Ch 40: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): America in the 1980s

About This Chapter

Important trends, people and events from the 1980s in the U.S. are focused on in this chapter. Engaging video lessons are used to refresh your memory on these topics prior to taking the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): America in the 1980s - Chapter Summary

Delve into the chapter's short videos to ensure you're well-informed on political and cultural developments of the 1980s in the United States. The lessons should leave you ready for any MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) questions pertaining to:

  • Cultural trends of the 1980s
  • The presidential election of 1980
  • President Reagan's economic and foreign policies
  • George H.W. Bush's major accomplishments as president

Use the video tags in these video lessons to revisit a segment for additional review. Demonstrate your command of the material by taking the practice quizzes that go with each lesson.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): America in the 1980s Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam measures your suitability for a subject-specific educator license. Questions that you run into relating to the topics in this chapter will be in the U.S. history subarea; this subarea makes up roughly 18% of your score.

6 Lessons in Chapter 40: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): America in the 1980s
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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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