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1980s and neo conservatism1
1980s and Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • Election of 1980
  • Reagan
  • Reagonomics
  • Global Intervention
  • End of the Cold War – Reagan/Bush
new right social values
New Right – Social Values
  • Denounced:
    • Abortion
    • Homosexuality
    • Affirmative action
  • Advocated:
    • Loose separation of church and state
      • Prayer in schools
    • Tougher penalties for criminals
new right economic values
New Right – Economic Values
  • Free Markets
  • Deregulation
  • Limited government intervention
1980s and neo conservatism2
1980s and Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • Election of 1980
  • Reagan
  • Reagonomics
  • Global Intervention
  • End of the Cold War – Reagan/Bush
reagan s characteristics
Reagan’s Characteristics
  • History:
    • A sports announcer for a radio station
    • Actor in Hollywood
    • President of the Screen Actors Guild (helped purge reds from the industry)
    • Spokesman for General Electric
    • Governor of CA
reagan s characteristics1
Reagan’s Characteristics
  • "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'“

- Ronald Reagan

1980s and neo conservatism3
1980s and Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • Election of 1980
  • Reagan
  • Reagonomics
  • Global Intervention
  • End of the Cold War – Reagan/Bush
reaganomics
Reaganomics
  • Supply Side Economics
    • budget constraints + tax reduction
    • Goal
      • Stimulate investment
      • Boost productivity
      • Grow GDP
      • Reduce the federal deficit
reality of reaganomics
Reality of Reaganomics
  • Income gaps widened between the rich and poor:
    • The poor got poorer (due to inflation)
    • The rich got richer
    • The middle class was stagnant
reality of reaganomics1
Reality of Reaganomics
  • Income gaps widened between the rich and poor:
    • The poor got poorer
    • The rich got richer
    • The middle class was stagnant
  • Added $2 trillion to the national debt
check up
Check Up!
  • Summarize the basic principles of Supply-Side Economics.
1980s and neo conservatism4
1980s and Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • Election of 1980
  • Reagan
  • Reagonomics
  • Global Intervention
  • End of the Cold War – Reagan/Bush
lebanon
Lebanon
  • 1983
    • U.S. peace-keeping force arrive
  • October 1983
    • suicide bomber attacks U.S. Marine barrack
    • 200 marines killed
grenada
Grenada
  • October 1983
    • Military coup in Grenada
    • Marxists seized power
    • American troops swiftly overran the island and ousted the insurgents
libya
Libya
  • Libya’s gov. sponsored a terrorist attack on a passenger liner
  • U.S. retaliated
  • Libya put on list of states who support terrorists
the iran contra affair
The Iran-Contra Affair
  • 1979 - Revolution deposed the dictator of Nicaragua
the iran contra affair1
The Iran-Contra Affair
  • 1979 - Revolution deposed the dictator of Nicaragua
  • Secret Dealings
    • Reagan requested aid for contra rebels fighting against the left-wing Nicaragua regime
    • Congress refused
the iran contra affair2
The Iran-Contra Affair
  • 1979 - Revolution deposed the dictator of Nicaragua
  • Secret Dealings
    • Reagan requested aid for contra rebels fighting against the left-wing Nicaragua regime
    • Congress refused
  • 1985
    • Am. diplomats secretly arranged arms sales to the Iranians
    • Money from the payment for the arms was diverted to the contras
the iran contra affair3
The Iran-Contra Affair
  • 1979 - Revolution deposed the dictator of Nicaragua
  • Secret Dealings
    • Reagan requested aid for contra rebels fighting against the left-wing Nicaragua regime
    • Congress refused
  • 1985
    • Am. diplomats secretly arranged arms sales to the Iranians
    • Money from the payment for the arms was diverted to the contras
  • November 1986
    • Congress investigates but does not impeach
    • A congressional committee concluded that “if the president did not know what his national security advisers were doing, he should have”
check up1
Check Up!
  • How did President Reagan’s administration reflect the basic ideas and principles of the Neoconservative movement?
1980s and neo conservatism5
1980s and Neo-conservatism
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • Election of 1980
  • Reagan
  • Reagonomics
  • Global Intervention
  • End of the Cold War – Reagan/Bush
reagan s strategy with the soviets
Reagan’s Strategy With the Soviets
  • New arms race
  • Goal: Bankrupt the Soviet Union
strategic defense initiative sdi
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
  • Goal: Build Satellites could fire laser beams to destroy ICBMs
mikhail gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Elected 1985
  • Committed to radical reforms in the Soviet Union
  • Reforms:
    • Glasnost –
      • Expand civil lib.
    • Perestroika –
      • Adopting free-market practices
reagan reacts
Reagan Reacts
  • Reagan – Tear Down this Wall (4:00)
george h w bush and the end of the cold war
George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War
  • Yaleeducated
  • Served in WWII
  • oil business in TX
  • Served as a congressman
  • Was emissary to China
  • Ambassador to the UN
  • Director of the CIA
  • Vice president
the fall of communism
The Fall of Communism
  • August 1989
    • Poland’s communist government is toppled by the people.

VS.

1956

1989

the fall of communism1
The Fall of Communism
  • August 1989
    • Poland’s communist government ends
  • September-November 1989
    • The communist regimes collapsed in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Romania
the fall of communism2
The Fall of Communism
  • August 1989
    • Poland’s communist government is toppled by the people.
  • September-November 1989
    • The communist regimes collapsed in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Romania
  • December 1989
    • The Berlin Wall fell
    • This marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War
the fall of communism3
The Fall of Communism
  • August 1989
    • Poland’s communist government is toppled by the people.
  • September-November 1989
    • The communist regimes collapsed in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Romania
  • December 1989
    • The Berlin Wall fell
    • This marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War
  • October 1990
    • Germany reunited
collapse of the ussr
Collapse of the USSR
  • December 1991
    • The Soviet Union dissolved into 15 republics loosely confederated in the Commonwealth of Independent State (CIS),
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1. Armenia, 2. Azerbaijan, 3. Belarus, 4. Estonia, 5. Georgia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Kyrgyzstan, 8. Latvia, 9. Lithuania, 10. Moldova, 11. Russia, 12. Tajikistan, 13. Turkmenistan, 14. Ukraine, 15. Uzbekistan

results of the end of the cold war
Results of the end of the Cold War
  • No more tension over nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia
  • It also marked the virtual end of communism world-wide
  • Democracy now had no more ideological battles left to fight
  • U.S. became uncontested world power
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Affirmative: The collapse of communism was due to internal pressures caused by social and political conflict within Eastern Europe.