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In the 1980s, Americans saw an end to the Cold War and enjoyed economic prosperity from the growth of the computer industry.
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Elected in 1980 and 1984; Republican; reduced reliance on government; Reaganomics, "rollback" of communism, Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars); War on Drugs, Iran-Contra affair, second term-ended the cold war.
Peace through Strength
Ronald Reagan's national security policy that believed increased defensive strength will discourage aggression by other countries.
Reagan's proposed research into an anti-ballistic defense system, using lasers to shoot down missiles in order to prevent a nuclear attack. Also known as the Strategic Defense Inintiative
Reagan's Economic Policy
These policies used supply-side economics (cut income taxes), and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth, the unemployed started going back to work
Important Cold War strategy by the US to oppose the influence of the Soviet Union by backing Anti-communist guerrillas against the communist governments of soviet backed client states.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Reagan appointed her to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first female Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Reagan administration found a way to sell arms to Iran for millions. That money was then used to buy weapons for the Contras in Nicaragua.
Marines in Lebanon
Muslim suicide bomber killed over 200 marines at a barracks in Beirut in 1983 (During Lebanese Civil War). Reagan removed all U.S. forces from Lebanon.
A political philosophy based the ideals of small government, less social welfare, lower taxes, and a strong military. Opposed the ERA.
A public distrust of statements made by the government.
First recognized in 1981, it has led to the deaths of more than 25 million people, making it one of the most destructive diseases in recorded history.
War on Drugs
A policy aimed at reducing the sale and use of illegal drugs. Told kids to "Just Say No"
Conservative group that supported free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, and a strong national defense. Helped Reagan get elected.
A movement begun in the early 1980's among religious conservatives that supported primarily conservative Republicans opposed to abortion and communism.
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