Reagan Domestic Policy


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1981; union of air traffic controllers that went on strike during Reagan's presidency. Reagan threatened to fire them if they did not return to work, and he ended up firing most of them, showing his union busting attitude
Kemp-Roth tax cut
amended the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; aims to encourage the economic growth through reduction of individual tax rates, expensing depreciable property, and incentives for savings and other small businesses
Garn S&L Act
aka Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act (1982); deregulated savings and loan associations and allowed banks to provide adjustable-rate mortgage loans; contributing factor in the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s
Gramm-Rudman Act
Also known as Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Act, this act mandates maximum allowable deficits and automatic spending cuts to balance the budget; abandoned in 1991.
1986 Tax Reform Act
simplify the income tax code, broaden the tax base and eliminate many tax shelters and other preferences
Simpson-Mazzoli Act
aka Immigration Reform and Control Act ;
Immigration law that required employers to document the citizenship of their employees (illegal to hire illegal immigrants) and granted amnesty to illegal immigrants that were already in the country
Silverado S & L collapse
1988; part of the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 90s
Firefighters vs Cleveland
Vanguards (organization of black and Hispanic firefighters employed by Cleveland) charged the city and various city officials with discrimination on the basis of race and national origin in hiring, assigning, and promoting firefighters; decision
required a specific number of promotions for minority firefighters
John Hinckley, Jr
Charged with attempting to assassinate Reagan in 1981; wounded the president, the press secretary, and a secret service agent
Morning in America
1984 election; Reagan's effective political campaign television commercial formally titled "Prouder, Stronger, Better"
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.
Office of Management and Budget
Presidential staff agency that serves as a clearinghouse for budgetary requests and management improvements for government agencies; given the power to require a favorable cost-benefit analysis of any environmental regulation
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice; appointed by Reagan
Antonin Scalia
conservative supreme court justice appointed by Reagan
Anthony Kennedy
middle "swing" vote on the court; left libertarian; decision maker in 24 cases, including school desegregation in racially proportioned schools and campaign finance laws
Robert Bork
Reagan appointee for judge, rejected due to extreme restraint views,his role in the media, his interest group involvement and his famous 'Paper Trail'
War on Drugs
campaign of prohibition undertaken by US gov, with the assistance of participating countries, intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade; includes a set of laws and policies that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of targeted substances; reduced rates of adolescent drug use; did little to reduce the availability of drugs on the street, great financial burden for America