Ch 23: HiSET: Rise of Political Conservatism in the US (1980-1992)

About This Chapter

Familiarize yourself with the rise of political conservatism in the United States between 1980 and 1992. Use our video lessons to help you prepare for questions focused on American political history on the HiSET Social Studies test.

HiSET: Rise of Political Conservatism in the US (1980-1992) - Chapter Summary

These video lessons will arm you with the information you need to know for the HiSET Social Studies subtest about political conservatism in the United States from 1980 to 1992. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Trends of the 1980s connected to the rise of political conservatism
  • Election of Republican President Ronald Reagan and his presidency
  • Policies of President George H.W. Bush

Our engaging video lessons provide a fun and easy way to learn about complex subjects. Each video is short and comes with a transcript that highlights key terms and concepts. You can re-watch each video lesson as many times as necessary to be sure you fully understand the information. Alternatively, if you need a refresher on just one or two main points in the lesson, you can use tags to jump to that part of the video.

Objectives of the HiSET: Rise of Political Conservatism in the US (1980-1992) Chapter

The HiSET is an exam available in some states to students seeking a high school equivalency credential. The test consists of 5 subtests, including social studies. The HiSET social studies subtest contains 50 multiple-choice questions and is 70 minutes long. Questions cover subjects such as political science, economics and history. History questions make up 38% of the subtest and include questions on the leaders and changes of the 1980s and early 1990s in US history. You will read passages from texts or documents or examine maps and charts, then use reasoning skills to choose your answer. Our chapter on political conservatism in the US from 1980 to 1992 contains multiple-choice quizzes not only to test what you've learned in the video lessons but also to help you prepare to answer questions about this material on the HiSET test itself.

The test may be administered in a paper format or computer-based depending on the exam site.

Chapter Practice Exam
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