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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?
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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- Settling North America & the Colonies: Help and Review
- The Revolutionary War: Help and Review
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution: Help and Review
- Virginia Dynasty: Help and Review
- The Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion: Help and Review
- Buildup to the American Civil War: Help and Review
- The American Civil War: Help and Review
- After the Civil War - Reconstruction: Help and Review
- American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century: Help and Review
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century: Help and Review
- American Imperialism & World War l: Help and Review
- 1920s America: Help and Review
- America and the Great Depression: Help and Review
- America and the Second World War: Help and Review
- Post-War and the Cold War: Help and Review
- Civil Rights Movements in America: Help and Review
- America in the 1970s: Help and Review
- America from 1992 to the Present: Help and Review