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Cyrus Vance

Who was Carter's Secretary of State?

Camp David Accords

Carter's most important achievement. A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt where Egypt agreed to recognize the nation state of Israel.

Panama Canal

A canal built by the United States in order to create shortcuts through Central America


Nation with a brutal dictator, Somoza, who was overthrown. New government pleaded for help and Congress turned down Carter's request of $75 million in aid.

El Salvador

Nation with Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated. U.S. still followed through with repressive government and AMerica pleaded Carter to withhold future military aid.

Andrew Young

UN ambassador for Africa who couldn't persuade Carter to recognize APARTHEID government of ANGOLA that invited Cuban troops to fight against South African rebels.

Carter Doctrine

Warning that any attempt by outside forces to gain control of the Persian Gulf would be met with military force from the US; created because Soviets were in Afghanistan and too close to Persian Gulf oil.


Where did the Olympics take place in 1980?


What sector of society do you suppose Carter angered with?


In 1977, President Carter visited this country and declared it "AN ISLAND OF STABILITY IN ONE OF THE MORE TROUBLED AREAS OF THE WORLD."


The Shah's secret police.


Who led the fundamentalist revolution that overthrew the shah's government in 1979?


Where did the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Iran take place?


What type of natural disaster affected the helicopter rescue and killed 8 Americans?


By how many percent did the price of oil rise?

Malaise Speech

The speech Carter delivered in response to the energy crisis, it was most notable for Carter's bleak assessment of the national condition and his claim that there was a "crisis of confidence" that had struck "at the very heart and soul of our national will". The speech helped fuel charges that the president was trying to blame his own problems on the American people.


Ronald Reagan's key question: "Are you better of now that you were ____ years ago?"

George H.W. Bush

Who was Reagan's VP?

Supply-Side Economics

Reagan's economic policy based on increasing supply. (^ supply means ^ output).

New Conservatism

A movement led by Ronald Reagan. Not the New Deal but the ___ ____________ .


Despite cuts in the programs (MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY), the government increased spending ($2 TRILLION) in what area in particular?

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.

Economic Recovery Tax Act

largest tax reduction in the US history.

New York City

3/4 million demonstrated a halt to spending on deployment of nuclear weapons in this city.

Department of Interior

Assigned JAMES G. WATT to this department that opened protected wild and wet lands to private developers.

Department of Transportation

Assigned DREW LEWIS to this department that eliminated regulations passed in 1970s that reduced pollution. It also improved fuel efficiency

Alan Greenspan

Who did Reagan appoint to the be the head of the FEDERAL RESERVE BORD? He encouraged trends toward dominance of speculation in market trading.

Walter Mondale

He was the vice president of Carter and when he won the democratic nomination he was defeated by a landslide by Reagan. He was the first presidential candidate to have a woman vice president, Geraldine Ferraro.

Ivan Boesky

He was an investment broker who illegally manipulated the stock market and in the process redefined the crime of insider trading(1985).

Michael Milken

He perfected corporate raiding through creative manipulation of debt.

Dow Jones

This fell and crashed and lost 23 and of its value on Oct. 19, 1987.

South Boston

Where did the FORCED BUSING occur?

White Flight

The process by which whites move away from areas as ethnic minorities begin to move in.

Crack Cocaine

A drug that was available to the urban poor, fueled turf wars among the new growing urban street gangs, provided super-profits for international narco-traffickers, and all that good stuff.


The health issue that destroys your immune system. Ignored by Reagan because it had a sense of homosexual prejudice.

Evil Empire

Reagan's nickname for the Soviet Union, illustrated an end to detente.

Reagan Doctrine

U.S. would support freedom fighters trying to overthrow Communist regimes; applied in Nicaragua, Angola, Cambodia and Afghanistan.


U.S. Marines invade this country and claimed it was a Cuban military base and was a threat to the hemisphere.


Communist government of Nicaragua that fought the Contra.


Guerrillas who fought against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

Boland Amendment

An act passed by congress in the World Court that said the president could not support the Contras; Reagan ignored it during the Iran-Contra affair


U.S. offered Iran weapons for use against Iraq in exchange for help in securing release of Americans held hostage by Islam groups in Lebanon. What is this called?

Oliver North

National Security Council member involved in the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran. formulated the 2nd part of the plan: diverting proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel group in Nicaragua.


Policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the 1980s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union.


Gorbachev's policy of "restructuring" of economics, allowed for development of Free Enterprise System.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Who was the Soviet President?

Washington D.C.

Where did Reagan and Gorbachev meet?

Berlin Wall

This was brought down. A 30 year old Cold War symbol.

Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia

Which Baltic republics declared their independence from the USSR?

Commonwealth of Independent States

USSR dissolved and was called ____________________ __ ___________ __________.

Boris Yeltsin

He was the leader of the new Russia.

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