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the changes in the Soviet regime during Gorbachev’s tenure. Ultimately, Gorbachev and the Soviet Union agreed to end the Cold War not on their terms, but on Ronald Reagan’s. 4. Discuss the American entanglement in Central American and Middle Eastern troubles, including the Iran-contra affair. The US had Israel’s back the whole time while Israel was in dictatorship, but the US couldn't betray them as they stuck with them. The US also by forced/supported human right abuse in Central America. The Iran-Contra Affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the United States Congress. It began in 1985, when President Ronald Reagan 's administration supplied weapons to Iran¹ — a sworn enemy — in hopes of securing the release of American hostages held in Lebanon by Hezbollah terrorists loyal to the Ayatollah Khomeini , Iran's leader. The U.S. took millions of dollars from the weapons sale and routed them and guns to the right-wing "Contra"² guerrillas in Nicaragua. The transactions that took place in the Iran-Contra scandal were contrary to the legislation of the Democratic-dominated Congress and contrary to official Reagan administration policy. 5. Analyze the growing power of the religious right in politics, and the impact of issues like abortion and affirmation on the Supreme Court.

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