Conservative Policies Under Reagan and Bush. Mr. White’s US History 2. Main Idea and Objectives. Main Idea: Presidents Reagan and Bush pursued a conservative agenda that included tax cuts, budget cuts, and increased deficit spending. After this section, we should be able to:
Mr. White’s US History 2
Based on policies of reducing the federal budget, cutting taxes, and increasing defense spending, Ronald Reagan sponsored his economic policy, nicknamed Reaganomics.
Ronald Reagan appointed several justices to the Supreme Court, and shifted the court towards a conservative attitude.
In 1984 and 1988, conservatives continued to strengthen their power in the federal government