Ch 18: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Rise of Political Conservatism in the U.S.

About This Chapter

These short videos will teach you what you need to know about the rise of American political conservatism and the Reagan presidency. The multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson help you retain the information and evaluate your understanding of the concepts.

Rise of Political Conservatism in the U.S. - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The 1980 election of former movie star Ronald Reagan marked a shift toward conservatism in American politics. These video lessons will explain how the unsuccessful policies of the Carter administration contributed to growing dissatisfaction with liberal policies and fostered an increasingly conservative political climate. You will learn about the efforts of the Reagan administration to improve the stagnant U.S. economy and study the president's views on foreign policy and the Soviet Union. You will also study the influence of President Reagan's legacy on the first President Bush. These videos will also explore:

  • Reaganomics and the economic policies of the 1980s
  • Reagan Doctrine and the renewal of the Cold War
  • The Iran-Contra affair and its failures
  • Foreign policy and diplomatic ambitions of the first President Bush
  • The passage of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Bush administration

Video Objectives
New Trends in American Life in the 1980s Discover the political, social, and economic climate of the 1980s in America.
Ronald Reagan's Election & Presidency Learn about the policy ambitions of the Reagan administration.
The Policies & Presidency of George H.W. Bush Study the presidency of George H.W. Bush and the effects of Reagan administration policies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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