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The Conservative Tide of the 80’s and 90’s (Ch.33) The Emergence of the Conservative Movement Evangelical Christianity Moral Majority Christian Coalition The New Right Conservative Coalition Favor Proposition 13 Reduce Entitlement Programs Claim that they are victims of Reverse Discrimination Ronald Reagan Election of 1980 Ronald Reagan (R) Jimmy Carter (D) President Ronald Reagan(1981-1989) The Reagan Coalition Corporate Elites Neo-Conservatives Political Focus Lower taxes Promote moral values Reduce the power of the federal government Strengthen national defense Economic Focus Reaganomics Deregulation of the Federal Government Soaring National Debt Conservative Appointments to the Supreme Court

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Election of 1984 Ronald Reagan and George Bush Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro

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The Conservative Tide of the 80’s and 90’s (Ch.33) Election of 1984 Ronald Reagan/George Bush (R) Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro (D) Reagan’s Foreign Policy Increase Military Spending SDI/”Star Wars” Reagan Doctrine Nicaragua/Contra Grenada El Salvador Panama Iran Contra Affair The End of the Cold War Mikhail Gorbachev Glasnost Perestroika INF Treaty Collapse of the Berlin Wall Communism ends in the Soviet Union Tiananmen Square Social Issues of the 1980’s and 1990’s AIDS Drug Use “Just Say No” Campaign Education “A Nation at Risk” Immigration Proposition 187 Urban Riots Rodney King Beating Riot in Los Angles:1992 Women’s Issues Feminism ERA Failed Pay Equity

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Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev “Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down this Wall!” On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall Comes Down

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The Rodney King Beatings, Trial, and Riots that engulfed Los Angeles in 1992

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The Conservative Tide of the 80’s and 90’s (Ch.33) President George H.W. Bush (1989-1991) Election of 1988 George H.W. Bush (R) Michael Dukakis (D) Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm

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Persian Gulf War: 1991

Summary: Chapter 33

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