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Ch 59: GACE History: The Rise of Political Conservatism

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Before taking the GACE History assessment, study this chapter's videos to review political conservatism in the 1980s. Use our lessons to strengthen your knowledge of the policies of Presidents Ronald Reagan and H.W. Bush.

GACE History: The Rise of Political Conservatism - Chapter Summary

Let our experienced instructors take you back to the 1980s to examine the rise of political conservatism. After watching this chapter's video lessons, you should be able to do the following on the GACE History assessment:

  • Discuss U.S. lifestyle and cultural trends of the 1980s
  • Explain how conservatism reemerged in the 1980s
  • Identify the successes and failures of Reaganomics
  • Describe President Reagan's foreign policy
  • Summarize President H.W. Bush's foreign and domestic policies

Our video lessons make preparing for the GACE History exam an engaging, simplified experience. You can watch videos on your mobile device and use the tags that come with each video to easily review key points. The lessons also include multiple-choice quizzes and video transcripts to further enhance study time.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Rise of Political Conservatism Chapter

Required to earn history teaching certification in Georgia, the GACE History assessment tests your knowledge of world, United States and Georgia history. The computerized examination contains two tests that, all together, have 130 selected-response questions.

The lesson quizzes in this chapter are in a similar format, so you can get experience answering these types of questions in a computer-based environment. The GACE assessment's questions on political conservatism are part of the subarea on U.S. History from 1877 to present day, which accounts for around 40% of the material on Test II.

6 Lessons in Chapter 59: GACE History: The Rise of Political Conservatism
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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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