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Modern America. Reagan – George Bush. Ronald Reagan. Calif. Gov. – Conservative Republican Signed INF Treaty with Gorbachev, promising to destroy 2,500 missiles in Europe Believed in supply side (trickle down) economics. Offer businesses tax cuts

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Modern america

Modern America

Reagan – George Bush


Ronald reagan
Ronald Reagan

  • Calif. Gov. – Conservative Republican

  • Signed INF Treaty with Gorbachev, promising to destroy 2,500 missiles in Europe

  • Believed in supply side (trickle down) economics.

    • Offer businesses tax cuts

    • Businesses would, in turn, hire more workers and produce more goods


  • Nicaragua

    • Aided the contras (counterrevolutionaries) of Nicaragua

    • Fought the Sandinistas, the ruling Marxist group of Nicaragua


George bush
George Bush

  • Cold War ended

  • Berlin Wall came down

  • Boris Yeltsin became 1st elected President of Russia

  • 1991 – Bush and Gorbachev signed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)


Persian gulf war
Persian Gulf War

  • Persian Gulf War / Operation Desert Storm

    • Dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait

    • The U.S. entered the war when Hussein refused to withdraw

    • Led by Collin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf

    • 700,000 troops from US, Britain, France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

    • 5 day ground war.


Bill clinton
Bill Clinton

  • Arkansas DemocraticGov.

  • Lost a battle with Congress over universal health care. Opponents said it would be too expensive and was “big government”

  • Republicans, under Newt Gingrich, called for a CONTRACT WITH AMERICA… a pledge to end big government


Impeachment
Impeachment

  • August 1994, prosecutor Kenneth Starr and Att. Gen. Janet Reno investigate Whitewater investments by the Clintons

  • Affair with WH intern emerges

    • Lying under oath

    • Impeached by House but not convicted by Senate



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