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APUSH Chapter 40
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Group made up of conservative people reacting to the counter culture of the 1960's. Moral Majority and christian groups who were focused on social issues such as abortion, femininsm etc.
California tax revolt in 1978 which slahsed property taxes and forced huge cuts in government services.
Group of mostly Southern, conservative Democrats who abandoned their own party leadership to follow Reagan.
President Reagan's supply-side economics.
Strategic Defense Initiative/Star Wars
SDI was Reagan's intent to pursue a high technology missile defense system which was referred to as SDI or Star Wars.
Rebel group in Nicaragua who set out to oust the long term dictator of Nicaragua.
Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberalization effort improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe. (p. 863)
Glasnost & Perestrokia
Gorbechevs two new policies. one means openess, the second is restructuring
Rebels in Nicaragua backed by Reagan to fight the Sandinistas. Tied to Iran Contra affairs
Coalition of very conservative, evangelical Christians known as the religious right. 1979 Jerry Falwell founded a political organization called the Moral Majority. It registered 2-3 million voters.
Sandra Day O'Connor
first woman supreme court justice. appointed by Reagan 1981.
Agreement signed between George H. Bush and Boris Yeltsin. Committed both powers to reduce their long-range nuclear arsenals by two-thirds within 10 years.
H Ross Perot
Texas billinaire who was a third party candidate in 1992 election.
Contract with America
Republican offering to voters led by Georgia's Newt Gingrich. It promised an assault on budget deficits and radical reductions in welfare programs. It resulted in the Welfare Reform Bill signed by Clinton in 1996
North American Free Trade Agreement creating in 1993 a free-trade zone in Mexico, Canada and US.
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