Ch 20: Chapter 20: Resurgence of Conservatism (1980 - 1992)

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The Resurgence of Conservatism chapter of this Glencoe U.S. History Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential history lessons regarding Conservatism from 1980 to 1992. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Resurgence of Conservatism textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe U.S. History's Resurgence of Conservatism chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Conservatism topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The history of liberalism
  • The history of conservatism
  • The impact of the 1980 presidential election
  • Analysis of Reaganomics
  • President Reagan's foreign policy
  • Population distribution in the U.S.
  • The development of urban and suburban areas
  • American life during the 1980s
  • President Bush's domestic and foreign policies
  • Desert Storm
  • The end of the Cold War and the Soviet Union's fall
  • How communism ended in Eastern Europe
  • The 1992 presidential election

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14 Lessons in Chapter 20: Chapter 20: Resurgence of Conservatism (1980 - 1992)
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Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

1. Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Liberalism is one of the great political traditions of the Western world and the dominant political ideology in the United States. In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of liberalism, its major tenants and its influence.

Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

2. Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Conservatism is one of the major political philosophies of the Western world. In this lesson, you'll learn about its major tenets, its history and its influence. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

6. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

7. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

10. 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.

The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

11. The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War - also known as Desert Storm. We'll learn what led to these events and highlight the key themes associated with them.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

12. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

13. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.

The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

14. The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

Learn about the three-way presidential race of 1992, which pitted Republican incumbent George H.W. Bush against Democrat Bill Clinton and independent Ross Perot. The campaign focused heavily on the economy.

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