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Unit 4: A conservative resurgence through today and beyon

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Transcript of Unit 4: A conservative resurgence through today and beyon

Unit 4/5: A conservative resurgence through today
and beyond.

Ch 19 Sec 3-4 VOC
For each of the
terms on the right:
1. Use it in a sentence
2. Write a question for
it and answer that
question
Ch 20 Sec 1 - 2 VOC
For each of the
terms on the right:
1. Use it in a sentence
2. Write a question for
it and answer that
question
Liberal vs. Conservative Survey
1. The best way to improve economic problems is to reduce government regulation and intervention.

2. Taxes should be raised in order that the federal budget deficit could be reduced.

3. We should cut federal spending on health, education, and welfare in order that the budget deficit could be reduced.





Ronald Reagan
Definition
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), and was a radio, film and television actor.
Ch 20 Sec 3 - 4 VOC
For each of the
terms on the right:
1. Use it in a sentence
2. Write a question for
it and answer that
question

Describe the impact of 1960’s and 70’s politics on the conservative resurgence and its impact on American economic, political and social history today.
Sentence
Reagan was a Hollywood
actor before he became a
politician.
Question
Why would an actor make
a good President?
Visual
Ronald Reagan’s Reaganomics
Reagan’s economic policy to increase tax cuts to private business to increase the supply of American goods and services.

Cutting taxes would give people the incentive to work, save and invest.
create more jobs
more jobs means more tax payers
The economy did improve, however, the budget deficit continued to grow.

Reagan won re-election in 1984 and his Vice President George Bush was elected in 1988.

The Conservative Tide would last for 12 years.

The Judicial Power would move to the right with Reagan naming many conservative judges.
Deregulation of the Economy
Savings and Loan Industry
cut the budget of the EPA

Ronald Reagan and his Reaganomics

The New Right
Federal entitlement programs which gave benefits to certain groups resulted in resentment.

People became frustrated with civil rights policies they felt overreached their purpose.

Grassroots groups across the country grew into an alliance stressing cultural, social and moral changes.
reverse discrimination
prayer in public schools
against increases in government revenues
The Conservative coalition was made up of intellectuals, business leaders, struggling middle-class voters, disenchanted Democrats and fundamentalist Christian groups.
oppose big government
against affirmative action
The Moral Majority

Term Notes: Reagan and
the Rise of Conservatism

VOC Ch 19 Sec 1/2
For each of the
terms on the right:
1. Use it in a sentence
2. Write a question for
it and answer that
question
Moral Majority
supply-side economics
deregulation
national debt

4. Economic considerations (jobs) should take priority over environmental concerns (government regulations).
CONSERVATIVE
5. The federal income tax needs to be improved by cutting out tax loopholes which aid the wealthy and big business.
LIBERAL
6. The federal government should provide tuition aid to parents of students in private schools.
CONSERVATIVE
7. Affirmative action regulations should be eased.
CONSERVATIVE
Conservative
Liberal
Conservative

8. Busing should be banned as a tool to achieve racial integration.
CONSERVATIVE
9. The government should require the registration of handguns.
LIBERAL
10. The death penalty should be abolished.
LIBERAL
11. The U.S. should tighten immigration restrictions (legal immigration).
CONSERVATIVE
12. The U.S. should punish aggression by North Korea with economic sanctions.
CONSERVATIVE

13. Human rights should be a factor in determining what nations receive U.S. military aid.
LIBERAL
14. The U.S. should resume the draft.
LIBERAL or CONSERVATIVE
15. Abortion should be illegal.
CONSERVATIVE
16. Gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to be legally married.
LIBERAL
17. The U.S. is spending too much on defense.
LIBERAL
18. The U.S. should never have attacked Iraq.
LIBERAL




19. The U.S. should back any military action by Israel on Palestine.
CONSERVATIVE
20. The U.S. should pull out of Afghanistan.
LIBERAL


Totals:

LIBERAL:______ CONSERVATIVE:_______

Question: According to this survey are you Liberal or Conservative? What does it mean to be one or the other? Do you agree with this survey? Describe what it means to be either Liberal or Conservative domestically or in foreign affairs as an American?

Mikhail Gorbachev glasnost
Iran/Contra
Operation Desert Storm
Country
Individuals
Events
Trends
Soviet
Union
Gorbachev;
Yeltsin; Reagan
Sign INF and Start II treaties;
attempted coup; Communist Party excluded from govt.; CIS

Glasnost; perestroika; nationalism in republics;
democracy
Nicaragua
The Somozas;
Ortega; Chamorro;
Carter and Reagan
Reagan aid to Contras;
secret CIA activities;
pass Boland Amend;
Iran/Contra scandal
democracy
Panama
Gen Noriega;
George HW Bush
Overthrow, arrest,
and conviction of Noriega
for drug trafficking
""Yankee Imperialism"
the war drugs
Iran
Reagan, North and Bush Lawrence Walsh
Take hostages; secret arms sales; Iran/Contra; congressional investigation; indictments; Bush pardons.

Iraq
Hussein; Schwarzkopf; Bush
Invasion of Kuwait and Operation
Desert Storm
The Middle East
Europe
Germany
Reagan; Gorbachev
Tear down the Berlin
Wall.
democracy
South/Central
America
Globalization
Bill Clinton,
technology boom
Oklahoma City Bombing

The Clinton Presidency


View video at:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/clinton/player/
2000 presidential election
1993 World Trade Center bombing
9/11 attack
Al-Qaeda
Fahrenheit 9/11
FahrenHYPE 9/11
Ch 20 Sec 3-4 VOC
For each of the
terms on the right:
1. Use it in a sentence
2. Write a question for
it and answer that
question
Afghanistan
the Taliban
Patriot Act
War in Iraq
Osama bin Laden.
What does it mean to you to have experienced and witnessed the election of the first African American President of the United States?
Playin' all the hits of the 80's, 90's
and today...

Initial
reaction
Saudi/Bush
connection
Carlyle Group
Iraq
Lesson of
History
Fahrenheit 9-11
FahrenHYPE 9-11
Liberal
Conservative
Question lack of reaction
by Bush
Reaction would create
mass hysteria. Show weakness.
Clear connection between Bush family
and Saudi royals and Bin Laden family.
Not that clear of a connection; many powerful Americans have connections to Saudis
Corporation that Bush father and son
are on board; profit off of war
United Defense is just one of a bunch of companies owned by group.
Richard Clarke says Bush made a
connection between 9-11 and Iraq
because he wanted to go to war.
Need to kill Saddam. He was a bad
guy anyway!
Economic interests of America to defend and make Afghanistan and Iraq on our side. Is this a reason to go to war?
The law and lesson in history. What
if we never stopped Hitler?
Africa
George HW Bush promotes democracy in South Africa
Bush and Nelson Mandela met after his release from prison in 1990. He was elected President in 1994.
Asia
American soldiers brought humanitarian aid to countries like Somalia in "Operation Restore Hope"
Chinese government suppressed pro-democracy protests. Bush reacted cautiously but did not cut off ties.
US Chinese relations are still a major foreign policy issue today.
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