40th president from 1981-1989. (Republican) Tearing down of the Berlin Wall and Ending the Cold War after spending millions of dollars on arms. Iran-Contra Affair.
Mandatory payments made by the federal government to people meeting eligibility requirements, such as Social Security, vets, welfare, medicare
a late-20th-century alliance of conservative special-interest groups concerned with cultural, social, and moral issues
The assertion that affirmative action programs that require preferential treatment for minorities discriminate against those who have no minority status.
an alliance of business leaders, middle-class voters, disaffected Democrats, and fundamentalist Christian groups
a political organization founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell, an evangelical minister who preached with great success agaisnt sexual permissiveness, abortion, feminism, and the spread of gay rights
George H.W. Bush
Republican (1989-1993) Beat Dukakis is 1988. President During Operation Desert Storm. "Read my lips, no new taxes." Went against his no-taxes promise. Economy hurt him while running for reelection in 1992.