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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. The Persian Gulf War: Timeline, Summary & Facts
This lesson will examine the events that led to the Persian Gulf War and provide an overview of the war itself. Then we will briefly touch on the war's conclusion and its cease fire concessions.
8. William F. Buckley, Jr.: Quotes, Books & Biography
The modern conservative movement in America may very well owe its existence to one man: William F. Buckley, Jr. Read this lesson to discover how Buckley's efforts helped reshape American politics.
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