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Transcript of Reagan

Established Reaganomics
Adhered to conservative beliefs due to the anger people felt over Carter and their distaste for his extremely liberal agenda
Increased military spending/action
Populist views, traditional beliefs
Reagan's Conservative Agenda
The election of 1980 indicated a shift in ideology and illustrated the appeal of a charismatic individual. The 1980 and 1984 elections showed how the nation moved away from Carter's agenda and the Democratic Party as a whole. Furthermore, Reagan was popular due to the fact that he was humorous and a likable person.
Did Reagan's election indicate a shift in ideology for the nation or was it merely the appeal of a charismatic individual?
The Democratic Leadership Counsil (DLC) was a blacklash against the Reagan Revolution
It was created due to the democratic party losing power and influence
The principles of the DLC included a movement to make the democratic party less liberal in order to appeal to the general population
Reagan and the Democratic Leadership Council
Strengthened the military by increasing defense spending
"Won" the Cold War
Reduced income taxes and tightened interest rates
Set the stage for a balanced budget in Clinton's term
Brought Republicans into control of the Senate
Ran as populist, determined to preserve traditional values
Reagan's Impact on the Republican Party from 1980-1988
The Reagan Revolution.
President Reagan's Background
Born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois, on February 6, 1911
Graduated from Eureka College in Illinois
Actor in Hollywood and appeared in 53 films
Married Jane Wyman and had two children, his second marriage was to Nancy Davis and had two more children
Originally a Democrat, but later shifted his views to the conservative side and became an influential member of the Republican Party.
Governor of California in 1966 and 1970
Originally a Democrat but switched to a Republican
Foreign Policy
Tax Reform
Gun Control
Reagan's Accomplishments
Ideological shift
Ronald Reagan's acting career was a huge part of his popularity, along with his humor.An event that effected his popularity happened soon after January 20, 1981, when Reagan took office. 69 days later he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar.

The DLC was founded in order to help the democratic party win back the forgotten middle class
It is part of the reform movement in lots of political ideas such as welfare reforms and national service
A reinvention of democrats
The DLC changed the way the democratic party worked
Bill Clinton was a member and was elected as president in 1992 and again in '96
growth of government spending
marginal tax rates of income from both labor and capital
inflation by controlling the growth of the money supply
American anger with Jimmy Carter
Reagan's foreign and domestic policies influenced the Republican party so powerfully that many conservatives today still follow in his footsteps. In the election of 1988 his legacy continued through the first Bush administration as well as through the beneficial relations that the United States still has with the U.S.S.R. (modern Russia).
Discussion Questions
Reagan's Personal Beliefs
Defeated President Carter by a landslide
Ended the Cold War- Evil Empire.... "tear down this wall"
Reaganomics- Misery index
Revitalized the GOP and the conservative movement
Rebuilt the armed forces
INF Treaty
Tax Reform
The nation as a whole moved away from Carter's democratic ideals to Reagans Conservative actions. The shift was caused by many things, mainly problems with the Carter administration. A few of the problems were:
the voters were troubled by inflation
the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran swept
The DLC and Ronald Regan
1.What is the relationship between the DLC and Reagan?
2. Did Reagan's shift in political idealogy help him to win the presidency?
3. Was Reagans election because of his ability as a candidate, or people's distaste with Carter.
Iranian Hostage Crisis
USSR Invasion of Afghanistan 1979
Belief in a slow response time on issues
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