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.
“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!
Inflation & Unemployment Drop
Growing income gap
S & L Bank Scandal
Deficit grew (not balanced budget he promised)
Stock Market Crash ‘87