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Chapter 40 terms

Due Tuesday, April 29.

Chapter 40 The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
Identify the historical significance of the following:
Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, Ronald Reagan
James Watt, John Anderson, Anwar Sadat
Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson
Gerraldine Ferrarro, Sandra Day O’Connor, affirmative action
“Supply-side” economics, reverse discrimination, Moral Majority
Chappaquiddick, Reaganomics, Solidarity
Lech Walesa, Grenada invasion, yuppies
SDI, Roe v. Wade, Milliken v. Bradley
“neoconservatives” Bakke v. Board of Regents, Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Iran- contra, glasnost, Olympic boycott
perestroika, “Teflon president”, “Sagebrush rebellion”
“morning in America” , “Old Right”/New Right”, “social engineering”
“ABC movement”, Proposition 13, John Anderson
“big-government”, “tight money” policies, Reagan recession
“window of vulnerability”, Strategic Defense Initiative,
Lebanon, Sandinistas, El Salvador
INF,“evil empire”, Mikhail Gorbachev
“revenue hole”, “welfare state”, Jerry Falwell
“identity politics”, Webster and Casey decisions, S&L failures
“Black Monday,” “rainbow coalition,” Michael Dukakis
George H. W. Bush, Tienanmen Square, Boris Yeltsin
Commonwealth of Ind. States, START II, Nelson Mandela
Manuel Noriega, Operation Desert Storm, Norman Schwarzkopf
ADA, Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill
“gender gap”, Richard Hofstadter, George Will
Be able to explain the following fully:
–Analyze the successes and failures of Ronald Reagan in achieving his goals as stated at the start of his presidency. Why was Reagan called the “Teflon president” by some opponents?
— Explain the revival of the Cold War in the 1980s. How did the Cold War end? How much credit should Ronald Reagan receive in causing the fall of Communism is the Soviet Union and Eastern bloc? Why do you think this happened?
— How did the new conservatism affect social issues in the US during the 1980s? Was this a backlash against the liberality of the 1960s and 1970s? Explain.
–Compare the presidencies of Reagan and Clinton.