Former liberals who advocated a strong stand against communism abroad and free market capitalism at home, stressing the positive values of American society in contrast to liberals
An economic philosophy that holds the sharply cutting taxes will increase the incentive people have to work, save, and invest. Greater investments will lead to more jobs, a more productive economy, and more tax revenues for the government.
The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side tax cuts, and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth.
the new antimissile defense system Reagan proposed. (Star Wars)
Reagan and Gorbachev signed this treaty, which provided for the dismantling of all short and medium range nuclear weapons in Russia and all of Europe
scandal in which the US sold missles to Iran in return for Iran's help in releasing American hostages in Lebanon, and use the profits to aid the Contra in Nicaragua (Nicaragua Rebels). Nicaragua is supporting communism --> congress didn't approve
Persian Gulf War
Conflict that was triggered by a dispute over oil-drilling rights, leading to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. This war ended when the U.S. intervened, crushing Iraqi resistance and liberating Kuwait.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
states may regulate abortion as long as there is "no undue burden" on the mother; did not overturn Roe v. Wade but gave states more leeway in regulating abortion (parental consent for minors, 24 hour waiting period)
prevented discrimination against people with disabilities