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17.6 - The Social Revolution (Conservative Revolution)
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People who see change as a positive and like the idea of using the government as a way to implement large-scale changes. In modern times, the Democrats represent this political idea.
The idea that the government should collect more taxes and do many things. This is a liberal idea.
In terms of politics, being on this side means a person is liberal.
People who are skeptical of change. They do not want government to be involved in peoples' lives any more than necessary. In modern times, the Republicans represent this political idea.
The idea that the government should only do what people cannot do on their own. This is a conservative idea.
In terms of politics, being on this side means a person is conservative.
Republican senator from Arizona who ran for president in 1964 but lost. He was the first to promote conservative principles that would become known as the New Right.
A shift in the Republican Party that occurred between the 1960s and 1980s. It promoted strict conservative ideas and was a reaction to the strong liberal political atmosphere of the Great Society.
Think tank that promotes conservative policies and laws.
Founder and editor of National Review. He and his magazine championed conservative ideas.
A coalition of Christian religious organizations begun in the 1970s that promote conservative ideas and candidates.
The idea that the news media, including television, newspaper, and radio news outlets promote liberal ideas. A few news outlets have been established to provide a conservative alternative to this supposed bias. A reasonable reader of the news can see that some different outlets have a conservative or liberal bias.
Meeting of Catholic leaders between 1962 and 1965. It resulted in major changes to Catholic practice including changing the language of daily mass from Latin to local languages.
Founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and champion of the Religious Right.
Champion of the Religious Right who founded the Moral Majority in 1979 to promote conservative candidates.
Organization founded in 1979 by Jerry Falwell to promote conservative candidates and policies.
People who make decisions about who they will vote for based on the candidates' positions on social issues such as abortion or prayer in schools.
Law and Order Candidate
A candidate who promotes strict law enforcement and promises lower crime rates.
Young materialist people obsessed with their image, comfort and economic prosperity during the 1980s. The name is short for young, urban professional.
Voters who had supported Democrats in the 1960s and 1970s but chose to vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Some of these voters included Catholics, values voters, and White working-class voters.
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem
Famous quote from Ronald Reagan's inaugural address that captures his ideas about the size of government.
Nickname for President Reagan's economic policies. He wanted lower taxes on the wealthy and lower regulations on business.
Idea that the best way to promote economic growth is to lower taxes and reduce regulations on business so that business will produce more.
The idea that reducing taxes on the wealthy would eventually benefit everyone since the upper classes would use the extra money to hire workers or make purchases that would pass the money down through the economy.
Nickname for Ronald Reagan's economic policies. Coined by George H. W. Bush, it criticized the idea that tax breaks for the wealthy would every benefit the middle or lower classes.
The Great Communicator
Nickname for Ronald Reagan that referenced his easygoing manner and ability to share his ideas. He was good at jokes and had been an actor and spokesman for General Electric before becoming president.
Economic Recovery Tax Act
1981 law that reduced the overall tax rate to 25% over three years. It was the centerpiece of Ronald Reagan's economic policy.
The process of reducing laws and rules on business. In theory, the cost of complying with such rules slows down business, so reducing them will improve the economy.
Firing of the Air Traffic Controllers
1981 action by Ronald Reagan that demonstrated a weakness of labor unions in the era of the New Right.
Conflicts in the 1980s between social conservatives and liberals. They focused on such things as school prayer, women in the military, and explicit lyrics in music.
Republican politician who championed conservative ideas. He had been a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and later ran in the Republican presidential primary in 1992.
Explicit Lyrics Warning Labels
Warnings on music indicating that the lyrics contain profanity. They were first used in the 1980 as a result of the culture wars.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1986 to 2005. He was conservative and the Court under his direction restricted the power of the federal government.
Justice of the Supreme Court from 1986 to 2016. He was a champion of conservative ideas while on the Court.
Justice of the Supreme Court from 1988 to 2018. He was the swing justices between the conservative and liberal justices and therefore wrote some of the most important decisions in the 2000s.
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