• Textbook --> pp. 978 - 981.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century".
  1. What brought about the "conservative backlash" of the late 1970s?
  2. What were some of the issues that the conservatives felt strongly about?  How was their view of government different from that of the liberals?
  3. What was the "conservative coalition?"  How was it different from the "New Deal coalition?"
  4. How was the Moral Majority a key player in the growing conservative movement?  What were its goals?
  5. Why did Ronal Reagan appeal to so many Americans?
  6. What were the issues that Ronal Reagan ran on in the 1980 election?
  7. Why did Ronald Reagan win the presidency in 1980?
   *  conservative backlash    *  Moral Majority
   *  entitlement program    *  Rev. Jerry Falwell
   *  "New Right"    *  Rev. Pat Robertson
   *  reverse discrimination    *  George H. W. Bush [TX/CT]
   *  think tank    *  Ronald Reagan [CA]
   *  The Heritage Foundation    *  "The Great Communicator"
   *  William F. Buckley, Jr.    *  "The Evil Empire"


  • Textbook --> pp. 982 - 986.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century".
  1. What were the three economic tactics that formed the basis of Reaganomics?
  2. Why was President Reagan's economic program called "trickle-down" economics by his opponents?
  3. How did President Reagan's Supreme Court appointments affect the philosophy of the Court?
  4. What is deregulation?  What were its effects on government agencies in the 1980s?
  5. What cased the Savings & Loan crisis of the 1980s?
  6. How did deregulation affect the environment?  the airline industry?
  7. What factors contributed to President Reagan's victory in 1984 and President George H. Bush's victory in 1988?
   *  Reaganomics    *  William Rehnquist
   *  supply-side economics    *  S & L Scandal
   *  "trickle-down" economics    *  John Hinkley, Jr.
   *  Strategic Defense Initiative [SDI]    *  Congr. Geraldine Ferraro [NY]
   *  "Star Wars"    *  Walter Mondale [MN]
   *  Sandra Day O'Connor


  • Textbook --> pp. 987 - 992.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century".
  1. What health issues became political issues during the 1980s?
  2. How did the Supreme Court decisions of the 1980s and early 1990s reflect its new conservative leanings?
  3. What were some of the steps taken during the Reagan administration to combat drug use?
  4. What educational problems emerged as key political issues during the 1980s?
  5. What were some of the problems facing cities in the 1980s?
  6. What gains did women make during the 1980s and early 1990s?
  7. Why did affirmative action become such a hot issue during the 1980s?
  8. How did minorities advance during the 1980s?  What obstacles remained?
   *  AIDS    *  Rainbow Coalition
   *  Webster v. Reproductive Health Care
   *  affirmative action
   *  Rust v. Sullivan [1991]    *  Richmond v. J. A. Crosar Co. [1898]
   *  Just say NO!    *  Aid to Families with Dependent 
   *  "America 2000"    *  Challenger explosion
   *  pay equity    *  Rodney King
   *  Rev. Jesse Jackson


  • Textbook --> pp. 996 - 1001.
  • FILM --> clips from "America's Century".
  1. Why did the Soviet Union collapse?
  2. How did the end of the Cold War affect European politics and economics?
  3. In the period 1980-1992, why did U. S. policies in Central America differ from those in Europe?  What were our foreign policy goals in Central America?
  4. What was the Iran-Contra scandal?  How did it pit presidential power against congressional power?
  5. What issues led to Operation Desert Storm?
  6. What affect did the Persian Gulf War have on President Bush's presidency?
   *  Mikhail Gorbachev    *  Iran-Contra Scandal
   *  INF Treaty [1988]    *   Ayatollah Khomeini
   *  glasnost    *  Lt. Col Oliver North
   *  perestroika    *  Operation Desert Storm
   *  Commonwealth of Independent
      States [C. I. S.]
   *   Saddam Hussein
   *  Tiananmen Square Massacre    *  Persian Gulf War
   *  Sandinistas    *  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
   *  Contras    *  Gen. Colin Powell


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