#95    Reagan Revolution          ch 26

Last Update: November 16, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

The Reagan Era

   Great Communicator  Reagan's nickname because of his effective speaking ability.

   First President since Dwight Eisenhower to serve 2 full terms.

Watch President Reagan 11min video

Content Standard 6:

J. Compare and contrast conservative and liberal economic strategies, including the positions of political parties and interest groups  on major issues to the present.

What was the result of serving 2 full terms?

He was able to make long range plans that put the U.S. on a more stable and conservative course.

 1.  Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor as first female justice of the Supreme Court

Watch O'Connor 5 min video

 

Reagan Revolution

2. Strong foreign policy against Communism

    3.  Reaganomics  Reagan's economic plan for the nation.

Content Standard 6:

E. Analyze the reasons for the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and relate the end of the Cold War to new challenges to the United States’ leadership role in the world.

 Reaganomics Defined:

1.  Reagan stressed that budgets be balanced

  2.  Trade be free from government regulation

 3.  Cut taxes by 25%  which gave Americans more money to spend, which created jobs, dropped inflation,

G. Examine the postwar rise in the standard of living, the OPEC Oil Embargo, the inflation of the 1970s,and the federal budget deficit problems of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Thomas Sowell   brilliant black economist argued that careless welfare programs hurt ethnic minorities by destroying the family and work ethic in the inner cities.
   

    Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act  this law was designed to balance the federal budget     Watch US Budget Dilemma video

  What is  deficit spending? 

    spending more than what you collect in taxes

National Debt Clock

G. Examine the postwar rise in the standard of living, the OPEC Oil Embargo, the inflation of the 1970s,and the federal budget deficit problems of the 1980s and early 1990s.
Margaret Thatcher   Prime Minister of Great Britain also a strong Conservative  (first woman prime minister of England)
 

Reagan Doctrine:

Keeping a tough stance toward the Soviets and communism

1. Supported the Contras

 

2. Rescued medical students in Grenada Operation Urgent Fury

 

3.  Supplied the Mujahideen in Afghanistan with Stinger missiles

 

Content Standard 6:

E. Analyze the reasons for the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and relate the end of the Cold War to new challenges to the United States’ leadership role in the world.

H. Evaluate the impact of political scandals (e.g., Iran-Contra, on federal law, national policies, and political behavior.

J. Compare and contrast conservative and liberal economic strategies, including the positions of political parties and interest groups on major issues to the present.

What happened to the Marine barracks at the Beirut airport? p 626  2nd column

What was the Achille Lauro? What happened?Watch video

This attack was the start of the War on Terrorism

D. Examine the strategic and economic factors in the development of Middle East policy

 

L. Evaluate the rise of terrorism and its impact on the United States;

 

 John Hinckley Jr.   Tried to assassinate Reagan in 1981

Watch video

 
   

Photo Credits:

Time Reagan: http://newsbusters.org/media/ReaganUpsideDown.jpg

Reagan quote: http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/emmysmom/D-ronald-reagan-quote.gif

Reagan:http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9909/24/reagan.book/reagan.jpg

Great Communicator: http://www.historicaldocuments.com/RonaldReagan_challengerovaloffice.jpg

Thatcher: http://www.iun.edu/~wostnw/history/images/Margaret_Thatcher.jpg

Thomas Sowell: http://www.tsowell.com/images/tom_4b.jpg

Operation Urgent Fury: http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/grenada/uf_cover.jpg

Stinger Missles: http://www.chinadaily.com.

Marine Barracks: http://michellemalkin.cachefly.net/hotair.com

Hinkley: http://d3nchsmj89snox.cloudfront.net/images/media/doc/dd5/1241445985-large.jpg