Ch 24: The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992): Help and Review

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The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master American political conservatism. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of political conservatism.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Ronald Reagan's presidency and the rise of political conservatism
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Rise of Political Conservatism chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a political conservatism unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • American life in the 1980s
  • The election of Ronald Reagan
  • Reaganomics
  • American foreign policy under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Reagan
  • Domestic policies under President George H.W. Bush

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992): Help and Review
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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.

Biography of William Rehnquist

7. Biography of William Rehnquist

William H. Rehnquist was a conservative Supreme Court Justice who ruled based on his strongly held beliefs and convictions. In this lesson, we will learn about Rehnquist's life and tenure in the highest court in the land. A short quiz will follow.

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