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Ch 23: The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992) Lesson Plans

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The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980 - 1992) chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the period's U.S. foreign and domestic policies in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980 - 1992) chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday New Trends in American Life in the 1980s;
The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic and Political Conservatism
Trends in economics and demographics in the 1980s;
The politics of Ronald Reagan
Tuesday Reaganomics: Success, Failures and Effects 'Trickle-down' and supply-side economics
Wednesday President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy The Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa during the Reagan administration
Thursday President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy Conflict in the Middle East during the post-Cold War era
Friday President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments The presidency and achievements of George H.W. Bush

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992) Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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