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Ch 21: America in the 1980s: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The America in the 1980s chapter of this Middle School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master America in the 1980s. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of America in the 1980s.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding middle school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding Reaganomics or working with new trends in American life during the 1980s.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about America in the 1980s.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra history resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the America in the 1980s chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the America in the 1980s chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What new cultural and lifestyle trends occurred in America in the 1980s?
  • What were some of the positive and negative effects of Reaganomics?
  • How did President Reagan's foreign policies affect U.S. relations with the Soviet Union?
  • How did the domestic policies of President H.W. Bush differ from President Reagan's?

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: America in the 1980s: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

1. New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

New trends in American life began in the 1980s as new attitudes about education, spending, and equality emerged in the United States. Learn how consumerism, cultural expansion, and film/music influenced lifestyle trends in America during the 1980's.

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 was won by Ronald Reagan and represented a transition from liberal to conservative policies in America. Learn about the reemergence of economic and political conservatism in America at the beginning of the 1980s.

Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

3. Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

'Reaganomics' was the economic plan introduced by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to stimulate the American economy. Learn about the successes, failures, and overall effects of 'Reaganomics.'

President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

4. President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

Different strategies were employed by President Ronald Reagan in order for the U.S. to compete with the Soviet Union. Learn about President Reagan's foreign policy, the Cold War, the Iran-Contra affair, and the demolition of the Berlin Wall.

President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

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

During his presidency, President George H.W. Bush focused on foreign policy and diplomacy, particularly with China and the Soviet Union. Explore Bush's foreign policy, diplomatic aims, the New World Order, and use of force in foreign policy.

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

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

George H.W. Bush served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Explore and understand his domestic policy targeted on balancing the economy and solving the economic crisis, as well as some of his more notable accomplishments.

Chapter Practice Exam
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