Chapter 25 sec 1 A Conservative Movement Emerges
The 1960s under J.F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson was a time of social reform . Conservatism returned under
the Nixon and Ford administrations.
The Conservative Backlash
Some of the reasons that people began
Chapter 25 sec 2
Reagan and Bush appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court
The new Court alters or overturns past decisions made by more liberal courts
Reagan and conservatives want to reduce federal regulation of industry.
Some regulatory respon
Chapter 25 sec 3
During the 1980s the social changes that occurred were influenced by the Conservative movement
Health Aids was spreading rapidly and was not well understood. There were no cures and limited drugs to deal with the symptoms.
It began as an
Reaganomics Followed laffer believed in supply side economics.
If you cut taxes, the additional wealth will create investments which will create jobs, which will generate more revenue for
the govt. through taxes.
This didnt work because tax cuts exceeded
Foreign Policy after the Cold War
In 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev Became the secretary general of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.
He understood the economic weakness of the USSR and wanted to shift priorities.
Much of the money was spent on military co