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History and Culture

Natalie K

on 12 April 2015

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SOURCES: Movies TV Series
& Cartoons TOYS CARS Popular '80s Colloquial Expressions/ '80s Slang "yuppies"= young urban professional
"dinks"= double income, no kids
"have a cow"
couch potato
"grody to the max"-Valley Girl
no duh
"eat my shorts"-The Breakfast Club
"What's your damage?"-Heathers
"barf me out"
"Take a chill pill"
"where's the beef?"
. Influential and Iconic People of the '80s Jane Fonda Corresponded with the booming economy
Women took a larger role in the work force, thus allowing families to spend more money on luxuries, like cars.
Popular Cars: Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Pontiac Firebird. PERSONAL COMPUTER First personal computer was introduced by IBM in 1981.
1984: Apple MacIntosh hit the markets.
The first Apple Mac cost $2,500
It had unique features
It was advertised for during the 1984 Super Bowl. CELL PHONE 1983: Motorola introduced the first portable phone
Motorola DynaTac 8000x
Dimensions: 13 in x 1.75 in x 3.5 in
Cost: $3,500 80'S
MUSIC POP HAIR METAL PUNK HIP HOP CULUTRE RAP http://1980sfashion.weebly.com/

http://www.liketotally80s.com/top-80s-fashion-trends.html run DMC
KRS one
boogie down productions
big daddy kane
Public Enemy
Beastie Boys Motley Crue
Def Leppard
Poison Blondie
Michael Jackson
Duran Duran Literature Princess Daisy
Bourne Identity
Rage of Angles
The Covenant -zz top
-devo Rock n' Roll 1980 Election 1980s Fashion -Tight pants with oversized tops
-Influenced by celebrity fashion icons like Madonna and Michael Jackson
-Neon colors Barbra Streisand
Jodie Foster Inauguration Day 1981: As Reagan was being sworn into office, the hostages were being released and flown home from Tehran. Pope John Paul II
Tele-evangelists Global
Princess Diana
Deng Xiaoping
Lech Walesa
Colonel Gaddafi
Yasir Arafat
Ayatollah Khomeini Conservative Movement
-with the beginning of Reagan's presidency people went back to conservative ways
-it was a reaction to the counter culture revolution of the 60's and 70's. Shopping in the 1980s What does this mean?
-Reverting back to traditional values.
-Being responsible, the importance of family, even religion.
-Strong belief in the principles of Thomas Jefferson. " Reaganomics"

-supply side economics (trickle down)
-idea of cutting taxes as well as spending for social programs
-diminish the budget for the welfare system
-increased spending for defense (Star Wars). AIDS -Brand names became popular
-Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Banana Republic, Gap DNA Profiling Hep Shot Foreign Policy
- "he was an anticommunist first, and then a politician"
- strong belief that America should stand up to Communism.
-really expands the US foreign power in comparison to Jimmy Carter. -Wal-Mart opened in Because of Reaganomics, the rich become richer and the poor become poorer. It is a good theory but poorly executed. The deficit skyrockets because the government is still spending more than it can take in (nearly $2 trillion was added to the national debt) Politics -Jimmy Carter looses because he was incapable to deal with the Iranian hostage crisis.
-Reagan wins in a landslide
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