974: Allen Ginsberg poems, The Fall of America, wins Nat Book Award 1976: All the President’s Men released. 1977: [Alex Haley's] Roots on TV. 1977: Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970—) last telecast. 1977: Star Wars released. 1979: John Paul II arrives in New York 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian 1980: John Lennon murdered. 1982: Gandhi wins Academy Award. 1982: Michael Jackson releases Thriller 1983: Alice Walker publishes The Color Purple. 1983: All in the Family’s (1971-) and M*A *S’kH (1972—) last telecast. 1984: Madonna releases Like a Virgin, and Bruce Springsteen releases Born in the USA 1984: The Cosby Show first telecast (—1992) 1985: Rock Hudson dies of AIDS, 1985: Live Aid concert. 1986: EL. Doctorow's World’s Fair. 1987: Randy Shilts publishes And the Band Played 011 —— new AIDS awareness. 1990: Seinfeld first telecast 1993: Schindler 's List released. Do‘minican'Rep. 14% . . Jamaica 10% ‘ China 9% S‘an..Franc: . Mekicd‘l'm ’ . . ' . ‘ Guyana 7% Philippines 16% China 15% ' Washin' n DC ElSalyador 10% gm ’ El S l d 17% Hong 1(ng 5% Korzav7%or Los Angeles 6% Mexico 57% El Salvador 12% San Die , Guatemala 4% Mexico 59% Pailippines 4% Philippines 15% Ix an 3% Vietnam 4% Laos 3% Iran 2% V Miami Cuba 23% Colombia 8% Vietnam 3% Ham 8% lndia 2% Jamaica 8% Philippines 2% ‘ Honduras 4% Arm, ..--—. >2..— ‘4‘... ' ‘ASIIANsA'MER'ICAN POPULATION BY MAJOR. ETHNIQ ,GROUP, 1960520001110 THOUSANDS) Group ‘ 1960 ’ 119709517980 1990-" C ‘2000 :Ch‘ineée €237: * 34363. 812 ' 51,6451'3' "2,4.33“ Filipino 182‘ 33,7, ; .1775 r 1,420; 6' 1,850.. Asian lndian — 76 387 815 1,679 Vietnamese — —— ' 245 615 1,123 Korean — 70 I 799 1,077 Japanese 4595' 1701‘ 1 848' 797 *Other‘A'sia‘n "'4‘; V -‘—‘ ~ '-‘ -'180 ’ 3767*» 1,284 a 1 Total: ' ' 878 1,430 “3,467' ‘ 6,909 110,243 ‘ r Source: Census Bureau data. HISPANIC OR LéTINojiEoPULATION, 2000 Group Number % of US. % of H/L Hispanic or Latino (any race) 35,305,818 12.5' 100 Mexican - ' 20,640,711 "] 7:3 ' 585 Puerto Rican ' 3,406,178 1.2 9.6 Cuban ' r 1,241,685 0.4 3.5 Other Hispanic or Latino 10,017,244 3.6 28.4 Central American 1,686,937 4.8 Salvadoran ' 655,165 1.9 Soutthmerican 1,353,562 3.8 ' Dominican Republic 764,945 ' 2.2 Unspecified other¢ 6,111,665 17.3 g Source: Census 2000 PHC-T—lO. ...
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