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Modern United States History A Survey 1980 to 2000. Mr. Bach United States History. The Conservative Revolution. Ronald Reagan becomes the 40 th President in 1980 Republicans win control of the Senate for the first time in 28 years. “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”.

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Modern united states history a survey 1980 to 2000

Modern United States HistoryA Survey1980 to 2000

Mr. Bach

United States History


The conservative revolution

The Conservative Revolution

  • Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th President in 1980

  • Republicans win control of the Senate for the first time in 28 years


Modern united states history a survey 1980 to 2000

“Are you better off than you were four years ago?”


Sandra day o connor 1981

Sandra Day O’Connor - 1981

  • Reagan appoints the first woman to the Supreme Court


Reaganomics

Reaganomics

  • Also called Supply-Side Economics

    • Provide tax cuts to stimulate investment and consumption

    • Reduce government spending

    • Reduce government regulation


Tax cuts do not decrease government revenue

Tax Cuts do not Decrease Government Revenue


The down side budget deficits

The Down Side – Budget Deficits


Taking on the evil empire

Taking on the “Evil Empire”

  • Reagan approved a 40% increase in defense spending from 1981 to 1985.

  • “Peace Through Strength” (Deterrence)


The immorality of m a d

The Immorality of M.A.D.

  • The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

    • “Star Wars”

  • Soviet Union could not keep up with computer-based weaponry


The bombing in beirut 1983

The Bombing in Beirut - 1983

  • 241 Americans are killed by suicide bombers in barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

    • Hezbollah (backed by Iran) claims responsibility


The computer revolution

The Computer Revolution

  • New Industries emerge as a result of the power of the Personal Computer

  • Silicon Valley, California


The summits with gorbachev

The Summits with Gorbachev

  • A moderate, Mikhail Gorbachev, was someone Reagan could work with.

    • Perestroika and Glasnost


The challenger disaster 1986

The Challenger Disaster - 1986

  • We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of Earth' to 'touch the face of God”


Bombing of libya 1986

Bombing of Libya - 1986

  • Reagan launches air strikes on Libya in retaliation for state-sponsored terrorist bombings

  • Colonel Muammar Gaddafi


The aids epidemic

The AIDS Epidemic

  • Reagan is criticized for remaining silent on AIDS for years as it ravages America

    • Controversy over its impact in the gay community

    • Controversy over sex education in schools


The war on drugs

The War on Drugs

  • Spurred on by the crack epidemic in the inner-cities, Reagan increases funding for the Drug War.

  • Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” Campaign


The iran contra affair 1987

The Iran-Contra Affair - 1987

  • Members of the Reagan Administration are caught subverting acts of Congress

    • Selling weapons to the Mullahs in Iran in exchange for their help in freeing American hostages in Lebanon

    • Laundering the money by sending it to the Contras in Nicaragua


Modern united states history a survey 1980 to 2000

“Read my lips . . . No New Taxes!”


Fall of the berlin wall 1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall - 1989

  • The Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall collapse in Europe

  • Mikhail Gorbachev refuses to resist the force of history

  • Bush plays it cool


Tiananmen square 1989

Tiananmen Square - 1989

  • Chinese students push for democracy in Communist China

  • Student uprising is crushed by Red Army Tanks


Savings and loan crisis

Savings and Loan Crisis

  • President Bush authorizes the bailout of the S&L Industry to the tune of $125 billion.

  • Contributes to large deficits

  • Causes by deregulation


The persian gulf war 1991

The Persian Gulf War - 1991

  • Caused by Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait

  • Bush rallies a multinational force through the UN to expel Saddam from Kuwait.

  • Decision is made not to remove Saddam from power


The rodney king riots 1992

The Rodney King Riots - 1992

  • Home video captures white LAPD officers beating black motorist Rodney King

  • When all officers are acquitted, South Central LA erupts in rioting


The 1992 recession

The 1992 Recession

  • Causes:

    • Black Monday (1987): DOW lost 22%

    • S&L Crisis

    • Oil Spike during Desert Storm

    • Budget Deficits

  • Bush must raise taxes


William jefferson clinton

William Jefferson Clinton

  • Governor of Arkansas

  • New Democrat

    • Reaction to Reaganism

    • More moderate on social issues

    • Open to tax cuts, free trade, and deregulation


Modern united states history a survey 1980 to 2000

“It’s the Economy, Stupid!”


Health care reform

Health Care Reform

  • Clinton proposes Universal Health Care

  • Derided as HillaryCare as the First Lady leads the policy initiative


World trade center bombing 1993

World Trade Center Bombing - 1993

  • Truck bomb in parking garage kills six and wounds over a thousand

  • RamziYousef


The disaster in waco texas 1993

The Disaster in Waco, Texas - 1993

  • The FBI and the ATF raid the Branch Davidian compound of leader David Koresh

  • Multiple children die in the assault


1994 republican resurgence

1994 – Republican Resurgence

  • Republicans take back the House of Representatives

  • Contract with America

    • Series of conservative policies members pledge to fight for


Free trade

Free Trade

  • Clinton signs NAFTA and enters U.S. in WTO

  • Pros  More markets for American goods, cheaper products

  • Cons  outsourcing, unfair competition


The oj simpson case 1994

The OJ Simpson Case - 1994

  • Celebrity OJ Simpson is accused of murdering his wife and a visitor in his home.

  • Simpson is acquitted.

  • Payback for Rodney King?


Oklahoma city bombing 1995

Oklahoma City Bombing - 1995

  • 168 Americans are killed in a truck bomb blast

  • Worst act of domestic terrorism in US History

  • Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols


Welfare reform act 1996

Welfare Reform Act - 1996

  • Bill Clinton: “I will end welfare as we know it.”

  • Part of Contract with America

    • Workfare


The monica lewinsky scandal

The Monica Lewinsky Scandal

  • “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

  • Clinton denies the affair in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit


Impeachment of the president

Impeachment of the President

  • Bill Clinton is impeached on:

    • Obstruction of justice

    • Perjury

    • Malfeasance in Office

  • Approval ratings highest in his presidency


The war in kosovo 1999

The War in Kosovo - 1999

  • US leads NATO forces to stop Serbian-led genocide of Muslims in former Yugoslavia

  • Peacekeeping forces remain


1990s economic boom

1990s Economic Boom

  • Causes

    • Light regulation on industry

    • Dot Com Boom

    • End of Cold War (low defense spending)

  • Clinton runs a budget surplus at end of term


The dot com bubble

The Dot Com Bubble

  • The popularity of the Internet sends investment capital to any “Dot Com” start up.

  • Contributes to the recession of the late 90s.


Immigration 1980 to 2000

Immigration: 1980 to 2000

  • Largest period of immigration in American history

  • New arrivals from Middle East, Asia, and Central America


Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

  • Movement to respect and value the many cultures in America

  • Mixed salad instead of the melting pot

  • Political Correctness


Bush v gore

Bush v. Gore

  • Extremely close election comes down to a few hundred votes in Florida

  • Hanging Chads, Voter Intent, Butterfly Ballot

  • Supreme Court orders recount to end in a 5-4 decision


Modern united states history a survey 1980 to 2000

Gore wins popular vote count but loses in Electoral College to Bush.


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