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08.02 The 1980s

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Ashley Norris

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08.02 The 1980s

Part 2:
Event Name
Type of event
Ronald Reagan was voted for president
Reagan Plans to fix the economy
Reagan Doctrine Policy of the 1980's
Cold War ends
First Earth Day

New Technology
Germany reunifies in 1990

Ronald Reagan visits the Berlin Wall
This was a political event because it caused change in who represented America.
This is another political event because Reagan came up with a plan to help politically and economically.
Americans were tired and weary of the problems that needed to be dealt with they were disappointed about the outcome of the Vietnam War and the water gate scandal. Also they were tired of the failures of leadership to restore the economy and to repair old mental wounds.
Reaganomics was not the only big change for the United States in the 1980s. The president blamed lack of military strength for the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet Union's increasing ties with other countries. Reagan described the Soviet Union as an "evil empire." He saw many conflicts around the world related to the Cold War as potential communist threats.
The Doctrine describes the presidents foreign policy in the 1980's of supporting anti-communists revolution. The policy led to U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world. Sometimes U.S. support favored groups that, while not Communist, were not democratic either. The most controversial of these efforts was in Nicaragua.

An incumbent president was said to have an advantage in election year. which did not help democratic president Jimmy Carter in 1980. so people voted for Ronald Reagan in the election hoping for change and a better president.
Reagan was elected and he had an plan to change economic problems and etc.
This policy led to conflicts around the world.
Ideological bankruptcy of the communist ideology
Economical strength to maintain the cold war was gone
Centrifugal forces in the soviet union led to disintegration
Reagan challenged the soviet
Both leaders were eager to prevent nuclear proliferation in their own territory and around the globe, so they opened discussions on nuclear arms controls. Their work ended with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987, which reduced existing weapons.
Reagan challenges Gorbachev
Reagan's plan focused on cutting taxes and reducing the size of the government also he wanted to eliminate control over businesses which was called deregulation causing a lot of businesses to reduce product emissions and etc.
Reagan plans to fix the economy is an economic event.

Another economic event is that the cold war ends.
This event is a social event because it has to do with society

And New Technology is being created and this has to do with mankind so this also is a social event.
Germany reunifies is an economic event.

Reagan visiting the Berlin was is an social event.
Economic boom in American history more job opportunities.

The cold war ending so fast caused millions of soldiers and innocent peoples lives it caused the U.S. lots of money to recover from it and etc.
Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness of channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center of everything.

In the 1970s, Americans saw a return to more conservative politics with Presidents Nixon and Ford new technology was created computers were able to save and receive data from every where.

Earth day is celebrated because of all the damage that was done during the Vietnam war, not only that chemicals were released into Cleveland's river the Cuyahoga which caused it to catch on fire and so on and so on but as we go on today we celebrate this day to persuade others to keep our planet clean.

July 3, 2005: Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson dies at age 89. This man believed that the earth should be clean and that damage from strip mining should be banned because of the land and environment it affected.

Computers were created and data and all research were being found and on these devices you were able to search the internet from all over the world later on these devices would soon be more than that they would be appart of every individuals life.

Soviet Union domination was finally over in eastern Europe.

The wall divided Germany into East and West Reagan challenged them and threatened to tear the Berlin wall down.
Reagan brought people together and made them understand and get back together Germany was so scared of the wall being tore down that they reunified and tore the wall down them selve's

thousands of people crossed the border and tore down the wall security didn't even try to stop them

Berlin wall was torn down

Laws were passed contradicting soviet policy
Do you think President Ronald Reagan's policies had a positive or negative effect on the country overall?Explain your response.

What do you think was the most significant event of the 1980s and why?

I think that Reagan's plan had more of a bad impact than a good impact because the economic problems still carry on today as for gas prices taxes and etc. I feel as i am kind of neutral because Reagan did get a chance to end cold war early but we also lost of soldiers in war innocent people were hurt and alot of damage was done.
The most important thing of the 80's was importing of oil the U.S. supported Israel and it caused harm and hurt the U.S. Automobiles depended on the oil to get them to places. The most important thing that was created in the 80's was computers because they are used for everything now and they make everything easier and simpler in life.
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