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the rise of conservatism TEST review
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What events continued to divide the U.S. after the Vietnam War, including those that increased the credibility gap? In what specific ways did these events create those divisions?
Watergate Nixon's presidency- Nixon denied it but he knew and was involved. This increased the credibility gap because one of our presidents lied about something illegal that was taking place. He resigned.
Clinton's scandal- president lied about the affair. Less about the affair and more about him lying under oath with is perjury= crime. This increased the credibility gap because he lied and under oath.
Divisions between democrats and republicans and people and government
What were the key factors that led to the rise of conservatism in the U.S. and the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980? What were the changes that conservatives backlashed against at the time?
During the time of rise of conservatism
Economy in the 70s economic down trend. Stagflation, high inflation, high unemployment.
Led to frustration from the people and they elected Ronald Reagan because he had more of a traditional way of economics, lazefaire.
Cold war, vietnam war, abortion, gay rights again debates between liberals and conservatism.
In general, what were the positions of both liberals and conservatives on major domestic and foreign policy issues at this time?
Conservatives using more traditional ways to deal with issues
Liberal using new ways or tactics to deal with issues in society
Their goals are similar
The vietnam war with the anti war movement would be considered more libral and they wanted more change at home instead fighting in war abroad.
But the conservatives would have said want to protect democracy and freedom all over so they wanted to go to war
What economic and foreign policy challenges did the U.S. face during the 1970's and 1980's? How were those challenges mirrored within popular culture?
Stagflation, oil crisis, wages, ford policies.
Persian gulf war and US getting involved
How did the Cold War end and how did that affect the U.S. and its role in the world in the 1990's?
Fall of the berlin wall ( 1989) fall of the soviet union
official end of the cold war 1991
The US was looking to put pressure on them by building up their military and trying to the soviets to catch up to them but they couldn't because their economy was destroyed.
start of the 70s did a lot of good but the Watergate scandal was a major event with him. (Resigned)
was left with a tough task and the economy was bad the credibility gap was wide
is known for his foreign policy but less focussed on the economy.
reaganomics. Using conservative ways to deal with the economy.
during the Persian Gulf War with iraq. People questioned if he was involved in the Iran contra scandal. (conservative)
(democratic) continued on Reagan's economy. Economy doing well. Known for the Clinton scandal.
The Credibility Gap
Distrust for the government
The Watergate Scandal
During Nixon's presidency. Trying to figure out info about the pentagon papers and lied about what happened.
O.P.E.C. Oil Embargo
Limit on the oil being traded to the US. Increased the oil crisis because there was a limit on oil and it raised the prices way up.
High inflation and high unemployment
Camp David Accords
Foreign policy that was a major success. During the Carter presidency. Making peace with foreign countries.
Iran Hostage Crisis
52 hostages were taken at the capital of Iran. Iran doesn't like us.
Conservative movement with christian based ways.
The Iran-Contra Scandal
(1980) US selling arms to Iran and using the money to fund in Nicaragua (Reagan)
Reagan's economic policy. Stop inflation, tax cuts for the wealthy. Revived the economy
First Gulf War / Persian Gulf War
(Bush) The US wanted to get involved because of oil.
The Clinton / Lewinsky Scandal
Bill clinton had an affair with a whithouse Aid less about the affair and more that he lied underoath about it. Impeachable offense?
Kosovo, Rwanda, etc.
What was the US's goal post cold world? What does the US want to get involved in?
Election of 2000 (Bush v. Gore)
Between Bush jr.( republican) and Gore(democrat) there was a close race between who was going to be president and it came down to the Florida. Incorrect readings of ballets. CONTROVERSIAL.
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