group opposed to big gov., New Deal liberalism, gun control, feminism, gay rights, welfare, affirmative action, sexual permissiveness, abortion, and drug use, which, in their view, were responsible for undermining family and religious values, the work ethic, & national security
Jack Kemp & William Roth
proposed legislation to reduce federal taxes by 30%; was the basis for the reagan tax cuts
Regents of the university of CA v. bakke
decided that college admissions could not be based on race alone. conservatives intensified their campaign to end all quotes and preferential treatment based on race & ethnic background
election of 1980
Reagan v. Carter. Reagan wins. broke up New Deal. republicans gained control of the senate for first time since 1954.
advocated supply-side economics arguing that tax cuts reduced gov. spending, would increase investment by the private sector, and lead to increased production, jobs and prosperity
federal tax reduction
congress passed most tac cuts reagan asked for, including a 25% decrease in personal income taxes over 3 years. tax rate reduced to 28%
a new chief justice scaled back affirmative action in hiring and promotions limited roe v. wade
election of 1984
modale v reagan. reagan wins -jesse jackson- first african american to run for presidency -- geraldine ferraro - first woman to run for vice president
Gramm-Rudman Holdings balanced budget act
passed in effort to keep the federal deficit under control. provided for across the board spending cuts
secretary of defense projected a doubling of the defense budget. proposed spending billions to build new weapon systems & to expand US navy from 450-600 ships
strategic defense initiative
SDI an ambitious plan for building a high tech system of lasers and particle beams to destroy enemy missiles before they could reach US territory
received large amounts of military aid. antileftist rebels in nicaragua who fought the sandinistas in an attempt to seize power
democrats opposed to the administrations policies in nicaragua passed this to prohibit further aid to the contras
robert mcfarland came up with the secret plan of selling US antitank and antiaircraft missiles to Irans gov. for its help in freeing the americans held hostage by arabs. oliver north proposed using profits of arm deal with iran to fund the contra in nicaragua
reagan's foreign policy
in the middle east Israel, with US approval invaded southern lebanon to stop PLO terrorists from raiding israel. US became involved helping PLO. Arab suicide squad bombed US embassy in beirut killing 63 people. Arab terrorist drove a bomb-filled truck into the US marine barracks killing 241 servicemen
pushed for a peaceful settlement of the palestinian-israeli conflict by setting up a homeland for PLO in the west bank territories occupied by israel. PLO leader (yassir arafat) agreed to recognize Israels right to exist
new soviet leader who attempted to change soviet domestic politics by introducing to major reforms glasnost & perestroika
openness to end political repression & move toward a greater political freedom for soviet citizens
george bush 1
a former ambassador to the UN & director of CIA became 1st president to define US role in the new era
prodemocracy students demonstrated for freedon in beijings tiananmen square. chinese communist gov. crushed the protests with tanks. killed hundreds
president of russian republic who joined with the nine former soviet republics to form a loose confederation - commonwealth of independent states (CIS)
(1991) bush & gorbashev signed this. reduced the # of warheads to under 10000 for each side
Invasion of panama
to remove autocratic general manuel noriega to stop him from using his country as a drug pipeline to US
persian gulf war
1991, a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders (saddam hussein)
name given to the operation to liberate Kuwait. The operation was a success, Kuwait was liberated and Iraq defeated.
strict critic of affirmative action. nominated by George H. W. Bush to be on Supreme Court replacing thurgood marshall, was accused of sexual harassment. the second African American to hold a seat in the Supreme Court.
americans with disabilities act
prohibited discrimination with physical and mental disabilities in hiring, transportation, and public accommodation
prohibited members of congress from raising their own salaries. future raises could not go into effect until the next session of congress
42nd President advocated economic and healthcare reform; second president to be impeached
This billionaire was a third-party candidate in the 1992 presidential election won 19 percent of the popular vote. His strong showing that year demonstrated voter disaffection with the two major parties.
after the disagreement in the federal government over the budget between Republican leaders and the president, Public opinion turned quickly and powerfully against the Republican leadership and against much of its agenda. This controversial Republican Speaker of the House, quickly became one of the most unpopular political leaders in the nation, while President Clinton slowly improved his standing in the polls.
contract with america
In the 1994 congressional elections, Congressman Newt Gingrich had Republican candidates sign a document in which they pledged their support for such things as a balanced budget amendment, term limits for members of Congress, and a middle-class tax cut.
new world order
commonly refers to the post-Cold War era vision in which world affairs would not be dominated by the competition between the two nuclear superpowers; a positive and hopeful vision for the future.
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area