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08.02 The 1980s: Assignment - Good Good - Florida-Georgia Line

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08.02 The 1980s: Assignment
1980 Election
Event Name: Reaganomics.

Type of Event: This was a economic event, because it was something that the president did to fix economic issues..

Causes: so, the cause of this event was basically, I think, Reagan wanting to give the country something different, somethng that would restore public faith in the government.

Course: The U.S. was tired of scandal and plans that did not work, and Americans and Congress were ready to try almost anything to improve the economy. So President Reagan passed several bills through Congress, cutting spending some places, and adding spending in other places. He also had Congress approve a massive income tax cut. He also increased defence spending.

Consequences: While most noticed improvements, and re-elected Reagan in 1984, there were still problems, and President George H.W. Bush would have to deal with the effects around 8 years later.
Sunbelt Population Growth
Event Name: Sunbelt Population Growth.

Type of Event: This event was a social event, because it involved a lot of people.

Causes: The cause of this event was that as factories were created overseas, many jobs went with them. So many workers moved to the "Sunbelt" searching for jobs and lower taxes.

Course: Globalization had led to the creation of factories overseas and job loss in the United States. Disgruntled workers left the "Rust Belt" for the "Sunbelt" searching for jobs and lower taxes. Air conditioning became more common in homes and made warmer climates in the South and Southwest more appealing. Immigration, most commenly from Mexico and South America, also heightened populations in the South and West.

Consequences: The consequences of this can be seen today, with Florida, Texas, and California having the highest population counts. Along with, of course, New York.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Event Name: Fall of the Berlin Wall

Type of Event: This event was a social event, because many people (society), came together to protest the Berlin Wall being there dividing Berlin.

Causes: In the late 1970s, many people started defecting to West Berlin to escape the Soviet control over East Berlin. As people in East Berlin were sometimes shot and killed trying to cross the border, West Berliners got more and more angry about the wall. Many people had family members and freinds trapped on the East Berlin side of the wall.

Course: On June 12th, 1987, President Ronald Raegan demanded Mikhail Gorbachev, then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to tear down the wall as a symbol of increasing freedom in the Eastern Bloc. Then, a little more than a year later, people started tearing through the Berlin Wall.

Consequences: Today, Germany is fully reunited, and the only thing left of the wall is that in some places there are monuments marking where the wall once stood. There are also memorials in places, honoring the people who died crossing the wall to escape East Germany.
Reagan Doctrine
Event Name: Reagan Doctrine

Type Of Event: This event was a political event, because it was something that was part of the President's politics.

Causes: The President blamed the lack of strong military influence fe for the crisis in Iran concerning the hostages. So the Reagan Doctrine was President Reagan's foreign policy of supporting anti-communist revolutions, through direct and indirect means, during the Cold War.

Course: By supporting the anti-communist revolutions, President Reagan was able to avoid hitting the Soviet Union directly, but this did not give the apperence of a strong and confident way of dealing with communism, in my opinion. Anyway.

Consequences: The policy led to U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world. Sometimes U.S. support favored groups that, while not Communist, also were not democratic either. The most controversial of these efforts was in Nicaragua.

1908-1982 Recession
Event Name: 1980-1982 Recession.

Type of Event: This event was an economic event because because during 1980, the economy suffered a very bad recession.

Causes: There were several causes, one of the main ones was the monetary policy that was supposed to cut down on inflation.

Course: as the year went on, unemployment peaked, as it got to 10.8% nation-wide. Inflation also soared, as it got up to 13.5% nation-wide. All of this shows that some of Reagan's polocies took a little time to actually work.

Consequenses: The consequences of all this is basically that the US expirienced its worst recession so far in history.
Iran Hostage Crisis
Event Name: Iran Hostage Crisis

Event Type: This event I would call a political event, because it caused, basically, by politics.

Causes: So basically what caused some punk teenagers and their cronies to capture a bunch of Americans from their embassy compound, was that the recently overthrown Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, fled to the US after learning that he was going to be arrested and tried for numerous murders and other things and was granted assylum here. Iran took this to mean that the US agreed and supported what the Shah did, and so they took over the US embassy in Iran and took 65 hostages.

Course: The hostages were held for 444 days, from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981. They were released just muinutes after President Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President.

Consequences: The consequences of the Iran Hostage Crisis is that basically, many people in the US do not trust Iran anymore, and there is a bit of hostility torwards Muslims.
08.02 CCC Chart and Reflection
This “Causes-Course-Consequences,” or CCC, chart is an excellent way to summarize important information from history. In it, you identify the cause or causes of a particular event and what happened during the event, called the “course.” Then you identify the outcomes, or “consequences,” of the event. It will help you remember the significance of many historical events and help establish connections between them.

Part 1
: Choose eight events from the lesson. Complete the following chart by using information from the lesson and putting it into your own words.
• two must be political events
• two must be economic events
• two must be social events
• two events of your choice

Part 2
: Answer the following questions in a complete paragraph of your own words.
1. Do you think President Ronald Reagan's policies had a positive or negative effect on the country overall? Explain your response.
2. What do you think was the most significant event of the 1980s and why?

Event Name: 1980 Election.

Type of Event: This was a political event because it caused a change in the government.

Causes: Americans wanted a firm, patriotic leader who had a plan to fix the economic problems carrying over from the 1970s.

Course: Jimmy Carter was running for reelection, and Americans overall were very unhappy with his leadership. Ronald Reagan emerged as his challenger, a former actor with great public skills and a plan.

Consequences: They elected Ronald Reagan in 1980 who had a controversial plan for fixing the U.S. economy, later dubbed “Reaganomics.”

Do you think President Ronald Reagan's policies had a positive or negative effect on the country overall?
What do you think was the most significant event of the 1980s and why?
Graph Showing The US Population By State
The numbers are by million, so where it says 15+, it means 15+ million.
Event Name: Globalization

Type Of Event:This event was economic because it concerned the econemy.

Causes: One of the causes was that factories were being created overseas, making it so that all of the jobs that were created by having those actories in the US, are now being taken overseas, making the unemployment rate in the US even higher.

Course: As the jobs were taken overseas, more and more people lost their jobs, and so they started leaving the "Rust Belt" for the "Sun Belt".

Consequences: The consequences of all this was that the population in the southern states rose sharply and A/C became more common.
I think that overall, Reagan's policies had more negative effects than positive effects on the US. Because of the many changes that ended up helping the economy, many people were happier, though many poor people did not expirience it that much. Knowing how many times the economy had a crisis while he was president and how those effects still linger to this day, is basically why I think this.
Well, I think that the creation and following of Reagonomics was one of the most import events of the decade, because it shaped a lot of the other events that happened during the 1980s. Also the embargo on oil. Even though the U.S. supported Israel, it did not help the econemy as mush as it should. Not only because thousands of Americans drove automobiles dependent on oil but because the gas rices caused many Americans to lose money faster.
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