The 1970s were difficult times in America… The oil crisis The economy is weak The outcome of the Vietnam War Marxist regimes in Nicaragua & El Salvador The Soviets invasion of Afghanistan. The Iranian Hostage Crisis & Carter’s failed rescue
Ronald Reagan & Bush H.W. Bush
Reagan’s First Inaugural address:
“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
Drastic cuts in social programs…
Welfare; Job-training; Medicaid; School lunches; & Student loans.
By 1984 the national debt doubles under Reagan
A Nation at Risk
Reagan begins a massive military build up to wear down the Soviets…
Revived the B-1 bomber program, (canceled by the Carter)
Deploys the Peacekeeper missile
NATO deploys the Pershing II missile in West Germany
Reagan expanded the U.S. military budget to a staggering 43% increase over the height of the Vietnam war.
Pro-Cuban government & rescue US citizens
-House of Representatives Texas
-Ambassador to UN
-Chair of RNC
-Liaison to China
-Director of CIA
-Reagan VP – 2 terms
GHW Bush (R) vs. Michael Dukakis ( D)
Collapse of Communism history
-Allows criticism of government
-“Perestrokia” – Restructuring of The Soviet Economy
Protects those with disabilities from discrimination in public places. The act makes American society more accessible to disabled Americans.
President Bush sends 20K troops to overthrow & arrest General Manuel Noriega on charges of international drug-trafficking
Noriega is trafficking drugs, guns & laundering money.