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The Conservative Tide
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Government benefits that certain qualified individuals are entitled to by law, regardless of need.
Conservative political movements in industrialized democracies that have arisen since the 1960's and stress "traditional values," often with a racist undertone.
Discrimination against the majority group
An alliance between Republican and conservative Democrats
A movement begun in the early 1980's among religious conservatives that supported primarily conservative Republicans opposed to abortion, communism and liberalism.
1981-1989,"Great Communicator" Republican, conservative economic policies, replaced liberal Democrats in upper house with consevative Democrats or "boll weevils" , at reelection time, jesse jackson first black presdiential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro as VP running mate (first woman)
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.
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.
Strategic Defense Initiative
Popularly known as "Star Wars," President Reagan's SDI proposed the construction of an elaborate computer-controlled, anti-missile defense system capable of destroying enemy missiles in outer spaced. Critics claimed that SDI could never be perfected.
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan
In 1984 she was the first woman to appear on a major-party presidential ticket. She was a congresswoman running for Vice President with Walter Modale.
Vice President under Reagan and President from 1989-1993; Economic recession and US involvement in the Persian Gulf war
A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.
Principle that women and men who perform jobs that are of equal value to society and that require equal training ought to be paid equally.
A black candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1988 election who attempted to appeal to minorities, but eventually lost the nomination to Michael Dukakis
Antonia Coello Novello
First Hispanic and first female U.S. Surgeon General
U.S. region, mostly comprised of southeastern and southwestern states, which has grown most dramatically since World War II.
The northern industrial states of the United States, including Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, in which heavy industry was once the dominant economic activity. In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, these states lost much of their economic base to economically attractive regions of the United States and to countries where labor was cheaper, leaving old machinery to rust in the moist northern climate.
Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberalization effort improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
Reagan and Gorbachev signed this treaty, which provided for the dismantling of all intermediate range nuclear weapons in Russia and all of Europe. Considered by some to be Reagan's single most important piece of foreign policy.
Site in Beijing where Chinese students and workers gathered to demand greater political openness in 1989. The demonstration was crushed by Chinese military with great loss of life.
Members of a leftist coalition that overthrew the Nicaraguan dictatorship of Anastasia Somoza in 1979 and attempted to install a socialist economy. The United States financed armed opposition by the Contras. The Sandinistas lost national elections in 1990
Operation Desert Storm
1991 American-led attack on Iraqi forces after Iraq refused to withdraw its troops from Kuwait
A global network connecting millions of computers, making it possible to exchange information.
Telecommunications Act of 1996
federal legislation that deregulated the communications media
Process of making changes in the DNA code of living organisms
Cutting back of federal regulation of industry
Environmental protection act (EPA)
Established in 1970 to to fight pollution and conserve natural resources.
L. Douglas Wilder
First African American Governor
Appointed secretary of education in 1988
Allowed open criticism of the Soviet Government
A restructuring of the Soviet Union. Less government control
Nicaraguan rebels who received assistance from the Reagan administration in their efforts to overthrow the Sandinista government in the 1980's
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