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Unit 7: Chapter 26- The Conservative Revolution: Terms: America Pathways to the Present 2005
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The nickname given to southern and blue-collar workers who began to vote Republicans in 1980 due to their socially conservative values.
Outspoken conservative movement of the 1980s that emphaszed such "social issues" as opposition to abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, pornography, homosexuality, and affirmative action
The use of television to spread a religious ideology.
An economic theory, first applied during the Reagan administration, holding that the key task for fiscal policy is to stimulate the supply of goods, as by cutting tax rates.
Federal-state relationship proposed by Reagan administration during the 1980s; hallmark is returning administrative powers to the state governments.
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
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.
A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Rebel forces in Nicaragua who struggled against what they saw as US occupation of their nation and US backed puppet rulers in their nation's government. Particularly active in the 1970s and 1980s. The US frequently arranged groups to fight against these rebels, sometimes covertly as in the case of the Iran-Contra Affair.
This involved high officials in the Reagan administration secretly selling arms to Iran (in return for the release of Western hostages in the Middle East) and illegally using the proceeds to finance the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
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.
(n) having the right to certain privileges; believing, sometimes without cause, that one deserves or has a right to certain privileges
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Agreement between the United States and Russia to cut their long-range nuclear arsenals by half.
Persian Gulf War
(1990 - 1991) Conflict between Iraq and a coalition of countries led by the United States to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait which they had invaded in hopes of controlling their oil supply. A very one sided war with the United States' coalition emerging victorious.
the elimination of a significant number of employees from an organization
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