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Conservative Revolution
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the move away from social change and regulation towards traditional values and deregulation.
Christian Right
Conservative religious groups that involve themselves in the political process.
SDI
Reagan's plan to shoot down potential nuclear threats with lasers.
Supply-side economics
Also known as trickle-down economics, this is the idea that as rich people become richer their prosperity "trickles down" to the poor.
deregulation
Doing away with rules, especially government rules that apply to businesses or the environment.
Geraldine Ferraro
First female candidate for national office in the United States.
vouchers
Applying tax money towards private schools.
sun belt
The warm, sunny states at the bottom of the United States, especially Florida, Arizona, and California.