Topic #29 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 985 to mid-pg. 901.  
 

Questions:

  1. What were the key elements of the Reagan Coalition?  How did it differ from the traditional Republican constituency?
  2. Explain the assumptions of supply-side economics or "Reaganomics."  How did the Reagan administration implement it?
  3. What steps were taken in the area of deregulation in the Reagan administration?
  4. What lifted the economy out of the 1982-1983 recession?  What contribution did Reagan's economic policy make to the recovery?
  5. What long-term developments and short-term actions of the Reagan years led to the record federal budget deficits?
  6. What stance toward the Soviets and communism in general constituted the so-called Reagan Doctrine?
  7. How was the Reagan Doctrine applied in Latin America and the Caribbean?
  8. How did the rise in terrorism as a political tactic shape American foreign policy in North Africa and the Middle East?
 

Terms:

 

 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 901 - pg. 907.   
 

Questions:

  1. What did the election of 1984 reveal about the changing nature of American politics?
  2. Describe the process by which the Soviet Union and its Eastern European bloc ceased to exist.  What emerged in its place?
  3. How did Ronald Reagan react to Mikhail Gorbachev?  What concrete agreement resulted?
  4. What was the nature of the Iran-Contra scandal?  What other scandals plagued the Reagan administration?
  5. What main campaign strategy did George Bush use to come from behind and defeat Michael Dukakis in 1988?  What happened in the Congressional elections?
  6. Even though President Bush lacked a clear domestic agenda, what significant measures did pass during his term of office?
  7. What was the most serious domestic challenge that faced President Bush?
  8. How did the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court create a firestorm, particularly among feminists in the country?
  9. What were the issues addressed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in its confirmation hearings? 
  10. What precipitated the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf crisis and war?  What role did the United Nations play?
  11. What broad issues was the key to Bill Clinton's success in 1992?
  12. What role did Ross Perot play in the 1992 election?
 

Terms:

 

                  
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes --> chapter 33
  2. My Quizzes --> A   B   C   D
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Note Cards -->  1551-1603
  4. Presidential Election Data --> 1972     1976     1980

 

 

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