The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism


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Why did some members of the Democratic Party support Senator Edward Kennedy over President Carter as the democratic nominee in the 1980 election?

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1. Which of the following individuals was NOT a choice for the Republican nomination during the 1980 presidential primary?

2. Why did the New Right, which Reagan represented, appeal to the electorate in 1980?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz on the election in 1980 to test your knowledge of the rise of our 40th president. You will be tested on primary and general election candidates, in addition to Ronald Reagan's political policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The Carter administration
  • Other Republican presidential candidates
  • Reagan's conservative economic and social policies
  • Details of the 1980 presidential election

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the country's views on Jimmy Carter's administration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Reagan's electoral history
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Ronald Reagan's political ideologies in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism, will prepare you to:

  • Describe the political climate in 1980 that led to U.S. election
  • Explain how Reagan and Jimmy Carter performed during their presidential debate
  • List some of Reagan's 'New Right' policies