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Vietnam War & Political Conservatism - Chapter Summary
How did the Vietnam War start? What happened in America during the 1980s? What did the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 mean for the country? These are the main topics you will explore when you use this chapter as a study aid or review resource.
You will study historical facts regarding these topics and come to understand the impact of these events on the United States. Once you have reviewed the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain the causes of the Vietnam War
- Describe how the Vietnam War impacted America
- Identify the lifestyle and cultural trends during the 1980s
- Discuss the campaign of Ronald Reagan leading to the 1980 election
- Understand what Reagan's election reflected about America in 1980
Short video lessons offer expert instruction and 24/7 accessibility from any device, making your study of this material easy and convenient. Lessons take only minutes to review but contain detailed descriptions that will enhance what you might know about these topics. Track your progress through the chapter on your Dashboard and ensure you have fully retained all facts using brief self-assessment quizzes.
1. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects
The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.
2. 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.
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.
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