Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects


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Why is Reagenomics often associated with supply-side economics?

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1. Which of the following were objectives of Reagan's economic program?

2. How did the productivity growth during Reagan compare to the years of the Carter administration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gauge your understanding of President Reagan's economic program that came to be known as Reaganomics. To pass this quiz, you'll need to know the objectives, successes, and failures of Reagan's plan as well as vocabulary terms surrounding this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Details that students will be tested on include:

  • Definition of Reaganomics
  • Groups of people who suffered the least under Reaganomics
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Reagan's ideas

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the outcome of Reagan's program
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of those affected by Reaganomics
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related US history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, check out the lesson Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Meaning of Reagan's call for a ''new morning in America'' just after entering office
  • Importance of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and the Tax Reform Act of 1986
  • Reagan's stance in the Cold War and spending that occurred