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Ch 14: STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism

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Familiarize yourself with the actions of Ronald Reagan and the rise of conservatism with this chapter. You can use these engaging lessons to ensure you're ready to answer questions about these subjects on the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam.

STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism - Chapter Summary

Work on this chapter when you're ready to review the importance of Ronald Reagan and the rise of conservatism in preparation for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam. Our lessons will give you the opportunity to refresh your understanding of:

  • The elections of Ronald Reagan and his presidency
  • Conservatism, Reagonomics and Thatcherism
  • Trends in the 1980s

We've designed our video lessons to be short and focused on the specific historical information you should study. Each video contains a timeline that allows you to easily find the data you'd like to review regarding Reagan and his presidency. Multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter exam let you assess your knowledge and see where you need additional study before exam day.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism
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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.

Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

2. Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Conservatism is one of the major political philosophies of the Western world. In this lesson, you'll learn about its major tenets, its history and its influence. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

3. 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, Thatcherism & 1980s Economics

4. Reaganomics, Thatcherism & 1980s Economics

In 1979, Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher came to power in the U.K., introducing economic 'Thatcherism' to solve her nation's financial problems. Then, in 1981, Republican President Ronald Reagan and his 'Reaganomics' took power in the U.S.

Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

5. 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.

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.

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