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Reagan’s New Conservatism. Unit 1 Lesson 1 Sections 33.1-33.3. Objectives. Identify viewpoints on modern political spectrum. Explain rise of New Conservatism . Describe elements of Reagonomics . Identify steps Reagan took to combat communism. Explore key social issues of the 1980s.

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    1. Reagan’s New Conservatism Unit 1 Lesson 1 Sections 33.1-33.3

    2. Objectives • Identify viewpoints on modern political spectrum. • Explain rise of New Conservatism . • Describe elements of Reagonomics. • Identify steps Reagan took to combat communism. • Explore key social issues of the 1980s.

    3. Warm Up • Identify two things conservatives favor, and two things they oppose.

    4. The Political Spectrum – Range of Ideas “Left” “Middle” “Right” Revolutionary Liberal Progressive Moderate Conservative Reactionary Change Maintain status quo Econ regulation Free enterprise, hands off govt Civil Rights Law and order Individual Welfare Self-reliance Secularism Religious morality *Radicals- Support rapid change and extreme solutions (violence) to problems, on both sides! http://www.flickr.com/photos/25541021@N00/4029557427/sizes/l/

    5. Homework Review • Reagan’s Political Career - • New Deal Opponents - • From Eisenhower to Goldwater - • The Great Society - • Nixon & the Welfare State - • Social Issues - • Civil Rights - • The New Right Coalition - • A Reagan Landslide -

    6. The New Right • 1980’s Coalition • Different groups, same goals • 3 Main Concerns: • Smaller govt, less role in econ • Restore Christian values • Moral Majority – televangelists • End govt supported social programs • 1980 Election • Reagan (R) vs Carter (D) • Economic Recession • Iran Hostage Crisis • Social “Decline” • Landslide Reagan Victory • (489 – 49) • Also control Senate

    7. Reagonomics • Supply-Side Economics • Tax cuts to rich….Wealth “trickle – down” to masses • $ invested in business = more jobs = more income = more spending = more production & more tax revenue = growth businesses & economy! • Deregulation • Hands off competition & free market • Cut regulatory agencies & regulations on industries • Challenged labor unions • New Federalism • Cut funding for social programs 10% • Attack unemployment, welfare, Medicare • States must cover…use fed $ as they needed

    8. Reagonomics The Good The Bad Inflation & Unemployment Drop Growing income gap Farm crisis Manufacturing abroad S & L Bank Scandal Deficit grew (not balanced budget he promised) Debt grew Stock Market Crash ‘87

    9. Foreign Policy • Cold War • US v USSR 1949-1991 • Defeat “Evil Empire” • Peace thru Strength • ↑ # in forces • ↑ spending $1+ trillion • Arms race • Star Wars • Strategic Defense Initiative • Space-based weapons detection & destruction • Reagan Doctrine (1986) • Help “freedom fighters” oppose Communism worldwide • Soviet Relations • ‘86 & ‘87 meetings w/Gorbachev cool tensions • ‘87 INF Treaty

    10. Foreign Policy • Trouble Spots • Terrorism • Attacks on US soldiers in Beirut, Lebanon and Berlin, Germany • Libya (M. Gaddafi) • Latin America • El Salvador – Military & econ support to anti-communist groups • Grenada – US troops put down Cuban sponsored coup of PM • Nicaragua – Train Contra rebels, Congress stops $ aid (Reagan ignores) • Iran-Contra Affair: Illegally sell missiles to Iran for release of hostages in Lebanon. Funnel illegal $ to support Contras. “Teflon” President escapes fault, Ollie North takes fall.

    11. Domestic Issues • Conservative Supreme Ct • Sandra Day O’Conner • Civil Rights • Political Representation • MLK, Jr. Holiday • Slowed affirmative action • Women’s Rights • Defeat ERA • Attacks on Roe vs Wade • Health Issues • AIDS • War on Drugs • Teen Pregnancy • Renewed Patriotism • ‘81 Assassination Attempt • ‘84 LA Olympics (Boycott) • ‘86 Statue of Liberty 100 yrs • ‘87 200th Anniversary Constitution

    12. Closure • Reagan was a popular president and his legacy endures. Do you think his administration was a success or failure? Why?