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Ch 39: AEPA: America in the 1980s

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The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam is a qualifying factor for aspiring educators in Arizona. As you prepare for this certification exam, use this chapter to review the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as well as the social and economic changes that took place in the 1980s.

AEPA: America in the 1980s - Chapter Summary

Watch these lesson videos to refresh your knowledge about the reemergence of economic and political conservatism in the 1980s, along with the developing trends of life during this time. Each lesson video is taught by an expert instructor who will assist you in your review of the:

  • New trends of the 1980s
  • Economic and foreign policies of Ronald Reagan
  • Ronald Reagan's election
  • The successes of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
  • Foreign and domestic policies of George H. W. Bush

These animated videos can be viewed online, allowing for versatility of study. You can utilize your mobile devices as well as your computer. Written transcripts, video tags (for navigational purposes) and quizzes are other features that can help you get the most from this chapter.

AEPA: America in the 1980s Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam is computer based. This certification exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and candidates have three hours to finish. Half of the questions on this test to belong to the History domain. This chapter will highlight the events of the 1980s so that you will be prepared for related questions on test day.

6 Lessons in Chapter 39: AEPA: America in the 1980s
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New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

1. New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

The 1980s represented a drastic change in American society, one not seen since the 1920s. Learn more about the decade, including its lifestyle trends, new consumer goods and expanding cultures, in this video lesson.

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

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

The presidential election of 1980 witnessed the transition from liberal to conservative politics in America. Learn about Ronald Reagan's campaign to become President of the United States in 1980 in this video lesson.

Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

3. Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

'Reaganomics' represented President Ronald Reagan's attempt at energizing the inert American economy following the 1970s. Learn about the program, as well as its successes and failures, in this lesson.

President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

4. President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy was an aggressive attempt to renew the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Learn about the policies, actions and results of Reagan's foreign policy in this lesson.

President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

5. President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

President George H.W. Bush's foreign policy was a pragmatic blend of diplomacy and force. Learn more about Bush's international affairs during his tenure as President of the United States.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

6. President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

President George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda reflected a change in ideology. Learn about the domestic challenges Bush faced, his handling of the issues and his overall achievements.

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