Ch 25: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 25: The Conservative Tide

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The Conservative Tide chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of conservatism. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Conservative Tide textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans The Conservative Tide chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the American 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 election of Ronald Reagan in 1980
  • Successes and failures of Reaganomics
  • Ronald Reagan's foreign policy
  • George H. W. Bush's domestic and foreign policy
  • New American trends of the 1980s
  • The reunification of East and West Germany
  • Gorbachev's policies
  • The fall of the Soviet Union
  • Desert Storm
  • Central American and Caribbean policy
  • U.S. military power

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11 Lessons in Chapter 25: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 25: The Conservative Tide
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The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

4. 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

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.

New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

6. 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 Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990

7. The Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990

In this lesson we explore the unique history of East and West Germany after Germany's defeat in WWII and the conditions surrounding its eventual reunification in 1990.

Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

8. Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reform policies of glasnost and perestroika. We will learn what led to these developments and see how they impacted the Soviet Union.

The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

9. 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 End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

10. 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.

The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power

11. The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power

One of the most powerful foreign policy tools that the United States possesses is military force. In this lesson, you'll learn about the capabilities of the United State military and how it can be used to advance national interest.

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