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Ch 55: Post-1980 America

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Ronald Reagan's Election & Presidency

1. Ronald Reagan's Election & Presidency

In 1980, former movie star and governor of California, Ronald Reagan won the presidency of the United States. His two terms represented a conservative shift in American politics.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

2. 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.

Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

3. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.

Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

4. Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton met many of his domestic policy goals, including stimulating the economy, reforming welfare, and advocating for social change. He did not successfully achieve a national healthcare system.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

5. George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

President George W. Bush overcame numerous obstacles before and after entering office. Learn about the Republican Primary Election, the presidential election of 2000 and Bush's domestic goals.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

6. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

7. President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States in 2009. Learn about his first term including his domestic and foreign initiatives, and his successes and failures.

Race, Class and Gender in the United States: Summary

8. Race, Class and Gender in the United States: Summary

In this lesson, we'll talk about how sociologists understand the common categories of race, class, and gender. We will examine how sociologists define these categories and how they inform inequality in the United States.

Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

9. Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

Think that science hasn't changed the world in the past 20 years? Hopefully, you don't have the audacity to think that while watching this on a smart phone! This lesson details how the space race and the internet forever changed science.

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